HARVEST UNDERWAY - Rice is transferred from a grain buggy to a trailer on Greg Gill's farm on Old Walnut Ridge Road, while harvesting continues in the background. The fall harvest is underway throughout Lawrence County.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Half-cent sales tax
needed to fund jail

The Lawrence County Quorum Court met Monday night to review and determine a sales tax amount to be used to fund a new county jail. After reviewing preliminary bond information provided by Stephens Public Finance, the court voted to present a proposed half-cent sales tax to fund the construction and operations of a new jail.
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WR rezones land for apartments

During a special city council meeting on Aug. 25, Walnut Ridge Aldermen voted to rezone a swath of land just north of Robin Lane to allow the property to be used for a new subdivision.
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Airport facility expansion revisited

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission revisited the possibility of an Allied AgCat expansion during the Aug. 25 meeting.
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FNB victim of fraud;
bank remains sound

First National Bank of Lawrence County, which is headquartered in Walnut Ridge, is reassuring customers that their money is safe following the announcement that the bank was a victim of fraud resulting in an approximately $3.9 million loss.
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Early voting begins Tuesday

The early voting period for the annual school election will begin on Tuesday, according to County Clerk Tina Stowers.
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WR native Billy Schmidt finds
niche at Crystal Bridges

Walnut Ridge native Billy Schmidt's career path is a classic success story. He is proof that giving your best effort and learning all you can to improve your job skills and knowledge base can make a crucial difference.
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