August 8, 2007 Edition

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Heat advisory in effect
throughout LawCo.

David Mitchell (from left), Cade Crisler, Adam Madden and Dylan Maxie, members of the Hoxie Mustangs football team, head for the shade after practice. Hoxie and Walnut Ridge football teams are among those fighting the current heat wave that has heat indexes soaring over 100.
TD Photo ~ Amber Adams
A heat advisory is in effect throughout much of the south, including all of eastern Arkansas and Lawrence County. With sports practices already underway, local construction projects and normal day-to-day activities, residents should be aware of the dangers of heat and high humidity.

Whether summer plans include strenuous work-related activity or fun and recreation, the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services is urging Arkansans to be aware of the symptoms and seriousness of heat stress as a second heat-related death has been confirmed in the state. continued...

State inspecting Black River bridge

An Arkansas State Highway Department crew has been inspecting the U.S. Hwy. 63 bridge at Black Rock this week as a result of the bridge collapse last Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Area schools set open
houses, registrations

Schools throughout Lawrence County are gearing up for the first day of the 2007-2008 school year.

School Board filings reported

The drawing for ballot positions for the Sept. 18 school board elections will be held Friday, at 2 p.m. in the Lawrence County Courthouse conference room.

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