January 5, 2011 Edition

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PASSING OF THE KEYS ~ Former County Judge Alex Latham (right) passes the keys to the Lawrence County Courthouse to the new county judge, Dale Freeman. This took place after new county and city officials took their oath of office, just after midnight, on Jan. 1 from District Judge Larry Hayes. Latham, who was sworn in as a justice of the peace, held the office of county judge for 22 years.
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WR to proceed with project

Despite opposition from City Water Works Manager Lester Herring, who said he was speaking for the entire water and sewer commission, the Walnut Ridge City Council voted to pass an ordinance to extend and improve the sewer system in Walnut Ridge at a special meeting on Dec. 29. Alderman Wendell Jones voted against the ordinance.

End of lawsuit tops TD stories in 2010

The end of a lengthy legal dispute between the Walnut Ridge Airport and the Walnut Ridge Golf Club was selected by staff members of The Times Dispatch as the biggest story in 2010.

Hoxie mayor strives
to improve community

When asked about his first day as Hoxie Mayor, Lanny Tinker responded that it was a "humbling day."

House expects growth in WR

Don House began his tenure as mayor of Walnut Ridge by meeting with the city's approximately 55 employees.

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