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Walnut Ridge, College City consolidation passes

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Walnut Ridge and College City will now become one town.

The consolidation was decided in a special election Tuesday.

It passed with 302 people voting for and 44 voting against.

The consolidated town will be called Walnut Ridge. That was also voted on in the special election. 

That passed with 311 people voting to call it Walnut Ridge and 31 to call it College City.

A petition to combine the two communities received enough signatures back in February to get it placed on the ballot.

A special committee will now redraw the ward lines and College City residents can run for office in the November election

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