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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UPDATE: $1.1 billion investment means 500+ jobs for county (01/29/13)
Groundbreaking news for Mississippi County was released in Little Rock this morning (Tuesday) by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe. Along with local county officials, Beebe announced that Osceola will soon be home to a new steel mill, Big River Steel.
City slashing capital project expenditures (01/29/13)
Monday night, the Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee proposed $548,000 in cuts to capital improvements, suggested a spending freeze on capital projects and offered a new purchasing procedure as work continued on the 2013 budget.
Significant cuts slated for Public Works (01/29/13)
Blytheville Public Works director Marvin Crawford offered an overall 6.1 percent cut to his five departments' proposed 2013 budgets, Monday night, during the Finance and Purchasing Committee meeting.
Waterworks gift cards mostly not from company (01/29/13)
Monday, Henard Utility owner Mike Henard adamantly denied donating money that led to 20 Blytheville Waterworks employees receiving $100 gift cards at Christmas time.
EAPDD helping community craft plan (01/29/13)
Last year Mississippi County partnered with East Arkansas Planning and Development District to begin its strategic planning process for increasing quality of life throughout the county.
Blytheville Police reports -- 1-29-13 (01/29/13)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
Chicks face high-flying Dukes, NHS (01/29/13)
The Blytheville Chickasaws return home tonight for a key 5A-East matchup against the Nettleton Raiders. Tonight's game was originally scheduled for Jan. 15 but was rescheduled to Tuesday night because of inclement weather. Blytheville (4-15, 1-5 5A-East) is coming off a 63-38 loss to the Forrest City Mustangs...
Everlean Johnson (01/29/13)
Mrs. Everlean Johnson was born Aug. 18, 1906, to William and Rosie Lee Butler in Estell, Miss. She departed her life Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center, Blytheville.
Mary Alice Lane (01/29/13)
Mary Alice Lane, 86, of Osceola, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Osceola.
Vance Mace Jr. (01/29/13)
Mr. Vance Mace Jr., 66, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Eula Mae Reed (01/29/13)
Mrs Eula Mae Reed, 68, of Blytheville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Great River Medical Center.
Oypere Marie Ursery (01/29/13)
Mrs. Oypere Marie Ursery, 62, of Osceola, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Jonesboro.
Quinton Darnell Ward (01/29/13)
Quinton Darnell Ward died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Kids, coyotes and losing a friend (01/29/13)
I cannot understand anyone who does not have pets. Really, I can't. A sterile house leads to a sterile life, but having a pet in the home, even if the result is a little bit of mess, is an infusion of love.
The end is near ... (01/29/13)
Have you ever been on a road trip and passed one of those "The End Is Near" billboards? You know, the one where you thought, "What kind of kook puts this on the interstate?"
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