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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Local cancer center to shut down (01/22/13)
The Board of Governors for Mississippi County Hospital System was informed Monday that the cancer treatment facility at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville will be shutting down at the end of the month.
Finance Committee dissects Blytheville budget (01/22/13)
The Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee spent 2 1/2 hours Monday night dissecting the proposed budgets of seven city departments, hearing department leaders' offered cuts and arguments to keep certain items.
Osceola football player arrested (01/22/13)
Osceola High School student and football player Shaquille Lockhart was arrested last week for first degree battery and "Engaging in a Continuing Criminal Gang, Organization, or Enterprise" according to the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department Intake report dated Jan. 14, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2013...
Chickasaws to host Bowlin-less GCT tonight (01/22/13)
The Blytheville Chickasaws host longtime rival, Greene County Tech, Tuesday night in another key 5A-East showdown at Chickasaw Gym. This rivalry intensified under the leadership of former Blytheville head coach David Hixson and current Tech head coach Scott Bowlin. ...
Pocahontas defeats Lady Pirates (01/22/13)
GOSNELL--The Gosnell Lady Pirates dropped a key 3-4A conference matchup Monday night as the Pocahontas Lady Redskins pulled away with a 63-43 victory at the Gosnell Physical Education Building. Gosnell (9-10, 4-6 3-4A) trailed by just a point heading into the fourth period and tied the game with a free throw to open the period but Pocahontas outscored the Lady Pirates, 29-9, the rest of the way for the victory...
Lady Tigers fall to Bay (01/22/13)
BAY -- The Armorel Lady Tigers dropped to 5-17 overall and 2-5 in the 1A-3 conference standings after a 49-31 loss to the Bay Lady Yellowjackets. Armorel led 11-9 at the end of one but trailed 29-16 at halftime and 40-26 heading into the fourth. Stacy Jo Spurlin led Armorel with 10 points and Shelbie Collard scored nine and grabbed eight rebounds. Hannah Willard led all scorers with 21 points for Bay and Sara Sharp chipped in 11...
Rev. Willie Lee Davis (01/22/13)
Rev. Willie Lee Davis, 79, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Great River Medical Center.
Karl Robert (Bob) Gonter (01/22/13)
Mr. Karl Robert (Bob) Gonter, 85, of Lakewood, Wash., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Clarice Bell Green (01/22/13)
Mrs. Clarice Bell Green, 90, of Blytheville, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Blytheville.
Liam Matthew Huckabay (01/22/13)
Liam Matthew Huckabay, 3-month-old son of Matt and Brittany Griffin Huckabay of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.
Dorothy Forrest Jackson (01/22/13)
Mrs. Dorothy Forrest Jackson, 90, of Germantown, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
Sherry Lynn Wells Johnson (01/22/13)
Mrs. Sherry Lynn Wells Johnson, 60, of Morristown, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her home.
Martha Jane Jones (01/22/13)
Martha Jane Jones, 69, of Blytheville, passed from this life Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Waiting for the day my numbers hit, and the return of the NHL (01/22/13)
Welcome back everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your three-day weekend -- those of you that had one, that is. For me, the weekend was a particularly exciting one.
Gardening season is upon us again (01/22/13)
Although the whole world is brown and dead, and it is still very chilly outside, my winter vegetables are producing nicely right now, and the planting dates for early spring veggies are close at hand.
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