June 18, 2008 Edition

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MILITARY DRILL CONDUCTED HERE ~ Military personnel conducted training late Monday afternoon in a large grassy field on U.S. Hwy. 67B, between Hays Supermarket and Farm Service, Inc. The helicopter crews repeatedly landed and took off from the field, while some individuals on the ground appeared to have injuries in the exercise. Fire Chief Alan Haskins and the Walnut Ridge Fire Department were on hand to provide backup support while the drill was conducted.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

Lawsuits filed in golf course, airport conflict

After 48 years of coexisting peacefully, the Walnut Ridge Golf Club, Inc. (now known as the Walnut Ridge Country Club) and the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport are at odds following the airport commission's move to update and improve the status of the airport.

HPD chief to retire

It was announced at Hoxie's City Council Meeting, last Tuesday, that Kenny Jones will be retiring as Hoxie police chief as of July 1. Jones has served a total of 31 years as a police officer with most of his service in Lawrence County. The new police chief will be Glen Smith.

WR postpones purchase
of cars for police dept.

The Walnut Ridge City Council discussed purchasing new police cars and hired a new attorney at last Tuesday's meeting.

Repair work still underway

Lawrence County Judge Alex Latham said the county has completed approximately 85 percent of the road repairs needed to fix damage to rural roads after weeks of flooding made them impassible.

Weather cycles cause
hard times for farmers

The torrential rains of March and April have long since subsided giving way to hot dry weather.

WR boy learns wishes can come true

In May, Jeremiah, son of Vic and Judy Clark, was able to fulfill a life's dream because of the involvement of numerous people in the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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