Blytheville Courier News Headlines News from the Blytheville Courier News newspaper in Blytheville, Arkansas en-us County mulls new voting equipment The Mississippi County Quorum Court Finance Committee met in special session Monday afternoon to discuss a potential opportunity whereby the State of Arkansas (mostly through the funds from the... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:55:17 -0500 Column: Graduates, this is my Field of Dreams... “It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:42:41 -0500 McCrosky returns to Blytheville as assistant Blytheville Superintendent Richard Atwill confirmed to the CN that former Blytheville Chickasaws head coach Vince McCrosky will return to the Chickasaws sideline this fall. McCrosky will be the wide... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:41:57 -0500 Missco is first ACT Work Ready county in state The East Arkansas Planning & Development District (EAPDD) announced that Mississippi County has become the first certified ACT Work Ready Community in the State of Arkansas. The certification will... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:36:42 -0500 Blytheville talks retention Monday the Blytheville Board of Education discussed an array of topics that focused on recruitment and retention of qualified teachers. Atwill announced that on June 8, he and others would be... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:35:56 -0500 First Little League coaches remembered In 2010, grass was knee-high, and an old metal backstop provided the only evidence of a baseball field. It was far cry from Harmon Taylor’s literal dream that became a reality in the early 1950s.... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:33:48 -0500 Anne Tyler McGuire Tue, 23 May 2017 15:10:12 -0500 Rondal “Buddy” Culp Tue, 23 May 2017 14:32:01 -0500 Cortez Kennedy dies at his Orlando home Orlando police confirmed that NFL Hall of Famer and Wilson native Cortez Kennedy, 48, died Tuesday morning at his home. "We can confirm his passing and at this time there is nothing suspicious to... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:58:12 -0500 Monterio A. Barnes Mr. Monterio A. Barnes, 19, of Jonesboro and formally of Blytheville passed away on Sunday May 14, 2017 in Jonesboro. Born March 15, 1998 in Blytheville to Alfred and Tylisha Patton Barnes, Monterio... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:43:16 -0500 Homer Meeks, Jr. Mr. Homer Meeks, Jr. passed away on May 9, 2016 at his home in Blytheville. He was a factory worker for Viskase and a member of New Mt. Pleasant in Osceola. Mr. Meeks is survived by six sons,... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:03:34 -0500 Demetrius Cy Williams Mr. Demetrius Cy Williams, 58, passed away on May 20, 2017 at his home in Osceola. He was a construction worker and a member of St. John Full Gospel in Osceola. Mr. Williams is survived by his... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:00:20 -0500 Robert Earl Miles Mr. Robert Earl Miles 69, of Blytheville, passed away May 16, 2017 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born November 24, 1947 to Raphael “Joe” Miles and Rena Mae Stevenson in Milo, Oklahoma, he... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:26:45 -0500 Weekend Police Reports The following are reports from the Blytheville Police Department. — Police arrested Larry Black, 25, on charges of domestic battery and burglary in the 1100 block of North Second. — Police arrested... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:54:40 -0500 Domestic dispute leads to lockdown at Blytheville Primary Blytheville Primary School had a brief lockdown this morning, according to the Blytheville School District Facebook page. "Blytheville Primary School went into lockdown this morning in response to a... Mon, 22 May 2017 14:25:45 -0500 Multiple agencies pursue suspect Around 9:30 a.m. Friday, officers of the Blytheville Police Department, Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office and Highway Patrol responded to Walnut and 15th streets, where Terrill Jones, 22, was... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:13:39 -0500 Lowe’s assists Gosnell Fire Department with renovations The Gosnell Fire Department has undergone a remodel with the help of a local business. Lowe’s donated paint, a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and the labor to provide GFD a place to operate out of... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:58:39 -0500 Blytheville Council amends 2017 budget The Blytheville City Council discussed and approved several new ordinances and resolutions in their monthly meeting Tuesday evening; one being the resolution to amend the 2017 budget for the city of... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:57:52 -0500 New-look Chicks wrap up spring practice After falling, 38-13, in the first round of the 5A State Football Playoffs to the Alma Airedales, the Blytheville Chickasaws finished their 2016 season with a 6-5 record. Chickasaws head coach Ben... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:56:14 -0500 McKinney becomes first GHS athlete to win the decathlon CABOT — Gosnell senior Marquel McKinney won the two-day Arkansas high school decatlon on Thursday by compiling 6,140 points. He topped Bentonville’s Adrian Broadus, who finished with 5,885 points.... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:54:02 -0500 Leave the statues alone! Instead learn the lessons. “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present,” former Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir. “We are not makers of history, we are made by history,” Martin... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:10:34 -0500 Othe Richard Laden Mr. Othe Richard Laden, 81, passed away on May 18, 2017 at his home in Malden, Missouri. He was a retired concrete finisher and a United States Marine that served during the Korean War. Mr. Laden is... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:07:39 -0500 Barbara Sue Goodman Harrison Mrs. Barbara Sue Goodman Harrison, 73, passed away at her home in Kennett, Missouri on May 18, 2017. She was a Care Giver for hospice. Mrs. Harrison is survived by two sons, Bubba and Bobby Joe... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:05:30 -0500 Manila teen sentenced in rape Earlier this week, a Manila teenager pled guilty to raping a 19-year-old woman. Dawson Wade, 16, of Manila was charged as an adult and sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections,... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:21:59 -0500 Police: No foul play at Sonic After receiving several calls, Blytheville police arrived at Sonic on East Main around 8:12 a.m. Friday for a welfare check. The lights were on, but no one was responding to police or customers,... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:36:32 -0500