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  1. Hutchinson tax plan faces opposition, AEDC funding proposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The City Wire

    ... to help land the Big River Steel superproject in Mississippi County. Officials broke ground on the project, south of Osceola, last year. The $1.3 billion project is expected to create 2,000 construction jobs as well as 545 jobs at the mill. The ...

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  2. City officials meet for 9th time to discuss budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    OSCEOLA, AR - City leaders in Osceola will meet for the 9th time to attempt to pass the 2015 budget today. This after averting an issue that would have left city employees without a paycheck.

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  3. Lawsuit against Big River Steel mill heads to federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... Nucor's lawsuit. A federal judge in Little Rock will hold a dismissal hearing Friday. The Big River Steel mill near Osceola broke ground in September. It's Arkansas' first "superproject" under a 2004 amendment allowing the state to borrow money to ...

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  4. Q&A with Derrick King, Star of WGN's Wrestling With DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Memphis Flyer

    In the late '90s, when Memphian Derrick King, aka Mr. Personalities, was taking on Jerry "The King" Lawler and other pro-wrestling legends on local TV, he never dreamed he'd end up working in a funeral home in rural Arkansas. But that's what happened after King married into the Latham family of Osceola, Arkansas.

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  5. 'Wrestling With Death': Running a funeral home teaches family of wrestlers to embrace lifeRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Zap2it.com

    Depending on which way you look at it, the Latham family of Osceola, Ark., are either morticians with an unlikely sideline or wrestlers with an unusual day job. Their primary concern, Wilson Funeral Home, serves the residents of this burg of 7,700 in the northeast corner of the state, and as family patriarch Lafonce "Big Daddy" Latham notes in the premiere episode, it's the largest mortuary service in town and "anybody who's had a death in the family have come through these doors." 23 comments

  6. Does a wrestling mortuary owner make good TV?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... on WGN America at 10 p.m. Tuesday, focuses on the family of LaFonce Latham, who runs the Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Ark., by day and wrestles under the name "Big Daddy" each Friday night. Grieving townspeople fill out the cast, and the bagged ...

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  7. Leslie Criss: Reality TV set in Mississippi might reel me inRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Newms360.com

    ... the title grabbed my attention immediately. Here's the show's premise: There is a family - the Lathams - who live in Osceola, Arkansas (see, we're still in the South). By day, the family operates a funeral home, but at night - are you ready? - they ...

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  8. Community reacts to 300 layoffs at TenarisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | KAIT-TV

    ... to Mississippi County, will be through another steel plant. Big River Steel is under construction right now in Osceola. A processing center will also open to help the facility. The plant is expected to employ 500 people. Copyright 2015 KAIT . All ...

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  9. WGN America turns to Arkansas for reality show combining wrestling and embalming. No, really.Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Prince Albert Daily Herald

    ... on WGN America at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday, focuses on the family of LaFonce Latham, who runs the Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Arkansas, by day and wrestles under the name "Big Daddy" each Friday night. Grieving townspeople fill out the cast, and the ...

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  10. Gov. Beebe announces 22 appointments to boards and commissions, judicial postsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The City Wire

    Donald R. Betterton, Osceola, as District Court Judge of Mississippi County, Osceola Division. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016.

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  11. Beebe's midnight appointments include ANOTHER one for Cliff HoofmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Arkansas Times

    ... appointments today: Mike Kinard of Magnolia to the Court of Appeals, succeeding Robin Wynne; Donald R. Betterton of Osceola to a district court judgeship in Mississippi County, succeeding Mike Gibson; Jeannie Denniston of Morrilton to Conway County ...

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  12. WGN to Premiere Original Docudrama Outlaw Country, 2/24Read the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... "Counting Cars") presents "Wrestling with Death," a unique family docuseries that introduces The Lathams of Osceola, Arkansas: morticians by day who run The Wilson Funeral Home, and professional wrestlers by night who run The Mid-Southern ...

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  13. The most tantalizing TV of January and FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | Star Tribune

    ... final goodbyes. 7 p.m. Jan. 13, KARE, Ch. 11 For those who like their reality TV country-fried, meet the Lathams of Osceola, Ark., who run a funeral home by day and a wrestling league at night. 9 p.m. Jan. 13, WGN America Terry Gilliam's 1995 sci-fi ...

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  14. CGB plans new grain terminalRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | World-Grain

    Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. announced on Dec. 16 the construction of a new grain terminal in Osceola, Arkansas, U.S. This new facility is expected to be completed in August 2015, in time for harvest.

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  15. U.S. energy boom's other winner: utilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | MarketWatch

    ... natural gas and electricity. For example, Big River Steel broke ground in September on a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola, Ark., that will melt scrap metal and make 1.6 million tons a year of flat-rolled steel using a massive electric furnace. The ...

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  16. Big River Pushes Construction Total to $2.2BRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... no small measure to the $700 million construction contract for the Big River Steel Mill manufacturing facility near Osceola. The huge industrial project in Mississippi County tops this year's roster of projects and is the only nine-figure entry. ...

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  17. Safely heating your homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... into a deadly home fire in Keiser over the weekend, police have said a home explosion earlier this month in Osceola was caused by a gas leak. "People are really nervous about any type of gas heating," Mississippi County Office of Emergency ...

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  18. House explosion kills mother, injures son in Mississippi Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    ... he night to put out hot spots. This is the second house explosion in Mississippi county in the past week. A house in Osceola exploded on Wednesday, officials blame a natural gas leak.

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  19. House explosion kills mother, injures son in Mississippi Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | CBS 3 Springfield

    ... he night to put out hot spots. This is the second house explosion in Mississippi county in the past week. A house in Osceola exploded on Wednesday, officials blame a natural gas leak.

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  20. One person injured in home explosion, neighborhood homes damagedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    OSCEOLA, AR - The Osceola Police and Fire Departments investigated a house explosion that injured one woman and caused damage to multiple homes in the area. Police told Region 8 News the explosion at 117 Mockingbird Lane was caused by a gas leak.

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