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Phillips County

Elaine to Share $20,000 Southern Bancorp grant

June 21st, 2005

Phillip N. Baldwin, president and CEO of Southern Bancorp (Southern), announced today that three rural communities (Elaine, Arkansas and Lula and Lambert, Miss.) will be the collective beneficiaries of a $20,000 grant provided by Southern’s Small Cities Technical Assistance Program.

Southern Good Faith Fund hosts event for SEED Savings program

May 27th, 2005

On Tuesday, the Southern Good Faith Fund (SGFF) hosted an event for families enrolled in the SEED program.

Going up at the slack water harbor

May 25th, 2005

This 60-ton, 80-foot span bridge crane has been put in place on the loading and unloading the terminal at the slack water harbor. Souter Construction Co. is in charge of construction. They also are cutting a road that will accommodate loaded 18-wheelers. Other construction plans include scales and a scale house.

10 more Helena properties condemned

May 20th, 2005

Several properties were condemned at Thursday night’s Helena City Council meeting. The 10 properties were declared a nuisance to the city of Helena. The owners have been mailed over 100 letters concerning the properties and they have either failed or refused to comply.

Neighborhood clean-up initiative gets $50,000 grant from Southern

May 12th, 2005

Phillip N. Baldwin, President and CEO of Southern Bancorp (Southern), announced today an award of $50,000 to the City of Helena’s Property Standards Board for the demolition of abandoned and deteriorating buildings and the elimination of debris within the city. Funds will be used for the further implementation of housing and redevelopment goals as set out in the Phillips County Strategic Plan. The product of a 10-month planning process that involved hundreds of hours of input from over 300 Phillips County residents, the strategic plan was completed in December, 2004 and unanimously adopted in January, 2005.

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