July 22, 2015 Edition

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OLD BRIDGE DEMOLISHED — The last section of concrete railing on the old Black River Bridge at Black Rock was pulverized last Wednesday. The new bridge (in foreground) opened for traffic just two months ago, on May 15.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

Decker appointed to
Hoxie City Council

The Hoxie City Council appointed a new member at the July 14 meeting to fill the vacancy left by alderman Rickey Mayland, who moved to Portia.

Hoxie citizens Greg Coats, Jerry Decker and Danny Kopp Sr. each spoke briefly about how they would serve the city as alderman. After holding an executive session, Mayor Lanny Tinker announced that Decker would fill the vacant position with a 3-2 vote being cast among the aldermen.

TCF approaches Walnut Ridge
about remembrance garden

The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends spoke at Monday's Walnut Ridge City Council meeting with a proposal to build and maintain a memorial garden at Stewart Park near the fire pit.

Accidents claim lives

Two fatal crashes occurred last week in the Lawrence County area and claimed the lives of Shannon Rainwater, 39, of Strawberry, and Danny Welsh, 42, of Grubbs.

WR works to patch roads

Walnut Ridge has made a recent push to repair potholes, unevenness and other road problems in the city.

The original plan focuses on downtown Walnut Ridge first, then work would begin on the road approaches around the highways. The northeast section of town would be worked on next, moving outward from Stewart Park. After that, the south side of town will be worked on starting around the school.

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