June 10, 2015 Edition

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WR POOL OPEN - Hyatt Willis of Walnut Ridge (left) gets to the ball first in a game played with friend Landon Hill of Hoxie Monday afternoon at the Walnut Ridge Swimming Pool. The pool is open from 1-5 p.m. every day. Cost to swim is $3 or $1.50 after 4 p.m.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Wet spring is causing issues

After an already heavy rain season, two recent storms have caused even more damage and delays for the county.

A storm on May 24 caused 2,700 Entergy customers to lose power as strong winds took down power lines. Friday night's sudden storm also caused outages with over 700 reported without power that night.

The intense rains have also caused ongoing issues with the county roads. County Judge Dale Freeman said he is dealing with new wash outs every week. "It's terrible," he said.

Lawrence Co. may consider
countywide animal control

A countywide animal control effort was discussed at Monday night's Lawrence County Quorum Court meeting. Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp said the city council recently approved the purchase of the former Animal Gateway Clinic to be used as an animal control facility.

Darling, Peco highlight
Intermodal meeting

While the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority did not have enough board members to have an official quorum at it's May meeting in Corning, members did discuss key issues.

Williams history students
create museum displays

The Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge has several new displays, thanks to the efforts of history students at Williams Baptist College. The students completed a wide array of exhibits for the World War II museum as part of their spring semester studies.

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