October 28, 2015 Edition

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TRUNK OR TREAT IS SATURDAY - Jima Junkersfeld works on First National Bank's display for Saturday night's annual Trunk or Treat in downtown Walnut Ridge. Several organizations and businesses will be handing out candy and treats at the event, which is set for 6-9 p.m. on Abbey Road. While some activities may have to be scaled back in case of rain, the Trunk or Treat will be held rain or shine.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

Early voting starts Tuesday

Early voting begins Tuesday for the Nov. 10 special election seeking a half-percent sales tax to fund the building and maintenance of a new jail for Lawrence County.

Early and absentee voting will be conducted through the office of County Clerk Tina Stowers in the courthouse through Monday, Nov. 9.

County Judge Dale Freeman, Sheriff Jeff Yates, Deputy Sheriff Tony Waldrupe, Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp, as well as Jim Langford, architect, and Mike Kelley, director of business development, both with SouthBuild Team, spoke on behalf of the jail construction project at a recent meeting of the Walnut Ridge Kiwanis Club.

Hoxie budgets for 2016

The loss of supplemental work through the inmate work-release program, low sales tax revenue with a grocery store hanging in the balance and continued increases in cost has left the city of Hoxie in a bind while planning its 2016 budget.

Commission adjusts hangar rental rates

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Commission voted to increase the cost of rent on certain hangars during its Monday meeting.

Chair Don Cavenaugh said the incremental increase, roughly $25 a month, will bring in a little extra revenue while keeping prices competitive with other nearby airports.

Stowers seeks re-election

County Clerk Tina Stowers has formally announced that she will seek re-election to that position. She is serving in her sixth term.

Matthews will not seek re-election

Farrah Matthews has announced she will not seek re-election with the following announcement:

Holder seeks election as assessor

Becky Holder has announced she will run for Lawrence County assessor.

Holder, 55, has over 30 years of experience with the Lawrence County assessor's office and currently serves as chief deputy of the assessor's office.

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