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29th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival Lineup Announced

by Lauren James 5/13/2014 8:00 am

Got the blues? We sure don't after seeing the 2014 lineup of the legendary King Biscuit Blues Festival this fall! See who will be taking the stage.

Meet the Neighbors: Doug Friedlander of Helena-West Helena

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/10/2013 12:00 am

New York native Doug Friedlander got his first taste of the Arkansas Delta in 2004 when Teach For America assigned him to a school in Helena-West Helena. His girlfriend Anna, originally from Illinois, was also assigned to the town.

Meet the Neighbors: Six Arkansans Share Why They're Here and Secrets They've Learned

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/10/2013 12:00 am

Where to eat? Where to take a day trip? And most importantly, why is this home? Here are six people who choose to make Arkansas their home.

Education Board Keeps Control of Helena-West Helena, Pulaski County Districts

by Associated Press 5/14/2013 7:24 am

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.

Freedom Park Dedicated In Helena

by Luke Jones 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Freedom Park, a segment of Helena-West Helena’s Civil War tourism development project, was scheduled to be dedicated Feb. 23.

Helena-West Helena Might Not Be Able to Make Payroll This Week

by Lance Turner 2/13/2013 10:51 am

Helena-West Helena city leaders fear they won't be able to make payroll this week.

Meet the Neighbors: Scott Shirey, Helena-West Helena

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/23/2012 12:00 am

Scott Shirey — executive director of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) in Helena — may have been born and raised in Massachusetts, but his heart has always been in the Delta.

Discover Arkansas: Find Yourself at Home in The Natural State

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/23/2012 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a 176-year-old state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city — Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

10 of the Best Arkansas Adventures

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/11/2011 12:00 am

No matter where in Arkansas you choose to retire or relocate, there’s a guaranteed adventure around every corner. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorites that run the gamut from quirky to quintessential.

Discover Arkansas: The Delta

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

This geographic region runs along the entire east side of the state, most of which borders the Mississippi River. Agriculture, along with agribusiness, is the predominant industry in the Delta, with hundreds of thousands of acres of cotton, rice, soybeans, corn and wheat grown each year.

Bobby Rush to Headline Helena-West Helena Music Festival Saturday

by Karen Martin 6/2/2011 6:33 am

Blues Foundation Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Rush will headline the Mother’s Best Music Fest Saturday ( June 4) at the Cherry Street Pavilion in historic downtown Helena-West Helena. Music is slated to begin at 1 p.m. Admission to the festival, presented by the Delta Cultural Center, is free.

Ice Rink Open Dec. 9-12 in Helena/West Helena

by Karen Martin 12/8/2010 7:00 am

An ice rink will be open Dec. 9-12 in Court Square Park, Helena-West Helena. Tickets are $5 and include skates.

Discover Arkansas: Six Great Regions To Explore and Play

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/26/2010 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city – Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

Weight Room Makeover Pays Off For Hogs’ Darius Winston

by Chris Bahn 7/12/2010 12:00 am

Darius Winston was aware of the questions. He knew people wondered why a five-star-rated, in-state prospect didn’t get much playing time in an Arkansas Razorback secondary that needed playmakers.

For Helena, Jobs -- Any Jobs -- Will Help

by Mark Carter 3/22/2010 12:57 pm

The prospect of 20 new jobs has city officials optimistic they can begin to turn the tide of high unemployment that has its natives living the blues for which the town is so famous.