Arkansas Highway Commissioner Alec Farmer (from left) speaks about the importance of the new Black River Bridge at Black Rock during the dedication ceremony Thursday. Also speaking at the dedication were, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett, State Senator Blake Johnson and Black Rock Mayor Bonnie Ragsdale.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Dedication held for
Black River Bridge

A special dedication ceremony was held at the new Black River Bridge at Black Rock Thursday with many county and state officials present.

The dedication featured several speakers including Black Rock Mayor Bonnie Ragsdale, State Senator Blake Johnson, Arkansas Highway Commissioner Alec Farmer and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett.

Land agreements main
topic for Commission

Multiple land agreements were discussed at Monday night's Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Commission meeting. In addition to an already underway land swap with the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, commissioners agreed to proceed with the selling of approximately eight acres of land to Black River Technical College and lease 955 acres of farmland.

Farm to School program offers
fresh produce, learning experience

The Lawrence County Farm to School Initiative started three years ago after Rhonda Fowler, NEA Education Cooperative career and technical education coordinator, submitted a grant that provided funding for the Sloan-Hendrix, Hoxie and Lawrence County school districts to provide fresh produce for students.

Crafton seeks re-election

Marilyn Crafton of Walnut Ridge will be seeking re-election as Lawrence County Treasurer in 2016.

Freeman seeks re-election

Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman has announced he will seek re-election. He is currently serving in his third term.

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