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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2012

Extension fills vacant positions (01/12/12)
The University of Arkansas Extension Office in Blytheville has brought in two new staff members, effectively filling all vacant positions.
Ministerial Alliance planning events to honor MLK Jr. (01/12/12)
The Blytheville Ministerial Alliance has a full slate of activities planned to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday starting today. This year's theme is, "Live the Dream: Make Change Happen."
Unsteady economy impacting economic development (01/12/12)
The unsteady position of the global economy could have an effect on the recruitment of new businesses to Mississippi County in the upcoming year, according to county Economic Developer Clif Chitwood.
City won't pursue case against Gregory (01/12/12)
A circuit court judge issued an order of "nolle prosequi" Wednesday in the city of Blytheville's suit against James Gregory.
County FSA office excluded from closure list (01/12/12)
One of the largest federal farm offices in Arkansas, the Osceola Farm Service Agency, has escaped a national closure list.
Blytheville Police reports -- 1-12-12 (01/12/12)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
Chicks to host Pioneers in first home game in over five weeks (01/12/12)
The Blytheville Chickasaws return to action Friday night with a 5A-East contest against the Batesville Pioneers. The game is Blytheville's first at Chickasaw Gym since Dec. 6, more than five weeks ago. It is only the Chicks' second home game of the season...
Sign of progress (01/12/12)
A recent Blytheville Leadership Institute class project was the new sign that sits out on Highway 18 east. The sign serves to welcome people to the "Industrial Capitol of Mississippi County" as they enter industrial park. BLI os a program of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce...
Marshall O'Neal Guyton Jr. (01/12/12)
Mr. Marshall O'Neal Guyton Jr., 63, of 3015 W. Willow Knolls Rd., Peoria, Ill., passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, surrounded by his family, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria.
Marie C. Smothermon (01/12/12)
Mrs. Marie C. Smothermon, 93, of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Skilcare Nursing Center in Jonesboro after a lengthy illness.
Walker birth announced (01/12/12)
Lesley Frederick Walker III and Amanda Racheille Walker of Gosnell announce the birth of Henry Stone Walker, born on Jan. 5. 2012, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Small-town politics stands in way of progress (01/12/12)
The Blytheville Planning Commission strengthened the stigma that small-town politics will always be run by the "Good Ol' Boy" system when effectively denying 4G service to serve the interest of one of its members.
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