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.
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Tommy Anderson, owner/operator of Tommy’s Flying Service in Sherrill, is the new president of the Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association.
New construction is taking shape in a commercial area along Mallard Loop, next to a building leased by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Fino Italian Restaurant opened for business on Monday and owner Johnny Drazhi said he is hiring employees to accommodate an influx of customers.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in January — which is up from 8.3 percent in December and is the highest among cities in Arkansas — according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
Cassie Evatt has been promoted to branch manager of Relyance Bank’s Olive Street location, according to Chuck Morgan, president and CEO.
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 Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corp., announced Thursday the addition of Matt Reddin as president of the Private Banking Group within Simmons Bank, according to Marty D. Casteel, Simmons Bank chairman and CEO.
Construction site work is continuing at the site of the planned Highland Pellets plant in the Jefferson Industrial Park.
Simmons First National Corp. announced Friday it completed the acquisition of Liberty Bancshares, the parent company of Liberty Bank of Springfield, Missouri; and Community First Bancshares, the parent company of First State Bank of Union City, Tennessee.