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Haunted Theater back at Ritz (10/25/14)
The Haunted Theater officially kicked off Thursday night, and will continue through Saturday, and pick up again Tuesday-Saturday, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Ritz Civic Center in downtown Blytheville.
Ignite again readying Boxes of Love (10/25/14)
This year's Ignite event has already begun, and the organization is underway on its Boxes of Love giveaway, which is coming up in December. The Ignite board recently met to finalize plans for the giveaway and start spreading awareness.
Blytheville recognized for storm-readiness (10/25/14)
The National Weather Service recognized the city of Blytheville for its efforts toward achieving StormReady recognition.
MissCo among 8 sites vying for new prison (10/24/14)
Mississippi County is one of eight entities expected to bid for a new $100 million Arkansas prison that would house maximum-security prisoners.
Entries now being sought for Blytheville Christmas parade (10/24/14)
The theme for this year's Blytheville Christmas parade is "All I Want for Christmas," picking up the theme from last year's parade which was canceled because of icy conditions.
Chili Cookoff winners announced (10/24/14)
Last weekend's Blytheville Chili Cookoff was a big hit, according to Main Street Blytheville Interim Director L.C. Hartsfield, and the results for the chili winners are now in.
County to use "blue roof" to stop courthouse leaks (10/24/14)
Justices of the Quorum Court's Finance Committee decided Thursday that a FEMA "blue roof" is the best option to pursue for stopping leaks in the Blytheville courthouse until funding can be secured for a more permanent fix.
Squad gearing up for annual auction (10/23/14)
The Blytheville Emergency Squad is collecting items in preparation for its annual fundraising auction, which will be held Nov. 1 at Walker Park.
Wilson project is about "building something" (10/23/14)
Gaylon Lawrence, who recently purchased Lee Wilson & Co., and effectively the town of Wilson, addressed the monthly meeting of the county's mayors Tuesday in Manila.
County tax rate to hit 10 percent in January (10/22/14)
On Jan. 1, when collections begin for the Mississippi County Hospital System's recently passed half-cent tax, residents of Blytheville will be paying 10 percent sales taxes in town.
Sharp transferred to state custody (10/22/14)
Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook said Tuesday morning that Freddie Sharp III, has been picked up by the Arkansas Department of Corrections and transported to the facility in Malvern.
Council takes no action on millage (10/22/14)
The Blytheville City Council took no action Tuesday night on a resolution that would have set millage at 5 mills -- a 1-mill increase
Mayoral campaign enters final stretch (10/21/14)
The race for Blytheville mayor is down to the final stretch, with early voting underway at the Moore Center. Election day is Nov. 4.
Early voting underway for Nov. 4 election (10/20/14)
arly voting is underway in Mississippi County, and the polls have been busy. Near the closing time on Monday, 234 people had early voted in Osceola, and 275 in Blytheville, according to Election Coordinator Johnny Buchanon.
City weighing lease program for garbage cans (10/20/14)
The Blytheville City Council's Health and Sanitation Committee is considering a lease program for garbage cans.
County hospital system equipped to handle an Ebola case (10/20/14)
Local hospital personnel are trained and equipped to deal with an Ebola patient, should the need arise.
City committee OKs money for Chamber (10/20/14)
The Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee approved several requests Monday night, including a $10,000 payment to the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
County facing challenge with jail funding (10/20/14)
As it has been in recent years, funding the jail at the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department is going to yet again prove to be a challenge for the county in 2015.
Ross speaks at Chamber luncheon (10/20/14)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross spoke at Monday's luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce as his campaign made its way across the northeast portion of the state.
Blytheville Council to consider millage increase (10/20/14)
Tuesday night, the Blytheville City Council will consider a 1 mill increase in property taxes.
Police seeking information in shooting (10/20/14)
The Blytheville Police Department is looking for information connected to the shooting of 42-year-old Jessie Andrews III late Monday morning.
Community wins recognition for its volunteers (10/18/14)
Blytheville is among 12 communities selected to receive the 2014 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Award.
Secretary of state candidate visits Blytheville (10/18/14)
Arkansas secretary of state candidate Susan Inman made her way through Mississippi County this week as a part of her campaign trek, stopping in Blytheville on Thursday.
Election Commission certifies vote, talks ID law (10/17/14)
Tuesday's election, which instituted a new half-cent sales tax to support the county hospital system, was certified Friday morning by the Mississippi County Election Commission.
County departments cut to save raises (10/17/14)
Budgets for the county Election Commission, Juvenile Office, financial management and the office of the county judge were all presented to the Quorum Court's Finance Committee Friday afternoon, as their 2015 budgeting process continues.
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