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Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Home BancShares, Inc. has appointed Randy Sims vice chairman of Home BancShares and Executive Chairman of Centennial Bank. Sims is also Chief Executive Officer and President of Home BancShares, the parent company of Centennial Bank. As the new Home BancShares vice chairman, Sims will be replacing...

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House Report: Legislature Wraps Up Session

More than 900 bills have been signed into law this session. This General Assembly has reduced taxes, addressed infrastructure needs, increased funding to education, and transformed state government. One of the last bills we passed was the amendment to the Revenue Stabilization Act. This outlines...

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Capitalism and the Governor’s Cup

Those that wish to criticize capitalism or lean socialist as the answer to societal voids should simply be exposed to some of the innovative, hard-working, critical thinkers and aspiring students that compete in the Governor’s Cup annually. History is replete with stories of entrepreneurs...

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View from the Senate: Legislature Passes Balanced Budget

The legislature completed the 2019 regular session after finalizing a balanced budget of about $5.75 billion in general revenue for next fiscal year. That is about $124 million more than will be spent during the current year. The state general revenue fund is mostly generated by sales taxes...

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CHI St. Vincent Adds Cardiology Clinic to Network

CHI St. Vincent has added the Cardiology and Medicine Clinic to its Heart Clinic Arkansas network. Drs. Anthony M. Fletcher, MD, F.A.C.C., and Joe L. Hargrove, MD, F.A.C.C. will be joining CHI St. Vincent’s network. Both doctors are cardiologists who have served Little Rock at their clinic at...

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Simmons Bank Finalizes Acquisition of Reliance Bancshares

Simmons First National Corporation has finalized its acquisition of Reliance Bancshares. While the agreement to purchase Reliance was announced in November 2018, the transaction was completed officially on Friday, April 12, 2019. Reliance shareholders had approved the acquisition earlier in April...