January 13, 2010 Edition

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Cold blast hits county



Mitchell Evans, of Mitchell's Landscaping in Smithville, stays bundled up as he plows snow in the iBERIABANK parking lot in Walnut Ridge on Thursday.
TD Photos ~ Shantelle Prater

Lawrence County has felt the effects of an arctic high-pressure front, which kept temperatures well below normal for more than a week. Ten days of below freezing weather has set no records but temperatures in the single digits were close to record lows set in 1997 and 1999.

After schools were closed in the western part of the county on Jan. 4 and 5 due to icy road conditions, a second round of ice and snow developed on Wednesday evening resulting in countywide school closings on Thursday and Friday.
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County finishes year in black

Lawrence County Judge Alex Latham gave a positive state of the county address to the Quorum Court Monday night.
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Mayor's actions save dog, puppies

It takes an intelligent person to serve as mayor for a town of almost 5,000 residents, but it takes an extraordinary one to devote her time to saving forgotten and abandoned animals.
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Freeman announces candidacy

On Monday, Dale Freeman of Powhatan formally announced that he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the office of Lawrence County Judge.
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