August 23, 2017 Edition

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Heading into fall

It may still be August, but fall activities and events are starting up and coming soon. Another successful Lawrence County Fair, with pageants, carnival, rodeo, cattle show and educational exhibits, has come and gone.

Public schools have begun their second full week of classes. Volleyball season has begun for the Hoxie and Walnut Ridge schools. Football season openers are slated for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. (See The TD's special section highlighting fall sports in next week's edition.)

Williams Baptist College has come back to life in full-force. Freshmen moved in on Friday, and upperclassmen returned on Sunday. Classes began Tuesday, and the opening Convocation Chapel is being held today in the Manley Chapel.

Pictures of the Past

This scene of Southwest Second Street in Walnut Ridge (now Abbey Road) was taken from a third floor window of First National Bank shortly after it opened in the 1970s. Visible business signs include Family Shoe Shop, Baker Flowers and Fred's Dollar Store (where Adriana's Restaurant is now). Parking meters were still in use on both sides of the street. (Pictures of the Past is a cooperative effort of The Times Dispatch and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Readers are encouraged to submit historic photos.)
Photo courtesy of Catherine Richey

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