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As the temperature dropped in Lawrence County over the past week, the number of COVID-19 cases continued to drop, as well.

Lawrence County will have Class IV dumpsters available March 8-13. The dumpsters are for non-household waste, such as appliances and furniture. No tires, shingles, building materials, etc. will be accepted.

Sharon Gay Broadway, 70, of Imboden, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Walnut Ridge.

Anna Jane Cagle, 76, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at her residence.

Billy Darrell Hooten, 83, of Walnut Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro.

Dale Wayne Pace, 81, of Walnut Ridge, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Robert Wayne Tate, 76, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13 2021, at Springhill Baptist Hospice in North Little Rock.

Winter has struck in Lawrence County and the hits keep coming as a storm system dropped several inches of snow on Sunday and Monday while ice remained on the ground from a winter weather event last week.

An ongoing issue with a lease between the Walnut Ridge Airport Commission and the Scott Fetzer Company has resulted in the filing of a lawsuit by the city of Walnut Ridge.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 dipped below 50 this week, as the Arkansas Department of Health reported the county with 46 active cases as of Tuesday.

Josh Conlee, who recently began serving as board chairman for the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging the organization to develop a new vision strategy in 2021.

The Walnut Ridge senior high basketball teams each staged fourth-quarter rallies to earn road wins over 3A-3 conference rival Corning on Feb. 9.

Jimmy Darrell Doyle, 82, of Saffell, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Hunter Wayne Overall, 29, of Pocahontas, passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at his residence.

Joy Yvonne Richardson, 84, of Black Rock, died Feb. 5, 2021, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, with her children by her side.

Pamela Joyce Thomas, 57, of Bono, passed away Feb. 12, 2021, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the building of a new fire station in Alicia was held in November 1986. A grant from the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission was used to finance the building with Locke Construction Company of Jonesboro as the contractor. Today, the building serves as the…

This Valentine’s Day started out at 10 degrees on our thermometer at 7 a.m., and now shortly after noon it has not gotten but a degree or two higher. That is expected to keep going down and snow is predicted before the day is done.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court heard an update at Monday night’s meeting on unpaid medical bills that it is believed should have been covered by employees’ insurance.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lawrence County continued a downward trend this past week, with only 37 new cases reported among residents of the county by the Arkansas Department of Health.

While the 2020 Beatles at the Ridge festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers created a festival T-shirt featuring The Beatles in masks with the phrase “Come together next year” on Ringo’s drum. That T-shirt, shown here by (from left) Mayor Charles Snapp, Jackie Snapp an…

Melody Rainwater has been named executive director for North Delta Community Foundation, serving Clay, Randolph and Lawrence Counties. Founded in 2019 as the 29th affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, the goal of North Delta Community Foundation is to continuously evaluate and meet the…

Mary Jean McNamee, 92, of Forrest City, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Ronald C. Matthews, 75, of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 5, 2021, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.

Barbara Ann Slatton, 80, of Walnut Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at her residence.

It was cold enough Saturday, Feb. 6, for the 17th annual Polar Plunge, so Area 1 Special Olympics fundraising teams turned out to take the plunge at Crowley’s Ridge State Park in return for $12,783.26 in pledges raised so far.

For the third week in row the number of new cases of COVID-19 and the number of active cases have seen a substantial decrease in Lawrence County.

Construction to widen Highway 412 in Lawrence and Greene counties has progressed to the point that traffic can be shifted north onto newly constructed pavement, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Walnut Ridge Fire Chief Frank Owens will be retiring at the end of the month, according to a statement released by Mayor Charles Snapp on Thursday.

The Lawrence County Extension Office has moved, and while it was a short move, Staff Chair Bryce Baldridge said they are working to get the word out about the change.