Hypocrite of the week: John Correnti, state welfare king
John Correnti , the chief executive of Big River Steel and other ventures, gave an interview to Arkansas that easily won him hypocrite of the week honors and puts him in the runner for the biggest hypocrite of the year.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Tossed absentee ballots at 1,036
Members of the Mississippi County Election Commission said they agonized over each of the 172 absentee ballots that were disqualified during the May 20 primary election -- most of them because the voters did not include valid IDs under a newly enacted Arkansas law.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The City Wire
Geologist: Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas should prep for earthquakes
Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.
Town morning the loss of another mayor
Thursday Afternoon Update: Here is a quick look at stories trending now, plus some the Region 8 News' reporters are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. Trending Online Mayor of Caruthersville killed in house fire Train derailment closes roads near Dexter Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work Wind storm ... (more)
Mississippi County public housing office could be closed, moved to Paragould
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - Public housing administrators in Mississippi County will find out Thursday morning if their office in Osceola will be shut down due to reports of mismanaged funding.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Mississippi County court OKs hospital tax vote
Mississippi County residents will go to the polls in October to vote on a new half-cent sales tax to help the county hospital system.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Local police searching for man wanted in Illinois murder
Micah Hopkins BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Region 8 police and the U.S. Marshals service are searching for a man wanted for capital murder.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Hospital wants to ask residents for new sales tax
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - The Mississippi County Hospital System wants to ask voters to approve a new sales tax to help fund the Blytheville and Osceola campuses.
Local firefighter retires after 21 years of service
Tim Talley LUXORA, AR - A man who served his community in Mississippi County in multiple capacities has retired.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
July 4th forecast looking good
Wednesday Afternoon Update-Here is a quick look at some of the stories we at Region 8 News are working on to share with you on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10pm .
Mother finds boy after he was hit by lightning strike
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR - A boy was killed by a lightning strike Tuesday night in Mississippi County, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook.