Ken Bridges: Joe Purcell was quiet, steady politician

He was called "Honest Joe" by supporters. In a flamboyant age of colorful and controversial Arkansas politicians, Joe Purcell stood out by not standing out. Affable, sometimes awkward, and always principled, Purcell served ably . . . more »


Harding appoints director for McNair Scholars Program

Harding University has appointed Dr. Ann Brown to serve as director for the McNair Scholars Program.
Brown received her M.S. in education from Harding and a Ph.D. in English literature from Howard University. Her previous . . . more »


Searcy library decorated for holidays

Holiday artwork of White County Public Library Friends Foundation member Margie Davis (right) and her assistant Annette Stiffler will be on display on the windows of the Searcy Public Library through the holidays.

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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Sunday, Dec. 3
11:32 a.m. -- Police responded to the area of Beebe-Capps Expressway and Skyline Drive regarding a . . . more »


Boozman to be guest on AETN

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., will guest on "Arkansas Week," airing Friday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Host Steve Barnes talks with Boozman about current issues and legislation in the . . . more »


Aging program celebrates birthdays

The White County Aging Program at the Lightle Center recently celebrated November birthdays. Pictured are Curtis Boyd, Barbara Schaefer, Bill Parker, Odell Morgan and Beatrice Brown. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. daily. Transportation is available. For more information, call (501) 268-2587.

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Health Inspections - Dec. 12, 2017

The following health inspections were conducted in White County:
Thursday, Nov. 30
• KJ's Restaurant, 616 Arkansas Highway 367 N. in Judsonia, was cited for contamination not prevented during food preparation, storage/display . . . more »