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  1. More big ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2010 | Arkansas Times

    ... County school districts should help lead the way. Think it can't be done? Look at KIPP Delta Public Schools in West Helena. With a student population that is almost entirely low-income and African-American, KIPP is open for business about 60 percent ...

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  2. Helena mayor makes change in police forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | NWAonline

    Helena-West Helena Police Chief Virgil Green was fired Monday after serving as the law enforcement leader of the Phillips County town for less than two years. Mayor Jay Hollowell said Green's lack of success in reducing crime in the town was a major reason for Green's termination.

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  3. Meet the new executive directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | The Courier

    ... as ice chests to take to the firemen as aid. "It wasn't our job, but you just go do it," Daughtrey said. Born in West Helena, Daughtrey moved to Russellville when she was three years old and graduated from Russellville High School. She has three ...

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  4. Blues step aside in Helena for sampling of AmericanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | Arkansas Online

    Helena-West Helena, known primarily among music fans as the home of the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival, will be the site of another musical gathering, although this one leans more toward the Americana side of the dial.

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  5. Two teens arrested in Helena slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | NWAonline

    Police arrested two people in connection with what police are calling a gang-related fatal shooting Sunday of a 15-year-old boy. Marquette Haymer, 18, and Bobby Thomas, 19, both of Helena-West Helena, face charges of capital murder in the death of Quantavavious Stringer, Police Chief Virgil Green said.

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  6. Inquiry continues in Helena slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 18 | Arkansas Online

    HELENA-WEST HELENA -- Police are questioning three people in the Sunday evening fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy, Helena-West Helena Police Chief Virgil Green said.

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  7. For lottery play, debit cards now an optionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 16 | NWAonline

    ... the House in a 60-23 vote on March 29 in this year's regular session. Two years ago, Rep. Chris Richey, D-Helena-West Helena, said he couldn't muster enough votes for his similar legislation in the House Rules Committee, where the bill died in the ...

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  8. On control of Little Rock's schools, words fly; state board hears views for 2 hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | NWAonline

    ... on how to move forward with these districts." "You all have been here under much of the time when we had Helena-West Helena under state control and Pulaski County Special School District under state control, and I'll just remind you that during that ...

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  9. Michael Burks Project show supports posthumous albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 13 | NWAonline

    ... many of the tracks on I'm a Bluesman . After his death, organizers of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena, where Burks was often featured, started the Michael Burks Memorial Jam Session, held each Wednesday before the festival ...

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  10. Police: 2, including victim's mother, sought after reported rape of girl in ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 12 | Arkansas Online

    Two Helena-West Helena residents are sought in the reported rape of a 14-year-old girl, according to authorities.

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  11. 2 convicted in Arkansas food program fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 7 | Log Cabin Democrat

    A federal jury in Arkansas has convicted two people of fraud in connection with a federal program intended to provide meals for low-income children. Court records show 41-year-old Jacqueline Mills of Helena-West Helena and 38-year-old Anthony Waits of England were both convicted of conspiracy Thursday and Mills was convicted on 39 additional counts, including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

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  12. Verdict guilty for pair in food-for-kids fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 7 | NWAonline

    Jacqueline Mills, a Helena-West Helena day care operator who received millions of dollars from the federal government for claiming to oversee 34 feeding programs for poor children over three years, was convicted Thursday of all 39 counts she faced in a two-week jury trial. The jury also convicted Anthony Leon Waits, 38, of England of being part of the same multimillion-dollar conspiracy to commit wire fraud by recruiting friends and family members to submit false child-feeding claims in return for him getting more than $1 million in kickbacks.

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  13. Meal-fraud jury ponders 40-count caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 | NWAonline

    A federal jury began deliberating Wednesday on 39 charges against a Helena-West Helena woman accused of defrauding a state-run program to feed poor children and a single, related charge against an England man. The panel of six men and six women deliberated for 3A1 2 hours Wednesday afternoon after listening to 2A1 2 hours of closing arguments in the morning.

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  14. Meal work legitimate, defendant tells jurorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | NWAonline

    Jacqueline Mills spent about four hours on the witness stand Tuesday, telling a federal jury over and over that she didn't bribe state employees to defraud the federal government, nor did she suspect that reimbursement claims she filed were made up or heavily padded. Mills, 41, of Helena-West Helena, who said she oversaw the operation of 34 food-providing sites in Arkansas for underprivileged children between 2011 and 2014, also insisted that she never altered receipts to seek reimbursement for expenses she never incurred.

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  15. Meal-fraud prosecutors wrap up caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 4 | NWAonline

    ... Food and Nutrition Service who previously worked for the state. Waits and Jacqueline Mills, 41, of Helena-West Helena are in their second week of trial on allegations that they participated in a conspiracy to defraud two programs for children -- a ...

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  16. Testimony details meal-fraud historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 1 | NWAonline

    ... feeding programs to go to trial. The trial for Anthony Waits, 38, of England and Jacqueline Mills, 41, of Helena-West Helena began Monday in the Little Rock courtroom of U.S. District Judge James Moody and is expected to last three weeks. Gladys ...

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  17. Arkansas man arrested on attempted murder charge; 2 others soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    An Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder after the victim was found beaten and shot in the groin in Helena-West Helena earlier this month, officials said.

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  18. Hungry-kid gap echoed at trial of 2 Arkansans accused of defrauding feeding programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... dollars. The testimony came on the third day of an expected three-week trial for Jacqueline Mills, 41, of Helena-West Helena and Anthony Leon Waits, 38, of England. It followed that of more than a dozen witnesses who gave similar accounts Tuesday. ...

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  19. Kids seen don't square with meal total, jury toldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    A string of witnesses from small Arkansas towns took turns on the witness stand Tuesday in a Little Rock federal courtroom to rebut claims that Jacqueline Mills of Helena-West Helena had fed hundreds of underprivileged children in the towns in after-school or summer feeding programs.

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  20. Trial starts in feeding-fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | NWAonline

    A government program designed to provide nutritious meals to underprivileged school-age children across the country was turned into a goldmine for a handful of savvy adults in Arkansas who used it to line their own pockets with millions of dollars, federal prosecutors say. Over the next three weeks, prosecutors will present testimony and other evidence to try to persuade a federal jury seated Monday to convict Jacqueline Mills, 41, of Helena-West Helena and Anthony Leon Waits, 38, of England of conspiring to commit millions of dollars' worth of wire fraud.

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