May 23, 2007 Edition

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Budget committee
discusses 'Hut' building

Bob Cole (right) of Cole Furniture discusses leasing the former Hutcherson building with Justices Junior Briner and Dean Davis following a budget committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court budget committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss possible uses for the former Hutcherson building, which was given to the county last summer.

Bob Cole, owner of Cole Furniture, expressed interest in renting the building during the regular Quorum Court meeting last week, saying he plans to relocate the store currently in Jonesboro.

Members of the budget committee discussed utilizing the building for courtroom or offices.

"We are the only county in Northeast Arkansas without two courtrooms," said Justice Jim Jones.

IACS charter in danger

Last Monday, though members of the State Board of Education had high praise for the Imboden Area Charter School's efforts in meeting students' needs and for academic progress, they voted to begin procedures that could result in revocation of the school's charter.

Petty named FB agency manager

Charles Petty of Sedgwick has been named agency manager of Lawrence County Farm Bureau in Walnut Ridge effective May 1. Petty has over 18 years of experience with Farm Bureau in various locations in the state. continued...

Clover Bend Reunion
set for holiday weekend

A Memorial Day weekend tradition continues this year with the annual Clover Bend Reunion. continued...

Water Authority closer to go

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission announced last week, in an official notice, approval of a loan, in an amount up to $4.5 million from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Northeast Arkansas Public Water Authority. continued...

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