April 12th, 2006
East Arkansas farmers who want to diversity in an area where soybeans, cotton and race have long been the primary crops may look forward to a sweet-potato storage and distribution facility that is planned for Phillips County.
March 2nd, 2006
A $950,000 pilot program that would aid eligible grandparents in four Delta and Ozark counties who are the sole caretakers of at least one grandchild passed in a state legislative subcommittee Wednesday.
January 23rd, 2006
Closing Delta Southern’s branch bank in Friars Point appears to be a done deal, but in doing so DSB may not be living up
to its mission.
Southern Bancorp, the parent organization of Delta Southern, formed a partnership to “bring economic opportunity to
those who need it most.”
January 12th, 2006
A day after unanimously passing a 2 percent hotel and restaurant tax, and ordinances calling for a special election on two 1 percent sales-tax proposals, members of the Helena-West Helena City Council were gearing up Wednesday to convince voters that the new revenue is needed to move their new city forward.
January 1st, 2006
A newly minted highway sign will be unveiled today on U.S. 49 at the Arkansas Delta’s eastern edge, revealing the name “Helena-West Helena” and signaling a new start for a community beset by political infighting and saddled with a lifeless economy.