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The Lawrence County Ministerial Alliance will be having an outdoor prayer service on Thursday at noon to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The prayer service will be on the front lawn of the courthouse in Walnut Ridge.

Mary Imogene Belk, 99, of Jonesboro, passed Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Liberty Park Senior Living.

Margaret Louise Sullens Bohun, born July 16, 1928, in Trumann, passed away peacefully in West Monroe, La., at the home of her daughter, Eydie Roark.

Louise Digman, 86, of Wylie, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Founder’s Plaza Nursing Home.

Lenora Mae Holland departed this life on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center, at the age of 86 years, three months and 20 days.

Pamela Gail Hooten, 64, of Walnut Ridge, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Even in adversity, great minds cannot be suppressed. Charles Thompson, an architect from the early 1900s, was an example of such a man. Thompson rose from a childhood of deep tragedy to becoming one of the most celebrated architectural minds in the state, creating enduring landmarks in commu…

During 2020, nothing was “business as usual.” For the Commissioner of State Lands Office, that was most obvious in our auction schedule: it didn’t exist. We didn’t hold a single public auction last year, due to COVID-19.

Lawrence County COVID-19 numbers remain low with no new deaths reported in the last several weeks.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court met in special session on Wednesday, April 21, to consider the county’s insurance coverage provider.

America’s Youngest Warriors – Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS) – was founded in 1991 by Allan Stover, who falsified his birth certificate, forged permission papers, and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at age 14, during the Korean War.

This 1950s Hoxie boys basketball team played for Coach McKeel (back, left). Team members were (front, from left): Billy Nabors, Howard Corbett, Jerry Hensley, Walter Hacker, Rodney Floyd, Charles Dodd (back) Jesse Baker, Norris Watson, Danny McKeel, Ronald Jones, Jimmy Mosier and Tommy Allen…

Mary Mae Holder, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died April 23, 2021, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge.

Mary Louise Morrison, 69, of Hot Springs, passed away April 14, 2021. She was born Dec. 5, 1951, in Pocahontas, to John and Edith (Tate) Wilford. Mary enjoyed her 18-year career at Oaklawn Park selling mutual tickets. She “really” enjoyed her occasional trips to Tunica. Mary loved fishing an…

Scott Keith Holder, 62, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Gen. Frederick Steele had made the US Army his life. During the Civil War, he would rise through the ranks quickly, but when the time came to lead a campaign, his career and the entire Union Army effort in Arkansas almost disintegrated because of a wagonload of corn.

It’s so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What’s the Senate going to do about the filibuster? How should infrastructure money be spent? Is the country going to come out of this year as badly divided as it started? The…

For weeks, outlets have been reporting a wave of migrants crossing our border but have had little access to these facilities. Last week, I joined a few of my colleagues on a trip to Texas to see the border facilities for ourselves. The current influx of migrants is like nothing we’ve seen in…

At its April 15 meeting, the Walnut Ridge Airport Commission heard from Mayor Charles Snapp regarding an industry that was interested in the building located on Fulbright Road.

The Walnut Ridge City Council repealed an outdated ordinance and approved a new ordinance regarding the use of firearms and airguns in the city limits at its meeting on Monday night.

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce held a one-day strategic planning retreat on Tuesday at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative in Walnut Ridge.

Like most large gathering events, the Portia Picnic was canceled in 2020, but organizers have announced plans for the event to be held in 2021.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs earned their seventh consecutive win when they defeated Harrisburg 3-2 in 3A-3 softball action on Friday at Hoxie.

Allie Jane Barton, 86, of Powhatan, died April 11, 2021, at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Sadie Flynt, 77, of Imboden, died Friday, April 9, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Annette Marie Henson, 59, of Bono, passed from this life Thursday, April 15, 2021, at home with her family by her side.

Diane Palmer Hilburn, 77, of North Little Rock, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Cynthia Marie McGough, 62, of Walnut Ridge, died April 14, 2021, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Charles Dale Reese, 71, of Benton, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

The Board of Trustees at Williams Baptist University approved the school’s budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year Friday, April 9. The board, meeting in regular session on the WBU campus, also gave its approval to the 2021 graduating class, voted to add new members to the university’s Foundation…

Junior Auxiliary members (from left) Angie Abbott, Sherri Thomas and Blythe Sloan shop for shoes for students in Lawrence County’s four school districts. Purchasing shoes for school children is just one of the organization’s projects to help children and families in the county.

With many in Arkansas having received their vaccinations and the mask mandate having been lifted, the numbers for COVID-19 in Lawrence County remain low with only six new cases reported in the last week.