March 11, 2015 Edition

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WBC student shares
insights on Ark. weather

Nathaniel Hays (left) and Michelle Hays help to clear snow off of the family car Thursday morning. Sleet began falling Wednesday, March 4, during the afternoon and changed to snow that evening. Lawrence County received between 6-8 inches of snow and ice according to the National Weather Service. All Lawrence County schools were closed Wednesday in preparation for the winter storm and remain closed through the end of the week.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl
With tornado season right around the corner and snow still lingering on the ground, Lawrence County residents shouldn't expect a calming of the storms anytime soon.

While last week's snowfall is expected by many to be the last storm of its type this season, many other weather events could come in the following months, including severe thunderstorms, flooding and tornadoes.

Jeff Morris, Walnut Ridge intern and SKYWARN member, offered some insight into why Arkansas gets such a variety of weather.

County explores regional facility

Planning for a new county jail has been temporarily halted as county officials look into the possibility of locating a regional facility in Lawrence County.

Jumpstart Ministries offers
faith-based drug and alcohol
rehabilitation for men

Jacob Houston believes in the mission of Jumpstart Ministries and has gone through the program himself. "The program did a lot for me. It brought my wife and kids back to me," he said. Now, he and his wife have a third child on the way.

Accident claims life

A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of Michael C. Smith, 41, of Walnut Ridge Monday.

Hart volunteers with Red
Cross, leading campaign

March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross will celebrate with an "Every Red Cent Counts" campaign. Teams are forming in Northeast Arkansas to raise $1,000 each during the month.

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