Findings released; Sidney Randall case closedA sense of finality has finally reached the Lawrence County community after the Arkansas State Police released its findings regarding the death of 14-year-old Sidney Randall of Walnut Ridge.
Evidence from the autopsy report and Arkansas State Police investigation indicates that Sidney was killed by blunt force trauma to the head, and according to ASP Sgt. Scott Pillow there is no evidence to suggest that anyone other than the prime suspect in the case, her stepfather, John Cornell, was involved in what was ruled a homicide.
Voters approve sales taxLawrence County voters showed their support for county-owned Lawrence Memorial Hospital by passing a 10-year, one-cent sales tax during a special election on Tuesday. The one-cent is comprised of an extension of an existing half-cent tax and the addition of a half-cent tax, both of which will be in effect until 2023.
LawCo. experiencing wet weatherRain has dominated the forecast for Lawrence County over the last two weeks as the county has experienced one of the wettest Augusts in recent history. The average August rainfall for the county is 2.9 inches, which was exceeded during the first week this year. By comparison, during the first two weeks of August in 2012 Lawrence County received three-hundredths of an inch of rain.
Commission amends airport's
Walnut Ridge Regional Airport commissioners amended their Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and approved a Business Continuity Plan at their
regular meeting on Monday.
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