December 12, 2012 Edition

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PARADES RAISE SPIRITS - Naomi Patterson (from left), Dylan Sheets, Elexis Gatewood and Jacob Turner were among those riding on the Cache River Pentecostal Church float, "All Good Gifts come from God." The float won first in the Hoxie parade and second in the Walnut Ridge parade. Rick Hart is pastor of the church.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

FEMA visits airport

FEMA and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management conducted a site survey of the Walnut Ridge Airport on Tuesday. Because of the proximity of the airport to the New Madrid fault line the airport is being evaluated by the agencies to gauge in what capacities the airport might serve in the event of a disaster.

NEARIFA optimistic about future

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority held its last meeting of the year on Thursday at Black River Technical College. Despite a major setback this year when a railroad tie and pellet company planning to locate in the Hoxie/Walnut Ridge area was sold to a new owner and failed to locate here, Intermodal members are optimistic for the future.

Leadership LawCo. class
learning about county

Over the years, several different Leadership Lawrence County classes have come together to learn more about Lawrence County and to develop ideas that could benefit the county.

Justices approve budget

The Lawrence County Quorum Court approved the 2013 county budget at its meeting on Monday night.

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