February 26, 2014 Edition

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Election season kicks off
with Primary filing period

Deputy County Clerk Sarah Dobbs looks over the list of filings for the May 20 Primary Election. Filing began on Monday and will conclude Monday at noon.
The filing period for the May 20 Primary Election, as well as the non-partisan judicial election, began on Monday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, races had developed for county judge and one justice of the peace postion.

Incumbent Dale Freeman and John Thomison have both filed as Democrats for the county judge position, and incumbent Donald Richey and Coty Powers have both filed for JP position 2 as Democrats.

Committee formed to review
Lawrence Co. personnel policy

Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman formed a committee to review and make suggestions for improvements to the county's personnel policy at the quorum court meeting Tuesday.

Festival committee
hires event company

The Beatles at the Ridge Musical Festival planning committee has contracted Entertainment Resources of Little Rock to help organize and run the event.

Butterfly Ranch transforming women's lives

Stacy Heim began treatment at Butterfly Ranch in Swifton with little connection left to her family. The Department of Human Services had taken her daughter, and she hadn't seen her in 16 months. Through completion of the program, not only was Heim able to regain custody of her daughter, she also met the man who cared for her in his children's shelter.

Construction continues
on Black River bridge

Since the Arkansas Highway Department placed a load restriction on the Black River Bridge and lowered the speed limit, some good results from subsequent bridge inspections have been found according to Brad Smithee, District Construction Engineer with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

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