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Crop progress nearly on par with five-year average

After weeks of lagging well behind the state’s five-year average in planting progress, Arkansas growers have finally pulled within a few percentage points of historic averages, according to a crop progress and condition report published Monday, May 4, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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.