Blytheville Courier News Headlines News from the Blytheville Courier News newspaper in Blytheville, Arkansas en-us Attorney General’s mobile office coming to Blytheville, April 6 The mobile office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will be in Blytheville on Thursday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Mississippi County Senior Citizens Center located at 1101... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:07:10 -0500 Emma Lou Fitzgerald Mrs. Emma Lou Fitzgerald of Blytheville was born March 24, 1919 to Hulon and Maude Mick of Promised Land, Arkansas. Emma passed away March 25, 2017 at the Gosnell Therapy and Living at the age of 98.... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:46:55 -0500 ANC awards the contract on Center for Allied Technology Thursday afternoon the Arkansas Northeastern College Board of Trustees met in special session to approve a contract with Construction Network Incorporated out of Jonesboro for the construction of... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:06:03 -0500 I am so very proud to be an American The iconic 1984 patriotic song “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, echoed in my head late Wednesday night after watching the 1994 movie D2: The Mighty Ducks and that evening’s edition of Sports... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:04 -0500 Tigers defeat Warriors and fall to Chargers ARMOREL — The Armorel Tigers found themselves in a unusual predicament Tuesday night against their blended conference opponent the East Poinsett County Warriors after the Warriors struck first in the... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:24:53 -0500 McKinney pre-qualifies for 4A state track meet HEBER SPRINGS— The Gosnell Pirates track teams made the long trip to the Heber Springs Panthers Relay Meet last Thursday. Senior Pirate Marquel McKinney won the triple jump competition at the meet... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:21:59 -0500 If it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck... "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands," Douglas Adams in Dirk Gently's... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:20:18 -0500 Dr. Matthew Jones named Young Optometrist of the South Dr. Matthew Jones of Blytheville, Arkansas was named the Young Optometrist of the South by the Southern Council of Optometry (SECO) on March 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. This SECO award recognizes... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:16:25 -0500 Council funds Thunder Bayou for entire year The Blytheville City Council held a short meeting Tuesday as they once again waived competitive bidding to authorize the purchase of new mowing equipment and made multiple changes to the city’s... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:12:08 -0500 Arkansas Senate also passes HB1743 The Arkansas Senate passed what was formerly known as Rep. Sara Capp's HB 1743 with an emergency clause attached. Therefore, upon the Governor's signing of the legislation it will immediately become... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:07:51 -0500 Paulette King Ms. Paulette King, 72, of Blytheville, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when complete. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of the... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:55:14 -0500 Curmit Henderson Griffin Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:18:53 -0500 Blytheville Police Reports (March 20 and March 21) The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department. Monday, March 20 — BPD was called to the 1100 block of Chickasawba Monday afternoon to assist a probation and parole (PP) officer.... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:19:00 -0500 Opal Arvine Senger Mrs. Opal Arvine Senger, 90, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her home. Opal was born in Louisiana to Lloyd and Clara (Streeter) Ward. She was a homemaker and also... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:40:06 -0500 Update:BPD makes final arrest in Cherry Tree double homicide Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:04:10 -0500 Lady Tigers drop two of three in Brookland Tourney BROOKLAND—The Armorel Lady Tigers dropped two of three games over the weekend in the Brookland Tournament. They defeated the Hoxie Lady Mustangs, 7-0, Friday night before losing to the eventual... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:37:28 -0500 Bracket is damaged but not completely shattered As many of y’all watched the video that Tom (Henry) and I made last Wednesday, you heard me say the words "Arkansas will beat the University of North Carolina" and if the game ended with two minutes... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:36:15 -0500 Lady Pirates win one of three in Brookland tourney BROOKLAND—The Gosnell Lady Pirates ended the Brookland tournament with a, 6-5, win over the Hoxie Lady Mustangs Saturday. The Lady Pirates dropped the first two games of the tournament earlier in the... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:34:53 -0500 Chicks pick up first win of the year The Blytheville Chickasaws overcome the rainy afternoon weather and defeated the Hayti Indians, 16-2, this past Friday. The Chickasaws scored one run in the bottom of the first inning to tie the... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:32:38 -0500 Waste Pro takes over completely for Knight’s Until recently Waste Pro was acting merely as a contractor for Knight's Disposal, while Knight’s attempted to get back on its feet financially. However, the company issued a press release Friday... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:30:26 -0500 BPS public forum set March 27 The Blytheville Public School District will hold a public forum beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Blytheville Primary Multi-Purpose Building regarding the special election millage vote... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:28:41 -0500 For 19 years, Dr. Shahriari has sponsored Writing Project Dr. Siamak Shahriari has played a large role in supporting the Blytheville School District’s annual Writing Project that bears his name — something that every student in kindergarten through the 12th... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:27:24 -0500 Quanita E. Thomas Ms. Quanita E. Thomas of Blytheville, was born on October 5, 1991, to the Elbert Earl Thomas, Sr. and Phoebe Amos in Kansas City, Mo. Quanita departed this life on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:38:57 -0500 Patricia Ann Thomas Mrs. Patricia Ann Thomas, 76, of Blytheville, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at her home. Patricia was born in Beardstown, Texas to John “J.O.” and Lee (Buster) Skidmore, and also raised by... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:54:22 -0500 Charles Webb Mr. Charles Webb of Blytheville, was born on April 12, 1950, to the late Charlie Webb, Sr. and Mary Lee Harper in Blytheville. Charles departed this life on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Great Rivers... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:50:55 -0500 Rev. Robert Davis, Jr. Rev. Robert Davis, Jr. of Blytheville, was born on April 16, 1967, to the late Robert Davis, Sr. and Mae B. Davis in Blytheville. Robert Jr. departed this life on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Great... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:50:36 -0500 L.G. Charlie Turney Mr. L.G. Charlie Turney, 81, of Manila, passed away on March 19, 2017. Born December 3, 1935 in Dover, Ark. to the late Lonnie Blain and Cleo Turney, he was an Army Veteran, a retired farmer, a... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:25:23 -0500 Paula Bentancourt Alvarado Mrs. Paula Bentancourt Alvarado, 88 of Blytheville, passed away March 19, 2017 at her home. Born February 2, 1928 to Simon Bentancourt and Guadalupe Rangel in Edinburg, Texas. Mrs. Alvarado was a... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:07:36 -0500 Patsy Joyce Hollings Mrs. Patsy Joyce Hollings, 71, of Lepanto, passed away March 20, 2017 in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Jakata (Lee) Brawley of Joiner and... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:11:18 -0500 Earnestine Howard Andrews Evangelist Earnestine Howard Andrews, 68, of Jonesboro passed away March 18, 2017 at the Phil and Flo Hospice Center in Jonesboro. Born June 16, 1948 to Charlie Howard and Elnora Scales in... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:29:41 -0500 Joshua Lee Anderson Mr. Joshua Lee Anderson, 24 of Blytheville, passed away March 16, 2017. Born October 17, 1992 to Johnny Lee Anderson, Sr. and Christine Anderson in Blytheville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:12:09 -0500