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Stories from Friday, February 17, 2012

Salem school day starts off 'shaky' during drill season (02/17/12)
It was just another Tuesday, in Devon Edwards' Third Grade class at Salem Elementary School. But, as the class looked for grammatical errors in some sentences, an announcement from Principal Corey Johnson alerted students it was time for an earthquake drill...
Fulton County may gain Forestry firefighter (02/17/12)
Fulton County will likely get at least one firefighter position restored, thanks to a state plan to hire 15 Forestry Commission firefighters to recover from January layoffs. In January, the Forestry Commission laid off 34 employees because of budget problems. It owed the federal government at least $1.2 million after improperly spending some grant money, and did not have adequate funding to meet future payrolls without layoffs...
Izard County Quorum Court discusses maps, towers, fuel (02/17/12)
Izard County Judge David Sherrell saved the worst for last at the Feb. 7 meeting of Izard County Quorum Court. "Our grant for our communications tower fell through," Sherrell told Justices of the Peace as their meeting drew to a close. "Butch Callahan (of the Department of Rural Services) let us know that Izard County, in the last four years, has had our share of grants, and we did not apply for anything concerning communications during this time. So we are out right now (for new grants)."...
2 Fulton County officials give up seats (02/17/12)
When the May Primary election is held on May 22, two familiar names will be missing from the ballot. Calvin "Buster" Smith has decided not to seek a seventh term as Tax Collector, and Treasurer Donna Hall has also decided to call it quits after two terms...
Norfork, Bull Shoals services dry up (02/17/12)
Army Corps cuts budget for lake facilities