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Echoes of Valor: The Lasting Impact of Linebacker II on BlythevilleLock Icon

In December 1972, nine members of  97th Bombardment Wing died in Linebacker II, the most intensive B-52 campaign over Hanoi in all of the Vietnam War. read more >
Atlas Tube workers tour the company's new electric resistance steel mill in Blytheville.
Construction / Education / Manufacturing

Zekelman Plans $120M Expansion of Atlas Tube Facilities in Blytheville

Along with the expansion, Zekelman said it would provide $250,000 for a workforce training program at Arkansas Northeastern College. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Mississippi County Grants $2M for Infrastructure Projects

The Mississippi County Infrastructure Program will fund 11 infrastucture projects across the county, granting up to $200,000 for each project. read more >
The former Strategic Air Command alert center at Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville
Tourism

Arkansas Delegation Files Bill to Recognize Cold War Museum

The legislation would officially recognize the museum in Blytheville as the nation’s National Cold War Center. read more >
Manufacturing / Tourism

Steel Companies Donate $1M to Cold War Museum

Nucor Steel Arkansas and Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. each donated $500,000. read more >
Tourism

Ex-CIA Disguise Chief to Speak at Cold War Museum

Jonna Mendez co-authored "The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War." read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Tourism

Cold War Museum in Blytheville Gets $1.9M From State

The allocation, approved by the state legislature, comes in the form of a one-time distribution of restricted reserve funds to the state Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. read more >
Clif Chitwood visits a Nucor Steel port on the Mississippi River. He has led economic development in Mississippi County since 2001.
Construction / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate

Steel’s Accidental Sage Brings Jobs to Mississippi CountyLock Icon

The region's economic transformation wasn’t inevitable. Neither was Clif Chitwood’s career — and he'll be the first to tell you. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Blytheville Contractor Plans $1.6M Expansion, 40 New Jobs

Sierra Group Roofing and Solar will build a new 11,000-SF headquarters. read more >
Education / Energy

2 Colleges to Cut Energy Expenses With Johnson Controls

Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville and North Arkansas College in Harrison have signed separate efficiency performance contracts. read more >
Atlas Tube workers tour the company's new electric resistance steel mill in Blytheville.
Construction / Manufacturing

Atlas Tube Opens $150M Steel Mill in Blytheville

The electric resistance welding mill is said to be the largest of its kind in the world. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Voters OK Tax to Fund Mississippi County Hospitals

Voters in Mississippi County have approved a sales tax increase that will fund the county's hospital system. More than 60 percent of voters supported the measure in a special election Tuesday. read more >