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Stories from Monday, May 18, 2009

Who is Liz Smith? (05/18/09)
Who is Liz Smith? Name: Liz Smith Occupation: Executive director, Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce Previous jobs: President and COO, Empiric Medical Education, New York, NY; choral music teacher, West Junior High, Blytheville Education: Jonesboro High School, Arkansas State University...
5 Questions with Liz Smith (05/18/09)
1. 28 years ago, you moved from Blytheville to New York. What made you decide to leave? And what was it like living and working in New York? I left Blytheville solely for the opportunity to live in New York City, a place I had found enchanting and comfortable each time I visited it. I loved my life in Blytheville, and when I left I fully intended to return in a year or two. It turned into 22!...
307 graduate from ANC (05/18/09)
Arkansas Northeastern College awarded degrees to 307 students Friday afternoon during commencement exercises at the Briggs-Sebaugh Wellness Center. Steve Roberts, head football coach at Arkansas State University was the speaker. James Whitaker, a graduate from Osceola, provided the student response...
Lawyer questions city's appeal process (05/18/09)
Local attorney Jim Harris questioned the way the Blytheville City Council has been "ad-libbing" the police officer appeal hearings. Currently representing appealing terminated Blytheville police officers Earnest Frye and Jason Wolfenbarger and previously taking former BPD officer Dewayne Lindsey's case to the Council, Harris noted the city's governing body has not established any rules and regulations, despite dissolving the former appeal board -- the Civil Service Commission -- more than two years ago.. ...
Harrison declares White's seat vacant (05/18/09)
At 3 p.m. Friday, Blytheville Mayor Barrett Harrison declared newly-appointed Councilwoman Carol White's Ward 1, Position 2 seat vacant. "(City attorney) Mike Bearden has issued a legal opinion in writing to me that I do in fact have the authority to declare the Ward One council seat held by James Sanders and Ms. ...
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