Motion to mergeThe Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute board met in a special called meeting on Tuesday to discuss a merger with neighboring East Arkansas Community College. The motion made by new board member John Jordan, left, to merge the two schools was approved by a 3 to 2 vote. Jordan responds to a question from a member of the audience alongside fellow board member Teresa Dallas, who seconded his motion. Photo by Caleb Talley
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