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  1. Big figure in WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | NWAonline

    Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle and Wilson native Cortez Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning at his home in Orlando, Fla. Former NFL defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy spent his entire career with Seattle, where he was named to eight Pro Bowls and was named the leag... NOTEWORTHY Seahawks first-round selection in 1990.


  2. Chinese plan jobs in state, up to 800Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | NWAonline

    A Chinese textile manufacturer will hire up to 800 workers at a new plant in Forrest City while also promoting Arkansas-grown cotton, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and leaders of the company announced Wednesday. Gov. Asa Hutchinson stands with Yafu Qiu, chairman of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, after they signed an agreement Wednesday in Forrest City for the... Hourly wages will start at $15.25, helping a region that has been struggling for years with losses in both population and jobs, Hutchinson said at a news conference at the state Capitol.


  3. Killing in Blytheville stirs calls for patrolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2017 | NWAonline

    The fatal shooting of a Blytheville man Friday has police wanting to increase patrols in an area rife with crime, and has residents in that area nervous about rising violence. Delvin Meadows, 23, died early Friday after he was shot in the 2200 block of West Rose Street in south Blytheville, said Capt. 32 comments

  4. House approves tax credits to attract steel millsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | NWAonline

    Rep. Jack Ladyman talks Friday with Rep. Monte Hodges about Senate Bill 688, which would provide tax credits to businesses. The bill was approved by the House.


  5. New police chief named in OsceolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | NWAonline

    Mayor Dickie Kennemore named Ollie Collins the new police chief of the Mississippi County town of 7,400 Wednesday, replacing Chief David Gladden, who retired. Collins, 56, a captain on the Osceola Police Department, has served the department for 18 years.


  6. Shooting by officer resolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | NWAonline

    A prosecuting attorney won't file criminal charges against an Osceola police officer who accidentally shot a 16-year-old boy while investigating a Feb. 24 armed robbery of a service station, the prosecutor said. In a letter to state police Tuesday and released to the media Wednesday, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said Osceola patrol officer Jennifer Ephlin was justified in having her service weapon drawn when the shot was fired.


  7. Justices back court's denial of tax electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | NWAonline

    The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Mississippi County Circuit Court's injunction of a March 14 sales-tax election to raise funds to build a new county courthouse, saying the proposed tax was an "illegal exaction." County officials called for a half-percent countywide sales tax to build a 55,000-square-foot courthouse to replace deteriorating courthouses in Blytheville and Osceola.


  8. Grand opening today for steel millRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | NWAonline

    Big River Steel set a record for the most expensive economic development project ever built in Arkansas, and it continues to set new records in its first months of operation, the mill's chief executive officer said. The $1.3 billion mill near Osceola produced 63,000 tons of hot rolled steel in January, its first full month of operation, a world record for similar small mills, CEO Dave Stickler said in an interview last week.


  9. Arkansas officer's gun goes off, wounding teen, police reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | NWAonline

    A 16-year-old boy was shot when an Osceola police officer's weapon discharged as she was attempting to arrest him Friday morning, authorities said. The boy, whom police did not name because he is a minor, was treated at a Memphis hospital and returned home later Friday.


  10. Blytheville plans vote on sales taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | NWAonline

    Blytheville aldermen have set a May 9 special election on a half-percent sales tax to raise salaries for police and firefighters and for the construction of a justice complex. If approved by voters, the citywide tax will collect about $1.4 million a year before ending in 10 years, Blytheville Mayor James Sanders said Wednesday. 2 comments

  11. Project of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | NWAonline

    As the end of another year approaches, one can look back on 2016 economic development projects and try to determine which ones will most benefit Arkansas. Earlier this month, for example, it was reported that Big River Steel at Osceola had produced its first hot-roll coil tube.


  12. News in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | NWAonline

    Big River Steel has begun operations in its melt shop and hot mill, the steel mill near Osceola said Wednesday. Chicago-based Zekelman Industries bought the first hot-rolled coil produced at the plant, paying $100,000.


  13. Teen held in fatal Arkansas shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | NWAonline

    Police arrested a 17-year-old boy in the Oct. 12 fatal shooting of an Osceola man, Osceola Police Chief David Gladden said. Gladden said Williams, 28, was shot in the back at his Parkway home in the Mississippi County town of 7,400 people.


  14. Osceola man, 28, shot dead on streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | NWAonline

    Police responded to a call of shots fired on Parkway Street in the northern end of the Mississippi County town at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Gladden said.


  15. 1st suspect to go to trial in drug, gun sweep guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | NWAonline

    A little over a year after 70 people were charged in 40 federal drug and gun indictments in the Eastern District of Arkansas as a result of an investigation centered in Mississippi County, the first person to go to trial has been convicted. U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer and David Shepard, assistant special agent in charge of the Little Rock field office of the FBI, announced Wednesday that a federal jury had convicted James Edward Watson Jr., 30, of Osceola on a charge of distribution of methamphetamine.


  16. Senate candidate's loans to campaign top $117,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2016 | NWAonline

    Rep. David Wallace, R-Leachville, lent his state Senate campaign another $12,300 last month, increasing his total loans to more than $117,000 in his bid to oust Sen. David Burnett, D-Osceola, according to Wallace's latest campaign finance report. Wallace, who is an owner of a disaster recovery company and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, said he hasn't decided whether he will end up lending his Senate campaign more than $200,000 by the end of this campaign.


  17. Judge bars tax vote to fund new Blytheville courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | NWAonline

    A special circuit judge has temporarily blocked an Aug. 9 sales-tax election that would fund construction of a new Mississippi County courthouse in Blytheville. Judge David Laser, a retired circuit judge from Jonesboro who was appointed to preside over Tuesday's injunction hearing in Blytheville, agreed with plaintiffs who said the sales tax election was presented unlawfully. 14 comments

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