First Community to build banking center in Brookland


First Community Bank has purchased property at 8101 Highway 49 in Brookland, Ark., and has received regulatory approval to build a sixth northeast Arkansas banking center that will mark the 28th location in the bank’s branch network.

“The Brookland branch is the result of our commitment to northeast Arkansas,” said Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank, in a statement announcing the approval. “We are thrilled to make this significant investment in Brookland and look forward to building a full service, one-stop financial center for this dynamic community.” 

Stonebridge Construction, LLC, of Jonesboro, has been selected as the contractor for the project. The proposed plan is to build an approximately 4,302 square-foot complex which will offer a community room for public use. The location will be easily accessible from Highway 49. Work will start next month with the goal of opening in the first quarter of 2021.

“Brookland is a progressive community with a school district that’s experiencing tremendous growth,” said Allen Williams, market president, Jonesboro region. “First Community Bank is excited to be a part of that growth and to provide community banking to Brookland’s citizens and businesses.”

In addition to the new Brookland location, First Community Bank has locations at 1617 S. Caraway Road, 630 Southwest Dr., and 222 E. Washington Ave. in Jonesboro, as well as, 306 Elder St. in Bay, and 202 Greenwood Ave. in Lepanto.

For more information about First Community Bank, call (870) 612-3400 or visit

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