Lawmakers seek answers from highway officials
Legislators alarmed by complaints from motorists who spent hours stranded on a pair of icy interstates in eastern Arkansas want state highway officials to explain their response, or lack of response, as sleet and snow piled up.
Jones wants MLK Blvd. proposal exempt from new rules
A Blytheville City Council member believes a request to rename Ash Street as "Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard" should not be subject to new rules being considered by the Blytheville Planning Commission.
Winter storm puts new city committee to the test
In recent weeks, city officials have been putting together a public safety committee to lead the way during emergency situations. Last week, that committee was put to the test and was forced to act quickly when a winter storm blanketed the city with thick layers of ice and snow.
Senate candidate Cotton makes stop in Blytheville
Rep. Tom Cotton, a candidate for U.S. Senate, made a stop in Blytheville Friday afternoon to speak to local republicans.
Committee to consider housing board post
The Blytheville City Council's Code Enforcement Committee is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Courtroom with one of the topics on the agenda being a Blytheville Housing Authority Board position.
Local candidates draw for ballot position
The Mississippi County Election Commission met Friday to draw for ballot positioning for the May 4 Primary Election.
Races set for sheriff, District 54 post
Several local political races are on tap this year following filing for state and county offices, which closed Monday. Among the contested races will be Mississippi County sheriff, District 54 state representative and Mississippi County circuit clerk.
Big thaw under way on local roads
The ice and snow that created poor road conditions throughout the week is rapidly melting as of Friday morning, as a majority of the city's primary, secondary and residential roads are in much better shape, according to local authorities.
KIPPsters ready to get their geek on
KIPP Blytheville is getting ready to kick off its fourth annual Geek Week festivities, where students, teachers and staff celebrate the true meaning of being a geek.
Tickets still available for Red Cross murder mystery
Tickets are still available for the March 14 Red Cross Murder Mystery Dinner Theater production of "Murder in the Magnolias" by Tim Kelly.
Auditions planned for "Relay Idol" event
The Nucor Dream Team is planning a Relay For Life Idol Contest -- Singing for a Cure.
Winter storm continuing to take a toll
Power outages earlier in the week and poor road conditions throughout the area are being joined by damages to buildings and other structures as the negative effects of this week's winter storm continue to spread.
Many local roads still in poor condition
Blytheville city streets are beginning to clear up, making travel a little easier, but local authorities still urge caution on many secondary and residential roads -- advising people to limit travel if possible.
Sharp released after posting bond
Freddie Sharp III was released on a $500,000 surety bond on Wednesday. The bond, which had originally been set as a $1,000,000 cash bond, was dropped to $500,000 last week and left to the discretion of the Mississippi County Sheriff's office on the bond's execution.
Wallace seeking District 54 seat
David Wallace, Leachville City Councilman, announced this week he is running for the District 54 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
3 days after storm, area roads still "brutal"
Poor road conditions continue to be one of the biggest concerns for Blytheville and the surrounding areas, and local authorities are urging drivers to use extreme caution.
Ellington seeking another term as prosecutor
Scott Ellington, Second Judicial District prosecuting attorney, filed for re-election Monday at the State Capitol in Little Rock.
Paralyzed: Storm leaves thousands stuck on I-55
The southbound lane of Interstate 55 was at a standstill Tuesday morning from north of Blytheville to south of Turrell, and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said little can be done until the temperatures start to rise.
Road conditions slow public services
Because of the conditions of the streets and roadways, the garbage and trash pickup will be delayed for at least one day, Blytheville Public Works Director Marvin Crawford said Tuesday.
Delta Gateway Museum celebrates 1950s
The Delta Gateway Museum celebrated the 1950s Saturday night with its Second Annual Heritage Party.
Act 2! reschedules upcoming play
The Act 2! presentation of the play "Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch" is being rescheduled because of inclement weather conditions.
Term limit proposal called deceptive
The chairman of Arkansas Term Limits believes legislators are being deceptive and self-serving regarding a measure on the November ballot.
Local schools to be closed Tuesday
All the local schools were out today (Monday) because of inclement weather, and they will be closed Tuesday as well.
County Clerk's office open until noon for filing; others closed
The Mississippi County Clerk's offices in Blytheville and Osceola will be open from 9 a.m. to noon today (Monday) to allow potential candidates for office to file, according to County Judge Randy Carney. Monday is the final day to file for the May primary election...
Filings for the May primary election will continue until noon Monday. Incumbent State Rep. Wes Wagner, of Manila, filed as a Democrat, while Dave Wallace of Leachville has filed as a Republican for the District 54 State Representative race. District 55 State Rep. Monte Hodges, D-Blytheville, also filed for re-election...