Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter has been named Regional President of Centennial Bank.
Tuesday’s announcement comes as the company is merging with Liberty Bank of Jonesboro.
Eric King, Marketing Manager with Centennial Bank, says Carter has previously served as Division President at the company, and his familiarity with the bank and northeast Arkansas helped in the decision to hire Carter.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hopes a new children’s library in Little Rock will encourage reading among kids at an early age.
Monday she attended a dedication ceremony where the facility was formally named in her honor.
The board of the Central Arkansas Library System voted last month to name it for Clinton, in recognition of her work on issues regarding children's health and education while she was Arkansas' first lady.
Arkansas' top economic development official is supporting same-sex marriage and says that treating gay couples equally under the law could make the state a leader in the South on the issue and promote economic growth.
Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille joined the head of the Human Rights Campaign and other advocates at the state Capitol Monday to call for supporting same-sex marriage.
Arkansas is one of 37 states that bans gay marriage.