As Williams Baptist College prepares to return to campus this fall, the American Midwest Conference Council of Presidents’ met on Friday and voted to move forward with the fall sports season as currently scheduled, which includes regular-season conference and non-conference play, and the con…
Many caught sight of Bruno the Bear as he traveled through Lawrence County on July 21. Bruno began his journey in Wisconsin and, according to Game and Fish officials, is seeking his own territory and a mate. In this photo, he is near Highway 117 at Smithville.
Shannon Fisher, department head of the Walnut Ridge Street and Sanitation Department, hangs a banner at the Lawrence County Library with instructions on how residents can use the library’s free Wi-Fi to complete the Census. “You can stay safe in your vehicle and still be counted,” Mayor Char…
The City of Walnut Ridge displayed a large American Flag from the Walnut Ridge Fire Department’s ladder truck in honor of former Mayor Tommy Holland, who died on July 14. The flag flew over Highway 67B North as Holland’s funeral procession passed on Friday. The procession also received a pol…
While the 2020 Beatles at the Ridge festival has been canceled, a new T-shirt design has been released to mark the year and provide continued support for local efforts.
Beatrice Graham, a resident of Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Walnut Ridge, celebrates her 100th birthday on Friday with daughters, Stacy Hoggard (left) and Pam Horton (right). In addition to celebrating her birthday, the family also celebrated that Graham survived a COVID-19 infection ea…
Lawrence Memorial Health Services, the county’s local, non-profit healthcare institution, is celebrating its 60th birthday this year. Nowadays, it is difficult to imagine our community without the hospital and its adjoining nursing home, Lawrence Hall, though we sometimes tend to take these …
Meridith Holsapple, administrator of the Lawrence County Health Unit, takes information from Dan Mullen of Walnut Ridge at yesterday’s drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Main Street Church of Christ in Walnut Ridge. Holsapple said a total of 68 tests were administered at the free testing …
Workers remove dirt along Highway 412 near the intersection with Lawrence 615 Tuesday morning as work to widen the highway to five lanes continues. When complete, the project will connect the existing five-lane section near Highway 141 in Greene County with the Highway 67 overpass in Lawrenc…
The summer ball program is underway at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge. Sarah Nichols (left) throws the ball from second base to teammate Addison Hunt on third during practice Monday night for the 10-12-year-old Rampage softball team. Games for the league started on June 15 after a delay due to…
Workers with a company based in Paragould remove the light poles that held the caution and flashing red lights at the intersection of Main Street with Abbey Road and Northwest Second Street. The Walnut Ridge City Council voted in 2019 to implement one-way traffic on the two side streets to c…
Evers Electric Company of El Dorado installs a new tornado siren, centrally located in Walnut Ridge near the Walnut Ridge Public Schools sign where Main Street crosses the railroad tracks. Mayor Charles Snapp said they city had one siren with a part out that could not be repaired and another…
The Beatles at the Ridge music festival will have to skip a year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the event in downtown Walnut Ridge announced that the 2020 festival has been canceled, and they are already turning their attention to the ’21 festival.
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