May13, 2015 Edition

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RECEPTION HONORS TOP GRADS ~ Dr. Brett Cooper (from left) visits with Hillcrest graduates Caitlin Whitmire and Rachel Crabtree and soon to be Walnut Ridge graduate Ryan Roberts during a reception for the county's valedictorians and salutatorians. The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event, which was held Thursday afternoon at The Venue in downtown Walnut Ridge. See additional coverage on page 8B.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen

JPs support committee's
strategic plan

The Lawrence County Quorum Court voted to support the Lawrence County reNEW East Arkansas steering committee in its adoption of an economic development strategic plan through the East Arkansas Planning and Development District.

WR Armory faces possible consolidation

A meeting called by Major General Mark Berry and Colonel Greg Bacon Tuesday morning revealed the possibility of the local National Guard Armory being shut down and consolidated into the Newport center.

UCP grant provides $10,573
in equipment for LCCS

A grant from United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Council of Northeast Arkansas is making a big difference to preschool students enrolled at the Lawrence County Cooperative School in Portia. Playground and educational equipment totaling $10,573 was purchased with the grant.

Officials respond to child drowning

The 60th anniversary of the Hoxie School integration is approaching, and the county is making preparations to celebrate and remember the success of the small town during turbulent times.

Anniversary of integration
of Hoxie School approaching

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and the Arkansas State Police are currently investigating the drowning of an eight-year-old female.

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