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The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for the Christmas Open House scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 14, from 1-5 p.m.

Jan Morgan (from left), candidate for U.S. Senator and keynote speaker at the Lawrence and Randolph County 2021 Reagan Day Dinner held Saturday evening at Pocahontas, visits with Jimmy Morgan of Powhatan and Joey Bryant, vice chair of the Randolph County Republican Committee, during the even…

Lawrence County will have Class IV dumpsters available Nov. 1-6 for non-household waste, such as appliances and furniture. No tires, shingles, building materials, etc. will be accepted.

Work is ongoing on improvements at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge including upgrades to the city pool. Employees have been removing the concrete decking around the pool, to prepare the area for new concrete, fencing and shade awnings, as well as a spiral water slide that will drop into the dee…

Jimmy “Jim” Danley of Powhatan has announced he will seek the office of Lawrence County sheriff.

Two separate accidents claimed the lives of two Black Rock residents according to the fatal crash summaries released by the Arkansas State Police.

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders visited Black River Technical College’s Pocahontas campus on Oct. 4.

The annual Trunk or Treat event that is traditionally held in downtown Walnut Ridge has been canceled again this year due to the ongoing pandemic, but plans are underway for an alternate event in Stewart Park.

While COVID-19 case numbers continue to decline in Lawrence County, the Arkansas Department of Health reported an additional three covid-related deaths among residents of the county this week.

As Lawrence County was anticipating being the site for the upcoming jury trial in the murder of Sydney Sutherland, 25, of Newport, Quake Lewellyn entered into a plea agreement that resulted in a life in prison without parole sentence.

The Hoxie City Council heard an update on hiring a new part-time city clerk at its meeting on Sept. 14.

Williams Baptist University will host its annual Homecoming festivities Saturday, Nov. 6. This year will feature a reunion of the Williams Singers and a recognition of Dr. Bob Magee, who has directed the program and taught at Williams for over 35 years.

A two-vehicle accident on Sept. 22 in Hoxie resulted in one death, according to the Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary released by the Arkansas State Police.

Gene Brand of Walnut Ridge has spent the last month recovering from knee-replacement surgery. “Take care of your knees,” he advised, implying the recovery process is difficult.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 among Lawrence County residents dropped below 100 this week, with the Arkansas Department of Health reporting 95 cases as of Tuesday morning.

A program held in the Lawrence County Jail to help men struggling with substance abuse disorders recently received a renewal of its grant to continue for another year.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 among Lawrence County residents saw a dramatic decrease over the past week, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The old Sonic building was demolished last week to make way for stalls, a new playground and a volleyball court for the new Sonic restaurant. An approximately 30-day shutdown is anticipated for the final phase of construction.

Adam Staples of Walnut Ridge speaks at the State of Arkansas 9/11 Ceremony in Little Rock on Saturday. Staples was interning with an investment firm on the 61st floor of the south tower at the time of the 9-11 attacks. At the age of 22, he escaped the tower less than 10 minutes before it col…

Mable Humble of Walnut Ridge was the center of attention on Saturday, and rightly so, as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Ron Ingram of Walnut Ridge has officially announced his intention to run for Lawrence County judge following an announcement by County Judge John Thomison that he will not seek re-election.

The Board of Trustees at Williams Baptist University elected its officers for the coming year Friday. The board, meeting in regular session on the WBU campus, also heard good news about the university’s enrollment climbing for the third consecutive year.

A Walnut Ridge woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Sharp County, according to the preliminary crash summary released by the Arkansas State Police.

The number of recoveries in Lawrence County outpaced the number of new cases of COVID-19 during the past week, resulting in a slight reduction of active cases among county residents.

For the third week in a row the number of new COVID-19 cases reported among Lawrence County residents by the Arkansas Department of Health was in the triple digits.

Enrollment at Williams Baptist University has climbed for the third straight year, with the number of on-campus students rising to 600. Fall enrollment on WBU’s main campus in Walnut Ridge increased by 3.5 percent compared to last year, capping a jump of 31 percent over the past three years.

Tony Waldrupe has announced his candidacy for Lawrence County Sheriff in the 2022 election.

A large crowd was on hand Friday afternoon to see the Union Pacific steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 when it made a stop in Walnut Ridge. It is one of the largest in the world at 132 feet long and weighing in at 1.2 million pounds. (See additional photos inside this week’s TD.)

Williams Baptist University celebrated the return of students to its campus on Saturday, Aug. 21, as part of the school’s annual “Move-in Day.”

The Arkansas Department of Health has reported two COVID-related deaths among Lawrence County residents during the past week.

Lisa “Lili” Morgan, 10, of Imboden gets her Nigerian dwarf goat ready for last week’s livestock show held at the Lawrence County Fair with help from her granddad, Perry Morgan. A homeschool student, she has had four open heart surgeries after she was born with half a heart. Her grandmother s…

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $2,660,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the Arkansas State Library (ASL); $2.4 million of the funds were set aside for direct aid to public libraries.

Construction is underway on a 14,225-square-foot fertilizer storage building at Helena Agri Enterprises on the Highway 67 bypass in Walnut Ridge. The nearly $2.2 million project is being overseen by general contractor Elite Construction from Archie, Mo.