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Sowell's court date rescheduled again (07/28/14)
Christopher Sowell, who is being charged with the 2013 murder of 11-year-old Jessica Williams, has had his plea date in circuit court rescheduled again.
Students must have shots before school year begins (07/28/14)
School starts back on Aug. 18, and local school districts are reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their vaccinations, including recent changes that have been made.
Tractor Supply to be open by January (07/28/14)
Representatives for the Tractor Supply Company have said that the store's new Blytheville location is slated to be open by January of 2015.
Orr joins race for Blytheville mayor (07/26/14)
The campaign for Blytheville mayor is now a three-person race. Gwendolyn Orr (formerly Butler) became the latest candidate to enter the field, announcing her candidacy during Saturday's Blytheville ward meeting.
Mitchell seeking Ward 3 spot on Blytheville council (07/26/14)
Jessie Mitchell is seeking the Ward 3, Position 2 position on the Blytheville City Council.
Vandals hit soccer fields at Sportsplex (07/25/14)
Blytheville Parks and Recreation Director Elroy Brown is at a loss after someone vandalized the city's soccer fields at the Youth Sportsplex by driving their vehicle through the fields after Wednesday's night's rain.
Arkansas tax-free weekend set for Aug. 2-3 (07/25/14)
Once again, local residents will have an opportunity to save some cash when purchasing those back-to-school items.
County's Section 8 office staying put, for now (07/25/14)
Mississippi County Section 8 participants won't have to worry about leaving the county to handle their accounts for the time being, after the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board knocked down a motion to transfer the Section 8 program to Paragould.
Council implements hiring freeze; agrees to spend Parks CD (07/24/14)
During last week's regular Blytheville City Council meeting, two key measures failed to get enough votes to pass. However, the issues were given a second chance at Thursday night's special City Council meeting, and both passed unanimously.
Caruthersville mayor perishes in blaze (07/24/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Caruthersville Police Chief Tony Jones said Caruthersville Mayor Rick Davis was killed in a house fire Wednesday night, found dead in his bedroom. Sue Grantham is serving as interim mayor; city offices are closed today. Jones said police received a 911 call around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday and responded to the mayor's home at 303 Eighth Street ...
KIPP kicks off summer session (07/24/14)
KIPP Blytheville kicked off its summer school last week with more than 250 students present.
Former senator, governor back on campaign circuit (07/23/14)
Former U.S. Sen. and Arkansas Gov. David Pryor, along with his wife, Barbara, and their grandson, Adams, are hard at work campaigning for Pryor's son, and current U.S. senator, Democrat Mark Pryor, who's up for re-election this year against Rep. Tom Cotton.
Filing for municipal races opens Friday (07/23/14)
Candidates for municipal office who wish to be on the November general election ballot may begin filing at the county courthouse on Friday.
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.
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