Disaster declared in LawCo.Steve Jones, director of the Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management, reported Tuesday morning that FEMA has declared Lawrence County as a federal disaster area.
According to a release from FEMA, the county will be eligible for individual assistance under the presidential disaster declaration, as well as for federal aid under FEMA's public assistance program.
Council discusses budget, dumpsters, brush pickupWalnut Ridge residents will see changes beginning this week in the way the city picks up brush and class IV trash, and usage of the city dumpster will now be limited to two days a week. The cost of keeping the dumpster open and picking up brush around town on a daily basis is simply costing the city too much to continue the services the way they have in the past, according to Mayor Don House and Street Superintendent Rickey Ditto.
Water rate increase proposed in HoxieIssues affecting the City of Hoxie's budget were reviewed at the May 10 city council meeting.
LawCo. residents share stories
Many families in Lawrence County were temporarily displaced from their homes by the recent flood. Others have had their homes and furnishings severely damaged by floodwaters and watched possessions they treasured be carried away by the currents of the flood. Some still cannot return home, and one family never will.
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