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City and county settle dispute over jail fees

The city of Blytheville and Mississippi County recently settled a dispute over jail fees, with the city paying $900,000. (Source: KAIT-TV) The city of Blytheville and Mississippi County recently settled a dispute over jail fees, with the city paying $900,000. (Source: KAIT-TV)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Several years and a significant Arkansas Supreme Court ruling later, a lawsuit between Mississippi County and Blytheville over jail fees has been settled.

The dispute over how much the city owed the county for jail fees ended with a $900,000 bill.

Earlier this month, the city wrote a $350,000 check as a good faith payment while the final number was still under discussion.

Mayor James Sanders said the city paid the final $550,000 to the county on Monday.

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