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AG: Beware of refund-anticipation products

LITTLE ROCK — Paying off bills, setting money aside for a future vacation or building up savings are just a few examples of what many consumers plan to do with a tax refund, if they expect to receive one. Few, if any, have carved out plans to give a large portion of the refund right back to a tax preparer or financial institution.

Hardin Students of the Month

The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)

Water quality discussion set in Sheridan

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering residents a chance to discuss issues affecting the Upper Saline River and other rivers 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Grant County Cooperative Extension Service Office at Sheridan.

Simmons announces Russellville transition

Simmons Bank announced a decision Friday by Ronald “Ron” B. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Russellville Community Bank, to begin the transition of his leadership role to R. Scott Hill, Russellville community president, and Denton E. Tumbleson, Clarksville community president.