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.
September 9th, 2006
Planters Service and Sales Inc. announced plans Friday to build a modular biodiesel plant on Highway 20 south of Helena-West Helena.
August 9th, 2006
This was last fall at Helena’s almost-famous KIPP charter school, officially styled Delta College Preparatory. The occasion? A school-wide assembly to celebrate yet another honor and award. Scott Shirey, founding principal and guiding light at Delta College Prep, was getting a big check.
July 12th, 2006
The U.S. ethanol industry is booming, and enthusiasm for the renewable fuel is spreading beyond the Corn Belt.
July 7th, 2006
Imagine affordable housing in Helena-West Helena. Imagine fewer and fewer people in the so-called “slums.” Imagine a place where families can meet, learn about computers, the Internet and have the room to host birthday parties for their children. Now imagine all of these things in one location.