Category: Lawrence County

April 1: Historic “Hammer Time” duck call auction

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – For years before he was the mayor, Charles “Hammer Time” Snapp amassed an extensive duck call collection which is invaluable to enthusiasts.

Saturday, April 1, the duck call collection will be sold. Charles and Jackie Snapp are hosting a huge liquidation auction. Continue reading “April 1: Historic “Hammer Time” duck call auction”

Snapp: “Consolidation MUST wait”

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – When Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp formed a committee to study the feasibility of consolidating Hoxie and Walnut Ridge, some said he was trying to force a hostile takeover.

One who issued such a statement was Hoxie Mayor Lanny Tinker.

However, Snapp likely surprised Tinker and many others with his statement released Tuesday afternoon, calling for consolidation of the two towns something which “must wait.” Continue reading “Snapp: “Consolidation MUST wait””

75th anniversary fundraiser needs more help to take flight

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – A fundraiser to hold festivities for the Wings of Honor Museum’s 75th anniversary is hoped to go supersonic but its need big help in the final two weeks of fundraising.

Volunteers of the WWII Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, now operating as the Wings of Honor Museum, hope to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Walnut Ridge Army Air Forces Basic Flying School with a tribute event hosted on the weekend of May 5 and 6.

As of Monday, March 20, the GoFundMe page had reached almost $10,000 – but Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce past-Chair Dina Rose said more is needed to do an airshow to feature planes like the one in the photo above. Continue reading “75th anniversary fundraiser needs more help to take flight”

Economic Impact Committee to present findings in Hoxie

HOXIE, Ark. – The results of an economic study will be presented tomorrow evening in Hoxie and the subject is consolidation.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16th the Walnut Ridge Economic Impact Committee will again present their findings followed by a question and answer period, this time at the Hoxie Church of Christ, located at 603 SW Broad Street in Hoxie.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

This will be the same briefing that was presented two weeks ago at the public meeting in Walnut Ridge, and will be the last public presentation of this study.

The Economic Impact Committee was established in 2016, to consider the impact a consolidation between Hoxie and Walnut Ridge would have on the City of Walnut Ridge.

NEA Report plans to attend the event and live stream it on our Facebook page. 

Enrollment Open for Williams MAT

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Enrollment has begun for Williams Baptist College’s first master’s degree program.  Williams received approval from its accrediting agency in January to begin offering a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, which will be completely online.

Classes are set to start in May, according to Dr. Brad Baine, WBC’s academic dean.

“This approval will allow Williams to provide graduate students the opportunity to enter the teaching profession,” Baine said.  “An individual that meets the criteria of admission into the Williams MAT program and has completed the Arkansas Department of Education requirements for a provisional teaching license becomes immediately eligible to be hired in a school district.” Continue reading “Enrollment Open for Williams MAT”