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The Gold Buying Center opens Searcy Location

The Gold Buying Center opens Searcy Location

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of The Gold Buying Center located at 3203 East Race in Searcy.

The company is new to Searcy, but not new to the business of buying gold, silver or platinum.  The head of the company Jim Steele and General Manager Scott Banasiewicz have been in the precious metals business for many years and have opened 21 centers thru-out Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi with plans to keep expanding.

“Our centers become a permanent fixture in the communities we choose, providing employment for local people’” said Steele.  “We want to thank everyone for allowing us to become a member of your community”.

The Gold Buying Center pays the highest prices for your scrap gold and silver jewelry in any condition, as well as gold watches, gold and silver coins, silverware, silver trays or dental gold.  They also purchase diamonds ½ carat and larger.

Simmons declares 20-cent per share dividends

Simmons declares 20-cent per share dividends

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Simmons First National Corporation’s (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC) Board of Directors declared a regular $0.20 per share quarterly cash dividend payable April 2, 2012, to shareholders of record March 15, 2012. This dividend represents a $0.01 per share, or 5.3% increase over the dividend paid for the previous quarter.

Great things are happening at Sue's Alterations with the addition of MW Boutique

Great things are happening at Sue's Alterations with the addition of MW Boutique

Great things are happening at Sue’s Alterations with the addition of MW Boutique.  New owners, Lamar and Mary Wright, celebrated their ownership and new boutique addition with a Ribbon Cutting celebration in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The event was held February 21 at their 705 Marion Street location.

“We just feel blessed to be here,” said Lamar Wright, co-owner.  “Searcy is a great community and we are looking forward to many years of success.”
 
Sue’s offers all types of alterations and sewing repairs from clothing to boat tarps.  Patches on jackets, uniforms, monogramming, hidden zippers and repair of clergy clothing is also available.  Look no further for full tailored suits or dresses for any occasion, custom made gowns, wedding dresses, prom and pageant dresses.  You can bring your pattern or our team can custom design it for you.

Businesses eyeing Boardwalk Plaza

Businesses eyeing Boardwalk Plaza

One of the newest shopping centers in Searcy has begun the “build-out” process, with potential businesses to be finalized in the coming weeks.

Northwern Mutual opens office in Searcy

Northwern Mutual opens office in Searcy

The Little Rock-based Northwestern Mutual’s Bertasi Financial Group celebrated the opening of a new office in Searcy, Arkansas with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony performed by the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The Searcy office is an extension of the district network office in Little Rock, which serves customers in the Central Arkansas area. This office will house Financial Representative Nathan Green.  The office is located at 210 West Center Avenue in Searcy.
 
“Our success is based upon our ability to empower people to impact the lives of others,” said Raymond Bertasi, managing director of the Bertasi Financial Group in Little Rock.

First & Last Auto Glass hosts ribbon cutting

First & Last Auto Glass hosts ribbon cutting

First & Last Auto Glass is one of Searcy’s newest auto glass shops, with ten years of experience and certified technicians.   In celebration of their opening a Ribbon Cutting celebration in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce was held on January 19, 2012.  The new location at 303 Lawrence Street is conveniently located off South Main Street, behind Foster’s Upholstery.

 “As a company, customer satisfaction is a priority,” said Chris Middlebrooks, owner and operator.  “We understand that everyone has demanding schedules.  That’s why we offer our mobile services and 24 hour scheduling, 7 days a week.”

Simmons announces fourth-quarter earnings

Simmons announces fourth-quarter earnings

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC) today announced net income of $6.3 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.37 for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

J. Thomas May, Chairman and CEO, said, “Because the fourth quarter of 2010 included a considerable non-core net gain, there is a significant variance when comparing quarter to quarter earnings results. Obviously, there is a lot of noise in our fourth quarter comparative results due to the October 15, 2010, FDIC-assisted acquisition in Kansas. After taxes, the combined fourth quarter 2010 nonrecurring items from that acquisition contributed $9.7 million to net income, or $0.56 to diluted earnings per share. After adjusting for the acquisition, comparable core earnings for the fourth quarter 2010 were $6.9 million, or $0.40 diluted core earnings per share.”