April 30, 2008 Edition

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Officials recommending
upgrading current Hwy. 67

Don House (from left), member of the Arkansas Good Roads Council, talks about a new proposal for Highway 67, north to Missouri, with Lawrence County Judge Alex Latham, Greene County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wayne Gearhart, Pocahontas Mayor Gary Crocker and Randolph County Judge David Jansen.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

With tighter budgets and the increasing cost of highway development, officials in Lawrence, Randolph and Clay counties are recommending a redeveloped Highway 67 from Walnut Ridge to the Missouri line.

The current plan is for the highway to be rebuilt northward as an interstate, which could still happen, but would be many years in the future.

Local leaders say redeveloping the current highway path north through Pocahontas and Corning and on to Missouri is more feasible in the current economic climate.

New drug court helping
officials combat problem

Officials in Lawrence County are using a new tool to help fight the drug abuse problem. A recently-established drug court system works to help offenders change their lives while still holding them accountable for their actions.

LHS has new financial officer

The Lawrence Health Service Board unanimously approved the appointment of Vanessa Wagner, CPA, as chief financial officer at its meeting on Monday night.

Walk shows continued support

The Lawrence County Walk of Hope, on its five-year anniversary, was less about raising money and more about giving back.

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