EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY ~ Margaret Barry of Walnut Ridge votes in the 2014 General Election. Early voting began Monday in County Clerk Tina Stowers' office, located in the Lawrence County Courthouse. The office will remain open until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the next two weeks and will also be open on Saturday and Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for early voting. The day before the Nov. 4 election, the office will close at 5 p.m. Absentee voting requests are also being taken. The requests can be picked up at the office or mailed, if needed.
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Sites for jail studied

The Lawrence County Quorum Court heard about possible jail sites and costs from the SouthBuild Team during its meeting, Oct. 14.

The company, based out of Tennessee, specializes in rural detention needs. Making the presentation were Mike Kelley, director of business development, and Jim Langford, architect. The company surveyed two possible locations, the former Black Rock School campus and 6.2 acres at Southwest Sixth Street and West Elm Street in Walnut Ridge.
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WR Council discusses condemned
properties, airport commission

Aldermen discussed condemned properties, vicious animal control and the airport commission during their meeting on Oct. 14.
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Hoxie to condemn properties

The Hoxie City Council voted to proceed with the condemnation process on six properties at its Oct. 14 meeting.
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Airport Commission renews leases

Walnut Ridge Airport building and hut leases are up for renewal, and commissioners voted to renew them with no rate increases at their meeting on Oct. 13. They also agreed to extend Donald Parten's lease on the airport land he farms. His lease will expire on Dec. 31, 2015, and will not include an increase either.
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