The Ozarks


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Ozarks, the,

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Ozark Plateau,

upland region, actually a dissected plateau, c.50,000 sq mi (129,500 sq km), chiefly in S Mo. and N Ark., but partly in Oklahoma and Kansas, between the Arkansas and Missouri rivers. The Ozarks, which rise from the surrounding plains, are locally referred to as mountains. Composed of igneous rock overlain by limestone and dolomite, the ancient land form has been worn down by erosion. Summits (knobs) are found wherever there is a resistant rock outcrop; the Boston Mts. are the highest and most rugged section, with several peaks more than 2,000 ft (610 m) high. The Ozarks are rich in lead and zinc, and fruit-growing areas are prevalent. Subsistence farming and household crafts are found in the more isolated regions. The Ozarks have several large lakes that were created by dams across the White and Black rivers; the dams generate electricity. The scenic Ozarks, with forests, streams, and mineral springs, are a popular tourist region, and the construction of summer homes there has grown.
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Bank of the Ozarks and First Arkansas Bank & Trust have resolved a long-running dispute with Bank of the Ozarks bowing out of plans to build a bank branch at Jacksonville.
From July 19, 2010, all former Woodlands Bank locations would open as branches of Bank of the Ozarks.
28bn in total assets as of December 31, 2017, Bank of the Ozarks is a regional bank operating through 253 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, California, New York, and Mississippi.
Bank of the Ozarks has increased its quarterly cash dividend in each of the last thirty quarters.
Bank of the Ozarks said this is its fifth straight year to be recognized by the magazine.
Upon the closing of the transaction, CSB will merge into OZRK and Community and Southern Bank will merge into OZRK's wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Bank of the Ozarks.
As for the dream of one day connecting the Ozarks Highland Trail and the Ozark Trail to complete the Trans-Ozarks Trail, there is optimism it will one day happen, but major obstacles must be overcome.
Bank of the Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ: OZRK) has agreed to acquire Brunswick, Georgia-based Oglethorpe Bank, after it was closed by the state's department of banking and finance and put it in receivership of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
State Parks--Our area features one of the newest state parks in Missouri (Ha Ha Tonka), and is also home to the state's largest state park (Lake of the Ozarks State Park).
It also reported on effects of the growth that has come to the Ozarks region.
A grant awarded to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, Springfield Police Department, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and Community Partnership of the Ozarks paid for overtime money for detectives to participate.
The demand for land in the Ozarks has been on the rise, as the population over the last ten years has grown at twice the national average.