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Stories from Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gov. Beebe to seek second term (01/20/10)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Gov. Mike Beebe announced Tuesday that he's running for re-election, telling supporters he plans to focus on the economy and education as he seeks a second term. The Democrat had been widely expected to run again, but had not begun raising money for a re-election bid and had not said in public that he planned to run. No Republicans have declared that they are running against him...
EOC offering help for tax filings (01/20/10)
The Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission will offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at two sites this year. VITA is an IRS tax program that offers free tax filing services to senior citizens, individuals and families with an annual income of $49,000 and below...
Lifeblood officials say needs still high (01/20/10)
More than 100,000 pints of blood are needed annually for persons in area hospitals, said Dick Benson, area representative for Lifeblood. Benson spoke to the Blytheville Lions Club Tuesday, explaining that some of the old reasons persons were not able to donate blood don't exist anymore. For example, in the past, persons with diabetes were not allowed to donate. But new advances have changed that...
Council OKs $5 hike on wastewater rates (01/20/10)
In front of literally a standing-room-only crowd at the Municipal Courtroom, the Blytheville City Council raised wastewater rates $5 a month Tuesday night to pay for required improvements to the sewer system. The measure passed 4-2, with Councilwoman Carol White and Councilman Monte Hodges casting the two "no" votes. Council members R.L. Jones, Shirley Overman, Shirley Connealy and Mylas Jeffers voted "yes."...
Council approves budget in 5-1 vote (01/20/10)
The Blytheville City Council passed the 2010 budget with a 5-1 vote Tuesday night. Council members Shirley Overman, Shirley Connealy, Mylas Jeffers, R.L. Jones and Monte Hodges all voted for the budget, which included just two significant changes from the original version: an additional $500,000 for required sewer work, and cuts of proposed raises for Wastewater and Water Department employees...
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