June 27th, 2012
Recently, the Indianola Chamber of Commerce held an unveiling of their latest addition to the Indianola Harmony Project. Southern Bancorp unveiled their guitar named “Simply Southern.” A combination of colors and ideas were put together to form “Simply Southern.” Sara Sullivan, Nancy Miller, and artist Bobby Whalen came up with the design. They also had brick mason, Willie Lee Anderson, design and lay the stand on which the guitar sits.
Whalen, the artist, has been a lifelong resident of Indianola and is very well known around Indianola for many of his other accomplishments.
June 16th, 2012
The Phillips County Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of a 2-year, $38,600 grant from the Delta Bridge Project. The funds, according to Doug Friedlander, executive director of the Chamber, will be used to implement a civic leadership development program.
The goal of the leadership program is to promote a lasting constructive leadership and to encourage the community to reach its full potential. The Walton Family Foundation is supporting this DBP grant.
June 13th, 2012
Shareholders of Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia, the holding company for Southern Bancorp Bank and the nonprofit Southern Bancorp Community Partners, have elected five additional members to the board of directors.
The new directors announced Wednesday are:
•John C. Edwards, a partner in the Anible & Edwards law firm in Little Rock;
•Colette Honorable, chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission;
•Glen Jones, president of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia;
•Diane Tatum, regional customer service manager for Entergy Arkansas; and
•State Rep. Darrin Williams, D-Little Rock, and a partner in the Little Rock law firm of Carney Williams Bates Pulliam & Bowman PLLC.
June 13th, 2012
Danny Robbins, president of Southern Bancorp of Manila, has been on the job at the bank, serving the community, for three decades.
Robbins hit the 30 year mark May 31. He said he enjoys coming to work as much today as he did in the early years. He feels fortunate to be able to live and work in his own hometown.
Robbins remembers well interviewing for the position at Merchants & Planters Bank in Manila.
Robbins graduated from Manila High School and Arkansas State University. He went to work with retail stores of Goodyear Tire and Rubber where he worked for 14 years.
“We were transferred nine times in 14 years,” Robbins said. “We had two young children and going to work at the bank gave my family the opportunity to settle in my hometown and allow me to work at a job I love.”
June 6th, 2012
School Superintendent Alan Lumpkin in September implemented an energy savings contest between Pearl River Central’s five schools, and he told the Pearl River County school board on Monday that final tabulations show the contest saved the school $67,000 on the overall electric bill…In other matters, the board:
— Approved minutes of the May 7 regular session, the May 14 workshop session and the May 14 recess session.
— Approved the salary scales.
— Named Southern Bancorp as the district depository for the next three years.