November 30th, 2006
HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (October 19, 2006) Dr. Steven Murray, Chairman of the Delta Bridge Project Steering Committee, today announced that the Boys & Girls Club of Phillips County will receive up to $240,000 in grant funds over the next three years. The funding will be used to bring a nationally proven model for youth development to Phillips County.
October 30th, 2006
HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR -Dr. Steven Murray, Chairman of the Delta Bridge Project Steering Committee, today announced $116,000 in grant funding to the Mid-Delta Community Services to establish a public transportation system in Helena-West Helena. This grant will be accompanied by a $15,000 grant from the Helena Health Foundation.
October 22nd, 2006
It’s sweet potato harvest time and the beginning of what many hope will become a new industry for the Arkansas Delta.
“We have probably the only strategic plan in the country that envisions the sweet potato as an agent of social change,” said Steven Murray, chancellor of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.
October 13th, 2006
CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, LITTLE ROCK, AR -Southern Financial Partners awarded a $30,000 grant to the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce to commission a site-specific biodiesel feasibility study to capitalize on the rapidly growing biodiesel industry. The feasibility study is expected to determine the feasibility of the opening of an integrated soybean processing and biodiesel manufacturing facility, capable of producing at least 10 million gallons of biodiesel per year.The
October 13th, 2006
Judge Tom Catlett, Chairman for the Central Arkansas RC&D Council, today announced that financing has been secured to construct a $2 million sweet potato storage and distribution facility in Phillips County, Arkansas. Catlett further stated “this project is the hopeful beginning of an industry for Phillips County”. Sweet potatoes from the facility will, in part, supply Gerber’s in Fort Smith, Arkansas, substituting out of state<