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JP resigns from Fulton quorum court

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Staff Writer

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will chose a replacement for Fulton County District 4 Justice of the Peace Doug Cunningham, who resigned Feb. 7.

The resignation will not be formally accepted by the court until March.

Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said Cunningham bought a farm in Camp and no longer resides in District 4.

State law stipulates a JP can serve only the district in which he lives.

"We are going to miss Doug," Willett said. "He had a lot of good input at our meetings."

Even though the quorum court will not select Cunningham's replacement, Willett said the county could make suggestions to Huckabee.

The Fulton County Quorum Court accepted a bid Feb. 7 from Tri-State Roofing to replace the roof on the courthouse with a metal roof.

Willett said the roof will cost approximately $27,100.

Bids for the roof were taken in November. Michael Brow, owner of Tri-State Roofing, said construction will begin in two weeks.

Weather and other factors will determine how quickly the project is completed, Willett said.

Repairs on Old Sturkie Road are nearing completion from damage caused by a Jan. 13 flood.

Willett said the road was damaged near the Pine Creek Bridge. He said the road has been raised approximately 4 1/2 feet.

"Its like having a whole new road out there," Willett said.

Fulton County will receive a 35-percent reimbursement for the work on Old Sturkie Road, through the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Willett said the county will receive a 35-percent reimbursement on any roads it repairs in the next six months that were damaged during last month's flood.

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