Andrew Bagley

Andrew Bagley

Andrew Bagley is publisher of the Helena World in Phillips County and the Monroe County Argus. Since forming a partnership with Chuck Davis to save the Helena World from closure, the paper has become a recognized leader among small weekly newspapers in the state, winning dozens of awards for its work from the Arkansas Press Association, including the General Excellence Award in 2021. Bagley has been an instructor of U.S. History and American Government at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas for over two decades. He was one of the charter faculty members of the UA System’s eVersity and previously served as a teacher in the Helena-West Helena and Elaine public school systems. He served for 5 1/2 years as president of the Helena-West Helena School Board and is a firm believer in community service.

Phillips County Port Authority Board President Leroy Carter, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Helm America Crop Nutrition President Michael Peyton and Scoular VP Bill Davis listen to remarks from Helena Harbor Director and General Counsel John Edwards at the beginning of a celebration of expansions by four companies in Helena representing tens of millions in investments. (Andrew Bagley for Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas governor, business leaders tout economic development in Phillips County

By: - August 7, 2023

For the second time in seven months, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent the day in Helena-West Helena, beginning with an event to celebrate millions of dollars in new investment through expansions at four agribusiness companies. Sanders also met privately with city and other local officials to discuss possible long-term water system improvements to prevent drinking […]