February 1, 2012 Edition

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NEARIFA maintains
focus on long-term goal

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director L.J. Bryant talks with State Rep. Linda Collins Smith of Pocahontas and Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority Chairman Scott Trammel at Thursday's Intermodal Authority meeting in Walnut Ridge.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt
While short-term projects are sometimes successful and sometimes fall by the wayside, the long-term goal of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority remains to maintain a regional concept to recruit industry to the area.

The authority affirmed its commitment to work together by continuing its monthly meetings, as well as having committees meet, as needed, to handle specific needs.

One committee that will be formed soon is a Community Awareness Committee to work with civic organizations, as well as media, to help keep the public informed about the authority's efforts.

Hoxie passes budget

In a special meeting on Jan. 24 the Hoxie City Council passed a budget for the 2012 year.

Freeman will seek re-election

Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman has announced his candidacy for re-election.

Interest in peanuts continues to grow

Clint Williams Company representatives hosted a meal on Jan. 25 for those who have been working with the company regarding peanut production and those who might have interest in the peanut industry.

AHTD sets meeting in Portia

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a public involvement meeting on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Portia Community Center, located at 505 West Front Street.

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