April 15, 2015 Edition

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Over $10,000 RAISED ~ Hoxie Volunteer Firefighters Heath Ring (from right) and Casey Simmons accept a donation from a driver during Friday's bucket brigade at Hoxie to raise money for the American Red Cross. A total of $10,540.30 was raised at the bucket brigade and by Lawrence County Leadership Class X.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Governor to select jail sites soon

County Judge Dale Freeman informed the Lawrence County Quorum Court that Gov. Asa Hutchison will begin making selections for future sites of regional jails this week.

During Monday night's meeting, Freeman said he has spoken with State Rep. James Ratliff on the matter, and the selection process will begin today. Though there are still multiple stages of approval needed and contracts to be drawn up after a selection is made, Freeman said he is confident in Lawrence County's chances due to the strength of their proposal.

Amnesty offered by district court

Lawrence County District Court is offering a short-term amnesty period for those who have certain warrants issued prior to March 31.

Miles Ponder was World War II icon

Lawrence County lost one of its most iconic World War II figures with the passing of Miles Ponder of Old Walnut Ridge on Sunday.

Miles was 98 years old, and he and his wife Catherine would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in the fall of this year. Born July 16, 1916, he was just 15 months shy of his 100th birthday.

LHS employee is murder victim

Marcia Dye, director of nursing at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge, is the victim of an apparent homicide, according to Heber Springs police.

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