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Walnut Ridge defeated Hoxie 65-47 in senior boys basketball on Jan. 11 at Hoxie’s Mustang Gym.

Hoxie’s Lady Mustangs defeated the Corning Lady Bobcats 67-47 in senior girls basketball action on Jan. 11 at Corning.

Thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program, hunters in Lawrence County have more than 500 additional acres of property to enjoy during the end of waterfowl season and beyond.

Steven Floyd Capps, 60, of Lynn, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.

Carl Junior Mans, 84, of Walcott, passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Ethan Cole Marshall, 18, of Imboden, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. He was born Saturday, June 1, 2002, in Jonesboro, to Nathan and Tonya Wells Marshall. Ethan was a member of the Imboden Church of Christ and was baptized into Christ on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

Bennie Donald “Don” Shelton, 74, of Springdale, went to be with the Lord Jan. 10, 2021.

Less than a week after an angry mob of insurrectionists almost took over the nation’s Capitol, the beleaguered Capitol Police started requiring lawmakers to pass through metal detectors on their way to the floor of the House of Representatives.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court updated the county’s personnel policy at Monday night’s meeting.

When he took the office of third division circuit judge for the third judicial district, Adam Weeks became the first Lawrence County resident to serve as circuit judge in 130 years.

The Times Dispatch is holding a Readers’ Choice contest to give readers the opportunity to select the “best of the best” in Lawrence County in a side range of categories.

Jaedyn Brown scored her 1,000th career point and grabbed her 500th career rebound in leading the Hoxie Lady Mustangs to a 67-20 win over Harrisburg in senior girls basketball action on Jan. 5.

Brandon Daniel Bethany, 18, of Walnut Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at his residence.

Steven Thomas Butler, 59, of Vilonia, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

Terry Scott Davis, 53, of Newport, died Jan. 6, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Billie Jean Gray, 90, of Pocahontas, formerly of Walnut Ridge, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at her residence.

Michael David Louthain, 73, of Black Rock, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Roy Glenn “George” Thomas, 53, of Paragould, died suddenly Jan. 7, 2021, at the Methodist Hospital in Paragould.

The following is part two of a compilation of some of the highlights from The Times Dispatch’s coverage of 2020.

A one-vehicle accident on Friday resulted in the death of Thunder Tye Finney, 22, of Black Rock.

The North Delta Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, announced $6,100 in Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits benefiting Randolph, Lawrence and Clay counties. These inaugural grant awards were presented in December.

Walnut Ridge High School seniors Sam Lewis and Michael Steele made history when they signed their letters of intent to join the Williams Baptist University Eagles wrestling team.

Steven Tracy Andrews, 68, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 19, 2020, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Randy Lee Clopp, 60, of Delaplaine, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.