November 1, 2017 Edition

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County receives FEMA funding

Lawrence County Judge John Thomison said the county received six checks from FEMA last week to reimburse the county for work done to roads following flooding in the spring.

There was extensive road damage from flooding in April and May, and Lawrence County was one of several counties that received a federal disaster declaration.

The county received its first reimbursement check in September and has now received all the funds designated for the road department.

"We are just waiting on one check for our dive team now," Thomison said.

He expressed his appreciation to both the Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives, as well as the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

"We appreciate the assistance we received to cover the expenses our road department incurred making the repairs," Thomison said.

He said everyone was great to work with and gave a special note of thanks to Anthony Coy, northeast area coordinator with ADEM.

He also noted efforts of Chris Jones, Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management director, and David Slagley, road foreman, and the whole road department.

"They took photos and documented everything," he said. "I am very grateful for their hard work."

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