April 22, 2015 Edition

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TRAINING ON SITE SELECTION HELD ~ Steve Jones (standing), building and sites coordinator for Arkansas Economic Development Commission, speaks at a site selection training held Monday at The Studio in Walnut Ridge. The training was provided by the AEDC and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Guests included realtors, elected officials and Chamber board members.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Hoxie to look into dog pound

The Hoxie City Council authorized Mayor Lanny Tinker to proceed with plans to build a dog pound within the city at the April 14 meeting. After a string of vicious dog attacks the week prior, the council agreed that animal control had to be better enforced.

Tinker proposed a six~kennel pound at an estimated cost of $4,500 without labor. The pens would be used to house stray dogs for a minimum of five days before being taken to be euthanized.

WR to consider setting minimum house size

A proposed ordinance restricting house size was brought before the Walnut Ridge City Council at the Monday night meeting. The ordinance, if passed, would prevent citizens from building a living structure smaller than 600 square feet.

Caspall to retire after 49 years of service

After 49 years of working at Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Company, Dan Caspall has decided to retire from being vice president of manufacturing and continue his life as a cowboy and cattle farmer.

Two lives claimed in structure fire

Authorities are investigating a mobile home fire that claimed the lives of two unidentified victims on Tuesday morning.

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