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Southern Bancorp holds customer appreciation day

Southern Bancorp held Customer Appreciation Day Friday grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, and give-away items including caps, key rings, measuring tapes, files, and more from 2-5 p.m. The special day was held at the Manila, Blytheville and Trumann banks....

Caddo Valley Gets Arkansas Foodbank Branch

The Clark County town of Caddo Valley now has its own branch of the Arkansas Foodbank The new distribution center in a 10,000-square-foot warehouse at 201 Valley Road opened with a dedication ceremony this morning. Attending the dedication were Phyllis Haynes, the CEO...

Kiwanis Club recognizes top honor students

Honor students from Central High School, DeSoto School and KIPP School were recognized at a reception hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Helena – West Helena. After a brief meet – and – greet period and dinner, the students received gifts, certificates of...

Live on the Levee, Second Saturdays combine forces

Saturday, April 14, marks the first Live on the Levee concert series, a partnership between King Biscuit Blues Festival, Sonny Boy Blues Society and the Delta Bridge Project. The concert features music by 2 Mule Plow and Lisa Haley & the Zydekats. The concert...

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...