Thursday May 9
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.
Helena Plans Big Memorial Day Civil War Re-Enactment
May is Arkansas heritage month. Across the state, towns are celebrating what makes them unique.
Wanda Jackson, Kentucky Headhunters Lead Arkansas Delta...
Wanda Jackson performs as part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival Day Two at Zilker Park on September 17, 2011 in Austin Texas.
Delta Farm Press
Spring in Arkansas: Drought out west, flooding in the east
The rain-swollen upper Mississippi River is expected to send its bulk past Arkansas the week of April 29, with the river at Memphis, Tenn., projected to rise to 32 feet by May 1. Helena is expected to reach 40.5 feet on May 2, below the 44-foot flood stage.
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.