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Race for judge 

Phil Wyrick, the former Republican state senator from Mabelvale and head of Livestock and Poultry in the Huckabee administration, will make the race for Pulaski County judge.

He'll announce and file March 3.

Wyrick said his first issue — and his second and third — is the County Jail. He said he doesn't have an exact plan yet and says it will likely take four years (two terms) to get the facility operating at its needed level, but he was committed to the task. He said Sheriff Doc Holladay had made a good start on the jail, but needed leadership from the county for the necessary money.

Wyrick said incumbent Judge Buddy Villines had been “MIA” on the jail issue. Villines is a Democrat. But Wyrick said his race would have little to do with partisan issues. “I'm a conservative,” Wyrick said. “But I've been a manager, both in state government and my private business.” He said he had no designs on starting a political career by running. “We have to make the jail work.” Buddy York has announced as an independent candidate.

Meat market out

Steve Brown, the owner of V.K. Brown Meat Market in the River Market, won't be reopening after all. The River Market management had said Brown, whose market was formerly located in the middle of the market hall at the west end, would reopen after a market remodeling project. But Brown said last Friday that, after a meeting with city officials, he'd decided to leave the market, citing slow grocery sales.

Take care on Markham Street

Engineers have submitted a plan to city Planning planners that would create a Markham Street entrance to a new Walgreens to be located on a block between Cedar and Pine, replacing an existing motel.

Fire truck and ambulance traffic on Markham is considerable. But the plan also calls for entrances to the store from Cedar, Pine and Plateau, the street on the south side of the block. The city staff will make a recommendation before the March 27 Planning Commission meeting.

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