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Community News
A large crowd gathered at Williams Park on Tuesday evening to mourn the loss of Vincent Stone, who was the victim of a fatal shooting on Monday night at the park. Several in attendance offered words of advice, including Blytheville Mayor James...
Ricemen top Casons (06/25/15)
Blytheville Courier News JONESBORO - The Blytheville Hardy Sales and Service Casons dropped a zone contest to the Jonesboro Riceman, 4-3, Tuesday night. The Casons led, 3-0, heading into the bottom of the seventh but the Riceman plated four in their final at bat to steal the ball game...
Hixson named AD of the Year (06/25/15)
A state championship coach in his own right, David Hixson can now add 5A Athletic Director of the Year to his extensive resume. A 31-year employee of the Blytheville Public School District, Hixson is Athletic Director and head golf coach at Blytheville High School, served as the school's head boys' basketball coach for 26 years, winning a state championship as head coach in 2006, served as an assistant coach on two state championship teams and led his 2012 golf team to the state championship as well. ...
Boxers reunite after 52 years (06/22/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News They hadn't seen each other since fighting in a Golden Gloves match 52 years ago in Osceola. But 73 year old, Dennis Fisher, knew exactly who walked into the room last week when he and his ringside opponent that night, Rudy Underwood, met for a small reunion...
Support for Sportsplex must continue
The Blytheville Baseball Softball Boosters Cal Ripken and youth softball seasons are coming to a close but action at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex will continue throughout the Summer months. Says this site, American Legion baseball will continue through July and in just a couple of weeks, the Sportsplex will have the attention of a large chunk of the nation as Blytheville will be the home of the Cal Ripken 12U Regional Tournament...
Violence in Blytheville must end
Two murders, one day. Four other shootings -- in a five-day period -- that led to victims being rushed to the hospital. There have been six homicides this year, including four since the middle of May: 21-year-old Raymond Smith on May 12; 17-year-old Dewaun Miller on May 18; and 22-year-old Vincent Stone and 20-year-old Kennon Daniels both on Monday. Rodney Lutes, 54, was shot to death in March, and Lawless Kennedy, 49, was killed in April...

Community members must take action to stop violence
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With a sad heart, troubled mind, shaken soul and humble spirit I'm dealing with the death of a friend's son and another young gun-shot victim from our community, who is currently recuperating...
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