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Thanksgiving meal to feed 1,000+ (11/22/14)
Local volunteers are gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving Day meal, which is expected to feed at least 1,000 people across Mississippi County.
New Main St. director says first task is to listen (11/22/14)
Main Street Blytheville's new executive director, Tucker Nunn, stepped into his new role with one major goal -- to bring the community together to help Main Street reach its highest potential, something Nunn said is virtually limitless.
A few tips on prepping your turkey (11/22/14)
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and many readers are already looking forward to that perfect turkey. While serving the perfect golden bird to your family and friends can be tricky, the CN has curated a list of tips to help with bring a top-notch turkey to the table on Thanksgiving Day.
State Police kicking off Waterworks probe (11/21/14)
Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson has confirmed that the Arkansas State Police arrived at Blytheville Waterworks Thursday to begin actively investigating discrepancies in water deposits.
Early voting continues in mayoral runoff (11/21/14)
Early voting is underway for the Blytheville mayoral runoff between Mayor James Sanders and Councilman Tommy Abbott.
Committee plans for budget process (11/20/14)
As the Blytheville City Council awaits Mayor James Sanders' proposed 2015 budget, Thursday night the Finance and Purchasing Committee reviewed current numbers to prepare for the budget process.
BPD car damaged in wreck; no injuries (11/20/14)
No major injuries were reported in two-vehicle accident midday Thursday that involved a Blytheville Police Department patrol unit and a white Dodge SUV.
Bootheel man injured in shootout with police (11/20/14)
A Bootheel man was injured in a shootout with police Wednesday night.
"Twinkle Walk" returning to Lights of the Delta (11/20/14)
It's time to shine at the Lights of the Delta Twinkle Run/Walk Monday, Dec. 1.
County panel OKs measures with split votes (11/19/14)
Tax back resolutions were passed for three companies by the Quorum Court's Planning and Development committee Wednesday: Mid River Terminal, Consolidated Grain and Barge and Five Star Hydraulics Inc.
"Support Live Music" event set for Saturday (11/19/14)
Support Live Music is a program presented as a fundraiser for The Arts Council of Mississippi County.
City equipment damaged in wreck (11/19/14)
Tuesday night, Fire Chief Mike Carney told the Blytheville City Council that the city is protected even with both the 2012 Pierce Pumper truck and an equipment truck out of service, following a call to a fatal wreck early Monday, on icy Interstate 55.
County employees will get year-end bonus, no raise (11/18/14)
Mississippi County employees will be receiving a year end bonus in December after the Quorum Court approved the bonuses in lieu of a raise in pay this year.
Early voting underway in runoff election (11/18/14)
Early voting in Blytheville and Osceola begins Tuesday morning and continues through Monday, Nov. 24.
City to consider changes to 14-year-old zoning law (11/18/14)
Tuesday night, the Blytheville City Council is expected to consider changes to the 14-year-old zoning ordinance.
Imagination Library director speaks at Chamber event (11/18/14)
The Dolly Parton Imagination Libray's Regional Director Pam Hunsaker spoke at Monday's luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Blytheville Schools may bring back JROTC (11/17/14)
Blytheville Public Schools is looking to bring back the Army JROTC program, and Superintendent Richard Atwill said he considers whatever the cost might be a worthy investment.
Teen's artwork featured this month at Ritz Gallery (11/17/14)
Fifteen-year-old Lori Farone of Blytheville is the Arts Council of Mississippi County's Artist of the Month for November.
Icy roads blamed for fatal interstate wreck (11/17/14)
Poor road conditions early Monday morning on Interstate 55 at Blytheville led to a two-car accident that resulted in one fatality.
Fire damages home on Lee Circle (11/14/14)
A fire on Lee Circle Thursday afternoon kept Blytheville Fire Fighters busy for nearly four hours before finally dousing the flame
Central sale a win-win for Blytheville, KIPP (11/14/14)
An all-but-completed transaction between the Blytheville School District and KIPP Delta for the former Central Elementary campus is shaping up to be a win-win deal for both school systems, according to Blytheville Superintendent Richard Atwill and KIPP Delta Founder and Executive Director Scott Shirey.
Finance director: City failed to pay $978K in excise taxes (11/13/14)
Blytheville Finance Director John Callens says he emailed the Department of Finance Administration that the city failed to pay $978,488.65 in excise taxes over a six-year period. Thursday night, Callens told the Finance and Purchasing Committee that the state has not responded yet to the email and he cautioned, until hearing back from DF&A, the city won't know for sure what it owes...
Deadlines extended in city/county jail fee lawsuit (11/13/14)
Mississippi County Circuit Court Judge John Fogleman recently granted a joint motion for continuance and extension of deadlines in the jail fees lawsuit brought by the county against the city of Blytheville.
Orr throws support behind Abbott (11/13/14)
Gwendolyn Orr, who finished a distant third in the Nov. 4 Blytheville mayoral election, has thrown her support behind City Councilman Tommy Abbott in the upcoming runoff election.
Ducks Unlimited fundraiser set for Saturday (11/13/14)
The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be having its annual fundraising auction Saturday at the Blytheville Country Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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