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Rex Nelson named Rural Advocate of the Year

LITTLE ROCK — Rex Nelson, director of corporate community relations for Simmons Bank, was named 2016 Rural Advocate of the Year on Thursday by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission.

Def Leppard meets Deaf Leopards

LITTLE ROCK — Rock band Def Leppard joined Wednesday with students from the Arkansas School for the Deaf in posing for a photo with a reproduction of the school’s scoreboard, which reads, “Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards.”