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Dates announced for this year's County Fair (07/22/14)
This year's Mississippi County Fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19-Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Mississippi County Fairgrounds in Walker Park.
Hartsfield running for Blytheville City Council (07/22/14)
L.C. Hartsfield will seek the position of Alderman, Ward 2 Position 2, in the upcoming Blytheville City Council elections.
Hospital tax headed to Oct. 14 special election (07/22/14)
A special election will be held on Oct. 14 on a new half-cent sales tax to help fund the county's hospital system.
Illinois murder suspect spotted in Blytheville (07/22/14)
On Monday, the Blytheville Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshal service in an attempt to locate and capture Micah Hopkins, who is wanted out of Illinois for capital murder charges.
Act 2! spinning 'Charlotte's Web' at Ritz (07/21/14)
The Act 2! community theater group recently announced the cast for its production of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web," adapted by Joseph Robinette. This will be the sixth annual children's production under the direction Candie Groves and JD Harris.
Kids Day to return for 27th year (07/21/14)
The 27th Annual Kids Day Back to School Youth Program will be held from 1- 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at Williams Park. All area children are invited to come and join in the festivities.
County's Section 8 office could be shut down (07/21/14)
Management for the Mississippi County Housing Assistance Program may soon be turned over to a Paragould office after claims of mismanaged funds.
Ward meeting set for Saturday morning (07/21/14)
The city of Blytheville's quarterly ward meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mississippi County Library in Blytheville, located at the corner of Fifth and Chickasawba streets.
Equipment costs running high for landfill (07/21/14)
With spending on equipment becoming a concern for the county landfill, the Quorum Court's Sanitation Committee met Monday with director Nathan Taylor to look at the reasons for rising costs.
'He's our son': Family strives to bring adopted child home (07/19/14)
When they began their adoption journey in 2012, Jason and April Lloyd had no idea they would still be waiting, two years later, to bring their son home.
City saving money with fuel card system (07/19/14)
The city of Blytheville is showing significant savings with its new fleet fuel card system.
Rainfall still holding up Highway 18 project (07/18/14)
Significant rainfall and higher than expected river levels have again delayed construction crews working on the Highway 18 overpass and Highway 61 connection projects.
"Stop the Violence Day" proclaimed by mayor (07/18/14)
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders (left) proclaimed Friday, July 18, as "Stop the Violence Day."
County in good shape in regard to ACA (07/17/14)
According to representatives from Stephens Insurance LLC, which manages health insurance for Mississippi County, the county is in a good place as far as changes related to the Affordable Care Act are concerned.
Still no ruling in school choice appeal (07/17/14)
Three months after an appeals hearing in St. Louis, the parents who filed suit against the Blytheville School District last year for opting out of school choice are still waiting for a judgment to be made.
New Gosnell Elementary principal says students are her passion (07/17/14)
Debbie Wammack has spent the last six years of her career in education as an administrator, but her true love is in the classroom and with the students, she said.
Parks & Rec CD cashed before Council's non-action on proposal (07/16/14)
A frozen Parks and Recreation certificate of deposit was cashed prior to the Blytheville City Council's vote Tuesday night that prevented the $55,756.40 from being spent.
Proposed hiring freeze fails at council meeting (07/16/14)
A proposed hiring freeze failed to receive the needed two-thirds majority to pass during Tuesday night's Blytheville City Council meeting, coming up one vote short.
Wholesale water customers lobby against rate hike (07/16/14)
Two of the city's three wholesale water customers lobbied against a proposed rate hike during Tuesday's Blytheville City Council meeting.
Grants available for slipcover removal (07/16/14)
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will accept applications for its Main Street Arkansas "Slipcover" Removal and Downtown Revitalization Grant programs through Aug. 11.
No changes for now for Blytheville school uniforms (07/15/14)
With the start of the 2014-15 school term barely a month away, the Blytheville School Board is tabling the idea of changing the district's uniform dress code in an attempt take a more prudent timeline.
Hiring freeze, spending of Parks CD fail (07/15/14)
Two key measures failed to receive the needed two-thirds majority to pass during Tuesday night's Blytheville City Council meeting.
Fishing Derby to be held Saturday at Walker Park (07/15/14)
The First MB Church will be sponsoring a fishing derby from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at Walker Park.
Hiring freeze on agenda for council meeting (07/15/14)
A resolution reinstating a hiring freeze is on Tuesday night's Blytheville City Council agenda.
Hospital System hopes to ask voters for new tax (07/14/14)
The Mississippi County Hospital System is implementing a plan to ask the voters of the county for a new sales tax to bolster its funding.
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