Mississippi County, AR

Rising gas prices force drivers to put travel plans on hold

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– There is no relief at the pump as gas prices continue to climb in the Memphis area and across the country. Gas prices are still breaking records, hurting drivers in their wallets and forcing them to make other travel plans for the summer. Record high gas prices that seem to rise almost every day […]
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Driver killed in Highway 18 crash

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) -A person died Wednesday night when investigators said he lost control of his SUV and hit a utility pole. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 9:30 p.m. May 18 on State Highway 18 at Roseland in rural Mississippi County. The driver, who ASP did...
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Minor killed, four injured in Arkansas crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Arkansas State Police say a minor was killed and four other people were injured in a crash in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The crash happened at around 10:42 p.m. Wednesday night on Highway 18 east of Highway 181. According to a report from the Arkansas State Police, a 19-year-old driver was traveling westbound […]
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1 killed, 4 others injured in crash

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A minor died and four others were injured Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash. Arkansas State Police reported the crash occurred at 10:42 p.m. on Highway 18 just east of State Highway 181 in rural Mississippi County. Jaylin Johnson, 19, of Blytheville was westbound when...
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Landfill fire under investigation

LUXORA, Ark. (KAIT) – Multiple fire departments responded Wednesday night to a fire at the Mississippi County Landfill in Luxora. Etowah, Luxora, Osceola, Keiser, and Burdette fire crews assisted. Osceola Fire Chief Peter Hill said there is no damage, and no one has been injured. According to Hill, the...

Drugs, guns found after bust at Ark. ‘drug house’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas says one man is facing numerous drug charges after a “drug house” was shut down. Officers with the sheriff’s office Street Crimes Unit, Drug Task Force and Probation/Parole unit conducted a search on a home on North Gosnell Street May 9. The Gosnell Police Department […]
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This Old-School Mississippi County Fair Is A Great Way To Kick Off Summer

An old-school favorite, the Neshoba County Fair has been helping people kick off summer since the 1800s! And though it’s stayed true to its roots, don’t assume it hasn’t evolved throughout the years. Now billed as “Mississippi’s Giant House Party,” it’s grown from a two-day meeting of local farmers to a week-long affair that attracts thousands. See for yourself why this gem is considered the best summer country fair in Mississippi.
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When the sheriff waged a war on drugs in a Mississippi county

SMITHVILLE, Miss. - It was a Saturday night in November not long before Thanksgiving when Joe Wade Jr. called his girlfriend with a threat. Eva York had left him after another fight and was staying with a friend, Bengie Edwards. "You need to leave and take your kids with you,...
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Steel company opens second mill in Mississippi County

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A new steel mill not only opened its doors, but it opened up new opportunities for Mississippi County. Atlas Tube opened its newest steel mill in Blytheville, which is the second one in the city. The first one was announced back in 2019. A news release...
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Possible summer COVID-19 surge to hit southern states

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A possible COVID-19 surge could hit the southern states in summer 2022, including Arkansas. Health officials warn people to take precautions as they travel and gather indoors. Dr. Valencia Andrews-Pirtle, a Mississippi County Health officer, advises this warning should not be taken lightly. “These variants...