Phillips County Newswire

Phillips County Newswire

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  1. Progress comes slowly at state Superfund siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 1 | NWAonline

    Some officials in Phillips County say they aren't concerned about incomplete cleanup of a chemical site in Helena-West Helena that is located in a flood-risk zone. About 900 people live within a mile of the defunct Cedar Chemical plant on the west side of the city, according to an Associated Press analysis of flood zone maps, census data and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency records.

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  2. Two Phillips County communities without waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 27 | KAIT-TV

    PHILLIPS COUNTY, AR - Residents in two Phillips County towns have been without water for nearly a week as officials there work to find a solution to the problem. According to a report from CNN affiliate WREG, people in the communities of Lake View and Oneida have been without water since a water pump failed.

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  3. Northwest Arkansas church helping families living in povertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | KAIT-TV

    ... is helping many of the families who are currently living in poverty. Various members of the church visit the Phillips County town every month to help the needy in any way necessary. Copyright 2017 KAIT . All rights reserved. Watch Region 8 News On ...

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  4. Elaine's history resurfaces in a documentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    ... labor organizing by blacks was met with violent opposition by whites. In response to union organizing in Phillips County and fear of having to pay fair wages to black sharecroppers, action by police and lawmakers led to the death sentences of black ...

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  5. Monsanto alleges dicamba bias, seeks to disqualify state Plant Board member at hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... based in St. Louis, said in a letter this week to the Plant Board that Terry Fuller of Poplar Grove, in Phillips County, is biased and helped round up public support for the board's recommendation that dicamba spraying be prohibited next year ...

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  6. Lily Peter was acclaimed Arkansas poetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | The Courier

    ... because of her work. Lily Peter was born in June 1891 on her parents' farm near the small town of Marvell in Phillips County. She was the eldest of 10 children. Her childhood was one met with great tragedy. Five of her brothers and sisters died ...

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  7. Woman, 69, gets probation after forging checksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | NWAonline

    A Phillips County woman who forged her dead aunt's signature on more than $100,000 in government checks avoided a jail sentence Thursday, because of her age and lack of criminal history, the judge ruled. Laura Whitehead, 69, of Lexa was ordered by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller to spend five years on probation, with a curfew and location monitoring during the first six months.

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  8. Phillips County JPs approve jail-tax bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    Phillips County voters will head to the polls again to vote on another proposal to build a county jail.

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  9. Lawmaker targets misuse of tax creditRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... reference to former Rep. Clark Hall, D-Marvell, who claimed a homestead credit in Lonoke County and one in Phillips County under properties in the name of Hall's wife, Rebecca. In 2012, one of Hall's opponents for the Democratic nomination in the ...

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  10. Slideshow: Sister Rosetta Tharpe sign unveiled FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | Arkansas Times

    ... story would have been preaching to the choir. Or, perhaps it was because this sign, like the one honoring Phillips County native Levon Helm that was unveiled near Marvel at 11 a.m. Friday had been up for months. The appearances of both were a bit of ...

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  11. Seed-firm suers told to file in MissouriRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... the law is firmly against you here," Marshall told David Hodges, a Little Rock attorney for about a dozen Phillips County farmers who challenged Monsanto's efforts to move the case from Arkansas to Missouri. The contracts -- called the Monsanto ...

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  12. Education notebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | NWAonline

    Helena-West Helena School District leaders are pleased with the test results from the district's first-year Academy of Excellence pilot program at J.F. Wahl Elementary. As a result of achievement levels that in many cases exceeded state and Phillips County area averages, the district is expanding its academy pilot program this year.

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  13. Real historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    ... the grim year and set the course for ending educational blight for black kids throughout the land. Over in Phillips County, a movement called Remembering 2019 wants to quietly recognize the 100th anniversary of the 1919 massacre of hundreds of black ...

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  14. Arkansas town hopes to create memorial for 1919 massacreRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2017 | Texarkana Gazette

    The Elaine Massacre was raging just 20 miles south of Helena, turning the Delta cotton fields and woodlands of southern Phillips County into killing fields. And the town's white society was growing fearful over rumors "black insurrection" would soon spread to Helena.

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  15. Arkansas man killed, two shot in domestic disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | NWAonline

    A man was killed and two other people were shot after a domestic dispute broke out on the porch of a Phillips County home Thursday afternoon, police said. Helena-West Helena police got a call between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. about shots being fired in the 100 block of Fifth Street, Chief James Smith said.

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  16. Helena man dies in triple shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    A man was killed and two other people were shot after a domestic dispute broke out on the porch of a Phillips County home Thursday afternoon, police said.

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  17. 1 dead, 2 others shot after fight breaks out at Arkansas home, police chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    A man was killed and two other people were shot after a domestic dispute broke out on the porch of an Phillips County home Thursday afternoon, police said.

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  18. Hopes high 1919 events make parks listRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | NWAonline

    This building in downtown Elaine is being considered as the site for a museum as Phillips County civic leaders hope to create a memorial for people killed in a 1919 massacre. The Elaine Massacre was raging just 20 miles south of Helena, turning the Delta cotton fields and woodlands of southern Phillips County into killing fields.

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  19. Farmers sue firms after dicamba banRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | NWAonline

    Arkansas farmers who bought and planted Monsanto's dicamba-tolerant seeds are suing Monsanto and BASF now that a dicamba-based herbicide has been taken off the market in the state. At the request of Monsanto and BASF, a federal judge last week moved the lawsuit from Phillips County Circuit Court to U.S. District Court in Jonesboro, where another dicamba-related lawsuit was filed earlier in June.

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  20. What about young Anna Lee?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | Minot Daily News

    ... icon. I think of him of somebody that I love dearly who was a part of my family," "The fact that he left Phillips County and made out as well as he did - people would come to his rambles and be just in awe of playing with him - he needs to be ...

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