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Abbott calls for recount in Blytheville mayoral run-off (11/26/14)
City Councilman and small businessman Tommy Abbott released the following statement regarding Tuesday's City of Blytheville mayoral runoff election. "I thank each and every one of our supporters, the tireless many who work to better our city and to restore dignity to our political process and city government. Words cannot express the comfort that Clarinda and I have found in knowing so many people believe in me and my vision for Blytheville...
Keiser man facing child pornography charges (11/26/14)
A Mississippi County man has been arrested by agents from the Attorney General's Office for possession of child pornography, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Wednesday.
Blytheville makes no move on school choice issue (11/25/14)
The Blytheville School Board made no motion on what administrators called an ostensible settlement to the ongoing school choice lawsuit from the plaintiff's attorney during a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Sanders re-elected mayor by 27 votes (11/25/14)
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders was re-elected to another four-year term as the city's mayor, defeating Councilman Tommy Abbott in Tuesday's runoff by a razor-thin 27-vote margin.
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.
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