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Family activities to help keep the season bright (12/18/14)
Christmas Day is just a few days away, and for many people "the most wonderful time of the year" can also be the busiest time of the year. From office holiday parties and long lines at the mall to decking the halls and choir practice it's easy to get burned out on Christmas before Christmas even comes.
Tevarius Green guilty of capital murder in Daniel Goodwin death (12/17/14)
Late Wednesday afternoon, a jury convicted Tevarius Green of capital murder in the 2013 shooting death of Daniel Goodwin.
ANC launching partnership with hospital system (12/17/14)
Arkansas Northeastern College is partnering with the Mississippi County Hospital System not provide a new position at the college's Allied Health Center in return for regular training for hospital employees.
Legal complaint filed over Blytheville mayoral election (12/17/14)
On Tuesday, local attorney Jeremy Thomas filed a complaint in Mississippi County Circuit Court, questioning some votes cast in the recent Blytheville mayoral election.
Armorel Schools land $15,000 grant (12/17/14)
The Armorel School District has been awarded a $15,000 grant to continue its eResources digital learning throug
Shooting in Gosnell; details sketchy (12/17/14)
Gosnell Police Chief Darrell Watkins confirmed a shooting that occurred Tuesday in Gosnell, but released little information on the case.
Jo Ann Henton tabbed to replace Middlebrook on Court (12/17/14)
A resolution was passed Tuesday night by the Mississippi County Quorum Court recommending Jo Ann Henton to replace the late Justice Hattie Middlebrook on the Court.
Trial begins for man accused of killing Goodwin (12/17/14)
Testimony began Tuesday afternoon in the trial regarding Daniel Goodwin's murder.
Langston recognized during her final Council meeting (12/16/14)
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders presented outgoing City Councilwoman Missy Langston with a plaque as a token of gratitude for her service, at the end the Ward 2 representative's final Council meeting Tuesday night. Langston chose not to run for a second term, and Councilman-elect L.C. Hartsfield will take over the position on Jan. 1...
Blytheville district looking to launch ad campaign (12/15/14)
The Blytheville School District is looking at a new "Tell & Sell" campaign that will help the district reach out into every corner of the advertising market with a "go big or go home" mentality.
Private option good for county hospitals (12/15/14)
The Blytheville and Osceola hospitals have reportedly seen an uptick in business since the passage of the private option, an expansion of the Affordable Care Act in Arkansas.
Justices question county ART payments (12/15/14)
A special meeting of the Mississippi County Quorum Court's Planning and Development committee was called Monday, after justices noticed that invoices were being passed through the county's financial management office for payments to ART for building maintenance.
Gosnell board eyeing technology ratio (12/15/14)
Gosnell School Board members recently attended a statewide conference in which they received instruction regarding moving districts to a one-to-one student-to-technology ratio, as well as the state's new evaluation systems for principals and other administrators.
Lights of the Delta shatters one-night record (12/15/14)
Blytheville's Lights of the Delta saw the busiest night in its 14-year history Saturday, with nearly 200 more cars than the previous record.
City to weigh options on wastewater building (12/15/14)
Tuesday night, the Blytheville City Council is expected to consider an ordinance that would waive competitive bidding for construction of a new wastewater office and lab building.
Updated: Three killed in I-55 wreck (12/14/14)
The southbound lanes of Interstate 55 were backed up for miles Sunday afternoon because of a fatal accident.
Local shops offer solutions to last-minute shopping problems (12/13/14)
With only 11 shopping days left until Christmas, many people may still be frantically searching for the perfect gift to give to a family member, friend, co-worker or pastor. It can be stressful to constantly battle traffic when heading out of town to shop or to find that perfect gift online only to realize it's out of stock.
Middlebrook remembered for love of community (12/12/14)
Described by many as a hard worker whose passion was fired by a love for her community, Mrs. Hattie Middlebrook dedicated her life to public service and improving the lives of those around her.
Murder trial slated to start next week (12/12/14)
The trial for the man accused of murdering Daniel Goodwin in July of 2013 is slated to begin Tuesday.
Crawford retiring as city's Public Works director (12/11/14)
For more than 30 years, Blytheville Public Works Director Marvin Crawford has been a public servant in the city of Blytheville, either in law enforcement or Public Works.
County looks to lure residents with website, video (12/11/14)
Mayors from across Mississippi County were interviewed Wednesday morning for a promotional video being produced to draw new residents into the county in the wake of the area's recent industrial growth.
Cooler weather not slowing Big River work (12/11/14)
Construction at Big River Steel is still ongoing, despite the onset of winter weather, according to Mississippi County Economic Developer Clif Chitwood.
Former councilwoman remembered fondly by local leaders (12/10/14)
Community leaders fondly remember former Blytheville City Councilwoman Shirley Overman, who passed away Monday at the age of 79.
Councilman wants city to get tough on code enforcement (12/10/14)
Blytheville City Councilman John Musgraves would like to see more stringent code enforcement penalties next year.
Nucor's deal with county landfill could change (12/10/14)
A long-standing arrangement between Mississippi County and Nucor Steel is likely to change, following a meeting of the Quorum Court's Sanitation Committee Tuesday afternoon.
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