Spence wins S-H seatWade Spence won election to the Sloan-Hendrix School Board during Tuesday's school election.
Spence received 330 votes (76 percent), and Shane Dail received 103 votes (24 percent).
Apartments to be built in HoxieThe Hoxie City Council approved a conditional use permit at the Sept. 8 meeting to allow for the construction of three quadplexes at 300 Ringle Street.
The new buildings, totaling 12 new domiciles, will be built by Genesis Property Development, LLC. Mayor Lanny Tinker said the housing is desperately needed in Hoxie, saying that he receives frequent calls from people looking for rentals.
Ideal weather enhances Thumperthon 5KWeather conditions were near perfect for Saturday's fifth annual Thumperthon 5K held at Walnut Ridge's Stewart Park. "You couldn't have asked for better weather," said Fran Cavenaugh, one of the race organizers.
Inmate work-release program cutDue to lack of qualified inmates and liability risks, Sheriff Jeff Yates announced last week that he would be cutting the work-release program for county inmates.
Extension Service faces $40k deficitLawrence County Extension Service Staff Chair Herb Ginn came before the quorum court during Monday night's meeting with concerns over a nearly $40,000 deficit the Extension is facing.
The city of Hoxie recently completed $79,004.63 worth of paving projects, which have been ongoing over the past few months.
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