May 28, 2014 Edition

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Intermodal Authority discusses
preparations needed for Peco Food

Denisa Pennington, Community Development Director with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, was guest speaker at the Northeast Arkansas Intermodal Facilities Authority on May 22. She led a discussion on what to expect when Peco Foods locates in this area.
Northeast Arkansas has a new business coming to the area, and with it will come many new jobs and opportunities for growth and prosperity for its citizens, according to Denisa Pennington, Community Development Director for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Pennington was the speaker at the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority meeting on Thursday.

"With Peco Foods investing $165 million to locate a feed mill in Corning and a processing plant and hatchery between Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge, you have the opportunity here to show the rest of the state how it's done," Pennington said.

Building still issue for WR Council

The building located at 120 West Elm Street in Walnut Ridge, owned by J.R. Rogers, is still a danger to citizens and employees at the Workforce Service Center located next door. Mayor Don House and the city council are concerned that Rogers will continue to delay taking actions he agreed to when he signed a memorandum of agreement with the city last month.

Black Rock celebrates final graduating class

Family, friends and Black Rock citizens came together Thursday night to witness the final graduating class at Black Rock High School throw their caps.

Runoff set for
AG nomination

In addition to local races (results of which were printed in last week's TD), Lawrence County voters also cast ballots in statewide elections on May 20.

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