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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...

Civil War sites progressing

Southern Bancorp and the Delta Culture Center have formed a partnership to increase Civil War tourism in Phillips County and so far the continued effort has exceeded all expectations reports Cathy Cunningham community development director for SBCP. “We are so...

DASH promotes unity, progress in rural Delta areas

Without much money or fanfare, four small Delta towns in northern Bolivar County have spent the last two-and-a-half years meeting together and developing cost-effective, sustainable strategies that could transform the way they live. Duncan, Alligator, Shelby and Hope...

Donation to an emerging grassroots organization

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) recently made a grant of $30,000 to the Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) to strengthen grassroots programs that help immigrants to integrate into the community and state economy. “When immigrants have a public...

Signs of the times; MSH: Pointing Helena in the right direction

Main Street Helena is excited about the new year and while financial troubles set the organization back in the summer of 2011, the board has worked tirelessly to shore up their financial situation. Shortly the organization will begin looking for a staff member and new...

Southern Bancorp, IRS partner to offer free tax preparation

To give low-income working individuals and families the opportunity to have their income tax return prepared free of charge, Southern Bancorp and its nonprofit affiliate, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, are offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at nine...

Moving full ‘circle’ from poverty

Approximately 40 people representing more than 10 local agencies and organizations were on hand at the Delta AHEC Wednesday morning to learn more about Delta Circles. Delta Circles is part of a national program called the Circles Campaign. Founded in January 2007, the...

Southern Bancorp wins third in parade

A representative of Southern Bancorp accepts the award for winning third place in the business floats category during the annual Christmas parade in Arkadelphia