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Blytheville man arrested in shooting death (03/01/15)
A Blytheville man is behind bars and another is dead following a shooting late Saturday night.
Writers' group forming at bookstore (02/28/15)
That Bookstore in Blytheville owner Chris Crawley and writer/editor Jeanne Mason have partnered together to form the TBIB Writers' Group, which they hope will draw passionate and skilled writers together to ultimately celebrate the art of writing.
Crews demolish old hospital nursing home wing (02/28/15)
Great River Medical Center's old nursing home wing, which has been out of use for many years, was recently demolished by county workers.
Storm Spotters Workshop to be held at ANC (02/27/15)
Skywarn storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the nation's first line of defense against severe weather.
Architect to survey county courthouse project (02/27/15)
Historical architect Aaron Ruby will be visiting Mississippi County on March 11 and 12 on a contracted job for the quorum court to survey the project of moving the county to one courthouse.
Blytheville Police reports 2-27 (02/27/15)
The following are recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
ANC looks to expand high school program (02/26/15)
Arkansas Northeastern College is looking to expand the implementation of its Early College Scholarship, which works with area high school students to help them better afford concurrent college credit courses.
Library system offering notary service at branches (02/26/15)
The Mississippi County Library System is now offering notary public services at all seven of its locations.
Local service could save waterlogged phones (02/25/15)
Area residents now have a new hope when it comes to saving water-damaged phones, thanks to the new Redux moisture drying system available at from TCC, Verizon.
ANC hosts two-day symposium (02/25/15)
Arkansas Northeastern College hosted a two-day symposium promoting civic and community engagement on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Latest steel mill lawsuit dismissed (02/25/15)
A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the Big River Steel Mill near Osceola has been dismissed.
Highway 150 overpass to be closed for a month (02/25/15)
The Highway 150 overpass over Interstate 55 will be closed for repairs, beginning Monday.
Quorum Court takes stand against Senate bill (02/24/15)
The Mississippi County Quorum Court passed a resolution Tuesday night in opposition of State Bill 333, Destruction of Home Rule, officially asking legislators to vote against it.
Update: Juvenile arrested in Jonesboro in connection with Blytheville shooting (02/24/15)
Blytheville Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon near apartments in the 1000 block of North Second Street.
Tenaris plant in Texas lays off 200-plus (02/24/15)
Yet more Tenaris employees are now facing layoffs, but this time from the company's mill in Conroe, Texas. Representatives from Tenaris told the CN that the Conroe plant is being temporarily shut down as of April 24, resulting in the layoff of over 200 employees...
Regenold headed to state Ag Hall of Fame (02/24/15)
John Ed Regenold of Armorel is among five people being inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame this year, a honor recognizing leadership and service to the state's largest industry segment.
BMS scores discussed (02/23/15)
The Blytheville School Board took a closer look at the denial of the district's appeal for removal from the state's Academic Distress list during Monday night's board meeting. Although frustrated with the circumstances, administrators are hopeful about the school's future...
Gosnell to go Good Friday, adds days to end of year (02/23/15)
Area schools are returning to classes Tuesday, and Gosnell's school board voted Monday night to make up the five recent snow days by removing Good Friday from the Easter holiday, and adding four days to the school year after Memorial Day, May 26-29...
Board denies Cook's request (02/23/15)
In the face of some unexpected financial demands early on in the year, the Quorum Court's finance committee voted Monday afternoon to deny Sheriff Dale Cook his request for an appropriation of $20,000 for two new vehicles. Cook requested the funds to supplement insurance money claimed on three vehicles which were totaled at the end of last year...
Police chief talks crime rate, fear of crime with Chamber (02/23/15)
Blytheville Police Department Chief Ross Thompson spoke with community members about crime prevention, managing the fear of crime and the recent string of high-profile robberies during Monday's monthly luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Woman accused of causing paralysis (02/23/15)
A Blytheville woman accused of running over her partner, leading to his paralysis, has surrendered to police.
Blytheville Police reports 2-23 (02/23/15)
The following are recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
Blytheville Police Reports (02/21/15)
The following are recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department: -- Officers responded to a breaking and entering to a vehicle in the 1100 block of West Walnut. The victim started her vehicle before work and went back inside. After a few minutes, she noticed the inside lights on, along with the running lights and the doors were still locked with the vehicle running. The victim did not know if any items were taken because she did not have a second set of keys to get into the vehicle...
Local family united with adoptive son in Congo (02/21/15)
Blytheville natives Jason and April Lloyd have recently completed the life-changing step of moving their family to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in order to be united with their adopted son, Samuel.
Chamber gearing up for annual banquet (02/21/15)
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet, and Executive Director Liz Smith said this year's event will offer a special treat for some local business owners.
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