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Stories from Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lofton to retire from Quorum Court (02/29/12)
Longtime Mississippi County Quorum Court Justice Emmanuel Lofton announced Wednesday he will not be seeking re-election to that position.
City cut overtime by $150,000 in 2011 (02/29/12)
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders slashed city overtime by about $150,000 in 2011, his first year in office.
County judge proceeding with jail fee talks (02/29/12)
Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney confirmed to the Mississippi County Quorum Court Tuesday night that he is proceeding in talks with Blytheville Mayor James Sanders regarding the jail fees owed to the county by the city.
School district loaning artifacts to museum (02/29/12)
The Blytheville School District has entered into a longterm loan with the Delta Gateway Museum that Superintendent Richard Atwill believes will go hand-in-hand with Blytheville Intermediate School's Native American curriculum, and at the same time, provide the museum with an incredible resource.
"Honky Tonk Angels" coming to Ritz (02/29/12)
The Springer Theatricals professional touring production of "The Honky Tonk Angels" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ritz Civic Center in downtown Blytheville.
Leap Day: Recalibrating our calendar with the Earth's orbit (02/29/12)
February is a bit longer than usual this year with the added day of Feb. 29, or "Leap Day," as many know it. This occurrence on the Gregorian Calendar is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by four, such as 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Blytheville Police reports -- 2-28-12 (02/29/12)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Deparment:
Chicks look to improve on 2011 season (02/29/12)
The Blytheville Chickasaw baseball team opens the 2012 season Thursday afternoon with a trip to West Memphis. The Chicks look to improve on a 2011 season that saw them go 2-18 overall and 0-14 in the tough 5A-East conference. They return just one starter from last year's squad as second year head coach Bret Kirk has a lot of new faces to prepare for the upcoming season...
Glen Edward Coleman (02/29/12)
Mr. Glen Edward Coleman, 63, of Osceola, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.
Linwood Daniel Lewis (02/29/12)
Mr. Linwood Daniel Lewis, 91, of Blytheville, passed from this life, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Arnold G. Sandbothe (02/29/12)
Mr. Arnold G. Sandbothe, 84, of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at his home.
Maybe what we need is a common enemy (02/29/12)
A friend of mine was lamenting the other day about the overall lack of community unity within the city of Blytheville, a problem that has existed for many years.
Not much changed since Harrison left office (02/29/12)
It's almost time for the vote on the tax designed to pay off the IRS. It's still a huge conflict with the citizens of Blytheville, mainly because the mayor and City Council have refused to a answer all the questions that have been presented to them...
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