The Blytheville Courier News has been serving the Blytheville, Ark. area since 1898. The Courier News publishes three days per week Ñ Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It has 13 full-time employees and five part-time employees. With a population of 15,120, Blytheville is the largest city in Mississippi County and one of two county seats. The other is Osceola.
Mississippi County is known for its agricultural production, particularly cotton and soybeans. Blytheville is home to Nucor-Yamato Steel and Nucor Steel Arkansas, which help make Mississippi County one of the largest steel-producing counties in the country.