Drew County Judges Report

Last week, I attended the Association of County Judges winter conference in Little Rock. We spent time in several meetings getting updated on a number of topics and hearing from Governor Mike Beebe, who discussed the private option, which has proven to be a real hot potato. The Senate has approved it, but it has failed four times to get the super-majority needed to pass the House.

It was back to Drew County on Monday, starting the week at the road department as always. That evening, the quorum court was held, with the majority of the meeting focusing on the debate over the Code Red/tornado sirens debate. It appears the quorum court is split at this time, and efforts are still being made to achieve a consensus.

Tuesday we had a bid opening for new stick steer loader to be used for paving and maintenance of county roads. I also attended an auction in Stuttgart to look at some equipment for the road department, but didn’t buy anything.

Zack Tucker and Curtis Lagrone were sworn in as the newest members of the Drew County Museum board on Wednesday. I also attended the regular monthly meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority.

 I enjoyed meeting with the Lions Club on Thursday. I gave a report on county activities to the members and we discussed finances. Tax revenues are up somewhat, and that has been a big help.

On Friday, I performed two marriages and took care of various other office chores.

Saturday night, I had a good time attending a fundraiser for the Tillar Volunteer Fire Department. The county was well-represented, with Justices of the Peace Chris Barnett, Carole Bulloch, Patty Mitchell, Orlando Jones and Frank Appleberry in attendance. State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin was there as well.

Road Department Activity

Monday - Carl O’Neal, Prairie Chapel, Longview, Ben Loveless and Smith roads were double-bladed. Ditches were cleaned out on Barkada and Lambert roads. Dirt was hauled to the landfill. Wilson, Old Hwy. 13, Campground Loop, Campground, Plantersville, East and West Mt. Zion and Garnett roads were patched. SB2 was hauled from Pine Bluff and spread on Piney Creek Lane. Hunger Run Estates, James Brown, Calhoun, Tennessee Spur, Deeper Green, Walnut, Dave Knight, Gardner, Lambert, Etheridge, Piney Creek, North 16th Section, Ganderville, Ken, Simpson, and Lindsey Lane were bladed. Four Mile Creek, Ras Pace and Mhoon roads were Last week, I attended the Association of County Judges winter conference in Little Rock. We spent time in several meetings getting updated on a number of topics and hearing from Governor Mike Beebe, who discussed the private option, which has proven to be a real hot potato. The Senate has approved it, but it has failed four times to get the super-majority needed to pass the House.

It was back to Drew County on Monday, starting the week at the road department as always. That evening, the quorum court was held, with the majority of the meeting focusing on the debate over the Code Red/tornado sirens debate. It appears the quorum court is split at this time, and efforts are still being made to achieve a consensus.

Tuesday we had a bid opening for new stick steer loader to be used for paving and maintenance of county roads. I also attended an auction in Stuttgart to look at some equipment for the road department, but didn’t buy anything.

Zack Tucker and Curtis Lagrone were sworn in as the newest members of the Drew County Museum board on Wednesday. I also attended the regular monthly meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority.

 I enjoyed meeting with the Lions Club on Thursday. I gave a report on county activities to the members and we discussed finances. Tax revenues are up somewhat, and that has been a big help.

On Friday, I performed two marriages and took care of various other office chores.

Saturday night, I had a good time attending a fundraiser for the Tillar Volunteer Fire Department. The county was well-represented, with Justices of the Peace Chris Barnett, Carole Bulloch, Patty Mitchell, Orlando Jones and Frank Appleberry in attendance. State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin was there as well.

Road Department Activity

Monday - Carl O’Neal, Prairie Chapel, Longview, Ben Loveless and Smith roads were double-bladed. Ditches were cleaned out on Barkada and Lambert roads. Dirt was hauled to the landfill. Wilson, Old Hwy. 13, Campground Loop, Campground, Plantersville, East and West Mt. Zion and Garnett roads were patched. SB2 was hauled from Pine Bluff and spread on Piney Creek Lane. Hunger Run Estates, James Brown, Calhoun, Tennessee Spur, Deeper Green, Walnut, Dave Knight, Gardner, Lambert, Etheridge, Piney Creek, North 16th Section, Ganderville, Ken, Simpson, and Lindsey Lane were bladed. Four Mile Creek, Ras Pace and Mhoon roads were

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