Blytheville Courier News Headlines News from the Blytheville Courier News newspaper in Blytheville, Arkansas en-us Dr. Joyce Ann "Joy" Pardue Dr. Joyce Ann "Joy" Pardue died peacefully on April 15, 2017. She was in the arms of her husband Larry at her home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Horace Delbert... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:09:54 -0500 Kidnapping suspect arrested in South Carolina A local man accused of kidnapping his daughter has been been arrested in South Carolina. According to Blytheville Police Department Capt. Scott Adams, on Sunday, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:17:36 -0500 Chief: Funnel cloud spotted in Blytheville Blytheville authorities spotted a funnel cloud, Wednesday night, according to Police Chief Ross Thompson. Thompson said when officials tried to sound the tornado sirens, the sirens would not respond.... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:00:48 -0500 Wayne Foster Mr. Wayne Foster, 54 of Marked Tree, passed away on April 24, 2017 in Jonesboro. He was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Foster is survived by three sons, Brian Foster, Sr. of Trumann,... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:51:01 -0500 Pirates end season in district tourney CAVE CITY— The Gosnell Pirates baseball season came to an end on Tuesday after losing, 2-0, in the first round of the 4A-3 district tournament to the Highland Rebels. The stats were unavailable at... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:39:59 -0500 Glintborg returning to Gosnell High In the last month, Blytheville head football coach Ben Fisher has lost two of his assistant football coaches from last year Chickasaws group. After offensive line and strength coach Deerick Smith... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:39:18 -0500 Blytheville Police Reports The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department. — Police took a theft report (gold ring) in the 300 block of the North Service Road. — Officers took an unauthorized use of a vehicle... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:38:18 -0500 Board recommends pardon for Steele The Arkansas Parole Board made recommendations for pardon (with merit) on April 18. One of the names listed was Antonio Steele of Mississippi County who was convicted for "delivery of cocaine." His... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:35:47 -0500 BPD complies with ADOL The Blytheville Police Department reached compliance in vacating part of its current facility on Saturday night, according to Police Chief Ross Thompson. On Friday, the Arkansas Department of Labor... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:25:02 -0500 Local student scores perfect 36 on ACT When it comes to scoring big on college entrance exams, practice made perfect for one junior at KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School. Anika Mittal, a member of the Class of 2018 at KBC, recently... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:23:50 -0500 Gosnell makes several personnel moves The Gosnell School Board met for their regular monthly meeting Monday evening to address numerous personnel hires and retirements, including the return of a former Gosnell High basketball coach. The... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:23:17 -0500 Missco native executed When Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) staff at the Cummins Unit in Varner executed 51-year old Mississippi County native Ledell “Skip” Lee, Jr. Thursday night (April 20), the State of... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:22:42 -0500 Blytheville announces Teacher of the Year The Blytheville School Board met Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and announced the district's "Teachers of the Year" for each school as well as the overall district. They also... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:21:30 -0500 Effie T. Palmore Rodgers Ms. Effie T. Palmore Rodgers, 89 passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Ms. Rodgers was born October 18, 1929 to Jake Palmer and Annie Bell Thomas Palmer... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:15:51 -0500 Ledell “Skip” Lee, Jr. Mr. Ledell “Skip” Lee, Jr., was born July 31, 1965 to Stella Young and Ledell Lee, Sr. in Osceola, Arkansas. Ledell departed this life on Thursday April 20, 2017 at the age of 51. He leaves to... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:17:03 -0500 Luetta Davis Luetta Davis was born November 19, 1925, to the late Clarence Bedford and Mary McGhee, in Matthew, Missouri. Ms. Luetta departed this life on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at her residence in Blytheville... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:11:59 -0500 Zelver Lawshea Mr. Zelver Lawshea, 78, of Blytheville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home. Born August 21, 1938 in Dell, Arkansas to Eddie Lawshea, Sr. and Mary Robinson Lawshea,... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:11:12 -0500 Eugene Arnold Gaddis Mr. Eugene Arnold Gaddis, 67, passed away on April 20, 2017 at his home in Marked Tree. He was a radio dispatcher, of the Baptist faith and an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Gaddis... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:07:00 -0500 John Steven Burns Mr. John Steven Burns, 67, of Luxora, passed away on April 22, 2017 in Jonesboro. He was an electrician and a lifetime resident of Luxora. Mr. Burns is survived by his Debbie Burns of Luxora; one... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:02:37 -0500 James Walker “Bo” Wilbanks Mr. James Walker “Bo” Wilbanks, 44, of Ridgely, Tennessee passed away on April 20, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a welder and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Wilbanks is survived by his parents,... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:12:20 -0500 It is never THAT bad… Life is just so very fragile. It truly is here one minute and entirely and forever gone the next. The thing about death that shocks us, is that it isn’t always predictable – it just BAM! ... appears.... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:52:27 -0500 Public hearing held on proposed 1/2-cent tax Ward 2 councilmembers L.C. Hartsfield and Barbara Brothers hosted a public hearing Thursday evening in the District Courtroom before a small crowd of approximately 12 citizens. Also present were... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:46:34 -0500 Chamber, Blytheville Unlimited supporting Public Safety tax The Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Blytheville Unlimited are lobbying voters to support the proposed Public Safety tax, to be voted on by Blytheville patrons on May 9. The two... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:29:01 -0500 Council approves revenue bonds The Blytheville City Council met Tuesday evening and passed ordinances authorizing revenue-refunding bonds to Nucor-Yamato and the other to change the zoning for the Robindale Apartments. They also... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:22:57 -0500 ANC adds scholarship The Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) Board of Trustees had a very long agenda Wednesday afternoon and unanimously approved every item, including scholarships, the creation of new programs, the... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:22:22 -0500 ‘Blytheville Backs Our Blue’ The Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce has initiated a community-wide campaign in support of local law enforcement. “Blytheville Backs Our Blue,” which will feature a variety of promotional... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:12:26 -0500