Walnut Ridge, Paragould Leaders to Discuss Regional Airport

Jan. 2, 2006 - 9:03 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Walnut Ridge and Paragould community
leaders plan to meet tomorrow to discuss opening a regional airport
for northeastern Arkansas with Jonesboro transportation planners.

Several officials have said that Walnut Ridge's airport could be
a good regional airport facility because it is a former Army Air
Force training post.

The proposal had been in discussions last year
but lost momentum in October when the Jonesboro Municipal Airport
Commission refused to approve a feasibility study.

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