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Stories from Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The dream is still alive (01/19/10)
Blytheville once had a thriving hub of black-owned businesses, according to Lucretia McDonald, who spoke on the past during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday at Arkansas Northeastern College. McDonald was one of several people who spoke during the event, which was filmed for inclusion in a documentary about the results of Dr. King's work and the Civil Rights Movement...
Accident closes bridge at Caruthersville for four hours (01/19/10)
Motorists were snarled for around four hours Monday afternoon after a barge ran into the Mississippi River Bridge between Caruthersville and Dyersburg. According to authorities on the scene, a barge struck the bridge around 5:30 p.m., backing up traffic for miles on both sides of the only direct access to Tennessee from the Missouri Bootheel...
Council to consider $5 surchrge on water bill (01/19/10)
The Blytheville City Council will consider an ordinance tonight that would add a $5 fee to the water bill to pay for sewer projects being required by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. This morning, Blytheville Mayor Barrett Harrison said the proposed ordinance is one option for the Council to consider to pay for the $500,000 it must budget over the next five years to satisfy ADEQ, which has Blytheville under a consent order for inflow and infiltration issues and a lack of back-up power.. ...
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