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New bank branch first in the state to go green

This morning's Southern Bancorp grand opening is not just another bank opening, it is the first "green" bank to open in the state. The Hernando Branch of Southern Bancorp has applied for and expects to receive a full LEED certification later this year.

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Southern Bancorp opens first "green" branch

Southern Bancorp will officially open the doors to its 46th bank branch tomorrow in Hernando. The grand opening ceremony will be held on site at the new branch on 970 Byhalia Road. The Hernando Branch will become the first green bank branch in the state of Mississippi...

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Progress made for Sunflower River Weir

The Delta Bridge Project in Coahoma County is funding construction of the weir on the Sunflower River. The purpose of this project is to elevate the average level of the Sunflower River through public areas to make it a tourist, recreation and economic development...

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Southern hosts area blood drive

Blood donors will have several chances to give blood in the coming weeks. On Thursday, July 14, Southern Bancorp will host a Red Cross blood drive in the bank's training room at 601 Main St. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:...

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Beebe Appoints New Member to Education Board

Joe Black of Newport has been selected to serve a seven year term on the Arkansas Board of Education. Monday will be the first day on the job for Black when the Arkansas Board of Education meets in Little Rock. Black was appointed to the nine-member Education Board by...

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EOC to help with bills

With electric bills going up in these hot summer months, the Arkansas County Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) is trying to lend a helping hand.... Arkansas Energy Network (AEN) is a coalition of energy providers working together to offer utility assistance...

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Students get big head start

Amid the atmosphere of a pep rally and the rhetoric of motivational speeches, 120 Arkadelphia High School seniors signed up to receive Arkadelphia Promise college scholarships during ceremonies Wednesday afternoon at the school.

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Ross, Beebe on hand for Arkadelphia Promise signing day

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe provided the keynote address for the inaugural Arkadelphia Promise Academic Signing Day.  Fourth District Congressman Mike Ross also attended the event to help celebrate the special occasion.  The event was held in the Arkadelphia High...

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