November 27, 2013 Edition

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Resurfacing city streets underway

Workers from Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville resurface a section of East Free Street in front of Walnut Ridge (Ben R. Bush) Elementary Thursday morning. The street is one of six to receive improvements from funding through the State Aid City Streets Program.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Six city streets in Walnut Ridge are being resurfaced through funding from the State Aid City Streets Program.

The roadways being improved are County Road 429 (Luther Bridge Road), Pocahontas Road, West and East Free Street, Southeast Sixth Street, Southern Avenue and Midway Road.

A bid from Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville was approved in July to resurface 4.5 miles of roadways in Walnut Ridge. The bid was $492,477.47, grant money for the project was about $510,000 according to Street Superintendent Rick Ditto and is the biggest grant offered.

Effort begins to
form humane society

A preliminary meeting in an effort to establish a Lawrence County Humane Society was held Thursday evening at the Lawrence County Meeting room.

NEA Water Authority receives grant

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission recently announced the approval of a grant in the amount $32,000 from the Water Development Fund to The Northeast Arkansas Public Water Authority.

Angel Tree project underway

The Lawrence County Angel Tree will be set up in the lobby of the Lawrence County Courthouse for second-graders from Walnut Ridge and Hoxie to decorate at 1 p.m. Monday.

Yates to run for sheriff

Jeff Yates of Walnut Ridge has announced his intention to be a candidate for Lawrence County Sheriff in the 2014 Democratic Primary.

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