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For the second week in a row, Lawrence County saw at least 50 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The Wings of Honor Museum has announced it is hosting a rare World War II bomber on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20.

Hoxie hosted the Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots in 3A Northeast volleyball action on Thursday at Mustang Gym. The Lady Mustangs won the match in three sets, 25-20, 25-7, 25-14.

Harding Academy defeated Walnut Ridge in high school volleyball action on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats won the match in three sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-21.

It’s been a strange college football season in 2020. The season started on Labor Day weekend, as usual, but only a relative handful of games have been played on the first three weekends.

The Williams Baptist University volleyball squad got its 2020 season underway with a sweep of Blue Mountain College on Thursday. The Lady Eagles dispatched BMC 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 before a socially distanced crowd in WBU’s Southerland-Mabee Center.

The men’s soccer squad at Williams Baptist University started the season on a high note on Sept. 16, defeating Brescia University 4-2 at the WBU soccer field. The soccer Eagles then opened American Midwest Conference play on Saturday and were edged out 1-0 by Columbia College.

The pandemic-delayed soccer season got underway last week for the Williams Baptist University women’s team. The Lady Eagles suffered a road loss at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., and they fell on Saturday at home, hosting American Midwest Conference foe Columbia College.

Thelma R. Crosno peacefully left this world to be in Heaven with Jesus and so many of her loved ones on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at 3:14 p.m. She was surrounded by her daughters at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Eva Lorene Dixon Evans, 84, of Hoxie, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Lawrence Hall Health and Rehab in Walnut Ridge.

Tami Jett Golliver, 62, of Knobel, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Charles Richard “Dick” Hilburn, 84, of Kennett, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2020.

Jon David James, 59, of Walnut Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Memphis.

Mercedes Marie Smith, pre-mature infant, born in the arms of Angels, Sept. 13, 2020, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

The clock is ticking on the 2020 Census and time is running out. We’re one week out from the Sept. 30 response deadline and communities across Northeast Arkansas are trailing behind.

The importance of getting the budget process underway was stressed at Monday night’s Lawrence County Quorum Court meeting.

Workers put a new coat of paint on the stripes on the Walnut Ridge water tower last week. The unique design has become a landmark as residents and visitors alike look for the “hot air balloon” over the city as they approach.

Lawrence County continues to see new cases of the coronavirus each week according to information released by the Arkanssas Department of Health.

The deadline to register in the Nov. 3 General Election is nearing, and Lawrence County residents are being encouraged to register or update their registration if they have changed addresses since the last election.

Lawrence County and cities within the county could be eligible for thousands of dollars in reimbursement through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if a plan endorsed last week by the Arkansas CARES Act Steering Committee is implemented.

The Lawrence County Health Unit will host a drive through flu shot clinic next week, Monday through Friday, at 1050 West Free Street in Walnut Ridge.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell accounted for five touchdowns in leading the Mustangs to a 54-29 win over the Westside Warriors in senior football action Friday night at Westside.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs volleyball teams traveled to Walnut Ridge on Monday to face the Lady Bobcats in the season’s first meeting between the 3A Northeast Conference rivals.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats hosted Crowley’s Ridge Academy in high school volleyball action on Sept. 8 at Sharum Gymnasium. The Lady Cats swept the non-conference matchup in three sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23.

One of many services provided by the Lawrence County Extension Service is ballot issue education. Staff Chair Bryce Baldridge mentioned this service at Monday night’s Quorum Court meeting and shared the following with The TD to help educate our readers:

Vera Nadine (Wicker) Murphy, age 84, of Lorado, went to her heavenly home on Sept. 7, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Lula Marie Jones, 75, of Nelsonville passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. She was born Nov. 25, 1944, in Saffell, to George Alexander and Doris Pauline Pinkston Blankenship. She worked several years for Settles Cleaners and Nuway Cleaners, both in Batesville, and also worked several years for…

After a month-long battle with Covid-19, James Wesley Harp of Paragould passed away Sept. 8, 2020, at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Robert “Larry” Johnson passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on June 5, 2020 at the age of 75 years.

Geraldine Gardner Barber Wood departed this life at Batesville on Sept. 8, 2020, at the age of 93.

Johnny Emmerich Kellerman, 87, of Light, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at Green House Cottages of Belle Meade in Paragould.

Georgia Ann McClain, 62, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

James O. McVey, 61, of Walnut Ridge, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at his residence.

Ethel Sue Watson Mason, 74, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 12, 2020, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Reba Faye Knotts, 64, of Jonesboro, died Sept. 8, 2020, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Lawrence County’s active cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in the past week, and an additional death has been added according to information reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Chad Howell and Teague Phillips operate combines on Phillips Farms on Monday. While many enjoyed the day off for Labor Day, it was the first day of harvest for Phillips Farm after recent heavy rains.

Walnut Ridge’s park committee is seeking input on priorities for improvements at Stewart Park through the city’s Facebook page.

Hoxie’s high school volleyball teams remained undefeated, as the senior high and junior high squads each won three matches last week.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats volleyball team traveled to Harrisburg on Thursday and won an exciting five-set match over the Lady Hornets, 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 15-7.

The Salem Greyhounds scored 20 unanswered points in the third quarter to pull away for a 34-14 victory over the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in senior high football action Friday night at Salem.