Welcome to Blytheville, Arkansas.
Blytheville, established as lumber mill town in the 1880s, has also served as a center for the cotton-growing industry, a Strategic Air Command (SAC) airbase and a gateway city for the Natural State. The airbase was phased out years ago, but Blytheville has emerged as a steel production center and agri-business is strong.
That Bookstore in Blytheville, Arkansas. Reputedly one of John Grisham's favorite bookstores.
Places to visit include the Ritz Civic Center, a restored opera house on Main Street that stages live shows throughout the year, and Blytheville's Heritage Museum, which explores the past with exhibits and photos. The downtown area is alive with interesting shops, including "That Book Store," a favorite stop of Arkansas native and award-winning novelist John Grisham. Arkansas Northeastern College (formally Mississippi County Community College) schedules cultural events throughout the year. Blytheville is also the site of an Arkansas Welcome Center (I-55).
Local daily news in Blytheville:
Blytheville School District faces lawsuit for opting out of school choice law
Families in the Blytheville School District are suing the district in federal court.
Three Blytheville Aeroplex Buildings Catch Fire
BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Blytheville Fire Department responded to a call Saturday night that two vacant buildings at the Aeroplex had caught fire.
Tourism Week Kicks Off Today Across Arkansas
Governor Mike Beebe has declared May 4-12 Tourism Week. Arkansas will recognize the positive economic, social and cultural impact of the travel and tourism industry with several activities planned around the Natural State.
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Places of interest:
Gosnell, AR (4.3 miles), Holland, MO (9.3 miles), Dell, AR (10.1 miles), Cooter, MO (10.7 miles), Luxora, AR (12.1 miles), Steele, MO (12.2 miles), Hornersville, MO (15.7 miles), Osceola, AR (16.4 miles).