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Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday at courthouse (05/23/15)
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville.
Veterans service office moves (05/22/15)
The Mississippi County Veterans Services office has moved its location in Blytheville, but is still offering the same hours and same help for veterans.
CN launches revamped e-edition (05/22/15)
The Blytheville Courier News launched its new and improved electronic edition on Friday.
Work resumes on Highway 18 realignment (05/22/15)
Construction continues on Main Street near Jordan's Quick Stop off of Division.
Blytheville Police reports 5-22-15 (05/22/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Police still searching for murder suspect (05/22/15)
Blytheville Police continue to search for a man suspected of murdering 21-year-old Raymond Smith.
Man accused of assaulting police officer (05/21/15)
A local man is facing several charges related to an incident Wednesday night, including assaulting a police officer.
Suspect arraigned in killing of local teen (05/21/15)
Javander Williams, 18, of Blytheville, was arraigned on murder charges Thursday in Blytheville District Court.
Arts Council to offer free summer workshops (05/21/15)
The Arts Council of Mississippi County is planning four summer workshops for are youth.
Committee agrees to forgive debt owed by ART (05/20/15)
Mississippi County will be relinquishing its hold on a $2 million debt owed by Aviation Repair Technologies (ART), per a vote by the quorum court's planning and development committee Wednesday morning.
Man found shot in the leg (05/20/15)
A local man was shot in the leg around 9:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of South 10th Street.
School board OKs personnel moves (05/20/15)
Blytheville Public Schools announced its new hires and resignations at Monday night's Administrative Board meeting.
Blytheville Police reports 5-20 (05/20/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Mayor comes under fire during council meeting (05/20/15)
The Blytheville City Council's meeting ended in less than 30 minutes Tuesday night, as Tony Hollis and a group of citizens attempted to get Mayor James Sanders to let them address the room.
Update: Murder suspect surrenders to police (05/19/15)
The Blytheville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at 11:02 Monday night.
Jordan's Quick Stop robbed (05/19/15)
Blytheville police are investigating a robbery Monday at Jordan's Quick Stop on West Main.
Admissions up at county hospitals (05/19/15)
Admissions for Great River Medical Center and South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center are up 23 and 26 percent, respectively, according to March financial statements reviewed at Monday's meeting of the Mississippi County Hospital System board of directors.
County handing over funds to Big River Steel (05/19/15)
The Mississippi County Quorum Court has made plans to officially hand over $14 million in economic development funds to Big River Steel by the end of this week.
Full agenda for city council (05/18/15)
On its agenda for Tuesday night's regular meeting, the Blytheville City Council has ordinances for structure condemnations and budget amendments, as well as a resolution to hire new wastewater plant director Richard DePriest and make new appointments to the golf facilities board and airport commission.
Blytheville man accused of child pornography (05/18/15)
A Blytheville man faces child pornography charges, after allegedly having nude photos of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Dog shot during break-in (05/18/15)
A Blytheville woman's dog was shot during an apparent break-in in the 1100 block of Willow Street Sunday.
Blytheville Police reports 5-18 (05/18/15)
The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Firemen battle blaze at empty Elm Street warehouse (05/17/15)
Blytheville firemen fought a blaze at the old Compress on South Elm Sunday night.
County may tap loan program for new courthouse (05/16/15)
Members of the Mississippi County Quorum Court are considering participation in a low-interest loan program with the United States Department of Agriculture to fund its possible upcoming new courthouse construction.
Blytheville PD might move to Armory building (05/15/15)
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders told the city council's finance committee Thursday night that the city has been offered ownership of the National Guard Armory on Division Street, free of charge.
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