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PRC school system saves $67,000 on energy bill

June 6th, 2012

School Superintendent Alan Lumpkin in September implemented an energy savings contest between Pearl River Central’s five schools, and he told the Pearl River County school board on Monday that final tabulations show the contest saved the school $67,000 on the overall electric bill…In other matters, the board: — Approved minutes of the May 7 regular [...]

Accion hands out first loan

June 4th, 2012

With the acceptance of a $4,000 check and a handshake between a local small business owner and loan officer Nathaniel Owen on March 20, Scottie Smith became the first loan recipient from Accion’s Phillips County office in Helena. Mindy Maupin of Southern Bancorp’s Community Partners referred Smith to Accion. Smith’s love of the outdoors and [...]

Leaders get peek at project’s potential

June 2nd, 2012

A group of Blytheville community leaders traveled Thursday to Helena-West Helena to meet with representatives of Southern Bancorp’s Delta Bridge Project and tour the project’s progress in Phillips County. Also present were members of the board of the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, which plans to contribute to the funding of the project’s [...]

Super Chikan will be ‘Live on the Levee’

May 31st, 2012

Next Friday, June 8, is the date for the next Live on the Levee concert series in historic downtown Helena. The concert series is a partnership between King Biscuit Blues Festival, Sonny Boy Blues Society and the Delta Bridge Project. The concert features music by Super Chikan and Front and Beale, Memphis-based band with a [...]

Downtown Apts. Finally Under Way

May 22nd, 2012

After two years and some inevitable development hurdles, Greenbrier Partners LLC’s mixed-use development at 436 S. Front St. is quickly taking shape. Construction began recently on the more-than-a-century-old warehouse at the corner of South Front Street and East Nettleton Avenue, after partial demolition commenced last July. The $2.5 million development entails a three-story, 29,000-square-foot building [...]

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