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Friday, September 25, 2020

First Community to build banking center in Brookland

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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...

Citizens Bank announces recent promotions

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Citizens Bank announced the promotions of Rhonda McKay, Angie Hooker, and Leah Massey in its loan operations group, and Lisa Davis in its compliance department. “The unique demands of 2020 have presented unprecedented opportunities for Citizens Bank, and allowed our team members to demonstrate their...

Hazelle Whited joins White River Now marketing team to service northern counties

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Hazelle M. Whited (pictured above) has joined the White River Now team to help with their expansion into Sharp, Izard, Fulton, Baxter, and surrounding areas. A Sharp County resident for over a decade, Whited will be based out of her office in Cherokee Village, and...

Walmart moves guns, ammunition in some stores to secure area

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at some of its stores. The move comes in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that has set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African...

Shelly Hendrix talks the 2020 BACC Business Expo

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a Virtual Business Expo presented by FNBC Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. The event will be hosted virtually through the BACC’s website, batesvilleareachamber.com and the chamber’s Facebook page. The theme for the 2020 Business Expo is “Discovering...

First Community expands trust and wealth management specialties

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First Community Bank has announced an expansion of the company's trust and wealth management divisions with three key promotions. According to a release from the bank, Brandon Brewer, senior vice president and regional trust manager, will assume command of First Community Bank’s trust department as...

Resurfacing project on 19-mile section of 167, including Batesville and Southside, begins Tuesday; some work to be overnight

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A major resurfacing project on a section of Arkansas State Highway 167 that includes Batesville and Southside is set to begin next Tuesday. The bid to complete the project went to a local company, Atlas Asphalt. Mark Lamberth, the president of Atlas Asphalt, told White...

First Community Bank’s ‘Keep on Restoring’ campaign helping during crisis

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First Community Bank of Batesville's "Keep on Restoring" campaign has been working to assist area organizations during the coronavirus crisis. First Community Bank’s Kenny Gerhardt (pictured above, left), senior vice president of teller operations and treasurer of the Old Independence Regional Museum, presented a donation...

IMPACT Independence County leadership announces review of strategic plan

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The IMPACT Independence County Steering Committee has announced the process has begun to revise IMPACT Independence County’s strategic plan. IMPACT planning efforts began in 2015 under the direction of three co-chairs: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC), Lyon College, and the University of Arkansas Community...

Arkansas Business ranks women-owned companies; one area business makes the list

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The recent (March 9-15, 2020) issue of Arkansas Business contains some very informative articles on women-owned businesses in Arkansas. The magazine has also ranked women-owned companies by number of employees. The list is led by a North Little Rock company, Welsco, Inc., which has 129...

Hill and Pyle promoted in Marketing and Communications Office at Lyon

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Lyon College promoted Chris Hill (pictured above, right) and Madeline Pyle (left) Director of Creative Services and Director of Communications, respectively. These promotions aim to unify the efforts of the Marketing and Communications Office as the college strives to become a nationally-known liberal arts...