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  1. RecordsRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... Jack Williams and Roy Paul Davidson. The son of Harl and Pearl Sullivan Housdan, he was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Portia and attended Black Rock High School. Gene and Patsy Davis were married on July 29, 1956, in Sedgwick. He enlisted in the United ...


  2. ViewpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... sponsored by Fran Cavenaugh of Walnut Ridge and will be here through Sunday. continued... Members of the 1938-39 Portia Pontiacs High School Girls Basketball Team were (kneeling, from left): Bonnie Raney, Anna Mae Glenn, Nina Coffman, Carolyn Jones, ...


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    Sep 21, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... his family was thankful. He and his wife Mary, have three daughters, Tonya Brand of Walnut Ridge, Candi Yarbro of Portia and Michelle Boots of Jonesboro, and a son Jeff Reese of Powhatan, as well as four grandchildren. In a Facebook post, Brand said ...


  4. Lawrence County's top official, 75, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... in March, meaning he would have been re-elected because no Republicans filed for the office. Freeman, who served as Portia's mayor before running for county office, was an ardent supporter of a special countywide sales tax election last fall to fund ...


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    Sep 14, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... Sam McBride of Paragould, fourth; Sam Cook of Paragould, fifth; Kelsey Dupuis of Paragould, sixth; Seth Parnell of Portia, seventh; Katelin Cavenaugh of Walnut Ridge, eighth; Donald Cavenaugh of Walnut Ridge, ninth; Emily Davis of Hoxie, 10th; and ...


  6. ViewpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... many Arkansans remember the event or have heard about it since. continued... The Lauratown School was located between Portia and Clover Bend. Students and teachers, Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Gilbert, posed for this 1921 photo. The school occupied the ...


  7. ViewpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... left) Dave, Ed, Mary, Martha and Herbert Willett. Sitting on the mule is one-year-old Mae, mother of Paula Wilson of Portia. (Pictures of the Past is a cooperative effort of The Times Dispatch and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Readers are ...


  8. Betty Ann FerrellRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | Daily Journal

    ... care of her grandchildren and grandbabies. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Chester (Sheryl) Ferrell and Portia (Karl) Beer; grandchildren, Tony (Sarah) Ferrell, Emily Ferrell, Kyle Beer, Erica (Ben) Eisel, Katie (August) Allendorf, ...


  9. ViewpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    Standing in front of his blacksmith shop with an unidentified person, Jacob William Wendel was born in Ohio to German parents in 1860. Moving to Portia in the early 20th century, he worked in the sawmill industry and later opened his own blacksmith shop across the street from the current location of the Portia City Park. 2 comments

  10. ViewpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... Memorial Hospital and The Children's Shelter. However, there are many others. continued... Forty years ago, the Portia float won the competition in the Lawrence County Bicentennial Parade. Riding the float down Main Street in Walnut Ridge are Ott ...


  11. RecordsRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... the old Black Rock City Hall and was hosted by Bryan and Lucinda Smith. The wedding cake was made by Julie Jones of Portia. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mark Hickey of Pocahontas. She is the granddaughter of the late Bobbie Hickey of ...


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    Jul 13, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... in the death of a Black Rock woman. Kimberly Simpson, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene. Timothy Starling, 41, of Portia was airlifted and remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The Lawrence County 911 center received a call at approximately ...


  13. Construction in Lawrence County causes long waits in hot weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | KAIT-TV

    PORTIA, AR - Construction on Highway 63 in Lawrence County has created traffic that some have called, ridiculous. Patrons at the Dairy King in Portia, said they have seen vehicles lined up to from the Black Rock Bridge to the railroad tracks to get into Walnut Ridge.


  14. Safety panel says copter, piece of truck tangledRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... was being used to apply chemicals to a rice field owned by Penn Farms just off Lawrence County Road 504, south of Portia. As the helicopter lifted off, its "skid became entangled with the piece of the elevated platform, and the pilot attempted to ...


  15. NTSB releases report on Arkansas helicopter crash that killed workerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | NWAonline

    Jim Penn examines the wreckage of an agricultural helicopter that crashed and flung shrapnel Friday on his farm in Portia, killing a man on the ground. The pilot of a helicopter involved in a fatal crash earlier this month near Portia lost control of the aircraft while attempting to free it from a piece of elevated platform during take-off, officials said in a preliminary report.


  16. RecordsRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    Tristan and Lacy Slusser of Portia have announced the birth of a son on May 13, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He is the great-grandson of Armilda Tyson of Powhatan and the late Billy Jo Tyson, Barbara Spurlock of Walnut Ridge and the late Warren Spurlock and Katherine Slusser of Walnut Ridge and the late Gordon Slusser.


  17. Victim in Arkansas helicopter crash was Walnut Ridge manRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates says Thomas Weisenbach of Walnut Ridge died when he was struck by flying debris after the helicopter crashed while taking off Friday morning near Portia.


  18. 1 killed in crash of copter at PortiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... Rotorcraft, was applying chemicals on a rice field owned by Penn Farms on Lawrence County Road 504 just south of Portia. Witnesses said the helicopter, piloted by Jason Hammock, 44, of Walnut Ridge, landed atop a fuel truck loaded with chemicals and ...


  19. One seriously injured in helicopter crash in northeast ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Arkansas Online

    ... ctor of the county Office of Emergency Services, said it happened shortly after 7:15 a.m. off of County Road 504 near Portia as an agricultural helicopter was taking off. It had been loading chemicals to spray on a rice field.


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    Apr 20, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    ... said. "I'm very optimistic that is an achievable goal." He said he also expects that the Highway 63 project through Portia should be completed by the end of this construction season and noted the completion of the Black River bridge project. Also on ...


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