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Southern Bancorp Adds 20th Branch in Mississippi

Meanwhile, Simmons Bank is opening new branches in Tennessee and Texas. read more >
Banking & Finance

Southern Bancorp Buys FCB Financial Services, Premier Bank

Premier Bank is a $213 million asset bank with three branches in Marion, West Memphis and Jonesboro. read more >
Southern Bancorp gains two new counties in its Arkansas service area with its acquisition of Premier Bank.
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Southern Bancorp Paying $28M Cash for Premier Bank

The addition of the $227.4 million-asset bank, which operates full-service offices in Craighead and Crittenden counties, will enlarge Southern Bancorp’s footprint to 16 Arkansas counties. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., talks about urban branching and more at Little Rock’s 12th Street Station.
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Southern Bancorp Poised to Double Capital, Expand Financial ReachLock Icon

It took more than a decade for Southern Bancorp Bank to double its tally of total assets from $1 billion to $2 billion. The top executive of the bank’s parent company expects the journey to $4 billion will be much shorter. read more >
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Farmers, Southern Bancorp Also Make Their MarkLock Icon

First Community Bank of Batesville isn’t the only Arkansas bank to surpass $2 billion in total assets late last year. read more >
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in Washington, D.C.
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In-State Bank Deposits Grow by 9.6%

Arkansas bank deposits exceeded $90 billion on June 30, an increase of 9.6% in 12 months and almost identical to the national trend line. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Southern Bancorp Makes New Move in Mississippi

Arkadelphia’s Southern Bancorp Bank continues to extend its reach eastward with a new branch in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. read more >
SBA Arkansas District Director Edward Haddock
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Rockefeller Report: Minority Access to Capital Needs ImprovementLock Icon

During federal fiscal years 2017-20, Arkansas lenders made more than $658 million loans through the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. Of that total, only about $10 million or 1.5% went to Black-owned businesses in the state. read more >
The Arkansas State Bank Department moved in January from its location in the Sedgwick Centre at 400 Hardin Road in Little Rock. Southern Bancorp Bank plans to take over the space.
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Southern Bancorp On the Move

Arkadelphia’s Southern Bancorp Bank will be relocating its west Little Rock operations into leased space formerly occupied by the State Bank Department. read more >
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HMS Plant Acquisition Registers $15.1M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

A 557,950-SF building in the Little Rock Port Industrial Park tipped the scales at $15.1 million. read more >
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HMS Pays $15.1M for Port PropertyLock Icon

Industrial property in east Little Rock, convenience stores in west Little Rock and North Little Rock, duplexes in Faulkner County and more form this week’s conga line of million-dollar real estate transactions. read more >
Berry Bishop’s defunct Alliance Insurance Group of Arkadelphia reported $2.9 million in gross revenue in 2017. It filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May 2018.
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

Final Restitution Amount Owed by Berry Bishop? $4,129,132.35Lock Icon

According to the amended order entered by U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey, Berry Bishop owes restitution totaling almost $4.13 million to six entities. Here’s how it breaks down read more >
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A Movement to Save the Future (Commentary)

Action must be taken now to ensure long-term economic security for women. That is why organizations such as the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, Southern Bancorp Bank and others are promoting Save10. read more >
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Overdraft Fees Provide Steady Cash Stream

Protecting customers from overdrafts, a standard service provided by most banks and credit unions, can also be a lucrative revenue stream. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

Tyronza Bancshares Acquisition Tops $8.4M

The purchase of Tyronza Bancshares Inc. by Big Creek Bancshares Inc. represents a nearly $8.5 million transaction. The acquisition of the parent company of Marked Tree’s First Delta Bank is an all-cash deal. read more >
Jeff Richardson, Simmons Bank
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Simmons Bank Selects Jeff Richardson for Saline County (Movers & Shakers)

Jeff Richardson has been promoted to community executive for Simmons Bank in Saline County. read more >
Karama NealPresident of Southern Bancorp Community Partners
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Karama Neal Tabulates Successes of Southern Bancorp Community Partners

Karama Neal, president of Southern Bancorp Community Partners, gives credit to "critical mix" that have kept her company at the forefront of public policy. read more >
John French
Banking & Finance

John French Promoted to EVP at Southern Bancorp

Southern Bancorp Bank has promoted John French to executive vice president of Risk and Operations. read more >
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First Security Expands in Russellville; Southern Bancorp Makes Push Into Glenwood

First Security is increasing its presence in Russellville. Arkadelphia’s Southern Bancorp Bank is continuing its branch expansion into southwest Arkansas via Glenwood. read more >
Phil Baldwin, CEO of Citizens Bank
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Citizens Sweeps In Former Simmons ExecsLock Icon

Seven commercial lending and treasury management professionals have left Simmons Bank to help Citizens Bank of Batesville beef up its Little Rock operations. read more >