November 26, 2014 Edition

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CHAMBER NAMES MAN, WOMAN OF YEAR ~ The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce named John Bland (left) and Black Rock Mayor Bonnie Ragsdale (right) as the Man and Woman of the Year at the Chamber's annual banquet. Board Chair Fran Cavenaugh (above) and Dr. Brett Cooper (not pictured) made the presentations.

State Rep. Joe Jett sees much potential in WR airport

State Rep. Joe Jett of Success, speaker at this year's Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, had positive things to say in his address Thursday night and focused on the asset that is the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport.

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 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Entergy awards three local $1,000 grants

Three local organizations have received $1,000 Entergy Micro Grants to help fund their respective projects. The grants were awarded Thursday to The Children's Shelter, The Lawrence Memorial Health Foundation and Downtown Walnut Ridge.

Long history surrounds
crossing the Black River

Work continues on the new Black River Bridge being built 15 feet from the current bridge, which has stood there for over 60 years. The Rasmussen Group with Jensen Construction Company, who was awarded the winning bid in November 2012, started installing the girders last week.

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