January 10, 2007 Edition

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Two LawCo. soldiers injured in Iraq

Reddi Parker (from left), Austin Phillips and Telly Lawson pose for a photo before leaving with the 875th Engineer Battalion for training in Wisconsin last year. Parker and Phillips, both Walnut Ridge High School graduates, were injured by a grenade attack in Iraq on Jan. 2.

Austin Phillips and Reddi Parker, both Lawrence County natives, are back on U.S. soil after being injured in a grenade attack on Jan. 2 in Iraq.

Members of the 875th Engineer Battalion, the two were among three who were injured in the incident, which involved two grenades.

Austin and Reddi attended Walnut Ridge High School together and have generally performed missions together in Iraq, along with the third person who was injured.

Rogers completes
first week as first
woman mayor in WR

When Walnut Ridge voters cast their ballots in November, they surprised many, even Michelle Rogers, by electing her mayor out of four candidates without a runoff.

Judge delivers state
of county report to JPs

County Judge Alex Latham delivered his state of the county address to the Quorum Court on Monday night. continued...

Razorback band complements
Week's UA college education

Being a trumpet player in the University of Arkansas Razorback band has provided Walnut Ridge native Chance Weeks with some fun and exciting opportunities. continued...

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