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Walnut Ridge's Mayor 'excited' about consolidation

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Residents in Walnut Ridge and College City overwhelmingly approved a consolidation in yesterday’s special election.  The new Walnut Ridge takes effect January first.  Mayor Charles Snapp tells KASU News he is excited about the merger:

Snapp says one advantage to the consolidation is that it will bring Walnut Ridge’s population to above 5,000.  He says that will help in attracting more businesses to Walnut Ridge:

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Snapp tells what will happen next:

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He tells how people who are currently in College City will be able to run for city offices in Walnut Ridge in November:

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Charles Snapp.  Snapp says Walnut Ridge already provides College City with several services, such as water and sewer, police patrols, fire protection and mosquito control.