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Stories from Thursday, March 28, 2013

County revenue "solid" for February (03/28/13)
Mississippi County ended the month of February with tax revenues that officials called "solid," at last week's Quorum Court Finance Committee meeting. Collections are still down from this time last year but have increased from January.
Proposed bill would keep school safety plans secret (03/28/13)
Arkansas legislators will be discussing a bill today that will exempt a district's security policies and procedures from public disclosure.
Blytheville Police reports -- 3-28-13 (03/28/13)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
Making a few predictions for the Sweet Sixteen (03/28/13)
Now that the Miami Heat winning streak is over, we can get back to the task of watching brackets burst. The NCAA Tournament continues tonight with the Sweet 16 and there are some potentially great games on the schedule. Here's a look at the matchups...
Rams sweep Chickasaws (03/28/13)
Blytheville put itself in position early for its first 5A-East win against Paragould, Wednesday afternoon, at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. A three-run rally in the bottom of the third had the host Chickasaws on top, 4-3. But the Rams answered with five runs in the fourth and exploded for five more in the sixth to take control before eventually handing Blytheville a 17-6 loss...
First Tee registration scheduled forTuesday (03/28/13)
Registration for Spring Classes for First Tee of Northeast Arkansas will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at Thunder Bayou Golf Links in Blytheville. If you are unable to attend, you can call the First Tee office at (870)776-1054 ext. 71 or send an email to www.thefirstteenear.org. Registration is $25 per student...
Paul C. Wagner (03/28/13)
Mr. Paul C. Wagner, 71, of Memphis, formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Methodist-Germantown Hospital in Memphis.
Stacy Lee Shannon (03/28/13)
Stacy Lee Shannon, 45, of Blytheville passed from this life Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Great River Medical Center.
Retail growth is a chicken-and-egg challenge for city (03/28/13)
One of Blytheville Mayor James Sanders' objectives this year is to bring in new businesses to the city.
Big River Steel not a savior for county (03/28/13)
In the discussion about the "Big Ripoff Steel" mill being considered for Osceola there are several points that I have noticed in the recent articles. The politicians in favor of "giving" away about $90 MILLION dollars of taxpayer money ($75 million state grant and about $14 million county) seem to have their minds made up that this is a good investment and a better opportunity for kickbacks. ...
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