July 30, 2014 Edition

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DONATES BLOOD — Robert Foster (left) of College City prepares to donate blood to the American Red Cross Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Sandra Poe with the Red Cross monitors Foster prior to the donation. The drive raised 12 units of a 15-unit goal.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Group effort nets results at WR park

City of Walnut Ridge employees, as well as community members and elected officials, joined forces on Thursday to mark several item’s off the “to do” list at Stewart Park.

Adding prison not
solution for jail issues

While Lawrence County continues to have issues with overcrowding in its jail, adding a state prison in the county would not address that issue.

NEARIFA receives grant

A $20,000 grant has been awarded to the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) to be used for planning and preparation for Peco Foods. The money will be used to help offset the expense of traveling to other communities that have been through the same type of growth expected here with the arrival of Peco, according to NEARIFA Executive Director Wayne Gearhart.

Local groups to
maintain Rail-Trail

Volunteers have begun working to keep the Lawrence County Rail-Trail maintained. The Community Revitalization and Beautification Committee with the Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the effort, in conjunction with the county’s Rail-Trail Committee.

Several file
for positions

The filing period for municipal offices began Friday at noon and several had already filed their petitions with County Clerk Tina Stowers by Tuesday afternoon.

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