Farrell, MS

Arkansas PBS adds additional signal to expand coverage area

Arkansas PBS can now be watched on a new broadcast signal in eastern Arkansas. On Tuesday, network executives and political leaders gathered in West Memphis to celebrate the new channel going on the air. With a tower located near Forrest City, the signal extends east to the Tennessee border. Other...

Field Day Held in Mound Bayou

National Hemp Growers Cooperative hosted the two-day event. The National Hemp Growers Cooperative (NHGC) hosted a Field Day in Mound Bayou and mini-conference in Cleveland on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7. The two-day event gave local growers the opportunity to learn about industrial hemp, regenerative agriculture, and more from industry experts and experienced growers.

Health Event Held In Shelby

The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health held a free “Meet and Greet” health event for the citizens of Shelby last Saturday, June 25, at 701 S. Lauderdale Avenue. Cordaro Mays, a Community Health Worker for the Institute, a Mound Bayou native who is currently residing in Shelby, said the event was for people in Bolivar and surrounding counties to come out, get free medical tests and screenings and enjoy themselves in the process.

Running Hard

Hard work and competition are things that Shelby native Sema’j Daniels have always embraced. During his high school athletic career in football and track, he was the consummate athlete. At Broad Street High School, he was a standout football player and track star. When Broad Street High School in...
SHELBY, MS (press release)

An Agriculture Community Commemorates the Mule Train to DC

Posted by Gerald Tillman, Chief, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Survey Administration Branch in Research and Science. Last month, I had the honor to serve as keynote speaker for The Mule Train’s 54th anniversary. The Mule Train left Marks, Mississippi and traveled to Washington, D.C., on May 13, 1968, as part of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign to demand economic justice since Marks resided in the poorest U.S. county at the time. However, Dr. King did not witness the Mule Train because he was assassinated the month before the demonstration.

30th Kids AT underway at Camp Shelby

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi National Guard’s Family Programs Directorate is hosting an annual summer camp for the young dependents of National Guard servicemen and women. The 30th Kids AT (Annual Training) is for children 9-12 and it features arts and crafts, swimming and other normal summer...

Man charged with kidnapping girlfriend, high-speed chase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Helena-West Helena Police Department responded to a domestic situation on June 20 after receiving reports that a man had threatened to kill multiple people inside a home and kidnapped his girlfriend. The Helena-West Helena Police Department were informed that 21-year-old Kylen Barksdale had threatened to kill multiple people in a home, […]

Man charged with kidnapping girlfriend, leading Helena-West Helena Police on high-speed chase

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A man is charged after Helena-West Helena Police said he kidnapped his girlfriend then led officers on a high-speed chase. Kylen Barksdale, 21, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a family or household member, terroristic threatening, and fleeing. Investigators said officers were...

Ark. man accused of kidnapping girlfriend, making terroristic threat

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - An Arkansas man is behind bars in Phillips County Jail after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and threatened to shoot people. Helena-West Helena Police Department says officers responded to a domestic disturbance Monday on Kentucky Street where 21-year-old Kylen Barksdale threatened to kill multiple people and kidnapped his 26-year-old girlfriend before leaving the residence in her vehicle.
Colorado Springs Independent

Charlie Musselwhite at Blues From the Top Festival

While he’s been described as a “living legend” and “national treasure” countless times, Charlie Musselwhite would probably prefer to be known as a down-to-earth Delta bluesman. With 40 albums, 14 Blues Music Awards and a couple of Grammys under his belt, the masterful harmonica player, Southern country guitarist, singer and songwriter long ago established himself as a standard-bearer in the genre he likes to call “secular spiritual music.”