January 7, 2015 Edition

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Snapp plans for economic growth

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp discusses the city's economic structure at a meeting with city employees, aldermen and elected officials held Friday, Jan. 2, Snapp's first day in office. He reviewed many budgetary concerns and shared his plans for growth.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl
Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp has big plans for growth in his first term. He said he has been overwhelmed with people ready to help the city move forward.

"Walnut Ridge is in a unique position with a diverse council with an influx of ideas," he said. "We also have had several volunteers step up ready to give back to the city."

Snapp said that since he was elected, former mayor Don House invited him to help with city and budgetary decisions while Snapp was preparing to take office.

Hoxie to join
county dispatch

The Hoxie City Council voted to close down the Hoxie dispatch in favor of having dispatch services go through the county during a special meeting held on Dec. 30.

County to advertise for
jail plans, estimates

The Lawrence County Quorum Court voted to advertise for architects and design teams to act as consultants on a new county jail in order to get some official information for the different options the county has under review.

Fire claims life in WR

A house fire in Walnut Ridge claimed the life of 52-year-old Timothy Harris on Tuesday morning.

Imboden VFD
gets new chief,
continues to
improve protection

Jim Jones was appointed as fire chief of the Imboden Volunteer Fire Department at the Imboden City Council meeting Friday.

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