June 10, 2021

Arkansas Governor Declares Flooding Emergency

Governor Hutchinson Declares Emergency in Response to Southeast Arkansas Flooding Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared a state of emergency in response to recent flooding in southeast Arkansas.  This declaration comes after over a foot of rain fell on some communities in a 24-hour period. “After discussions with community members, local...

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June 8, 2021

Arkansas Governor Appoints Sowers As Communications Director

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Shealyn Sowers, an executive producer at KARK and FOX16, will be the new director of communications for the Governor’s Office,  Governor Asa Hutchinson announced. She will start June 16. “Shealyn grew up in Arkansas, went to high school and college in Arkansas, and has worked her entire career as a...

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June 7, 2021

Arkansas Governor Calls Board of Apportionment Meeting

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson has called a meeting of the Board of Apportionment for 4 p.m. today, June 7, 2021, in Room 151 in the State Capitol.  Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston will join the Governor for the Board’s second meeting.  The Board...

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June 3, 2021

Simmons First National Corp First-Quarter 2021 Fact Sheet

PINE BLUFF, AR (STL.News) Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC) has released their First-Quarter 2021 Fact Sheet.   The Fact Sheet is designed to provide an overview of SFNC and a summary of key financial information and news highlights – hyperlinks are included in the document so you can access additional...

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June 2, 2021

Arkansas: $980 Million Current Surplus, Largest Budget Surplus

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Arkansas’s net revenue for May was $263 million more than projected and $980 million more than projected for the first eleven months of Fiscal Year 2021.  May’s gross revenue was $328 million higher than forecast, and the year-to-date gross was $1.04 billion more than projected. “The $980 million...

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May 28, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the following appointments: Joe Harris, Osceola, to the Arkansas Waterways Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2028.  Reappointment. Paula Steinsiek, Sherwood, to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Appointment expires October 5, 2024.  Replaces Jajuan Archer. Tina Winham, Rogers, to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and...

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May 26, 2021

Arkansas Governor Announces Appointments

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Henry Kinslow, El Dorado, to the Arkansas State Claims Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2026.  Reappointment. Sylvester Smith, III, North Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Claims Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Reappointment. Todd Smith, Magnolia, to the State Banking...

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May 24, 2021

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Announces Appointments

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: David Hopkins, Benton, to the State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists.  Appointment expires October 1, 2025.  Replaces Mike Lybrand. Chris Howell, Searcy, to the Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks.  Appointment expires December 31, 2024. Reappointment. Thomas Fortner, Lonoke, to the...

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May 20, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the following appointments: Dr. Beth Anne Rankin, Magnolia, to the State Board of Education.  Appointment expires June 30, 2022.  Replaces Brett Williamson. Brett Morgan, Little Rock, to the Parole Board.  Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Replaces Abraham Carpenter. Bill Clary, Conway, to the Board of...

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May 14, 2021

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson: Nurses Make A Difference

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson delivers weekly address: This is National Nurses Week in Arkansas, and today I’d like to talk about how the pandemic has highlighted the value of our nurses and about the laws the General Assembly passed this year that allow nurses to offer more services. Over the...

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May 13, 2021

Simmons Bank Promotes Freddie Black and Chad Rawls

Simmons Bank Promotes Freddie Black and Chad Rawls to Lead New Community and Metro Bank Divisions LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) Simmons Bank (Nasdaq: SFNC) has established a new organizational structure with the creation of two separate banking divisions – a community bank division and metro bank division.  Freddie Black has...

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