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Rex Nelson named Rural Advocate of the Year

LITTLE ROCK — Rex Nelson, director of corporate community relations for Simmons Bank, was named 2016 Rural Advocate of the Year on Thursday by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission.

Official: New law fixes election problems

LITTLE ROCK — Newly passed state legislation appears to have resolved numerous issues related to holding school board elections on the same day as a general election, Pulaski County Director of Elections Bryan Poe said Tuesday.