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Former Arkansas Attorney General to represent city in battle over courthouse

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) -

The Osceola City Council authorized Mayor Dickie Kennemore to hire former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to represent the city in the fight to keep their courthouse.

The city council hosted their first meeting with McDaniel on Monday.

Mayor Kennemore said McDaniel will research what options the city has to keep their courthouse.

Right now, Mississippi County has two courthouses: one in Blytheville and the other in Osceola.

Due to structural issues at the Blytheville courthouse and the costs to repair them, quorum court members looked into the possibility of consolidating both county courthouses into one location to serve residents in the county.

At a quorum court meeting on June 23 members voted to move forward with plans to build a new courthouse in Blytheville.

County leaders in Osceola wish to keep their courthouse which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On July 9, 2015, the Osceola city council voted to provide the county with $250,000 to renovate the courthouse contingent on it being the sole county seat.

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