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Couonty poll workers to swap locations (09/19/14)
Members of the Mississippi County Election Commission have decided to do some switching up of regular poll workers in a few locations for the upcoming October and November elections.
Work begins on Moultrie Drive (09/18/14)
Road work began on Moultrie Drive Thursday, despite some wet weather. Some sections of the street have been reduced to one lane and drivers are asked to use caution. Delta Asphalt is overlaying a 1.2-mile section of Moultrie from Ruddle Road to 10th Street...
Army Band to play free outdoor concert at Fairgrounds (09/18/14)
The Arts Council of Mississippi County will present the U.S. Army Field Band "Jazz Ambassadors" in concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct, 20. This unique outdoor concert event is set to be held at the Mississippi County Fairgrounds at Walker Park in Blytheville.
New Main Street director has long local ties (09/17/14)
Blytheville native Tucker Nunn has been selected as the new Main Street Blytheville executive director, and board members feel his enthusiasm and passion for Blytheville make him the best candidate to continue the MSB legacy.
Food Pantry gets grant, via Rep. Hodges (09/17/14)
Rep. Monte Hodges has chosen to award his 2014 Serving up Solutions grant dollars -- $975 -- to the Blytheville/Gosnell Area Food Pantry.
Incumbent wins Blytheville School Board race by 1 vote (09/16/14)
Incumbent Billy Fair defeated his challenger in Tuesday's Blytheville School Board race by the thinnest possible margin -- 1 vote.
Council tables water revenue bond issue (09/16/14)
Tuesday night, the Blytheville City Council tabled a resolution authorizing the issuance of water refunding and construction revenue bonds that would pay for a $7 million water plant expansion. Councilman Tommy Abbott motioned to table the measure, wanting to wait until January, when the Council typically passes the annual budget...
Full Court to weigh in on courthouse question (09/16/14)
Next week's meeting of the full Mississippi County Quorum Court will have a busier than normal agenda, with several issues moved to the full Court during Monday's meeting of the Finance Committee.
KIPP buying vacant Central Elementary building (09/15/14)
KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory school is getting ready for some future expansions after buying the former Blytheville Central Elementary school building, which will eventually be used to house KIPP's lower grade levels.
Armorel gets high grades on 2013-14 tests (09/15/14)
The Armorel school district received high grades on 2013-14 state assessments. Superintendent Sally Bennett showed the results of last year's test scores to the school board at Monday night's meeting.
City may have been shorted revenue from AT&T (09/15/14)
The city of Blytheville may have been shorted revenue from AT&T over the past three years.
City failed to pay excise taxes since 2004 (09/15/14)
The city of Blytheville has self-reported a failure to pay trash and sanitation excise taxes, an issue that has been ongoing since 2004, according to Mayor James Sanders.
Blytheville, Manila school board elections Tuesday (09/15/14)
Polls will be open in Blytheville and Manila all day Tuesday for school board election day.
City to seek bids for street work in several areas (09/15/14)
The Blytheville Streets and Drainage Committee agreed to solicit bids for work in several areas in town.
Community mourns loss of beloved Chuck Wilder (09/13/14)
Local radio host and well known charity supporter Chuck Wilder passed away Thursday, ending a prolonged battle with cancer. After his diagnosis, the Blytheville community rallied around Wilder with support, and upon reflection about his impact on their lives, some of his friends and family have shared their favorite memories with the CN:...
Blytheville Police reports (09/12/14)
-- A 2005 purple Yamaha moped, valued at $1,000, was reported stolen from a residence on North 5th Street. -- Kowloon's on South Division reported a burglary. The area around the store's cash register had been ransacked, but nothing was reported missing. Police gathered blood evidence from the scene...
Work continues on future Tractor Supply (09/12/14)
Work continued Friday on the future Tractor Supply.
Officials mull options for courthouses (09/12/14)
A shift in courthouse locations for Mississippi County could be on the horizon, if plans go as expected for justices of the quorum court. The court's property committee met Friday morning to discuss the rapidly deteriorating condition of the Blytheville courthouse roof, which has been leaking over the past few seasons and has caused extensive damage to the inside of the structure, including standing water in some offices and constant leaks in the courtroom. ...
BGRAA pleased with ART's progress (09/11/14)
A detailed report from Aviation Repair Technologies was scheduled to take place at Thursday's meeting of the Blytheville/Gosnell Regional Airport Authority board, but had to be rescheduled; however board chair Don Houseworth and aeroplex director Barrett Harrison both say that they are pleased with the company's progress and see no further reason to complain about their tenancy at the aeroplex...
County Clerk's office given green light to hire employee (09/11/14)
Mississippi County Clerk Janice Curry was given the green light Thursday afternoon by the quorum court's personnel committee to hire a short term employee through the end of the year, and to seek approval from the finance committee for a full term employee starting in 2015...
Nunn named new Main Street Blytheville director (09/11/14)
Tucker Nunn, a native of Blytheville, will join Main Street Blytheville as executive director on Nov. 1, according to a Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter. "Tucker will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to this job, to a degree we have not often seen in Blytheville," said L. ...
Entergy: Animal, not storm caused Armorel school outage (09/11/14)
ARMOREL--The Armorel School District started Thursday classes without power. At 7:28 Thursday morning, a power outage was reported but Entergy spokesman Matt Faries said it had nothing to do with the extreme weather that rolled through the area early Thursday morning...
Candidates, supporters urged to heed rules on signs (09/11/14)
With the November general elections less than 60 days away, political signage is beginning to show up throughout Mississippi County, and local officials want to remind candidates about signage rules as well as warn anyone who might intentionally damage signs.
Arms of Hope to host youth event (09/10/14)
Arms of Hope Pregnancy Care Center will be hosting a youth event at Blytheville High School's gym next week, and Director Stacey Harris said she feels the high-energy program will be a help to area teens.
Big River Steel gets extension in Nucor suit (09/10/14)
A judge on Wednesday gave Big River Steel more time to respond to a federal lawsuit filed by a rival company that hopes to stop the $1.3 billion project from moving forward in northeast Arkansas.
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