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Press Conference for 'Battle of the Ravine' football game

Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist will hold a press conference on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The press conference will immediately follow the Little Rock Touchdown Club meeting to announce details of the Southern...

Police department overhaul coming to Helena-West-Helena

There's a police department overhaul in the works for a part of Arkansas long known for corruption. The police chief in Helena-West-Helena announced some major improvement plans for the force during a press conference Tuesday. They are aimed at better tracking crime...

Haven UMC MLK Park donation

Haven United Methodist Church members and VBS participants are pictured inside of the Greyhound Bus Station presenting a check to Clarksdale Revitalization Inc., Director Mac Crank in support of the new KaBOOM!! Playground that will soon be installed in Martin Luther...

Plenty of green in new bank

A local building is the first bank branch in Mississippi to become LEED certified. Shortly after the opening of the Southern Bancorp Hernando Branch in summer 2011, the bank applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The United...

Southern Bancorp branch earns LEED certification

Shortly after the opening of the Southern Bancorp Hernando Branch in summer 2011, Southern applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has now awarded the Hernando Branch its LEED...

KaBOOM! fundraising complete

Dozens of people, adults and children, swarmed Martin Luther King, Jr Park Tuesday afternoon for hotdogs and music in a celebration of a new playground that is expected to get built later this year, provided the project can raise an additional $10,000 for a fence. Mac...

$15,000 donated for Hoops conversion project

Southern Bancorp recently presented Main Street Blytheville with a $15,000 donation to be used for the demolition and construction of the old Hoops Drive-In lot. The lot, located next to the Greyhound Bus Station, is being turned into a landscaped parking lot....

KaBoom! playground design contest nets clay psychedelic catch

An effort to gin up support for the proposed KaBOOM! playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. park yielded one child $100 and project organizers a psychedelic clay playground model. The project was intended to give a group of summer school children an opportunity to get...

Southern Bancorp Adds Five New Directors

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...