Golf club granted a continuance

Gloria Wilkerson
Staff Writer

The Walnut Ridge Golf Club was granted a continuance in their lawsuit against the City of Walnut Ridge and the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport at a hearing on Oct. 29 before Judge Harold Ervin. The three entities were to appear in court on Nov. 10 to decide their dispute over the golf club's close proximity to the airport, causing the airport to be out of compliance with FAA safety zones.

C.W. Knauts, attorney for the golf club, filed a motion for a continuance on Oct. 27 at the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk's office in Walnut Ridge.

The motion states that the three groups involved held a three-hour meeting on Oct. 22 and that several proposals were considered, involving two major solutions to the current problem. Additional time is required so that all parties have had full and adequate time to explore all settlement options and resolution of the issues to avoid a lengthy trial, according to Knauts' motion.

An additional ground for a continuance would be the possible unavailability of Knauts for health reasons, the motion said. He will undergo surgery to alleviate severe leg and back pain in the near future.

A new court date will be set at a later date.

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