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"Little Free Libraries" coming to area (03/28/15)
The Blytheville Rotary Club recently installed its first "Little Free Library" at the Healing in the Hood/Daddy's Diamond building.
Hodges bill creates Organ Donation Month (03/28/15)
On Wednesday, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a resolution presented by Rep. Monte Hodges, D-Blytheville, declaring April 2015 as Organ Donation Month in Arkansas.
State could return to paper ballot voting system (03/27/15)
A change in voting equipment across the state may be on the horizon, according to discussion at Friday's meeting of the Mississippi County Election Commission.
County animal control options discussed at meeting (03/27/15)
Members of the Mississippi County Animal Rescue board met Wednesday with representatives from the Blytheville Humane Society to discuss animal control measures which could possibly be presented to the county's mayors next month.
Blytheville Police reports 3-27 (03/27/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Police looking for third suspect in murder plot (03/26/15)
Blytheville police are looking for Calvin Aldridge, who is suspected of being part of a murder plot. Aldridge, 28, is wanted for conspiracy to commit murder and engaging in organized gang activity. Police say Aldridge, a.k.a. "Murdoc," was the would-be hitman in a plot by a Mississippi County inmate to murder his ex-girlfriend, who refused to drop charges on him...
Man shot on East Cherry (03/26/15)
Blytheville police are investigating a shooting on East Cherry that sent one man to the hospital. The victim told officers, around 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, he was walking west on East Cherry, close to South Lake Street, when he heard several shots being fired. After hearing the shots, he ran from the area, then began feeling a throbbing pain and realized he had been shot in his upper left bicep...
Act 2! staging "Mary, Mary" as tribute to Odle (03/26/15)
The Act 2! community theater group will bring the play "Mary, Mary" to the stage of the Ritz Civic Center this weekend as part of a tribute to local community theater veteran RJ Odle.
Artifact ID day Saturday at museum (03/26/15)
The Delta Gateway Museum and the Arkansas Archeological Survey -- Blytheville Station will hold their annual Artifact ID Day from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the museum.
Greenskeeper leaving Thunder Bayou post (03/25/15)
Thunder Bayou Golf Links greenskeeper Dale Fender has resigned, effective at the end of the month.
Motor Appliance on the move after fire (03/25/15)
Local industry Motor Appliance, which suffered a devastating fire on March 5 resulting in the total loss of its facility, has leased new space in the Blytheville industrial park and is making plans for the future.
Blytheville Police reports 3-25 (03/25/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Henton appointment to Quorum Court in question (03/24/15)
Prospective Mississippi County Quorum Court justice Jo Ann Henton's appointment by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is in question, according to a report given to the court Tuesday night by County Judge Randy Carney.
Pair charged in alleged murder plot (03/24/15)
Tylon Calvin King and Diedre Ketece Bingham were arraigned in Blytheville District Court Monday, after allegedly being part of a plan to murder King's ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Harris.
Blytheville KIPPsters reimagine the Mona Lisa (03/24/15)
Fifth- and sixth-grade artists at KIPP Blytheville have been studying Leonardo da Vinci and have become enthralled by his work.
Blytheville Police reports 3-23 (03/23/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Nucor appealing dismissal of lawsuit (03/23/15)
Nucor Steel has filed notice it'll appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit against Big River Steel.
Firefighters battle apartment blaze (03/21/15)
Blytheville firefighters responded to a call at 1:34 p.m. Friday afternoon at 712 Clearlake in the Clearlake Apartment complex. According to Blytheville Fire Chief, Mike Carney, the fire started in the kitchen of apartment 33 and the cause was "unattended cooking on the kitchen stove." No injuries were reported. ...
Carney credits power of prayer in cancer fight (03/21/15)
Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney wants the public to know that his recent victory in the battle against cancer is, he believes, all because of the power of prayer.
JPs want more info before buying landfill equipment (03/20/15)
Mississippi County Quorum Court justices are requesting that more research be done by county landfill employees before making equipment purchases or decisions on repairs.
Luxora awarded share of block grant (03/20/15)
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and ADRS Director Amy Fecher presented $750,000 to 11 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015.
Blytheville Police reports 3-20 (03/20/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department: -- Officers investigated a theft in the 100 block of East McHaney. An electric meter was stolen. -- A victim reported that his brother used his name and date of birth during a traffic stop...
City represented at Capitol "Museum Day" (03/20/15)
Leslie Hester, founding director of Blytheville's Delta Gateway Museum (DGM), attended "Arkansas Museum Day at the Capitol" Tuesday in Little Rock.
Ministerial Alliance sets schedule for Holy Week (03/19/15)
A schedule has been finalized for this year's Holy Week community services, organized by the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance.
County judge under fire over expenditure (03/18/15)
Questions were raised in a Monday meeting of the Quorum Court's finance committee regarding an expenditure approved by County Judge Randy Carney to assist Blytheville's airport commission in applying for a matching grant to fund work at the Blytheville Municipal Airport.
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