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Hope for Helena? The spud that saved the Delta

August 19th, 2005

Live in these latitudes long enough, and you’ll get used to seeing headlines like this one: Phillips County’s last gasp?/ Many pray revival plan, funds are Delta county’s Moses.

Cherry St. Historic District gets HUD funds for roof repairs

August 17th, 2005

The Central Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization with offices in Helena and Conway, has assisted the Cherry Street Historic District in obtaining Housing and Urban Development project funds to repair the roofs of buildings within the historic district.

Phillips County’s Strategic Community Plan

August 14th, 2005

Here are some of the primary goals outlined in six major areas to bring improvements to Phillips County. The entire plan includes 46 goals and 190 steps to accomplish those goals.

Phillips County's last gasp? Many pray revival plan, funds are Delta county’s Moses

August 14th, 2005

When the Rev. Arthur Hughes, pastor of Greater First Baptist Church in West Helena, prayed the benediction last week at the announcement of a plan to revive Phillips County, he mirrored the mood of many in this eastern Arkansas town.

Fostering Ownership – College education is the key

August 13th, 2005

Despite the partisanship that permeates politics today, there is one issue that both parties and all Americans can get behind. President Bush’s vision for an “ownership society” is a vision from which we all stand to benefit. But to ensure benefit for all we must be careful to expand ownership, not further concentrate it.

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