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Courthouse move could pose new dilemma
Encouraging signs are pointing toward the consolidation of the Mississippi County courthouses.
Online "Wanted" feature yields results
On Friday, the Courier News launched a new section on its website: "See Who Is Wanted By The Blytheville Police Department."
Movies, and a real movie star
I was one of the 16 percent fewer folks who watched the Oscars this year, and there is a question I just have to ask. Does anyone remember when the good movies won the major awards?
I don't guess there's any way to do both ...
There's a florescent light directly over my desk here in the CN office that has never worked. At least not as long as I've been sitting at this desk.
Narrative of murder case sounds familiar
Here's the narrative: In a small town in northeast Arkansas, a young person goes missing. Family, friends and neighbors begin searching, eventually being joined by local law enforcement officials.
"Swatting" prank is no laughing matter
Pranks used to be harmless. The target might receive an annoying phone call or have to clean up toilet paper from his yard. But in recent years, some gamers have been getting their kicks out of something called "swatting."
A friend who could use a hug ...
Raise your hand if you've ever fallen down a flight of stairs and hit your head on a steel door. OK, now raise your hand if you've ever fallen down a flight of stairs and hit your head on a steel door on the first day of a huge family vacation to Disney World.
Bright red visitors on a snowy day
The grocery stores have had a very good week here in the frozen Deep South. Prior to each of the several winter storms that have passed through this area, people ventured out of their homes in droves to stock up on necessities, most including milk and bread.
Encouraging signs in community storm response
A little less than a year ago, after a winter storm left the area more or less paralyzed for several days, I wrote a column that was critical of the community's preparedness for the winter storm.
From a busy weekend, into a busy week
What a busy weekend this has been, and what a busy week this continues to be.
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