The Lawrence County Election Commission is in need of poll workers for the upcoming General Election on Nov. 8 and will host a poll worker training on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Lawrence County Meeting Room, located at 115 West Main Street in Walnut Ridge.
Hoxie Police Chief Glen Smith has submitted his retirement resignation as questions remain unanswered regarding the recent sale of a police-issued weapon.
On August 30 at their annual meeting, the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) members named Graycen Bigger, Black River Technical College Foundation board member and executive director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority, to the AEDCE board of di…
Arkansas State Police Sergeant Phillip Roark (left) presents Trooper Isaac Lawson of Powhatan with his B32 tags for his unit. Trooper Lawson worked his first shift in Lawrence County on Sept. 5. Sergeant Roark held the B32 position for 19 years and was recently promoted to supervise the area…
Journeyman electrician Chris Johnson (left) of Red Field and apprentice Jaaron Pardy of Greenbrier, representatives from Lumatech, install an electric vehicle charging station at Beatles Park. The one pedastool charging station will provide two stations and will take approximately 45 minutes…
The Lawrence County Chamber’s annual Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival will resume this year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, on Saturday, Sept. 17, in downtown Walnut Ridge.
Rice harvest is underway in Lawrence County. Matt Hibbard (pictured) of Pocahontas and Gary Gill of Walnut Ridge cut the first few fields in the county, just north of Clear Lake Road. Gill, who has currently cut 400 acres, said, “We started on Aug. 24 and of course the rain is making it toug…
More than a decade after the body of former Lawrence County resident Karen Swift was found underneath kudzu bushes in a cemetery near her home in Dyersburg, Tenn., a grand jury in Dyer County found probable cause to indict her husband for first degree murder.
First Horizon Foundation recently contributed $2,500 to the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is Chamber Director Rachel King (right). Vickie Mitchell of First Horizon presented the donation.
The Lawrence County Cooperative School in Portia is in the process of building a new home, which will be the first home owned and operated by the school. The school currently operates and manages a group home, the Haynes House, which is owned by Intrepid Management.
Walnut Ridge street and water department personnel inspect a sink hole on Monday, which occurred at the intersection of Southwest Second and West Oak streets in Walnut Ridge. The intersection was shut down due to unsafe conditions for pedestrians and vehicles.
NEA Regional Solid Waste Management Board Executive Director Joseph Pence (left) discusses an out-of-district hauling fee as Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp listens Aug. 23 in Paragould. The board agreed to approve an $8 per ton fee for haulers who go out of the district for in-district gar…
A ground-breaking ceremony was held Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Walnut Ridge Airport for new hangars, which will be built this fall. Those attending the ceremony included (front, from left): Davis Threlkeld, Tom Cotton Field Representative; Joshua Mullinax, Senator John Boozman Field Represen…
The Old Lebanon Cemetery Homecoming and work day was held Tuesday, Aug. 23, with several attending including David and Rhetta Stuart, Larry and Mica Vance, Danny Davis, Bobby Davis, Anita Hardage, Elisha Neece, Ruby Rainbolt, Larry Davis, Bruce Nunnally and Newton “Peanut,” Martha Phillips, …
JR Rogers and the All Star Band perform at the Lawrence County Fair on Saturday. The fair was held Thursday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 20. Saturday’s events featured a livestock premium auction, auto show and rodeo with Generations PRCA Rodeo. Additional photos of this year’s fair are …
Miss Lawrence County 2021 Samera Orrantia (back) crowns Miss Lawrence County 2022 Kinley Davis on Saturday night during the Lawrence County Fair Pageant, held at the Bill McCurley Gymnasium on the Sloan-Hendrix campus. Davis was also named Most Photogenic and is the daughter of Adam and Andr…
The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced that traffic will alternate to one lane of travel as maintenance crews perform routine work on the Spring River Bridge 0.75 miles east of U.S. 63 near Ravenden.
Brynlee Junkersfeld of Walnut Ridge practices her diving at Lake Norfork. Lawrence County students are making the most of the end of the summer break and are gearing up to go back to school. Walnut Ridge and Hillcrest schools start back on Thursday, Sloan-Hendrix and Imboden Area Charter Sch…
Hoxie Police Chief Glen Smith has been placed on paid leave after the Hoxie City Attorney Nancy Hall said on Wednesday, Aug. 3, that a police department gun was sold to a Lawrence County pawn shop.
Hillcrest agri teacher Breanna Durham (left) and her dog, Peppa, join third and fourth-grade writing teacher Miranda Morgan at Hillcrest’s Stuff the Bus event, which was held Saturday at the intersection in Strawberry. The event is a community-wide school supply drive to benefit the school’s…
The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will conduct several public meetings across the state to seek input on an update to the federally required Statewide Public Transit Coordination Plan, including a meeting in Jonesboro.
Two-year-old Aiden Burtman plays with his aunt, Emily Sturt of Maynard, at the Walnut Ridge City Pool on Monday. Following a rainy weekend, skies cleared on Monday allowing local residents to enjoy the remaining days of summer outside. Aiden is the son of Stephanie Trammel of Walnut Ridge.
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