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  1. Finalists named for Arkansas Parks and Tourism Henry Awards programRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The City Wire

    ... and/or support of Arkansas's tourism industry through the use of media. a Gospel Station Network, Ada, Oklahoma a The Helena World, Helena-West Helena a Jay Lindly (KDQN), De Queen The Bootstrap Award, which is presented annually to an individual, ...


  2. North Shore Obituary: Harry Smith, 76Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Patch.com

    Harry Smith,76, born in Helena, Arkansas, to parents Henry Smith, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Alberta Smith of Vidalia, Louisiana. Harry taught physical education in the Evanston School District #65 from 1968 - 1994, first at Kingsley School until it closed, and then at Willard School.


  3. Brice IrvingRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Pike Press

    ... college football. Brice loved blues music and traveled yearly, with Susan, to the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Ark.. In addition to his wife, Brice is survived by his mother, Margaret Mary 'Mike' Irving of Pittsfield; two daughters, Morgan ...


  4. Bobby Harrison: a long-ago story continues in Paul Thorn's music careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Newms360.com

    ... We saw Paul Thorn in concert in a packed and enthusiastic Jackson venue. We had seen him before in Jill's hometown of Helena, Arkansas, where he plays regularly at the blues festival. Jill and her sister-in-law even stood in line to get one of his ...


  5. Barges running half-day behind on Mississippi RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Business Journal

    ... the vessels are through this section of the river." The work is at a large turn in the river about 30 miles south of Helena, Arkansas, which was damaged during the 2011 flood. The Corps says that the work must be done now while water levels are low ...


  6. Corps: Dialogue helping move lower MIss. River traffic alongRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | KFVS12

    ... According to the Corps, this is between River miles 632 - 635, near Fair Landing, Arkansas - and 30 miles south of Helena, Arkansas. A news release says the Corps and Coast Guard imposed river restrictions during daylight hours along this narrow ...


  7. Blues Highway Festival Delivers Fundraising Hit With Custom-painted GuitarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | 24-7 Press Release

    The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, auctioned and raffled two custom-finished guitars with artists' signatures at the 29th annual event, raising funds for the non-profit blues fest and creating an audience stir. JACKSONVILLE, FL, November 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, auctioned and raffled two custom-finished guitars with artists' signatures at the 29th annual event, raising funds for the non-profit blues fest and creating an audience stir.


  8. A Few Minutes With Paul Nelson of the Johnny Winter BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Nippertown!

    ... with a rock attitude. A month ago, Sonny Landreth headlined the opening night of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas with fellow slide master Roy Rogers. Both artists have the same fire in their belly that Winter had. Most rock ...


  9. Developing: 12-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Forrest City, Man in CustodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | FOX16

    A child is dead and a teen severely injured after an attack this morning in Forrest City. A man has been arrested in connection with the case in West Helena.


  10. Arkansas man arrested for aggravated robbery, stealing pistolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - New information was released by Jonesboro police Monday about the arrest of a Helena-West Helena man charged with aggravated robbery. According to Jonesboro police, Marlon Braggs Junior, 27, of Helena-West Helena was arrested Sunday for aggravated robbery out of Phillips County.


  11. Armed man wanted for aggravated robbery arrested in JonesboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... who was wanted for aggravated robbery in Arkansas. In a news release, Lt. Roy Coleman said Marlon Braggs Jr., 27, of Helena-West Helena, was believed to be in Jonesboro on Friday. Braggs had a warrant for his arrest out of Phillips County. Shortly ...


  12. Charter Authorizing Panel approves applications for four new charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Arkansas Times

    ... operate within the state and are now looking to expand into new towns. KIPP Delta , which now runs charter schools in Helena and Blytheville, is attempting to open a school in Forrest City; Haas Hall Academy , which runs a school in Fayetteville, ...


  13. American Queen coming to GreenvilleRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | CBS 3 Springfield

    ... passengers - will be stopping in Greenville for the 2015 season rather than its previous regular daylong stopover in Helena, Arkansas.


  14. Sonny Boy Williamson getting Mississippi Blues Trail markerRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Mississippi Business Journal

    Sonny Boy Williamson, a blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter from Mississippi, will be recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail tomorrow at 5 p.m. The unveiling will take place at 324 Phillips in Helena, Arkansas, a city in which Williamson lived and performed.


  15. Turner Grain Executive Claims $5.5M in Debts, $2M in AssetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    Dale Bartlett of Marvell, president of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley, on Monday filed a more detailed bankruptcy filing, listing about $5.5 million in debts and $2 million in assets.


  16. iDefine TV Snags Exclusive Media Project With The Delta Cultural CenterRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | PR Log

    Delta Cultural Center to Capture Legendary Blues Artists & Live Performances During The King Biscuit Music Festival October 9th -11th, 2014 PRLog - Oct. 6, 2014 - ATLANTA -- Is it true that the blues never sleeps? We can definitely say that it never sleeps once a year in early October. In the heart of the historic downtown Helena, Arkansas is where thousands of blues lovers travel from all four corners of the country to attend the King Biscuit Blues Festival.


  17. Town hoping pop-ups draw in restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | Arkansas Online

    Trips across the Mississippi River are a common occurrence for Helena-West Helena residents looking for retail options, especially food and drink.


  18. KIPP: Delta receives $500,000 from Walton Foundation for public/charter partnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Arkansas Times

    KIPP Delta , the charter school system based out of Helena, has received a $500,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to execute a two-year pilot program that will partner KIPP with with two traditional public school districts in the Arkansas Delta. The "KIPP Through College" program places college counselors in Helena-West Helena's Central High School as well as Marianna High School in nearby Lee County.


  19. Touring Historic Helena ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Travel with Bennett-Watt and discover Buffalo River Park in Arkansas, one of few remaining unpolluted rivers in the US, where you can go canoeing, kayaking or fishing. For a glimpse at the grandeur of the South before the Civil War you can travel to Helena, Arkansas and step back in time to view one of the state's oldest cities that was occupied during the Civil War by 20,000 Union soldiers and lays claim to being the home of seven Confederate generals.


  20. 'And then, I ... ' went to Helena: Satterfield's first installationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Arkansas Times

    Barbara Satterfield's interactive ceramic sculpture tour, "And then, I ...," grouped clay figures of women in conversation that she hopes will spark feedback on the project's webpage on art and "pivotal moments" in women's lives, has opened in Helena, the first stop on the tour.