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Stories from Thursday, July 15, 2010

City short on sewer money (07/15/10)
With the clock ticking, the Blytheville City Council must figure out a way to supplement shortfalls in the monthly $5 sewer improvement fee. The charge, being used to pay for $2.5 million, five-year sewer projects mandated by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, has generated $135,000 with $20,000 spent thus far, Wastewater Superintendent Kenneth Ellis told the Council's Airport and Utilities Committee Wednesday...
Man tries to poison kids (07/15/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man is expected to be arraigned today in Pemiscot County Circuit Court after he allegedly tried to posion his girlfriend and her children by putting bleach in ice trays and lemonade. The woman and two small children became sick from ingesting the drink that contained bleach and are all seeking medical attention, according to Caruthersville police chief Chris Riggs...
Backers tout economic development tax (07/15/10)
Members of the Great River Economic Development Board shared information Wednesday morning about educating the public on renewal of the county-wide economic development tax. Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore, who chaired the meeting, asked those in attendance for their input in getting the voters to approve the renewal of the tax...
Osceola school board hires new coach, faces state over problems (07/15/10)
Although Monday night's Osceola School Board meeting was largely centered around the hiring of Russell Leggett as the new high school football coach and athletic director, the day's proceedings in Little Rock were perhaps the bigger story of the day...
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