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Women’s Equality in Arkansas

(Arkansas)—Arkansas women are still taking strides in equality for women. Today being Women’s Equality Day, commemorating passage of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. Women in Arkansas are still facing some of the same challenges in the workforce, women in politics and in education as they...

B.b. King Day At Mvsu

(Itta Bena, MS)­­ September 1 is B.B .King Day at Mississippi Valley State University. On B.B. King Day Valley will host Forum Discussions, have special performances, live radio broadcast and they will remeber Melvin Jackson and Otis Clay. Valley will also have special guest John Birdsong, Teeny Tucker, Vickie Baker,...

Washington County EMA Searches for Disaster Animal Response Team

(Greenville, MS)- The Washington County Disaster Animal Response Team is in need for volunteers to run a pet friendly shelter for a 24 hours period. Veterinarians, and vet technicians, and both small and large animal handlers are needed.

Police discover 2 Mississippi Nuns Stabbed to Death

(Durant, MS)- Two nuns who worked as nurses in Durant were found slain in their home. Investigators say the two nuns were victims of a break in and vehicle theft. The nuns were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill. Their bodies were sent to the state crime...

Hollandale Gets a Boost in Funds for Water System

(Hollandale, MS)- U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran announced this week the city of Hollandale received $450K from Delta Regional Authority to support the city wide water system improvement project. City leaders hope to repair the system’s deterioration. Some residents of Hollandale say it’s the first step in the right direction.

August 27 Ruminant Conference

(Arkansas)—Workshops and Conferences for productive enterprise concerning goats and sheep are being held in Arkansas on August 27. The Southeast Research and Extension Center and the Drew County Extension Service are working together to host this year’s Ruminant conference at the UAM campus. The conference will include topics on pasture...