May 11, 2016 Edition

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College City, WR
approve consolidation

Residents of Walnut Ridge and College City approved consolidation of the two towns in a special election on Tuesday.

The final vote by Walnut Ridge voters was 264 for (89 percent) and 32 against (11 percent).

College City voters also passed the measure by a vote of 38 for (76 percent) to 12 against (24 percent).

Josie Bounds (left) and her big sister, Irissa, of Walnut Ridge look in at the cockpit of one of the planes that lined the apron at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Saturday during the 18th annual Walnut Ridge Army Air Field Reunion. This year also marked the first Wings of Honor Festival, which included performances by local dance groups, organizations and musicians.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Reunion, festival draw many to airport, museum

The 18th annual Walnut Ridge Army Airfield Reunion was held Friday and Saturday at the Wings of Honor Museum. A new addition this year was the Wings of Honor Festival, held on Saturday in conjunction with the reunion.

Harold Johnson, president of the Wings of Honor Museum Board, expressed his appreciation to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce for partnering with the museum to plan the festival.

JPs vote to dissolve Eygpt Fire District

The Lawrence County Quorum Court voted to dissolve the Egypt Fire District at Monday night's meeting.

The resolution passed originally had a section on returning taxes for services not provided to the homeowners but concerns about who that money would be owed to and whether services were provided or not led the court to strike that section.

Glisson is airport manager

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Commission met in executive session Tuesday to review applicants for the airport manager position.

The commission made the unanimous decision to offer the job to Maggie Glisson, who is originally from Pocahontas. She accepted the position following the meeting and will be returning to Pocahont

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