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Mark Hufford, plant manager, and Keith Clark represent Frit Industries during the regional job fair held Friday at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. The event was hosted by the Lawrence and Randolph County Chambers of Commerce and the Northeast Arkansas Intermodal Authority.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court passed several ordinances and talked about the recent audit at its meeting on Monday night.

Nonprofits in Clay, Lawrence and Randoph counties can go to arcf.org/givingtree to apply online for grants through North Delta Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by Aug. 15.

Work is back in full swing on the widening of Highway 412 from Highway 67 in Lawrence County to Highway 141 in Greene County. Those traveling the highway can expect delays and lane shifts during the coming months. At the completion of the project, a total of 14.5 miles will be widened to fiv…

With the number of COVID-19 cases going up across the state, Lawrence County is also seeing an increase in the case count.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the new Hwy. 67 from Lawrence County to the Missouri state line.

Donna Pinkston has walked the halls of Hoxie School for pretty much her entire life – first as a student, then a teacher, then as the Hoxie High School counselor for 27 years.

Jumpstart Ministries, a 13-month, Christ-centered residential recovery program headquartered in Walnut Ridge, focuses not only on rehabilitation from drug addiction, but rebuilding the individual’s life from the ground up.

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority, along with the Lawrence County and Randolph County Chambers, will host a regional job fair on Friday, July 16, at Black River Technical College.

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission met Monday night, and while no action was taken due to lack of a quorum, Airport Manager Stacy Hoggard did give several updates to the commissioners.

Lawrence County has seen 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks, according to data released by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The Walnut Ridge City Council passed a resolution at its meeting Monday night authorizing Mayor Charles Snapp to withdraw the Walnut Ridge Airport’s application for reclassification.

A crop-dusting aircraft crash in western Greene County on June 15 claimed the life of the pilot flying for a Lawrence County flying service.

Walnut Ridge emergency officials had to close a section of Main Street Monday morning for a short time after heavy rains caused flash flooding. Two vehicles can be seen stalled out in deep water at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 67B North as water continues to run down SW Third …

Crews will use lane closures for asphalt placement and embankment operations on Highway 412 in Lawrence and Greene counties over the next few months during daytime hours, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Lawrence County native Whitney Blackburn, marketing manager for Optus, Inc., has won the nation’s highest advertising award, winning a gold ADDY in the American Advertising Awards contest for her work, “Headspace.”

John Pettie, a deputy prosecuting attorney, has announced his candidacy for prosecuting attorney in the 3rd Judicial District. Appointed incumbent Ryan Cooper is prohibited from running for this position.

The Times Dispatch is announcing an upcoming change of location to 208 West Main Street in Walnut Ridge.

Hoxie Police Department authorities and the Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney have requested the Arkansas State Police to conduct a criminal investigation of an incident that resulted in injuries to three local law enforcement officers on Monday.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night to amend the 2021 budget to reflect unexpected expenses for courthouse maintenance.

Lawrence County’s COVID-19 case count has remained low with only nine new cases reported by the Arkansas Department of health over the past two weeks.

A motorcycle group known as RUSH (Riding Ultimate Scenic Highways) from 19 states, including this couple from Ohio, made a stop in Walnut Ridge on Monday to visit the Guitar Park, located on Rock N Roll Hwy. 67. The group also made a stop in Newport and was en route to Eureka Springs.

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will hold a quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 15, at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative in Walnut Ridge.

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp (from left), Donnie Milgrim and Richard Bice show the city’s new garbage truck with side lift for garbage collection. The new truck arrived on Monday and will help improve the efficiency of the garbage collection process for the sanitation department.

The Hoxie City Council voted at its May meeting to approve a lease for the Historic Highway 67 from Hoxie to the city limits of Minturn.

A new interactive game presents a fun way to learn about the musical history and colorful past of Downtown Walnut Ridge. Known as Trivia at the Ridge, players can access the game on their smart phones or other electronic devices.

Smithville Baptist Church’s new building is progressing quickly with assistance from Carpenters for Christ, who arrived last week to join members of the community in constructing the new sanctuary.

The Green House Cottages of Walnut Ridge eldercare facility is expected to open this fall, and a tour on May 25 provided community leaders and elected officials with a chance to get an early look at the property.

While Thursday night’s activities at the Portia Picnic were canceled due to weather by the midway provider, Kenny’s Funland, Friday and Saturday were well attended, according to Mayor Kelly Duckworth.

Lawrence County has only seen seven new cases of COVID-19 during the past two weeks, according to data reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Paxton Media Group, owner of The Times Dispatch, announced May 25 the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Ky.

While there is still evidence of the storm system that hit Walnut Ridge in the early morning hours on May 4, many pulled together from Lawrence County and beyond to respond to the needs in the community.

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission voted to purchase a 2009 Chevrolet Impala to be used as a courtesy car at its meeting Monday night.

The Walnut Ridge Airport hosted the May commission meeting of the Arkansas Division of Aeronautics on May 19. During the meeting, which was held at the Wings of Honor Museum, Chairman Ed Sanders (left) presented a check to Museum Board President Harold Johnson. Commissioners enjoyed visiting…

A two-vehicle accident on May 22 in Bono resulted in the death of a Hoxie minor, according to the preliminary fatal crash summary released by the Arkansas State Police.

Pocahontas Attorney Devon Holder has officially announced that he is running for prosecuting attorney for the Third Judicial District, which covers Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp and Jackson counties.

A celebration held Saturday evening marked the retirement of Darlene Flippo Moore from Walnut Ridge High School, where she taught and directed choral music for 47 years. She retired in the summer of 2020.

The Walnut Ridge City Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s meeting authorizing Mayor Charles Snapp to apply for Federal-aid Recreational Trail Program funds to widen and resurface the road through Stewart Park.