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Movie Starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey to Film Locally


If you have ever wanted to see yourself on the big screen, here’s your chance. The Sony Pictures Classics major motion picture “Mud” is gearing up for production in central and southeast Arkansas. Local filming will take place around Backgate and Pendleton and will begin on September 26th and last approximately 2 weeks. It stars […]

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Veteran’s Memoral in Downtown McGehee


If you have not visited the Veterans’ Memorial in downtown McGehee after dark, you really need to do so.  The large granite slabs are strikingly beautiful with the lights on them.  Work has begun on landscaping and it promises to also highlight the beauty of this wonderful memorial.  Kudos to the men and women who envisioned this […]

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McGehee Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet – November 4, 2010


The McGehee Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards’ Banquet will be held Thursday evening, November 4, 2010, at the McGehee High School Cafeteria.  The banquet will begin at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $15 each.  Tables are $125.  To purchase tickets or tables, contact Paula at (870) 222-4451 or via email:  admin@mcgeheechamber.com This year’s guest speaker is […]

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McGehee Chamber of Commerce’s New Website is Resounding Success!


The McGehee Chamber of Commerce’s newly updated website, www.mcgeheechamber.com, is a resounding success!  The site, recently upgraded and updated, has received many positive comments.  The new site lists current members and also includes current information about the WWII Japanese American Internment Museum Project as well as membership meeting meetings, Owlfest information and Chamber updates.  The […]

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Burn Ban Issued for Desha County

Burn Ban Sign

Desha County Judge Mark McElroy on Tuesday, September 28, issued a Burn Ban for Desha County.  The Burn Ban will remain in effect until until weather conditions improve.

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Submit Your News to Delta Current


You may now submit news to Delta Current.  Just click on the “Submit News” link, and fill out the form.  All submission are moderated, and pictures for your post may be emailed to news@deltacurrent.com

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McGehee City Council Meeting – 9/14 at 5:30 PM


The next McGehee City Council Meeting will be held on Sept. 14 at 5:30 pm. Location: Municipal Building Agenda: It’s not very specific but here it is. It would be impossible to tell from this whether a person should make the point to attend.  Obviously not all citizens can make all meetings, but by knowing […]

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Choctaw Island WMA hiking trail dedication – Sept. 8


ARKANSAS CITY (AGFC) – Nine miles of nature trails, a newly paved parking area and an access road will be dedicated at the Freddie Black  WMA and Deer Research Area East Unit at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The WMA is in Desha County near Arkansas City. The public dedication ceremony will be at the access […]

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