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Kiwanis Club recognizes top honor students

Honor students from Central High School, DeSoto School and KIPP School were recognized at a reception hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Helena – West Helena. After a brief meet – and – greet period and dinner, the students received gifts, certificates of...

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Live on the Levee, Second Saturdays combine forces

Saturday, April 14, marks the first Live on the Levee concert series, a partnership between King Biscuit Blues Festival, Sonny Boy Blues Society and the Delta Bridge Project. The concert features music by 2 Mule Plow and Lisa Haley & the Zydekats. The concert...

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4-Hers complete successful community clean-up

The Phillips County 4-H Program hosted their first Downtown Helena Community Clean-Up on March 30. Krystal Johnson, the 4-H Program Assistant for Phillips County, along with Julia Nordsieck of the Delta Bridge Project, organized this event with the help of several...

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Live on the Levee coming soon

Mark your calendar now for the first Live on the Levee concert series featuring Lisa Haley (left) and 2 Mule Plow on April 14. The music concert series is a partnership between King Biscuit Blues Festival, Sonny Boy Blues Society and the Delta Bridge Project. Gates...

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Okolona high school demolition complete

The Okolona School demolition project is complete. The building was abandoned decades ago when Okolona and Gurdon consolidated. Through a $19,000 grant from Southern Bancorp, the large building containing asbestos was demolished and safely removed from the site....

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Okolona earns grant for removal of former high school

The grant The City of Okolona was awarded a beautification grant from Southern Bancorp in the amount of $18,972. Purpose The award will be used to remove the Okolona High School to provide safety to area residents and extend the current city park area which is used...

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Arkansas groups receive housing counseling grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $64,521 in housing counseling grants to three organizations in Arkansas. Officials announced Friday that the money, part of $42 million awarded nationally, will help families find housing and prevent...

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