Community Articles: Osceola

Grant Award Secures the Completion of Osceola’s “Coston Fine Arts Center”

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AftCoston 3er years of hard work, planning, and more hard work the municipal project, which is now known as the “Coston Fine Arts Center” appears to be coming to fruition.

“It is a pleasure to announce the awarding of $234,789 in grants for revitalization of the Coston building in downtown Osceola. I deeply appreciate the personal dedication shown by Jane Stanford, Mississippi County Historical and...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

1112 West Hale Fire

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54463171 840695542945776 2634157262871986176 oThe home of former Osceola City Councilmember Dot Pollock at 1112 West Hale, Osceola was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday, March 23rd. At the time of publishing, the cause of the fire has not been determined. Arson has not been ruled out. It has been confirmed that state authorities are in communication with at least one municipal...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

Rotting Fruit Deal is Dead

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The Smell of Corruption

It came as a shock to many Osceola business owners and OML&P ratepayers that a deal had been struck to sell the municipally owned property commonly known as the "Fruit Building". The deal first became public in a hurried special called City of Osceola Council meeting in which the Mayor made an opening statement followed by his son, Ken Kennemore of Kennemore Insurance and Real Estate presenting...

ReName OCC in Honor of Dickie Kennemore?

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We have thrice confirmed that there is a proposal coming together to be presented to the Osceola City Council that would rename the Osceola Community Center in the honor of former Mayor, Dickie Kennemore. The proposal is said to have been proposed (in part) to several city council members, four of which have pledged their support of the effort.

The next scheduled Osceola City Council meeting is...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

Antonio Carter

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AntonioCarterOn Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at about 8:45am, officers with the Osceola Police Departtnent were called to the 200 block of Wingfield for a female being shot. When officers arrived, they made contact with the victim, Shenekia Carter, who was able to identify her husband, Antonio Carter, as the shooter. The victim passed away at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center minutes after being...

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Osceola State of the City

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Mayor Sally Longo Wilson
Mayor Sally Longo Wilson
Feb 18, 2019
Osceola, Arkansas
 

People ask what is the most important thing that we, the elected Osceola leaders, need to be doing.  We say “Let’s make Osceola the best place to live.  Surprisingly, we don’t really have to look hard for the answers because the solutions are here now.  We just need to take advantage of what we have in front of...

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Written by Mayor Sally Longo Wilson

Police Report: Felony Theft and Possession

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LatonyaGarrettFULL REPORT: LATONYA GARRETT

"I STOLE 235 ALPRAZALAM (XANAX) PILLS FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY.

APPROXIMATELY AROUND 9:00 OR 9:30 I STOLE 235 XANAX FOR STRESS. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. I HAVE STOLEN TYLENOL #4 FOR SEVERAL TIMES. I WOULD FILL THE PATiENTS PRESCRIPTIONS FIRST AND THEN STEAL 100 FOR MYSELF.

I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE."

 

FULL REPORT: LATONYA GARRETT

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Written by J Stark (editor)

Kennemore Not Hired

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This is a brief  follow up.Kennemore
The Board of Directors of the South Mississippi County Intermodal Authority met on Thursday afternoon.

In a previous meeting of the board the then mayor Dickie Kennemore was hired by the board as its Executive Director. He was granted a compensation package nearly equal to the anticipated funding allocation. An amount that was asked for in a prepared contract...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

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