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BPD fighting crime with technology (08/30/14)
In today's technological environment, it can often be hard to keep up with the times, but the Blytheville Police Department is making a concerted effort not only to keep the department up to speed on commonly used technologies, but to pave the way with new ideas and implementations.
Carney backing hospital tax, but has reservations (08/30/14)
Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney has come out in favor of the proposed hospital tax, but said he has his own reasons for supporting it, and does have some reservations about the plans, or lack thereof, which have been announced by the hospital system's steering committee.
Former city vendor pleads guilty to theft (08/29/14)
City of Blytheville vendor Leonard Woods pleaded guilty Monday to a Class A misdemeanor theft of property.
Wreck victim had apparently been shot (08/29/14)
The Blytheville Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a single vehicle fatality Thursday night turned up injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.
Suspect sought in Gosnell armed robbery (08/29/14)
The Gosnell Police Department is looking for the man involved in an aggravated robbery that took place Wednesday at the Dollar General in Gosnell.
Annual pageants to be held at BHS Auditorium (08/29/14)
"Dancing Queen" is the theme of the Miss Northeast Arkansas, Northeast Arkansas Outstanding Teen, Miss River Delta and River Delta Outstanding Teen pageants, set for Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Blytheville High School Auditorium.
Local artist helps bring book to life (08/28/14)
Arkham Comics will be hosting a book-signing for artist Kelly Williams' new graphic novel "The Cabinet" from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Dates set for annual airbase reunion (08/28/14)
The planning committee for the 8th Annual Blytheville/Eaker Air Force Base met Tuesday at Perkins, and the dates for the reunion were set for Oct. 4-5 at the Holiday Inn.
Mayor to be featured in magazine (08/27/14)
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders was recently photographed by a Municipal League photographer in front of the Greyhound Bus Station.
Jones seeking Ward 1 seat on Blytheville Council (08/27/14)
Margaree Rogers Jones is seeking the Ward 1, Position 2 seat in the upcoming Blytheville City Council elections.
County preparing to work on 2015 budget (08/26/14)
The 2015 budgeting process will soon begin for the Finance Committee of the Mississippi County Quorum Court; Justice Michael White told the court at their Tuesday night meeting that budgeting will begin in just five weeks, and continue through the fall.
Parks grant application request dies in committee (08/26/14)
The city of Blytheville will not apply for a 50/50 matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Outdoor Recreation Grant Program, after the proposal died in committee, Tuesday night. Following a discussion in the Finance and Purchasing Committee, Councilman John Musgraves motioned to send the grant request to the City Council, but neither of the other two members -- Councilman Tommy Abbott or Councilman Kevin Snow -- seconded in the motion...
Friends of NRA planning fundraising dinner (08/26/14)
The Friends of the NRA will hold its inaugural Mississippi County Friends of the NRA Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Blytheville Country Club.
Another candidate forum in the works (08/26/14)
Concerned Citizens of Blytheville will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ritz Civic Center.
Gosnell board reviews test scores; math up (08/25/14)
Last year's test scores were reviewed by the Gosnell School Board at its Monday night meeting -- with improvements in math showing as a trend.
Councilmen skeptical of Parks & Rec grant plan (08/25/14)
Monday night, the Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee tabled a request to apply for a 50/50 matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Outdoor Recreation Grant Program.
Blytheville to begin drug-testing students (08/25/14)
The Blytheville School Board voted unanimously in favor of a new drug testing policy for all students involved in extracurricular activities on Monday. The policy will go into effect at the beginning the second quarter.
Despite new sales tax, West Memphis hospital to close (08/25/14)
The Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis stopped admitting patients Monday and will shut down permanently on Sept. 7, despite the recent passage of a sales tax increase intended to help the financially struggling facility.
Man accused of assaulting police officer during chase (08/24/14)
Shawn Jefferson, 42, who was arrested in June in connection with a Main Street burglary, was arrested again over the weekend, and allegedly assaulted a police officer during a foot pursuit.
Unique summer experience for two KIPPsters (08/24/14)
KIPP Blytheville rising freshmen John Ball and Anika Mittal had the opportunity to participate in very unique summer programs during break. The students are now ready to jump back into the classroom and share what they've learned.
Mayoral, council candidates expected for forum (08/23/14)
The Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Blytheville High School Auditorium.
Tax revenues down for July; August could be up (08/22/14)
Tax revenues are down again across the board for Mississippi County, but County Treasurer Peggy Meatte has said she believes another record month for revenues could be coming up soon.
Poker Run back for this year's Chili Cookoff (08/22/14)
The United Way of Greater Blytheville is teaming up with local bikers to sponsor the first "Cruisin' for the Cause" poker run. The run will be held in conjunction with the Blytheville Chili Cookoff, set for Saturday, Oct. 18.
ANC starts new program for teens receiving SSI (08/21/14)
Arkansas Northeastern College will be participating in a program designed to help Mississippi County teenagers receiving Supplemental Security Income gain work experience and open new educational opportunities.
Rouse named new CN publisher (08/21/14)
Kennett native Shelia Rouse has assumed the publisher position of the Blytheville Courier News, as well as the Osceola Times, the Steele Enterprise and the Democrat-Argus in Caruthersville.
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