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DASH promotes unity, progress in rural Delta areas

Without much money or fanfare, four small Delta towns in northern Bolivar County have spent the last two-and-a-half years meeting together and developing cost-effective, sustainable strategies that could transform the way they live. Duncan, Alligator, Shelby and Hope...

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Donation to an emerging grassroots organization

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) recently made a grant of $30,000 to the Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) to strengthen grassroots programs that help immigrants to integrate into the community and state economy. "When immigrants have a public voice...

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Southern Bancorp, IRS partner to offer free tax preparation

To give low-income working individuals and families the opportunity to have their income tax return prepared free of charge, Southern Bancorp and its nonprofit affiliate, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, are offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at nine...

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Moving full ‘circle’ from poverty

Approximately 40 people representing more than 10 local agencies and organizations were on hand at the Delta AHEC Wednesday morning to learn more about Delta Circles. Delta Circles is part of a national program called the Circles Campaign. Founded in January 2007, the...

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Andy Allison Fun Run sign-up

The Andy Allison Super Kids Fun Run will be held Nov. 12 at the Rally on the Ravine festival at Henderson State University's Intramural Field. Sign-ups will continue until the race begins Saturday at 9 a.m. Interested kids can sign up at Southern Bancorp today and...

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Popular blues festival gets grant for expansion

An Arkansas group will receive a three-year, $223,000 grant to expand the economic impact of the King Biscuit Blues Festival. The Delta Bridge Project announced this week that the Sonny Boy Blues Society will get the money to support the King Biscuit Blues Festival,...

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