It’s no secret that good roads are vital to community growth. As the Executive Director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal, I see first-hand how important infrastructure is to industry recruitment, jobs and overall economic health of rural areas.
As we mark National Fire Prevention Week, designated as Oct. 4-10, it is a good time to be both thankful for the local fire departments that work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and mindful of the work that we as individuals can do to help prevent fires and protect our families, as well.
Renovation of the Smithville Community Center began in the spring of 1991, made possible by a $140,000 grant from the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. The building was originally constructed in 1936 as the Smithville School House under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) progr…
One of many services provided by the Lawrence County Extension Service is ballot issue education. Staff Chair Bryce Baldridge mentioned this service at Monday night’s Quorum Court meeting and shared the following with The TD to help educate our readers:
First National Bank of Lawrence County built a branch location in front of the old Walmart on Highway 67 in Walnut Ridge in 1974. A year later, they built the three-story bank on Main Street. The branch location was served only by tellers until the mid 1990s when a drive-thru ATM was install…
This photo, taken in October of 1988, shows the old Powhatan Post Office building, with the Powhatan Courthouse in background. The photo was taken about a month after Freda Richey, postmaster at the time, said they moved into the new building between the Methodist Church and the Schoolhouse …
An estimated crowd of 2,000 people attended the 1984 Skil picnic where food, games, horse drawn wagon rides and prize giveaways were part of the day. Frank Saterfiel (center) announces one of the winners of a paid day of vacation. Gaylon Crain, operations manager, is to the left of Saterfiel…
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