September 16, 2015 Edition

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READY FOR BEATLES - Carrie Mae Snapp has been making final preparations to get ready for Beatles at the Ridge this weekend. She said she can't wait to see everybody come in for the festival and is excited to learn where everyone is traveling from.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Spence wins S-H seat

Wade 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 Hoxie

The 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 5K

Weather 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 cut

Due 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 deficit

Lawrence 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.

Hoxie finishes nearly
80k in paving projects

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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