Southern Bancorp Hires Andrea Parnell As SVP, HR Director

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock said Thursday that it had hired Andrea Parnell as its new senior vice president and director of human resources. In the role, Parnell will oversee the human resource functions for SBI, Southern Bancorp Bank, a wholly owned...

4-Hers complete successful community clean-up

The Phillips County 4-H Program hosted their first Downtown Helena Community Clean-Up on March 30. Krystal Johnson, the 4-H Program Assistant for Phillips County, along with Julia Nordsieck of the Delta Bridge Project, organized this event with the help of several...

Live on the Levee coming soon

Mark your calendar now for the first Live on the Levee concert series featuring Lisa Haley (left) and 2 Mule Plow on April 14. The music concert series is a partnership between King Biscuit Blues Festival, Sonny Boy Blues Society and the Delta Bridge Project. Gates...

Winthrop Rockefeller gives grant to Delta community center

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) recently made a grant of $9,450 to the McGehee Desha Alumni Community Center (MDACC), which provides educational programs and workforce training to students in McGehee, Arkansas. “MDACC helps youth to develop an...

Okolona high school demolition complete

The Okolona School demolition project is complete. The building was abandoned decades ago when Okolona and Gurdon consolidated. Through a $19,000 grant from Southern Bancorp, the large building containing asbestos was demolished and safely removed from the site....

Okolona earns grant for removal of former high school

The grant The City of Okolona was awarded a beautification grant from Southern Bancorp in the amount of $18,972. Purpose The award will be used to remove the Okolona High School to provide safety to area residents and extend the current city park area which is used...

Arkansas groups receive housing counseling grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $64,521 in housing counseling grants to three organizations in Arkansas. Officials announced Friday that the money, part of $42 million awarded nationally, will help families find housing and prevent...

The CARS Model: Time for a Nonprofit Test Drive?

When a charitable donor wants to do “due diligence” on a potential grantee, there are a number of sources for researching potential recipients. Guidestar provides access to some basic information, largely drawn from grantees’ IRS Form 990 submissions. Rating services...

Glendell Jones Jr. named Henderson's 17th president

Glendell Jones Jr. has been named Henderson State University’s 17th president. Jones, who is interim vice chancellor and provost at Arkansas State University, will officially assume presidential duties at Henderson on July 1, 2012. The announcement was made...