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Hoxie Police Department authorities and the Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney have requested the Arkansas State Police to conduct a criminal investigation of an incident that resulted in injuries to three local law enforcement officers on Monday.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night to amend the 2021 budget to reflect unexpected expenses for courthouse maintenance.

Lawrence County’s COVID-19 case count has remained low with only nine new cases reported by the Arkansas Department of health over the past two weeks.

A motorcycle group known as RUSH (Riding Ultimate Scenic Highways) from 19 states, including this couple from Ohio, made a stop in Walnut Ridge on Monday to visit the Guitar Park, located on Rock N Roll Hwy. 67. The group also made a stop in Newport and was en route to Eureka Springs.

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 15, at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative in Walnut Ridge.

Kenneth Knox Quarry, 90, of Hoxie, went home to be with his lord on June 11, 2021, with his loving family by his side.

Christopher James White Sr., 54, of Walnut Ridge, died Monday, June 7, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

I am not sentimental about things named after Confederates, but as I’ve stated in my column before, I’m also not offended by things named for people who took up arms against the United States.

Opal Jewell Wasson, 103, a most recent resident of Walnut Ridge and Fort Smith, and former longtime resident of Harrison, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Walnut Ridge.

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp (from left), Donnie Milgrim and Richard Bice show the city’s new garbage truck with side lift for garbage collection. The new truck arrived on Monday and will help improve the efficiency of the garbage collection process for the sanitation department.

The Hoxie City Council voted at its May meeting to approve a lease for the Historic Highway 67 from Hoxie to the city limits of Minturn.

A new interactive game presents a fun way to learn about the musical history and colorful past of Downtown Walnut Ridge. Known as Trivia at the Ridge, players can access the game on their smart phones or other electronic devices.

Smithville Baptist Church’s new building is progressing quickly with assistance from Carpenters for Christ, who arrived last week to join members of the community in constructing the new sanctuary.

Family, friends and teammates gathered on June 1 for the signing ceremony of Walnut Ridge High School graduates Kyle Russell and Cannon Baker. The two committed to continue their baseball careers at Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould.

Emma Lee Ferguson, 86, of Walnut Ridge, passed from this life on Monday, May 31, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

Danny Floyd Gibson, 77, of Walnut Ridge, died peacefully in his home, Thursday, June 3, 2021, following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Millie Lou Daggett, 87, formerly of Colona, Ill., passed gently and eagerly into the arms of her beloved God on June 3, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. She was surrounded by family who deeply loved their matriarch, her contagious laughter, wisdom, hugs and priceless stories of days gone by.

Shaun Lee Hopkins, 39, of Walnut Ridge, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at St Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

DeVoe L. Manning, 69 of Dixon, Ill., died Monday May 31, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.

Lance Casey Phillips peacefully passed away at his home beside the Black River in Clover Bend on May 31, 2021. He was surrounded by the things and people that he loved, as well as the thoughts and prayers of his family and many friends.

For 185 years, Arkansas has been a state. While Arkansans have long enjoyed their status as the 25th state, Arkansas had to jump over many political hurdles to reach statehood.

The Green House Cottages of Walnut Ridge eldercare facility is expected to open this fall, and a tour on May 25 provided community leaders and elected officials with a chance to get an early look at the property.

While Thursday night’s activities at the Portia Picnic were canceled due to weather by the midway provider, Kenny’s Funland, Friday and Saturday were well attended, according to Mayor Kelly Duckworth.

Lawrence County has only seen seven new cases of COVID-19 during the past two weeks, according to data reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Paxton Media Group, owner of The Times Dispatch, announced May 25 the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Ky.

Genevieve Haley, a longtime resident of Louisville, Ky., passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Florence Black Huskey, 84, of Strawberry, died Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Carol Dean Lee, 84, of Pocahontas, died May 29, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Ronnie Lee Young, 67, passed from this life on Friday, May 28, 2021, at his residence in Hoxie.

While there is still evidence of the storm system that hit Walnut Ridge in the early morning hours on May 4, many pulled together from Lawrence County and beyond to respond to the needs in the community.

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission voted to purchase a 2009 Chevrolet Impala to be used as a courtesy car at its meeting Monday night.

The Walnut Ridge Airport hosted the May commission meeting of the Arkansas Division of Aeronautics on May 19. During the meeting, which was held at the Wings of Honor Museum, Chairman Ed Sanders (left) presented a check to Museum Board President Harold Johnson. Commissioners enjoyed visiting…

A two-vehicle accident on May 22 in Bono resulted in the death of a Hoxie minor, according to the preliminary fatal crash summary released by the Arkansas State Police.

Pocahontas Attorney Devon Holder has officially announced that he is running for prosecuting attorney for the Third Judicial District, which covers Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp and Jackson counties.