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Southern Bancorp Community Partners Announces College Completion Matched Savings Program

Helena-West Helena, Ark. – Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP) is proud to announce a new product for non-traditional students in Phillips County. This new offering is available from SBCP’s Individual Development Account program and is part of SBCP’s ongoing effort to improve educational outcomes throughout the community. The College Completion Matched Savings Program provides a [...]

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Economic Development Incentives Target Downtown Helena, Ark.

Southern Bancorp project to provide matching funds for revitalization efforts in historic downtown corridor HELENA, ARK. – Southern Bancorp announced this week the launch of the Riverside Renewal Project, a program to accelerate the revitalization of historic downtown Helena by matching investments in eligible commercial and residential properties dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000. The Riverside Renewal [...]

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Southern Bancorp Kicks Off 10th Year of Free Tax Filing Service

Southern Bancorp kicks off its 10th year of offering free tax filing services for income eligible individuals and families in Arkansas and Mississippi on Tuesday, January 21st.  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program features trained, IRS-certified volunteers who guide taxpayers through the filing process and help them identify potential credits and deductions. The program [...]

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King joins Southern Bancorp Community Partners

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Tanya Wright, CEO of Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP), today announced that Mircha King, a graduate of both the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and William H. Bowen School of Law, has joined the non-profit organization as senior community development officer for Phillips County. “Southern Bancorp Community Partners [...]

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Former Lawmaker Steve Jones to Join Southern Bancorp Nonprofit as Senior VP

Steve Jones, a former state legislator and currently a deputy director at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, will join Southern Bancorp Community Partners as senior vice president of programs. In this post, Jones, who served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives, will focus on SBCP’s community development programs in Arkansas and Mississippi, [...]

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Darrin Williams Serves Call of Public Service as Lawyer, Banker, Politician

Darrin Williams has a number of titles: state representative, lawyer, CEO and church deacon. But in many ways, Williams said, the work he does is all the same. Williams, 44, was a member of the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2000. He went on to serve as chief of staff for then-Arkansas Attorney [...]

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Southern Bancorp’s Paul McAnally named to the 2013 Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 list

Farming drew his attention after high school, but Paul McAnally’s interest in lending attracted him to college four years later and into banking after that. He joined the Bank of Trumann in August 2000 as a loan officer trainee and rose to senior vice president of lending in 2009. That’s when the bank and its [...]

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Rep. Hodges Joining Southern Bancorp Bank

Freshman State Rep. Monte Hodges (D-Osceola) is following the footsteps of State Rep. Darrin Williams (D-Little Rock). Hodges was named Vice President of Commercial Lending for Southern Bancorp Bank’s North Region on Monday (June 3). A native of Mississippi County, Hodges joins Southern with two decades of lending experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science [...]

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Grant money eyed for county animal shelter

Representatives from the East Arkansas Planning and Development District and the United States Department of Agriculture attended Wednesday’s meeting of the Mississippi County Animal Rescue Shelter project’s board to discuss the possibilities of grant funding. The shelter project has approximately $45,000 — $20,000 from private donations and a promise of $25,000 in GIF funds from [...]

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Money Smart classes being offered at no charge

Next week Southern Bancorp and the Delta Bridge Project are launching a series of financial aid classes called Money Smart. Money Smart, which will be held during the lunch hour April 22, April 24 and April 26, are designed to help make sense out of foreclosures, predatory lending practices and credit scores. The classes will [...]

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