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  1. Death penalty could be abolished or changed in ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... what happens on Capitol Hill this session could determine if or how they are put to death. Senator David Burnett of Osceola has filed a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Arkansas. That bill, SB298, has been approved by a senate committee. ...


  2. Major repairs needed at Mississippi County CourthousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... under some limitations as to what kind of renovations and work can be done to the courthouse buildings." He said the Osceola courthouse is also in need of a new broiler. "It's a constant process when you have 2 100 year old courthouse facilities." ...


  3. German steel company to buy vacant buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | The Courier

    The Osceola City Council agreed on the proposed sale of a vacant building to the German steel company SMS. The council voted Thursday to sell the $12 million factory that was opened by German-based steel company Beckmann Volmer in 2011, The Jonesboro Sun reported.


  4. TMW Changes Course on Big RiverRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Metal Center News

    The Material Works has reconsidered its plans to open a new toll processing and technology center adjacent to the new Big River Steel mill under construction in Osceola, Ark. Instead, TMW will expand capacity at its existing facility in Red Bud, Ill.


  5. Study: Housing costs high in Mississippi Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    OSCEOLA, AR - As a Region 8 county prepares for new industrial developments, the need for housing to accommodate potential new families grows. David Hamilton, executive director of the Mississippi County Public Facilities Board, works to create affordable housing for those new families.


  6. CRU North American Steel ConferenceRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Metal Center News

    ... that more steel capacity could lead to oversupply and weaker prices. Big River Steel, now under construction in Osceola, Ark., plans to produce its first product in February 2016. Bula and company founder John Correnti believe the U.S. market can ...


  7. Big River Steel Announces $1.1B Mill for Osceola, Will Employ 525Read the original story

    Jan 29, 2013 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... sippi County. Big River Steel LLC and Gov. Mike Beebe announce for the company to build a $1.1 billion steel mill in Osceola (Mississippi County) that will directly employ 525 people with annual average compensation of $75,000 a year.


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

    Jan 26, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Jan 22, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jan 16, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Jan 15, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jan 12, 2015 | 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." 29 comments

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

    Jan 12, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Jan 11, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Jan 9, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Jan 8, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Dec 31, 2014 | The City Wire

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


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

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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 ...


  19. 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 ...


  20. 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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