October 14, 2015 Edition

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Williams Baptist College President Tom Jones points out to Jim Tom and Connie Belle Butler where the new Belle Hall will be located following a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday. The Butlers made a $500,000 contribution toward the construction of the new residence hall, which will be named for the Belle family.
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WBC breaks ground on Belle Hall

Construction of a new residence hall is about to commence at Williams Baptist College. A ground-breaking ceremony for the 43-bed Belle Hall was held Friday, with completion expected next fall.

"We have reached capacity and are currently utilizing overflow housing for our men, and we are nearing capacity in our women's residence halls. This new facility addresses those issues and allows WBC's resident student population to keep growing," said Williams President Dr. Tom Jones.
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County working to help Extension

Lawrence County Extension Service staff visited with quorum court justices again Monday night to request consideration be made while planning the 2016 budget to help the Extension offset a nearly $40,000 deficit.
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Courthouse on national register,
projects planned for renovation

The Lawrence County Courthouse was recently nominated by the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to the National Register of Historic Places.
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Business Women's Week,
BPW Coffee is next week

The Walnut Ridge Business and Professional Women and Business and Professional Women's Foundation have announced that the annual National Business Women's Week will be next week, Sunday through Saturday.
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Harris to run for re-election

Stephanie Harris of Lynn has announced her candidacy for re-election as Lawrence County tax collector.
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Evans to seek re-election

Michelle Evans of Lynn has announced her candidacy for reelection as Lawrence County Circuit Clerk.
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