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Better days ahead?

Helena-West Helena continues the struggle that many towns in the Arkansas Delta are facing; officials are hopeful that getting involved and improving community relations will be the right path.

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Photographs by John Deering

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Better days ahead? Illustration

HELENA--Some were born here. Others came to Helena later in life. Some are black, others are white. All of them are trying to connect the dots--in areas ranging from education to public safety to economic development--and find a way to slow the loss of population in this part of the Arkansas Delta.

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