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Council raises wholesale water rates (08/19/14)
The Blytheville City Council raised wholesale water rates to $2.50 per 1,000 gallons on Tuesday night. Last month, representatives with the city of Dell and Northeast Mississippi County Water Association lobbied against the rate hike. However, no one spoke against the increase during the public comment period Tuesday night...
Blytheville man hangs himself in prison (08/19/14)
Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the maximum security Varner SuperMax unit in Grady.
Hutchinson says he wants to be the "jobs governor" (08/18/14)
On a trip through the northeast corner of the state, Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson stopped in Blytheville to speak at Monday's luncheon of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sen. Pryor tours Nucor Steel (08/18/14)
Nucor Steel Arkansas employees explain the operation of the plant's degasser vacuum to U.S. Senate candidate Mark Pryor during a tour of the facility on Monday.
County panel eyes options for election coordinator (08/18/14)
Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney attended Monday's Quorum Court Finance Committee meeting and thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers during his battle with cancer.
July a good month for county hospital system (08/18/14)
The Mississippi County Hospital System showed some positive signs over the month of July, according to hospital administrators.
Cash family on hand for opening of boyhood home (08/18/14)
Hundreds of fans and friends joined the Johnny Cash family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at the grand opening of the Cash boyhood home Saturday in Dyess.
Storm dumps heavy rains on Blytheville (08/17/14)
Heavy rains caused several Blytheville roads to flood on Sunday night.
"Arkansas, Arkansaw" exhibit in Blytheville (08/17/14)
Delta Gateway Museum in downtown Blytheville is hosting a temporary panel exhibit titled "Arkansas, Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation," on loan from the Arkansas Humanities Council.
Firemen battle vehicle fire in Manila (08/16/14)
Firemen were on the scene at 6:25 p.m. Saturday putting out a vehicle fire at a gas station in Manila on Highway 18. Two ambulances were also on the scene as well as police. More information will be release as it comes available.
BHS staff looks back on first year of New Tech (08/16/14)
One year after the implementation of the New Tech learning system, anticipation is building for a new year at Blytheville High School New Tech as administrators and teachers take a look back at all they've learned about culture, learning and what a successful BHS graduate looks like.
Filing closes; heated election season on tap (08/15/14)
A heated local election season could be in the forecast, with contested mayoral and city council races now on the ballot in several of the county's municipalities.
No major injuries reported in shootout (08/15/14)
Police officers said no bystanders were injured in a shootout that occurred around 11:25 a.m. Friday on Lumerate Street in Blytheville.
Blytheville teen shot; juvenile in custody (08/15/14)
A 16-year-old Blytheville resident was transported to The Regional Medical Center in Memphis Thursday evening after suffering a gunshot wound to the hip.
City budget could end up $1 million in the black (08/14/14)
Despite a projected half million dollar deficit in the General Fund for the 2014 budget, the city could actually end the year with just over a million dollars in surplus for the entire budget. Finance Committee Chair Tommy Abbott told committee members that the city could wrap up 2014 $1,041,450.46 in the black on the overall budget in spite of a projected $502,665.97 deficit for the city's General Fund, not including jail fees or other dedicated funds...
Mace: Sense of excitement for new year at Gosnell (08/14/14)
With the first day of school approaching, Gosnell Superintendent Bonard Mace said he expects business as usual, but feels a good sense of excitement with the district's teachers and employees returning.
County seeking more info on state prison project (08/13/14)
A formal request for information will be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Correction by Economic Developer Clif Chitwood on behalf of Mississippi County, in regards to the department's request for communities to reach out who may be interested in being the site for a new maximum security prison facility.
Moultrie roadwork getting underway (08/13/14)
Utility maintenance work has begun on Moultrie Street from Ruddle Road west to North Division.
City considering selling property (08/12/14)
The city of Blytheville is in the process of putting up pieces of property up for bid.
Commission nixes plans for transitional home for women (08/12/14)
After hearing concerns vocalized by multiple residents of the area, the Blytheville Planning Commission denied approval for a conditional use permit which would have allowed a transitional home for women in drug and alcohol rehab to be located at 1116 S. Lilly.
Gosnell seeking boost for parks upgrade (08/12/14)
The city of Gosnell may be getting a boost in its efforts to renovate the city's park equipment, thanks to two grants that, if awarded, would shoulder a significant portion of the renovation costs.
Blytheville District sets tone with General Assembly (08/11/14)
Blytheville Public Schools held its district-wide General Assembly Monday morning, welcoming back both new and familiar faces and faculty and staff members prepare to start school next Monday.
Steel Wars: Nucor files new suit against Big River Steel (08/11/14)
Nucor Steel has apparently not given up in its attempt to block Big River Steel from building another steel mill in Mississippi County.
Armorel beginning school year in strong fiscal shape (08/11/14)
The Armorel School Board met Monday for the final time before the 2014-15 school year begins, and Superintendent Sally Bennett said the staff is ready to get the year going.
Thompson: Police force understaffed (08/11/14)
According to Blytheville Police Department Chief Ross Thompson, the police department remains understaffed, which keeps the department under budget, but also has a negative effect on the morale and performance of the department.
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