May 22nd, 2011
Amid the atmosphere of a pep rally and the rhetoric of motivational speeches, 120 Arkadelphia High School seniors signed up to receive Arkadelphia Promise college scholarships during ceremonies Wednesday afternoon at the school.
May 18th, 2011
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe provided the keynote address for the inaugural Arkadelphia Promise Academic Signing Day. Fourth District Congressman Mike Ross also attended the event to help celebrate the special occasion. The event was held in the Arkadelphia High School gymnasium.
May 18th, 2011
In a ceremony at Arkadelphia High School today, 120 students signed commitments to pursue a college degree, said Jason Jones, the program’s executive director. Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, attended the event. Funded by Southern Bancorp and the Ross Foundation of Arkadelphia, the Arkadelphia Promise is modeled after the El Dorado Promise, which [...]
April 1st, 2011
Community leaders of Sparkman, Arkansas have raised more than $42,000 for a scholarship program that will pay college tuition for the town’s high school graduates. Overall, the state has three programs that pay for all or part of their respective high school graduates’ college tuition: El Dorado, Arkadelphia and Sparkman. Murphy Oil Corp. funds the [...]
February 25th, 2011
Dozens of people, some of them damp or soaked from having faced heavy rains, made it to the main branch of Southern Bancorp on Thursday evening to wish Phil Baldwin the best in his retirement as the bank’s president and CEO.
From 4-6 p.m., the Main Street bank’s lobby was wall-to-wall crammed with Baldwin’s friends, some of whom traveled from as far away as California. U.S. Congressman Mike Ross also made an appearance