February 11th, 2010
Arkadelphia, Ark. -
For years, some Arkadelphia residents have dreamed of putting a museum of some sort on a high bluff that overlooks the Ouachita River. Most perceptions of what the museum would entail, however, differ slightly.
Now their dream of developing the land and turning it into a tourist attraction can become a reality.
February 4th, 2010
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., one of the 10 largest foundations in the country, has made an $11 million investment in Southern Bancorp, the Arkadelphia bank said Wednesday.
Southern will use the funds to enhance its efforts to revitalize rural communities in the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi is one of three areas of focus for the foundation, including Michigan and New Mexico, said Phil Baldwin, Southern’s chairman and chief executive officer.
February 1st, 2010
The Mississippi Delta region has an important place in American cultural history; it’s known as the home of the blues. Unfortunately, people who live in one of the 18 counties of the region might be able to tell you exactly why Delta natives sing the blues.
The region has one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates and – especially in the current recession – it is faces concentrated poverty, according to a report from the Community Affairs Offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
March 10th, 2009
Southern Bancorp, the banking organization that has partnered with the Ross Foundation to fund the Clark County Strategic Plan, recently received a national bank award for its efforts in revitalizing rural communities. Southern received the American Bankers Association Community Bank award at the ABA national conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
October 27th, 2008
A grant from the Helena Health Foundation in the amount of $75,000 has been given to Main Street Helena to be used in the development of the Court Square. Court Square is a one-block city park that will be located between the Phillips County Courthouse and the Federal Building in downtown Helena.