March 14, 2012 Edition

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State and county officials celebrate the announcement that a new Birdsong peanut buying point will be located in Lawrence County. Gathered Friday at the courthouse were (from left): State Rep. James Ratliff; Justice of the Peace Jeff Reese; Ronnie Thompson Jr., Shannon Strickland, Rodney Brown, all with Birdsong; County Judge Dale Freeman; Gerald Garland with Birdsong; Adam Weeks, attorney; John Trawick, Chris Henson and Kevin Calhoun, all with Birdsong.
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Birdsong locating buying
point in Lawrence County

Birdsong Peanuts announced Friday that it will locate a new peanut buying point off Highway 412, between Portia and Walnut Ridge, in Lawrence County.

Anthony named airport manager

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission has named Michelle Anthony as manager of the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport. Following an executive session at their meeting on Monday night, commission chairman Dan Coker announced that Anthony, who has been serving as interim manager following the resignation of former manager Mitch Whitmire on December 31, will now serve as manager. Anthony also received a $100 a month raise along with her new job.

Chamber working to
revitalize agri committee

Approximately 25 were in attendance on Thursday for a breakfast hosted by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce for farmers and agriculture-related businesses.

Downtown WR, Chamber
honored for tourism efforts

Lawrence County was well represented at last week's Governor's Conference on Tourism as Downtown Walnut Ridge and the Lawrence County Chamber Tourism Committee were recognized as one of three finalists for the Community Tourism Development Award. They were honored Tuesday of last week in West Memphis.

JPs vote against extra
funding for Chamber

By a 7-2 vote, the Lawrence County Quorum Court voted against additional monetary support of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Monday evening at its regular monthly meeting.

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