Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub at The Pines mall was closed as of Tuesday, according to acting mall manager James Vu.
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Simmons Bank has named Jason Culpepper as Conway community bank president.
Kent Hendershott of Harvey Harrington Land Leveling clears grass and topsoil Monday from a lot owned by Trotter Auto Ford. Trotter Auto Ford has received approval to build a new car dealership near Old Warren Road and Bobo Road in Pine Bluff. The property is visible from Interstate 530 at Exit 41. Construction work at the site began this week. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is currently set for July. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)
Rebecca Lochmann, professor of aquaculture/fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was inducted as president of the World Aquaculture Society in May.
Country music star Justin Moore will be a new spokesman for Simmons Bank. The announcement was made Thursday night in Pine Bluff during the annual shareholders’ meeting of Simmons First National Corp.
More loans and fewer farmers may be what’s left when floodwaters from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill recede in Arkansas. Bill was downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall Tuesday in Texas.
Burt Hicks has been promoted to investor relations officer for Simmons First National Corp., Simmons Chairman and CEO George Makris announced Wednesday.
William Trey Hankins, a Pine Bluff native, has been named manager of eMarketing for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Longtime Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home employee Jerrell Dortch is retiring after 40 years.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in April and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released Thursday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.