September 2, 2015 Edition

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HARVEST UNDERWAY - Rice is transferred from a grain buggy to a trailer on Greg Gill's farm on Old Walnut Ridge Road, while harvesting continues in the background. The fall harvest is underway throughout Lawrence County.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Half-cent sales tax
needed to fund jail

The Lawrence County Quorum Court met Monday night to review and determine a sales tax amount to be used to fund a new county jail. After reviewing preliminary bond information provided by Stephens Public Finance, the court voted to present a proposed half-cent sales tax to fund the construction and operations of a new jail.

WR rezones land for apartments

During a special city council meeting on Aug. 25, Walnut Ridge Aldermen voted to rezone a swath of land just north of Robin Lane to allow the property to be used for a new subdivision.

Airport facility expansion revisited

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission revisited the possibility of an Allied AgCat expansion during the Aug. 25 meeting.

FNB victim of fraud;
bank remains sound

First National Bank of Lawrence County, which is headquartered in Walnut Ridge, is reassuring customers that their money is safe following the announcement that the bank was a victim of fraud resulting in an approximately $3.9 million loss.

Early voting begins Tuesday

The early voting period for the annual school election will begin on Tuesday, according to County Clerk Tina Stowers.

WR native Billy Schmidt finds
niche at Crystal Bridges

Walnut Ridge native Billy Schmidt's career path is a classic success story. He is proof that giving your best effort and learning all you can to improve your job skills and knowledge base can make a crucial difference.

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