James 'Superharp' Cotton bring blues to Tupelo
James Cotton CELEBRATED SOUNDS: James Cotton has earned multiple awards for his booming harmonica notes, recorded nearly 30 solo albums and been inducted in both the Smithsonian Institution and the Blues Hall of Fame.
Wed May 15, 2013
Phillip County court hears jail financing options
HELENA-WEST HELENA - Members of the Phillips County Quorum Court were overwhelmed Tuesday night by the amount of planning and money needed to reopen the county's decrepit jail.
Tue May 14, 2013
Education Board Keeps Control of Helena-West Helena, Pulaski County Districts
The Arkansas Education Board agreed Monday to let two southwest Arkansas school districts merge and voted to keep two other districts under state control due to fiscal problems.
State retains control of 2 school districts
Pulaski County Special School District superintendent Jerry Guess listens Monday as the state Board of Education discusses continuation of the districts fiscal distress classification.
Mon May 13, 2013
Monday night's Pomp and Circumstance open line
IMBODEN GRADUATION: Class motto: Our lives are before us, the past is behind us, but our memories are forever with us.
Thu May 09, 2013
Mississippi River Rising Again, Expected to Crest Below Flood Stage at Helena
WEST HELENA, AR - The National Weather Service has a flood advisory in effect at Helena with the Mississippi expected to crest just short of flood stage on Sunday.
Wed May 01, 2013
Sheriff closes lockup found unsafe, dirty
HELENA-WEST HELENA - Phillips County closed its jail Tuesday after a state inspection last month found that some of the jail's locks didn't work, inmates had easy access to materials they could fashion into weapons and human waste was overflowing onto cell floors.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Quest for Helena Port Tenants Took 20 Years
In 1993, Helena's slackwater harbor was completed and county officials promised it would attract manufacturing jobs to the crumbling, poverty-ridden Mississippi Delta region.