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No major losses in Alrez fire
The outdoor segment of the dust filtration system at Alrez awaits new rupture panels following a May 13 discharge and flash fire that caused the safety panels to deploy. The approximate 3 feet by 3 feet sheet metal covered panels go on openings at the front, side, and top. They are designed to open should the pressurized system develop too much pressure. The rupture panels rupturing is what you would want to happen in this situation, reported plant manager Keith Long.

May 26, 2016, 11:39

Relay event raises funds
Ashley County’s annual Relay for Life event went “really well and was a lot of fun,” according to the American Cancer Society’s community event coordinator Kelli White who said the May 17 “Bank Night” total of funds raised was $38,000. ACS’s overall goal, including May 25 fundraisers and those continuing through the season’s end in August, is $70,000 this year.

May 26, 2016, 11:34

Hamburg looks at cleanup laws
The city cleanup ordinance and possible updates to it were discussed by Hamburg council members May 19.
May 26, 2016, 11:26

School board approves new building design
Crossett School Board approved the preliminary new high school design, acquisition of computers, out of town travel, and personnel recommendations at its regular meeting May 16.
May 26, 2016, 11:25

Council looks at new A&P tax
The May 16 meeting of the Crossett city council had a varied agenda that included a potential hospitality tax, reinstating pool expenses for the 2017 budget year and a benefit statement for city workers.
May 26, 2016, 11:22


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