January 17, 2007 Edition

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Heavy rains cause localized flooding

After several days of rainfall, totaling over seven inches in Walnut Ridge, Village Creek rose rapidly Sunday evening to flood this area on Hale Street. Water continued to rise, covering Hale and parts of North Drive, a connecting street, into yesterday afternoon.
TD Photo ~Amber Adams

An estimated seven to eight inches of rain fell over the weekend causing localized flooding throughout Lawrence County. continued...

Children's Shelter receives
property for building

The effort to establish a temporary emergency children's shelter in Lawrence County has received a substantial boost with the donation of over five acres of land in Walnut Ridge. Descendents of the Neil and Imogene Sloan and Earl and Polly Sloan families have deeded the land to the shelter.

Roberts working on city
cleanup, new businesses

Donnie Roberts, mayor of Hoxie, is making plans for a city cleanup to begin next month. continued...

Pratt selected as Hoxie alderman

During their regular meeting last Tuesday evening, Hoxie City Council selected Adam Pratt for the position of alderman, ward three, position two, during an executive session. continued...

WBC acquires industrial property

Williams Baptist College has acquired a large industrial building and over six acres of land adjoining the school's campus. The college said it received the property, valued at over $1.1 million, through a special offer from the previous owner, MMR Corporation. continued...

Counterfeit bills problem in area

Law enforcement officials and area banks and stores are having to find new ways to distinguish counterfeit bills as technology has advanced and counterfeiters have found new ways to make fake money look real. continued...

The road to recovery

In 2006 a 16-year-old boy named Jake found some knots on the left side of his neck. After showing them to his parents, they brought it to the attention of a doctor. At 6'6", Jake is an athlete, who from a small child has dreamed of going to college on a football or basketball scholarship and hopefully playing professionally. He could easily go on an academic scholarship, as well. continued...

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