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Both the Jonesboro Police Department and family members have confirmed that the remains found on Oct. 10 did in fact belong to Hoxie native Lisa Prescott, who has been missing since 2018.

The Walnut Ridge City Council voted to enter a solar agreement with Entergy and approved the purchase of a pickup truck for the fire department and an excavator for the street department at its meeting on Monday night.

The B-17G Yankee Lady made a stop in Walnut Ridge as part of its World War II Salute to Victory southern tour.

The COVID-19 case count continues to increase in Lawrence County with the Arkansas Department of Health reporting 127 news cases for the county since last Tuesday.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election is underway in the lobby of the Lawrence County Courthouse.

Black River Technical College, in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will host the BRTC Holocaust Survivor Series for its 16th year.

As the Lawrence County School Board prepared to cut the ribbon for the new gymnasium on the Walnut Ridge campus, Supt. Terry Belcher was unaware that the new facility would bear his name.

Imboden Mayor Chris Jones reported at Monday night’s city council meeting that the city has recently been notified that its ISO number will be lowered.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election begins Monday in the County Clerk’s Office in the Lawrence County Courthouse.

According to information released by the Jonesboro Police Department, a search held on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of Hoxie native Lisa Prescott resulted in the discovery of human remains.

Lawrence County has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week according to information reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Smoke billows as field stubble is burnt off a harvested field off Highway 67 North recently. Extension Agent Bryce Baldridge said the county’s corn is mainly harvested, minus a few fields, rice is close to 90 percent harvested and beans are at about 40 to 50 percent harvested. He said other …

The Lawrence County Election Commission spent last week training students from Hillcrest, Sloan-Hendrix and Walnut Ridge high schools to serve as election officials in the upcoming General Election.

According to a press release from the United States Census Bureau, the deadline for the 2020 Census information to be collected is now Oct. 31.

The number of new COVID-19 cases among Lawrence County residents increased by at least 50 for the fourth week in a row, but the increase was not as large as it was the previous week.

While the annual Trunk or Treat event on Abbey Road cannot be held this year due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the City of Walnut Ridge will host a drive-through event at Stewart Park.

Circuit Judge Harold S. Erwin accepted negotiated guilty pleas in the disposition of several cases pending in Lawrence County Circuit Court on Sept. 29. The defendants, charges and dispositions include:

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission voted to accept a $10,000 bid from Greenway Oil and Gas Company in Newport for two fuel tanks that the airport is no longer using after completion of its new fuel farm.

Lexington Redden, three-year-old daughter of Kyle and Shantelle Redden of Walnut Ridge, has her face painted on Sunday during the Sunflower Festival held over the weekend to kick off the fall season at Jackson Farm in Black Rock. The event included live music and a variety of activities, as …

An additional death in Lawrence County due to COVID-19 has been recorded by the Arkansas Department of Health during the past week, bringing the total for the county to 12.

The Lawrence County School District has announced plans for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the new gymnasium project for Walnut Ridge School.

Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier will be displayed at Williams Baptist University October 6-14. The traveling exhibit tells the story of the Arkansas Territory, and it will be on display in WBU’s Felix Goodson Library.

The Walnut Ridge City Council approved purchasing a new sanitation truck after hearing reports of continued repairs being required on the existing truck.

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.

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.

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.

Starting with the remnants of Hurricane Laura on Thursday, Lawrence County saw several waves of rain and wind over the weekend and into the beginning of the week.

The deadline for the 2020 Census is nearing, and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service continues to play an active role in ensuring communities across Arkansas can thrive over the next decade.

Southern Administrative Services representatives and local dignitaries announced and broke ground Tuesday on a nearly $11-million nursing home development in Walnut Ridge.