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Stories from Tuesday, February 21, 2012

No injuries in fire on East Main (02/21/12)
Blytheville firefighters responded to a fire Monday night at the Coach Arms apartment complex located on Main Street next to Simply Delicious.
TBIB's Mary Gay Shipley announces retirement plans (02/21/12)
That Bookstore in Blytheville owner Mary Gay Shipley has announced her plans to retire.
Armorel hires new superintendent (02/21/12)
The Armorel school board unanimously voted to hire Sally Bennett as the new district superintendent Monday night at school board's monthly meeting.
Council to take up new rules of order (02/21/12)
Blytheville city attorney Mike Bearden has made proposed changes, and the new-look ordinance establishing rules of order and procedure in Council meetings is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting.
Puppy found drowned in Walker Park pond (02/21/12)
Members of the Blytheville Police Department and Blytheville Emergency Squad responded Monday afternoon to a call regarding the body of a dog floating in the pond at Walker Park.
Killing being ruled an act of self-defense (02/21/12)
Blytheville's first homicide of 2012, which occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 7, is being called an act of self-defense, and no charges are being sought in the matter.
Women lauded at Black History Program (02/21/12)
The Mississippi County Black Cultural Association presented its 27th Annual Black History Program Sunday with guest speaker Dr. Beverly Divers-White.
4.0 earthquake in SE Missouri shakes 9 states (02/21/12)
Only minor damage is reported after an earthquake centered in southeast Missouri shook at least nine states.
Taking flight (02/21/12)
Several local residents have reported seeing large flocks of geese, feeding in fields around the community, over the last several days. This flock was photographed in the Yarbro area.
Melba Akers (02/21/12)
Mrs. Melba Akers, 77, of Blytheville, passed from this life Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Heritage Square in Blytheville.
Jimmy "Jim" Thomas Copeland (02/21/12)
Mr. Jimmy "Jim" Thomas Copeland, 55, of Blytheville, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Blytheville.
Thelma E. Fowler (02/21/12)
Thelma E. Fowler, 85, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Craighead County Nursing Center.
Raymond Reed (02/21/12)
Mr. Raymond Reed of Blytheville died Feb. 14, 2012, in Memphis. He was a factory worker.
Willie Stewart (02/21/12)
Mr. Willie Stewart, of Blytheville, died Wednesday. He was a truck driver.
Taking a stab at book reviews (02/21/12)
One of the things I enjoyed most but did not have many opportunities to do as a reporter with the Courier News was the book reviews.
Toxic leadership led to IRS fiasco (02/21/12)
Leadership has been described as the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. It is organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal. Students of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma and intelligence, among others. ...
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