Advocacy 101: Local Decision Makers

Advocacy 101: Local Decision Makers

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is the final entry in a series of blog posts about the legislative process on the state, federal, and local levels, and what you can do to help create and influence policy as a citizen. Entries from the rest of the series are...

Canary in a Coal Mine

By Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO As appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday, February 24, 2019 The last week of February is a big week for savings in America and in Arkansas. It’s America Saves Week, and thanks to a recent proclamation from...
Arkansas and Mississippi Participate in America Saves Week

Arkansas and Mississippi Participate in America Saves Week

Arkansas and Mississippi are encouraging their residents to take the pledge to save and build long-term wealth during America Saves Week (February 26 – March 3). Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently proclaimed this same week to be Arkansas Saves Week and Military...
Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day!

Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day!

President Ronald Reagan called the federal Earned Income Tax Credit ’the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress.”  This Friday, January 26, 2018, is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.  Nationally, an...