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Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014
Local News
City Council OKs 15-year cable agreement with Ritter (04/16/14)
The Blytheville City Council voted 5-1 in favor of a new 15-year cable franchise agreement with Ritter Communications, Tuesday night.
Squad hasn't given up in river search (04/16/14)
Members of the Blytheville Emergency Squad say that they are still sending their boats out on the river to search for the victims of last week's barge accident at Kinder Morgan's coil dock.
Elvis tribute artist to tell story on Ritz stage (04/16/14)
Legendary Elvis tribute artist Bill Haney will be interviewed on stage at the Ritz Civic Center Thursday, May 8, as part of the "Stardust on Blytheville" series sponsored by the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Main Street Arkansas will be focus of Chamber lunch (04/16/14)
Samantha Evans, Main Street Arkansas assistant director, will be speaking on the Main Street Arkansas approach to downtown revitalization at Monday's monthly luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Red Cross looking for area heroes (04/16/14)
The Northeast Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross is again looking for community heroes across the area.
Puppet shows this week at Ritz (04/16/14)
Bits 'N Pieces Giant Puppets began its three-day run of "Three Billy Goats Gruff" Tuesday afternoon with a performance for Blytheville Kindergarten Center and Armorel Elementary students
Blytheville police to get body-worn cameras (04/15/14)
The Blytheville Police and Fire Committee gave Police Chief Ross Thompson the green light to purchase AXON body-worn cameras from TASER International, Monday night.
Senior Center could save with new building (04/15/14)
The Mississippi County Senior Center in Blytheville is applying for grant money to possibly construct a new building, and the center has asked the Quorum Court's Finance Committee for help with the application process.
Group hopes to flush away cancer with fundraiser (04/15/14)
The Southern Bancorp Relay for Life team is raising money for this year's Relay event by leaving a surprise in people's yards that might leave them a little flushed.
Armorel pursuing Environmental and Spatial Lab (04/15/14)
The Armorel School Board approved the submission of a grant application for an Environmental and Spatial Lab (EAST) at Monday night's monthly board meeting.
Gosnell Schools purchasing iPads (04/15/14)
The Gosnell School Board accepted a bid Tuesday night to purchase iPads for the math program at Gosnell High School.
'On Golden Pond' seeks to fill male role part (04/12/14)
Laura Martin will be directing the play "On Golden Pond" for the Arkansas Alzheimer's Association and is looking for someone to play the male lead character Norman Thayer. "On Golden Pond" is the story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. ...
New finance director shows positive attitude (04/12/14)
New city of Blytheville finance director John B. Callens is getting acclimated to the finance office. Callens has been on the job for a week, starting last Monday morning. "I've been impressed with the staff," he said. "They're all very knowledgeable and helpful; it's been a learning process, just getting to know all the department heads and the current software system that they have. I really look forward to the challenge."...
Moore Center getting refurb (04/12/14)
The Moore Center, which has long served as office and voting space for county government, has been shut down in recent months. The building fell into severe disrepair from neglect and lack of funding for its upkeep, but is now undergoing extensive renovations, which are being paid for by grant funding from the office of Senator David Burnett...
City council preview (04/12/14)
The old Blytheville Steam Laundry could be coming down. Tuesday night, the Blytheville City Council is expected to consider an ordinance waiving bids and allowing Goolsby Inc., to demolish the building, located at 210 Second Street, and haul away the debris to the landfill...
KM officials still hope to recover river victims (04/11/14)
While the Coast Guard's rescue operation has officially been called off, Kinder Morgan representatives say they have not yet given up hopes of recovering the bodies of the two men who were lost in the river during an incident Tuesday afternoon at their dock near Hickman.
City panel advances MLK Boulevard proposal (04/11/14)
After a lengthy discussion Thursday night, the Blytheville Streets and Drainage Committee agreed to grandfather in a request to rename Ash Street "Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard," exempting it from rules that do not exist yet.
Blytheville sending two OM teams to World Finals (04/11/14)
Students and volunteers from the Blytheville Public Schools again stood out at the state competition of Odyssey of the Mind, held Saturday in Beebe. And when the World OM competition begins in May, Blytheville Schools will be well represented.
ANC Job Fair attended by hundreds (04/11/14)
Nearly 700 students and other job seekers participated in ANC's annual Job Fair on Thursday.
City Finance Committee OKs purchases (04/11/14)
The Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee approved three requests Thursday night.
Drive a car, help the Blytheville band (04/11/14)
The Chickasaw Marching Band is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. and Carlock Ford Saturday to raise money for band's 2014 marching band retreat.
Authorities call off search for victims of barge accident (04/10/14)
Authorities on Thursday called off the search for two men who fell off a Mississippi River barge that overturned in northeastern Arkansas earlier this week, saying both are presumed to have been killed.
River rescue changing to recovery operation (04/10/14)
The search-and-rescue operation which has been ongoing at the Mississippi River near the Kinder Morgan terminal since Tuesday is bring changed to a search-and-recovery effort.
KIPPsters earn accolades (04/10/14)
KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School recently had two eighth-grade students achieve significant academic and extra-curricular accomplishments.
Two still missing in barge accident (04/09/14)
Rescue workers have still turned up no results as of Wednesday morning in the accident on the Mississippi River at Kinder Morgan involving a flipped barge and two missing people.
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