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Final 13.4 Miles of Delta Heritage Trail Within Sight

The most expensive section of the trail so far is under contract with work poised to begin in Desha County. read more >
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USDA Awards $16.9M for Broadband Project in Phillips County

The money is a portion of $700 million in grants and loans announced Monday for high-speed internet projects in rural areas of 22 states. read more >
Fourth-generation farmer Reed Storey grows 90 acres of soybeans just outside of Marvell city limits in Phillips County.  
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal

Seeds of Discord: Farmers Accused of Fraud in Dicamba DisputeLock Icon

The Arkansas Seed Growers Association says the farmers had an agenda beyond simply contributing to agriculture. read more >
John O. Moore, president & CEO of Partners Bank of Helena
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CEO John O. Moore Says Pandemic Puts Projects on ‘Pause’ at Partners Bank

John O. Moore, CEO of Partners Bank in Helena, is still optimistic about 2020, although it hasn’t started off as planned. read more >
The Helena Bridge spans the Mississippi River, carrying travelers on U.S. 49 into Arkansas.
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Phillips County Looks to Sun for FutureLock Icon

More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >
The Elaine Massacre's place in civil rights history looms large. “You can’t keep thinking it’s going to go away,” said Brian Mitchell, a history professor at UA Little Rock.
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Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for UnveilingLock Icon

A three-day period of killing in the Arkansas Delta a century ago will be commemorated with the Elaine Massacre Memorial, to be dedicated across the street from the Phillips County Courthouse in Helena on Sept. 29. read more >
Entegrity Partners is building a solar array like this one for Phillips County. This project was completed in Brickeys (Lee County) for the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
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Phillips County Joins Government Solar Push

Phillips County Judge Clark Hall is counting on solar power to save his county money and help shine its image. The county has hired Entegrity Partners of Little Rock to build a 400-kilowatt photovoltaic array as part of its major new justice complex near Helena Regional Medical Center. read more >
The cycling trails at Delta Heritage Trail State Park near Helena-West Helena will soon be a part of something bigger.
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Big River Trail Blazing Adds More Mileage To Tourism BywayLock Icon

A nearly $1.6 million project will mark an important step toward creating a biking-hiking corridor along the full length of the state’s Mississippi River valley. read more >
Copy from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture's website (above) was reused on the new home page for Phillips County (below.) A link of the county's website now takes visitors to the Phillips County entry on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
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Agreement Reached After Phillips County Uses Copyrighted Content on Website

Encyclopedia of Arkansas notices its own content published on a website promoting Phillips County. read more >
A screenshot from the home page of  PhillipsCounty.Arkansas.gov.
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New Websites for Phillips County

The county website, PhillipsCounty.Arkansas.gov, is intended to be a central hub for residents to take care of county business. It contains information like phone directories, court data and event calendars. read more >
The bridge crane at Helena Harbor is used for loading and unloading barges, said spokesman John Edwards. 
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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. But it’s taken 20 years for that promise to ring true: Last year, the harbor welcomed its first-ever industrial client. read more >