A message to our customers about COVID-19

The health and safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, and we want to share with you just a few of the things we’re doing to ensure both.  We have ramped up cleaning services in all our locations as well as provided hand sanitizers at...
Banking the Underserved at the Speed of Trust

Banking the Underserved at the Speed of Trust

It’s easy to miss important parts of the Delta. At first glance, a juke joint could be mistaken for a roadside shack. A flooded field is actually the start of a productive rice crop. And a neon-lit payday lender might be a debt trap. Also perhaps overlooked, immigrant...
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...