Hoxie sewer rate to increaseAfter a public hearing on July 9, the Hoxie City Council passed an ordinance at its meeting that will increase sewer rates beginning Sept. 1 for each user connected and served by the sewer system. The increase will only affect the first 1,000 gallons used and raises that cost from $4.40 to $6.
Roberts wins preteen crownKayla Roberts, daughter of Eric and Debra Roberts of Walnut Ridge, was crowned National American Miss Arkansas Preteen at the state pageant held June 27-30 at Springdale. Roberts attends Hoxie School, where she will be an eighth-grader in the fall.
WR Council rezones propertyThe Walnut Ridge City Council voted to rezone a property along Highway 67B North and mentioned a few budget items that will be discussed in greater detail at the next budget committee meeting.
Accident leads to fatalityA one-vehicle accident on Highway 91 in Walnut Ridge resulted in the death of a Walnut Ridge man, according to WRPD Chief Richy Thatcher.
Burch joins Extension staffThe Lawrence County Extension Service has announced the addition of Katrina Burch of Walnut Ridge, who will serve as the Family and Consumer Science agent for the county.
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