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Simmons appoints 3 board members

Simmons First National Corp. announced the appointments of Mark C. Doramus, Christopher R. “Chris” Kirkland and Joseph D. “Joe” Porter to its board of directors, according to George A. Makris Jr., chairman and chief executive officer.

New Media completes purchase of Stephens Media

NEW YORK — New Media Investment Group announced Wednesday that it completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media, including the Pine Bluff Commercial, for $102.5 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments.

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.