Ken Bridges: Uriah M. Rose made efforts in developing international law of warfare

Some of the greatest men and women of history are those who seek peace among nations. One of the most revered attorneys in 19th-century Arkansas, Uriah M. Rose, built a life dedicated to defending the law and preserving the . . . more »

Arrest warrants

The following felony warrants requested by the 17th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office have been issued for crimes committed in White County:
Filed Monday, March 11
n Christina Sophia Alcorn, 30, 800 block of 13th . . . more »

Tommy Centola: Putting a twist on a classic

To say that moving to Searcy from New Orleans was a culture shock would be an understatement. It was a pleasant change. There seems to be a slower pace of life here, which was refreshing. The cost of living is also lower. The . . . more »

Wayne Fancher: The way of the sinner is hard

(This is part of a series.)
Luke 15:14-16 -- "But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him . . . more »

Three meet to discuss bill aiding veterans

Contributed photoCombat Veterans Motorcycle Association state representative Bill "Oscar" Blecher of Beebe, Chapter 7-8 Tumbling Shoals public relations Bill "Rhino" Morton of Searcy and Batesville chaplain 7-7 Randy "Hail'o" Adams of Jonesboro met for lunch following a ceremony in the Governor's Conference Room on March 6. Gov. Asa Hutchison signed into law a bill that provided for the transfer of the former Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff that was used as a women's unit to a nonprofit that will be used for a veterans transition facility. The site consists of 52 acres and 32 buildings. The three met over lunch to discuss the signing of this bill and veteran suicide prevention.

Bald Knob dog of the week

Maverick is a 38-pound, 6-month-old black and white pup. According to the Bald Knob Animal Shelter, he gets along great with other dogs and loves people. He was found near an area restaurant in August 2018. He is up to date on shots, neutered and heartworm negative. He, as well as 10 other dogs, is available at the shelter, 1112 Vine St. in Bald Knob. The shelter is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and can be contacted via Facebook messenger or phone at (501) 530-0712. Adoption fee is $60.Lindseyfaith PhotographySpecial to The Daily Citizen

Tip A Hero fundraiser Tuesday

Contributed photoMembers of the Searcy Police Department, Searcy Fire Department, White County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas State Police and Northstar EMS will be waiting tables collecting donations during the Tip A Hero fundraiser Tuesday at the Rock House from 5-9 p.m. Donations will go toward Special Olympics Arkansas.

Republican organization installs officers

Contributed photoThe White County Republican Women recently elected and installed new officers. The ceremony was conducted by Arkansas Federation of Republican Women District II Directors Jan Alexander and June Matheney of Little Rock. Those elected to serve for 2019 included (from left) Treasurer Sue Liles, Matheney, Secretary Dora Kate Lee, Vice-president Betty Brown, President Gina Rains and Alexander.

Two area students take home welding awards

Contributed photosDawson Cox, a student at White County Central, recently won third place and a $2,000 scholarship (tuition waiver) to attend United Welding Institute during the 2019 UWI Welding Competition. Cox is pictured with White County Central agri teacher Lucas Anderson (left) and UWI owneroperator Jonathan Humphrey (right).

Vienna-based musical improv group to perform at Harding

Harding University will host Vienna-based Janoska Ensemble on Wednesday as part of the 2018-19 Arts and Life Performance Series at 8:15 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium.
The quartet is kicking off a 10-city U.S. tour to . . . more »

Resident celebrates 100th birthday

Contributed photoNaomi May of Rose Bud celebrated her 100th birthday on March 20 at The Crossing at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation in Searcy, where she is a resident. Family and friends also helped her celebrate over this past weekend with a party in her honor, complete with cakes that formed a "100."

CAMP applications available

Unity Health CAMP applications are available at
CAMP (Careers and Medical Professions) is a free program for students entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2019 who are interested in . . . more »

ASU-Beebe students take field trip to El Salvador

Contributed photoThirteen Arkansas State University-Beebe students, including Jeremy Backus of Searcy, Emily Dobbs of Beebe, Zachary Francis of Searcy, Krista Holland of Beebe, Lorraina Housewright of Bald Knob andJericho Scott of Searcy, recently participated in a faculty-led world history field trip to El Salvador.

Thirteen Arkansas State University-Beebe students recently participated in an eight-day, faculty-led world history field trip to El Salvador.
This was the third year in row for the student field trip organized and led by Eddie . . . more »

Dinner celebrates firefighters

Contributed photosAddie, Brandon and Miho Schulist hang out at the St Patrick's day potluck and Russell Volunteer Firemen Appreciation Day held recently. "It was a wonderful community function to show the firemen how much we appreciate them," Russell Mayor Renee Garr said.

Tommy Jackson: Songs that may make you reflect, also tear up

"Bobby told Lucy, 'the world ain't round ” drops off sharp at the edge of town. Lucy, you know the world must be flat because when people leave town, they never come back.'"
I bring you that magnificent bit of songwriting this . . . more »

Mark Pruitt: The second half comeback

Have you ever watched a basketball game where one team had a substantial lead at the end of the first half, but when the second half started, the losing team kicked it into gear and mounted an amazing and exciting comeback? . . . more »

Perry and Betty Lou Wynn

Perry and Betty Lou Wynn recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a trip, an 11-day Holland America cruise to the Caribbean.
Perry Wynn and the former Betty Lou Mayhue were married April 3, 1959. The wedding . . . more »

New Incorporation and LLC filings - March 24, 2019

• White County Samaritans, Stephanie Sheppard, 2100 Arkansas Highway 16 in Searcy, filed March 11, 2019.
• House of Faith for Women, Myra Spence, 125 Poindexter Lane in McRae, filed March 11, 2019.
• Fuller Properties LLC, . . . more »

Bankruptcy filings - March 24, 2019

• Adolph J. Watkins, 142 Apple Blossom in Beebe, document number 201911294, filed March 10, 2019, Chapter 7, attorney: Doug Lickert.
• Chelsea M. Hastings, 2303 Richsmith Lane in Searcy, document number 201911359, filed March . . . more »

Marriages - March 24, 2019

Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, March 15
• Dustin Amos Acklin, 21, of Bald Knob and Brittney Dianne Hodges, 19, of Bald Knob
• Michael Jeremy Moore, 41, of Searcy and Christy Michelle Staggs, 44, . . . more »

Divorces - March 24, 2019

Certificates of absolute divorce or annulment issued through White County:
Thursday, March 7
• Plaintiff Rebecca Blanchard and defendant Daniel Blanchard of White County; married Feb. 26, 2000; filed Feb. 1, 2019; alleged . . . more »


Jase Wyatt Lane Bowman
Cody and Tiffany Bowman of Beebe announce the birth of their son.
Jase Wyatt Lane Bowman was born March 20, 2019, at the Unity Health-White County Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 191/2 . . . more »

Steve Reeves: Let us never forget

Over 73 years ago, in March 1945, Wayne Alderson became the first American to cross the Siegfried line into Germany during the final weeks of World War II in Europe. During the intense battle, a German grenade exploded near him . . . more »

Rotarians hear from golf pro

Searcy Country Club golf pro Bruce Baxley recently spoke to the Searcy Rotary Club. Baxley has been at the club for 14 years and has an interest in teaching young people how to be a better golfer. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.Contributed photo

Health Inspections

The following health inspections were conducted in White County:
Wednesday, March 13
• Beebe High School, 1201 W. Center St. in Beebe, was cited for insects, rodents and animals present or unauthorized persons present (the . . . more »