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New Fort Curtis dedicated Friday

“Does the new Fort Curtis hold the same promise for us as it did for those slaves that were freed through the efforts of the original Fort Curtis some 150 years ago?” asked Federal Judge Brian Miller, who offered his reflections on Civil War Helena at the gala...

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Design a poster for King Biscuit Blues Festival

All you artistic types who are also fans of the King Biscuit Blues Festival might wanna get out the brushes and oil paints and pastels and crayons and colored pencils and laptops, or whatever it is people use to make art these days. Because the Arkansas Delta Arts...

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Fort Curtis to be dedicated Friday

The dedication today of Fort Curtis, a Union fort replica, will begin Helena’s Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration of a multi-faceted heritage that includes Federal occupation, seven Confederate generals, and an encampment of thousands of freed slaves. The...

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Hernando rolls out bike plan

Hernando, already on a roll with policies and programs to boost exercise and good health, is launching a partnership Saturday designed to get people on bicycles as a mode of transportation. "What's exciting about our 'Dust Off That Bicycle' training is that it's not...

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Trail plan unveiled for the city

The real focus of this plan is to make Helena-West Helena more walk-able and bike-able so we can offer the practical and low-cost alternative to those who do not have the option of a vehicle, as well as increase the tourism flow within the city,” said Ann Freiwald, of...

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Southern Bancorp holds customer appreciation day

Southern Bancorp held Customer Appreciation Day Friday grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, and give-away items including caps, key rings, measuring tapes, files, and more from 2-5 p.m. The special day was held at the Manila, Blytheville and Trumann banks....

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Caddo Valley Gets Arkansas Foodbank Branch

The Clark County town of Caddo Valley now has its own branch of the Arkansas Foodbank The new distribution center in a 10,000-square-foot warehouse at 201 Valley Road opened with a dedication ceremony this morning. Attending the dedication were Phyllis Haynes, the CEO...

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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 excellence and...

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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 will be...

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Southern Bancorp Hires Andrea Parnell As SVP, HR Director

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock said Thursday that it had hired Andrea Parnell as its new senior vice president and director of human resources. In the role, Parnell will oversee the human resource functions for SBI, Southern Bancorp Bank, a wholly owned...

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