Stories from Monday, August 10, 2009
5 Questions with: Mark Brown
Who is Mark Brown?
Name: Mark Brown
Occupation: Manager, Wal-Mart SuperCenter, Blytheville
Hometown: Cooter, Mo.
Family: wife Shannon, daughter Gatsby.
Notable: Brown is president-elect of the Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Quotable: "My main goal is to run a good store, to be there for our customers, the associates and my community."
OSHA auditor: Nucor Steel 'best that I have seen'
Nucor Steel Arkansas received a "STAR" recommendation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its outstanding safety system and assessment results as part of the Voluntary Protection Program. The STAR rating is the VPP's most prestigious level of recognition. It is reserved for employers and employees who have implemented exemplary occupational safety and health practices and achieved injury-illness rates below their industry's national average...
New Super D may open in November
The new Super D on Sixth Street is scheduled to open its doors in November, possibly by Thanksgiving, according to Gain Robinson of Stephen L. La France Pharmacy, the parent company of Super D. The chain retail drug store is moving down the street from its current Plaza Shopping Center location to a spot across from KFC...
BPD makes moves
Since the recent retirements of Capt. Barry Miller and Capt. David Flora from the Blytheville Police Department, Corrections Officer Sgt. Steve Lewis has taken over the responsibilities of Capt. Miller, who provided support by maintaining and upgrading the departments computer system...
Deputy injured in accident
OSCEOLA -- A two vehicle accident Friday night here sent a Mississippi County Sheriff's Department deputy to the hospital after he had to be extricated from his patrol unit, according to reports from the Sheriff's Department. At around 8:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle accident on the southbound side of Interstate 55 at the 43 exit ramp and Highway 140, with one person reported to be trapped inside the vehicle...
Harrison: Court may resolve the jail fees issue
There seems to finally be an agreement in the long debated jail fees issue between the city of Blytheville and Mississippi County: the two sides want to go to court. Mississippi County intends to seek legal action against the city of Blytheville for past due jail fees...