May 16, 2012 Edition

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EXCITED FANS - Lauren Gray signs the back of T-shirts for Walnut Ridge Middle School students (from left) Grace Callahan, Jayden Moody, Katie Woodson and Baylee Haskins during a pre-show backstage meet-and-greet on Friday night. Gray, who was a top 42 finalist on American Idol, performed at a benefit concert for Downtown Walnut Ridge at the Walnut Ridge Community Center.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

City discusses trade,
Midway Road repairs

Midway Road will soon receive much-needed repairs and attorneys are working with the municipal league to ensure the trade of a city-owned helicopter for a twin-engine plane is put into compliance with laws that regulate such matters. The Walnut Ridge City Council voted to allow city attorney Adam Weeks 30 days to seek a resolution to the dilemma.

Hoxie cleanup ongoing

Hoxie City Council members and Mayor Lanny Tinker discussed progress in efforts to improve Hoxie's appearance at the council meeting on May 8.

Republicans honor John Allen

The Lawrence County Republican Committee honored John Allen at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday for his service to the Republican Party and the community, state and nation.

Improvements made
to airport fuel farm

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Manager Michelle Anthony was praised by Airport Commission Chairman Dan Coker at the commissioner's meeting on Monday night for her efforts in getting the fuel farm up to standards for military inspectors.

Accident results in fatality

A one-vehicle accident in Jonesboro on Saturday at 10:56 p.m. resulted in the death of a Walnut Ridge woman, according to JPD officer Jamie Seaborn.

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