Mississippi County Newswire

Mississippi County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Mississippi County, AR.

Results 1 - 20 of 124 in Mississippi County, AR

  1. Missouri governor claims Arkansas is jobs magnet for his residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | Arkansas Times

    Missouri's Republican governor, Eric Greitens , gave a state of the state address yesterday that left some Arkies scratching their heads over this passage: In county after county-in Pemiscott County, and in Dunklin County, and in Mississippi County-I spoke to people who want to work, who want a job, who want to provide for their families. They are sick of seeing their friends have to get in a truck and drive across state lines for work.

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  2. Man arrested after pointing gun at officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | KAIT-TV

    ... and pointed it at the officers briefly before throwing it away. He was arrested and later taken to the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office. Richardson was arraigned on Tuesday and a judge found probable cause to set bond at $50,000. He faces charges ... 3 comments

  3. Kennett PD: Man arrested after shots firedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    KENNETT, MO - A Mississippi County man was arrested in Dunklin County in connection with shots being fired over the weekend, according to the Kennett Police Department. Officers arrested Andre Haymon Jr. of Osceola on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon after police got a call Sunday night.

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  4. ASP: Two dead in head-on collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 15 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Two men from Mississippi County were killed Saturday, after a two-vehicle accident south of Blytheville. According to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police, Dennis Stone of Blytheville was killed in the accident.

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  5. Osceola PD: Man faces sexual assault, pornography chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    OSCEOLA, AR - A Mississippi County man was in jail Monday, accused of sexual assaulting a girl and showing a pornographic magazine to two juveniles, according to the Osceola Police Department. James Johnson of Osceola was arrested Jan. 3 on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault and furnishing pornographic material to a minor in connection with a New Year's Eve incident.

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  6. Democratic legislator hopes scandal won't curb pork barrelingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Arkansas Times

    ... money through the so-called General Improvement Fund. "I've been able to inject almost $300,000 back into Mississippi County in the form of GIF grants for feeding programs like the Food Pantry, the Echols program (Blytheville Community Samaritan ...

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  7. 1 accused of firing at brother of slain manRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 30 | NWAonline

    ... police are continuing their investigation into the fatal shooting. Gentry will be arraigned next week in Mississippi County District Court. Detectives combed a vacant lot near Gentry's home Thursday afternoon searching for spent shell casings from ... 25 comments

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

    Wednesday Dec 28 | NWAonline

    ... However, the project that might have an even greater impact on the state in the decades ahead is also in Mississippi County. It's not a factory. It's the former Dyess Colony, where a new visitors' center was dedicated May 21. My vote for economic ...

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  9. County opts to set extending-tax voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | Arkansas Online

    BLYTHEVILLE -- Mississippi County officials have voted to set another special election on the question of extending a current hospital tax to help finance the construction of a new $22.5 million Blytheville courthouse.

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  10. Victim in fatal Nucor-Yamato accident identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    He was injured while working in the rail yard around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Preston Williams with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office. Nucor-Yamato Steel Company is investigating a workplace fatality which occurred at our facility in Blytheville on Tuesday afternoon .

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  11. Special election for new Blytheville courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | The Courier

    Mississippi County officials have voted to set another special election on the question of extending a current hospital tax, which would help finance the construction of a new $22.5 million Blytheville courthouse. Half of the revenue from the tax is used to repair and improve Mississippi County Hospital System facilities. 6 comments

  12. Special election for new Blytheville courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Mississippi County officials have voted to set another special election on the question of extending a current hospital tax, which would help finance the construction of a new $22.5 million Blytheville courthouse. Half of the revenue from the tax is used to repair and improve Mississippi County Hospital System facilities.

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  13. Production Beginning at Big River Steel in ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | The Daily News

    According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Big River Steel has begun operations in its melt shop and hot mill at the new facility in Mississippi County. The steel mill was the first "superproject" to be approved under a 2004 state constitutional amendment that allows the state to borrow money to help lure major employers.

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  14. News in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... 1.6 million tons of finished steel products annually. The $1.3 billion plant is built on 1,300 acres in Mississippi County. It is the only electric arc furnace mill to produce hot-rolled steel as thick as 1 inch and as wide as 78 inches. The CEO of ...

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  15. Big River Steel sells first piece of rolled coilRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - Big River Steel announced Wednesday they have sold their first piece of rolled coil for $100,000. According to a press release, the first coils produced were purchased by Zekelman Industries and will be sent to Atlas Tube in Blytheville. 2 comments

  16. Osceola drug roundup nets 8 suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... investigation into the sale of controlled substances in Osceola. The Osceola Police Department and the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department received several calls concerning drugs in the town. "So, the drug task force focused their attention on ...

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  17. Rex Nelson: a model townRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | NWAonline

    The sound of construction projects could be heard as I parked my car on the town square at Wilson in Mississippi County on a recent afternoon. It's a sound that hadn't been heard here for decades.

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  18. Blytheville man arrested in rape caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | KAIT-TV

    ... activity," Adams said. A $100,000 cash bond was set for Spencer, who was being held Monday night in the Mississippi County jail in Luxora. Spencer will be arraigned Jan. 31 in Mississippi County Circuit Court. Copyright 2016 KAIT . All rights ...

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  19. Arkansas Farm Bureau 82nd annual convention Nov. 30-Dec. 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | Delta Farm Press

    ... agriculture, our state's largest business sector," said Veach, a third-generation farmer from Manila (Mississippi County), who is concluding his eighth year as president of the organization. "We'll pack a lot into the three days of this convention. ...

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  20. Business news in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... on Friday re-elected President Randy Veach and Vice President Rich Hillman. Veach, of Manila in Mississippi County, begins his ninth one-year term as president. Hillman, of Carlisle, begins his ninth term as vice president. Delegates also re-elected ...

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