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KIPP pushing literacy growth (04/24/14)
KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School has been emphasizing the importance of literacy growth this year.
Old steam laundry building coming down (04/24/14)
Goolsby Inc. began work on demolishing the old Blytheville Steam Laundry building, 210 Second St., Wednesday.
Area recyling programs poised for expansion (04/24/14)
Plans are being made to further expand the recycling programs across Mississippi County, with the help of grant funding from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
Blytheville fine arts students to be showcased (04/23/14)
"All That Jazz," a celebration of the students in the Blytheville School District's fine arts programs, will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Delta Gateway Museum on Main Street.
County to close roads near new mill (04/23/14)
When Mississippi County's Quorum Court met Tuesday night in Osceola, justices voted to close two county roads, ostensibly to make way for the Big River Steel construction project.
Blytheville students preparing to step up (04/23/14)
The Blytheville School District kicked off its Step Up Nights Tuesday with the Blytheville Kindergarten and Primary School.
Bluegrass great to play in Blytheville (04/23/14)
Bluegrass great Jim Hurst will be live in concert for one show only at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ritz in Blytheville.
Special Olympics will be Friday at Gosnell (04/22/14)
More than 300 Special Olympians from around the region will descend on Gosnell Friday morning.
Summer trial date set in Sowell case (04/22/14)
The case against Christopher Sowell, who is being charged with first-degree murder in the death of 11-year-old Jessica Williams, has been continued in Mississippi County Circuit Court again.
Main Street organization strives for revitalization (04/22/14)
Main Street Arkansas Assistant Director Samantha Evans spoke about the organization's commitment to the preservation and restoration of historic Main Street districts across the state during Monday's luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Candidates will be given time at ward meeting (04/22/14)
Candidates for public office will be allowed time to speak during Saturday's quarterly ward meeting, according to Blytheville City Councilman R.L. Jones.
Blytheville students get second chance with ALE (04/20/14)
Blytheville High School's New Beginnings Alternative Learning Environment program offers students a second chance at being successful in the classroom, thanks in large part to the program's ability to offer the traditional high school experience in a more individualize package
Highway project could be done by end of year (04/19/14)
Poor weather conditions for much of last year have again pushed back the completion date for the Highway 18 overpass and Highway 61 connection projects.
Salvage operation continues after barge accident (04/19/14)
Salvage and recovery operations are still underway at Kinder Morgan's coil dock on the Mississippi River, where
Big River Steel expected to break ground in June (04/18/14)
Groundbreaking for Big River Steel is expected to take place some time in late June, according to founder John Correnti.
City budget solid for first quarter (04/18/14)
Meeting for the second time this month, Thursday night, the Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee approved several requests and had a lengthy discussion with new Finance Director John Callens on its objectives.
Club promoting literacy with World Book Night giveway (04/18/14)
A local civic club is working hard to improve literacy in Mississippi County. With its latest venture, the Blytheville Rotary Club hopes to generate interest in reading by participating in the national book giveaway program, World Book Night.
Candidates urged to mind rules on yard signs (04/17/14)
Election campaign season has begun, with the primary voting in May and the general election in November, and Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson is urging candidates and their teams to make sure they aren't breaking any city ordinances.
ANC one of four colleges to land grant (04/17/14)
Arkansas Northeastern College is poised to receive a $180,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges and the Walmart Foundation's Job Ready, Willing & Able Grant funds.
Voters should have IDs ready on election day (04/17/14)
Voters planning to head to the polls in May's primary and November's mid-term election should remember the new legislation which was passed in 2013, requiring identification to cast a vote.
City Council OKs 15-year cable agreement with Ritter (04/16/14)
The Blytheville City Council voted 5-1 in favor of a new 15-year cable franchise agreement with Ritter Communications, Tuesday night.
Squad hasn't given up in river search (04/16/14)
Members of the Blytheville Emergency Squad say that they are still sending their boats out on the river to search for the victims of last week's barge accident at Kinder Morgan's coil dock.
Elvis tribute artist to tell story on Ritz stage (04/16/14)
Legendary Elvis tribute artist Bill Haney will be interviewed on stage at the Ritz Civic Center Thursday, May 8, as part of the "Stardust on Blytheville" series sponsored by the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Main Street Arkansas will be focus of Chamber lunch (04/16/14)
Samantha Evans, Main Street Arkansas assistant director, will be speaking on the Main Street Arkansas approach to downtown revitalization at Monday's monthly luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Red Cross looking for area heroes (04/16/14)
The Northeast Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross is again looking for community heroes across the area.
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