June 6, 2012 Edition

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LARGE OAK TOPPLES ~ Muriel Allison shows the enormous size of this oak, which fell to the ground during Sunday evening's storm. The tree, which contained several branches the size of large trees, stood at the northern end of Northwest Third street in Walnut Ridge, near the homes of Allison and Kenneth Guthrie. Allison said the tree was an Overcup Oak and was one of the largest and oldest in town. Luckily, the tree did no damage other than breaking a small power line.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

Strong winds, hail leave
mark in Lawrence County

A storm system that swept through Lawrence County Sunday night left damage in its wake throughout the county.

Sheriff Jody Dotson said there were a lot of reports of trees and power lines down in the county, as well as some metal buildings and carports that were blown down.

There were reports of a tornado on the ground near Egypt, though unconfirmed by the National Weather Service, and damage along Evergreen Road near Walnut Ridge showed signs of high winds, if not winds with rotation.

Poker run, concert planned
in downtown Walnut Ridge

June 23 is slated to be a busy day in downtown Walnut Ridge as Rumblin' Around the Ridge and Cox Powersports host The Rockabilly Run.

Continuing education through immersion

I am going to Costa Rica for almost the entire month of June ... four full weeks! It is part of my education at Arkansas State University to become a high school Spanish teacher.

Run-off election Tuesday

Lawrence County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to help decide the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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