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Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014
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Phillips resigns from Blytheville Water Dept. post (09/30/14)
Blytheville Waterworks General Manager Gary Phillips has resigned, though Blytheville Mayor James Sanders said he is unsure why.
Highway director blames contractors for overpass delays (09/30/14)
Arkansas Highway Department Director Scott Bennett visited the Blytheville Lion's Club Tuesday, confirming earlier reports that current delays on the overpass construction project are linked to issues with contractors.
Ritz gearing up for annual "Haunted Theater" (09/30/14)
It's that time again -- the Arts Council of Mississippi County is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Halloween haunted house fundraiser, "The Haunted Theater."
Anti-tobacco group lands $36K grant (09/30/14)
The Mississippi County Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arkansas recently received $36,834 in grant funds from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to participate in the National Cancer Institute''s Body and Soul Program.
Gosnell School Board gets its annual updates (09/29/14)
Gosnell's school board heard annual reports to the public from its elementary, secondary and special services administrators during Monday night's meeting.
Ritz to present historic "Bombers" movie Saturday (09/29/14)
A special screening of the historic movie "Bombers B-52" will be presented for one showing only at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at The Ritz Civic Center in Blytheville.
Main Street shop to close doors (09/29/14)
After 13 years of serving the community, Charles and Ellen Moody have decided to sell The Learning Stop, as well as the building in which it is located on Main Street.
Early voting for hospital tax begins next week (09/29/14)
Early voting for the special election for the proposed hospital tax will begin Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Water levels no longer holding up overpass project (09/27/14)
Rainfall and water levels are no longer an issue for the Highway 18 overpass and Highway 61 connections projects, according district construction engineer Alan Walter, who said now the Arkansas Highway Department is facing discrepancies with contractors.
New course, new beneficiary for Chili Cookoff 5K (09/27/14)
The Haven of Northeast Arkansas is getting ready for its inaugural 5K Run/Walk, which is being held in tandem with the Chili Cookoff on Oct. 18.
County Dems replace election commissioner (09/26/14)
The Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee voted to replace Democratic committee member Bobbie Hampton on Tuesday during what Democratic Party Chairman Gary Phillips called a "rather lopsided" vote.
Citizens urged to drop off unused meds (09/26/14)
The Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for today (Saturday), when citizens are encouraged to drop off unused prescription medication at the Blytheville Police Department.
Woman airlifted after being pulled from wrecked car (09/25/14)
A woman was flown to The Regional Medical Center in Memphis after a one-vehicle accident early Thursday morning near Manila.
Man accused in Main St. burglaries gets continuance (09/25/14)
Shawn Jefferson, was due to appear in circuit court Thursday morning, but received a continuance.
Solid Waster board takes no action on insurance (09/25/14)
The board of the Solid Waste Management District met Wednesday to discuss options on insurance for recycling trailers, but took no action on purchasing.
Two retailers named for Chickasaw Plaza (09/24/14)
Two new retailers have officially signed leases for Chickasaw Plaza, according to Ryan George, who represents the site' developer.
Goolsby's fire sends black smoke high into air (09/24/14)
The Blytheville Fire Department was working to manage at fire that broke out around noon today (Wednesday) at Goolsby's Scrap Yard, located at the west edge of Blytheville.
Police seeking information on weekend ATM robbery (09/23/14)
The Blytheville Police Department is looking for information on two male suspects who might have been involved in an armed robbery on Saturday.
County agrees to pursue courthouse consolidation (09/23/14)
By a unanimous vote, the Mississippi County Quorum Court passed a resolution Tuesday night to begin explorations into switching to a single county seat system.
Gosnell Cotton Festival is this weekend (09/23/14)
The city of Gosnell is gearing up for its annual Cotton Festival, which is scheduled to take place this weekend in the parking lot adjacent to the Gosnell Police Department.
KIPP ready to kick off football program (09/23/14)
KIPP Blytheville is looking for a physical education teacher who will also serve as the school's football program director, with expectations of a 2015 inaugural season.
Students having healthy snacks at school, via grant (09/23/14)
Students and teachers in the Blytheville School District are taking advantage of a program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will give them fresh fruit and vegetables a couple of times each week.
Blytheville board ponders options for school sale money (09/22/14)
The Blytheville School District recently sold the former Central Elementary campus to KIPP Blytheville, but with the sale setting precedence in the state for receiving the full appraised valued for the school, administrator's aren't yet sure how they will be able to use the money.
Governor praises MissCo at Big River groundbreaking (09/22/14)
Dignitaries and business leaders gathered in Osceola Monday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking for Big River Steel. Construction at the site is already underway.
Local candidates take questions at political forum (09/22/14)
The Ritz Civic Center was the site a political forum Saturday for Mississippi County candidates running in the November election.
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