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Friday, September 25, 2020

Harps purchases 20 regional supermarkets including Newark’s Town and Country

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Springdale, Ark.-based Harps Food Stores, Inc. has purchased 20 stores in northeastern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri from Town and Country Grocers of Fredericktown, Mo. Five of the northeast Arkansas locations include Newark, Harrison, Highland, Pocahontas, and Piggott. A press release said the timetable for the deal...

Atlas Asphalt is the lower bidder on eight ARDOT projects

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Photo from ARDOT's Twitter profile Atlas Asphalt, with headquarters in Batesville, is the apparent low bidder on eight projects at $13.7 million dollars for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).  Results from Wednesday’s bid letting shows Atlas was the apparent low bidder on two projects...

Forbis joins Citizens Bank Board of Directors

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Jeff Teague, chairman of the board of Citizens Bank, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Forbis to the Citizens Bank Board of Directors, according to a release from the Batesville-based financial institution. Forbis recently retired after a 31-year career with Jack Henry & Associates,...

WRMC recognized as Top 100 rural and community hospital; only hospital in Arkansas to receive recognition

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX,...

Suddenlink presents check for FarmBots program at BHS

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Tonia Daniel, retail sales agent with Suddenlink Communications/Altice; Autumn Raviscioni, director of Our Father's Table; Ronald Mergy, instructor at Batesville High School; Candace Kirkendoll, communications community engagement specialist with Suddenlink Communications; Cadin Edgin, 10th grader; Sarah Winkle, 11th grader;...

Main Street Batesville projects honored at state conference

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Featured image (from left): Robb Roberts (executive vice president, First Community Bank); Phil Baldwin (CEO, Citizens Bank); Mandi Curtwright (executive director, Main Street Batesville); David Thompson (owner of Thompson's Jewelry and co-chair of The River Haunt); Ashley Walker (board member, Independence County Library); Danny...

Ribbon-cutting celebration held for Bank of England Mortgage opening

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, Feb. 6, for the opening of the new Bank of England Mortgage office, located at 1501 Harrison St., in Batesville, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce said in a press release. Bank of England Mortgage opened their doors in...

BACC holds ribbon cutting for Schwegman’s Document Solutions

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Schwegman’s Document Solutions on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 312 E. Main St. in Batesville, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) said in a press release. Schwegmans Document Solutions specializes in printing needs -- from a small home or...

Citizens Bank announces promotions, improvements in loan operations

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Citizens Bank has announced the promotions of Angie Hooker, Holly Tyler and Rachel Woods to the positions of Assistant Vice President – Loan Operations. “The year of 2020 has created substantial opportunities for Citizens Bank’s loan operations team as the bank achieved record growth,” said...

First Community Bank names Brian Emison Chief Deposit Officer

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First Community Bank has promoted Brian Emison to Chief Deposit Officer for the company. Emison will be assisting the bank in deposit strategy development to support the continued growth of the organization, the bank said in a release. Emison has more than 12 years’ experience...

First Community Bank launches new savings app, Plinqit

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First Community Bank has launched Plinqit, a savings app that rewards customers for saving while encouraging them to learn more about personal finances, a release from the bank noted today. Plinqit, an expansion of First Community’s digital offerings, supports the savings needs of customers. "With Plinqit’s...