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  1. TV Infomercial's Ginsu Knives Produced in Walnut RidgeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    ... few might realize that the Ginsu knives, along with American Angler and ReadiVac brands, are made in Walnut Ridge. Douglas Quikut is the parent company of the famous brands, formed in 1964 by the merger of Douglas, an automotive product company, and ...


  2. Peco Foods Plant Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Northeast ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 |

    ... officials at the time. The organization included Randolph, Clay, and Lawrence counties and the towns of Hoxie, Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas, and Corning. That objective was somewhat met in the spring 2014 when Peco Foods Inc. announced it was ...


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

    Friday May 27 | NWAonline

    ... of a crash typically takes about a year. The crash occurred about 7:15 a.m. The pilot, Jason Hammock, 44, of Walnut Ridge, told agency officials that he had landed the two-bladed, single-engine light helicopter on the elevated platform to be loaded ...


  4. Senate's Return to Regular Order BenefitsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Mena Star

    ... the bill that I authored that enables Arkansas to designate a portion of Highway 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge as "Future I-57." This description is an important step to make Arkansas a better-connected state that is open for business. A ...


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

    Thursday May 26 | NWAonline

    ... report states that the aircraft, a Bell 47G-3B-1 Rotorcraft, tipped forward as pilot Jason Hammock, 44, of Walnut Ridge attempted to remove it from entanglement. "The main rotors contacted the service truck and the helicopter impacted terrain," ...


  6. RecordsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 25 | 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.


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    Wednesday May 25 | Times-Dispatch

    Fresh from graduation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., Maggie Glisson of Pocahontas has just started her career with the airport manager position at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport. "I've had a good first week, the people here are great and I'm excited to get started on some projects," Glisson said.


  8. Man killed, 2 injured in head-on crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | KAIT-TV

    GREENE COUNTY, AR - One man has died and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Jerrod G. Leisure, 22, of Walnut Ridge died in the crash, according to Arkansas State Police.


  9. SIlveradoSweepstakesLogoWebsite-620x400Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

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  10. ViewpointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Times-Dispatch

    The elegant home of W.R. and Duffie Lane is pictured on West Main Street Walnut Ridge in this early 1900s picture. Mr Lane established numerous early businesses including the Lane and Lawrence Hotel.


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    Wednesday May 18 | Times-Dispatch

    While the pilot was not injured, a worker on the ground, later identified as Thomas Weisenbach, 51, of Walnut Ridge, was seriously injured and transported to a Memphis hospital, where he later died. The agricultural helicopter had been loading chemicals to spray on a rice field and was taking off around 7:15 a.m. when it made contact with a supply truck.


  12. 2 cities explore merger optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Arkansas Online

    A week after voters in Walnut Ridge and College City in Lawrence County decided to merge, city officials in Walnut Ridge and neighboring Hoxie are discussing consolidating, as well.


  13. Names released in Walnut Ridge shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 16 | KAIT-TV

    WALNUT RIDGE, AR - Update: Walnut Ridge Police Chief Chris Kirksey said Scott Treadaway is expected to be charged with first-degree battery in connection to the Saturday night shooting. Kirksey said Treadaway was in a dispute with his wife Debbie Treadaway when he picked up a gun and shot her.


  14. Walnut Ridge man killed in motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | KAIT-TV

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR - A Walnut Ridge man died after a motorcycle crash Friday morning. The crash happened on Highway 91 at the intersection of Lawrence County Road 730.


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

    Saturday May 14 | 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.


  16. 1 killed in crash of copter at PortiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | NWAonline

    An agricultural helicopter crashed while taking off from the back of a fuel truck at a rural Lawrence County farm early Friday, killing a worker who was helping load chemicals. Authorities did not release the name of the worker who died pending notification of family, but multiple sources confirmed to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette the man was Tom Weisenback of Walnut Ridge.


  17. Three Former Employees Plead Guilty to Stealing $3.9M From Walnut Ridge BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 |

    ... share responsibility for nearly $4 million in restitution. Brenda Montgomery and Cindy Tate, both 57 and of Walnut Ridge, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, and Peggy Sutton, 61, of Biggers, admitted guilt on Wednesday. They will be sentenced at a later ...


  18. Walnut Ridge bank employees plead guilty to fraud conspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | The Courier

    Three employees of First National Bank of Lawrence County have pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $4 million from the bank. Court documents show 57-year-old Brenda Montgomery of Walnut Ridge, 57-year-old Cindy Tate of Walnut Ridge and 61-year-old Peggy Sutton of Biggers each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.


  19. Walnut Ridge bank workers admit to fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | NWAonline

    Two tellers and a head cashier at a Walnut Ridge bank worked together in secret for 10 years to steal nearly $4 million in cash from the vault, they admitted Tuesday and Wednesday to a federal judge in Little Rock. The three women waived an opportunity to have the allegations against them reviewed by a federal grand jury, instead pleading guilty to bank-fraud conspiracy charges filed in open court, for which each expects to serve 31/2 to nearly five years in prison and pay $1,317,000 in restitution.


  20. Voters approve merger of two Arkansas citiesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 11 | Texarkana Gazette

    Voters have approved the merger of Walnut Ridge and College City into a single municipality. The consolidation effort was overwhelmingly supported by voters in both communities.


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