Tag: Mississippi County

Jury finds Blytheville man guilty of murder and robbery

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – A conviction for a killer happened today in Blytheville.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced today that a Mississippi County jury in Blytheville found Michael Jackson, 25, of Blytheville, guilty of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery in the death of Yuri McKeever, 27, on June 8, 2016 in Blytheville.

Circuit Judge Melissa Richardson followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Jackson to 20 years on Murder in the First Degree and 20 years on Aggravated Robbery. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 40 years. The Jury was made up of seven men and five women. Continue reading “Jury finds Blytheville man guilty of murder and robbery”

Rabid dog found in Mississippi County

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. – For the first time in more than two decades, Mississippi County has a confirmed case of rabies.

A dog from Mississippi County, Arkansas has tested positive for the virus. The dog was exposed to a skunk in mid-June of this year. All those who may have come into contact with the dog have been contacted for follow-up. Residents are reminded to keep pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.

So far in 2017, the state has had 23 rabid animals (13 skunks, 9 bats, and 1 dog) test positive for rabies. Last year, 23 animals tested positive for rabies in Arkansas, which is below the annual average. Continue reading “Rabid dog found in Mississippi County”

Impact of Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Concert Far-Reaching

JONESBORO – For Rosanne Cash, the impact of bringing music back to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home will be multi-faceted.

When Cash headlines the field concert that will be part of the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Oct. 19-21 in Dyess, she will be bringing music back to the cotton fields that inspired much of the music stitched into the fabric of American history by her father, Johnny Cash.  The festival and concert will have an economic impact on the Delta region as well when fans converge on the area, but Cash said the effect will be much broader than just dollars and cents. Continue reading “Impact of Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Concert Far-Reaching”