Pets ready for adoption

Terry is a 3-4-year-old Labrador retriever, weighing 73 pounds. He is among 80-90 dogs and cats available at the Humane Society of Searcy, 112 Johnston Road. The center is open seven days a week from 1-5 p.m.

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Rotary Club hears from colonel

Col. Chip Brown, commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at the Little Rock Air Force Base, recently spoke to the Searcy Rotary Club about why he serves. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club. Contributed photo

Club donates to Heifer International

The Bald Knob Extension Homemakers Club recently made a donation to Heifer International. The donation was enough to purchase families in need with a sheep, goat and two flocks of chicken. Heifer International is a charity organization reportedly working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock to families in need.

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Several students from White County have been named to the UALR dean's list and chancellor's list for the fall 2016 semester.
To be eligible for the dean's list, students must have at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, . . . more »

Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Tuesday, Feb. 14
5:17 p.m. -- Police responded to the area of Race Avenue and Evans Street regarding a two-vehicle . . . more »

Health Inspections

The following health inspections were conducted in White County:
Thursday, Feb. 16
• Harp's 139 deli/bakery, 232 U.S. Highway 167 N. in Bald Knob, was cited for improper cold holding temperatures (observed food items in cooler . . . more »

Harry Porter: Are we creating careers?

You know you don’t ever see any gandy dancers anymore. I wonder why? Of course I’m kidding. I know why gandy dancers aren’t around anymore. Gandy dancers were the men in charge of laying track for the . . . more »

Students win talent show

Southwest Middle School students Caleb Pettis (left) and Haley Tancinco won the school talent show for their second time in a row.

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The following felony warrants requested by the 17th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office have been issued for crimes committed in White County:
Filed Wednesday, Feb. 15
• Chantz D. Puckett, 29, of Searcy -- class C . . . more »

Tommy Jackson: The Bellamys have guitars, will travel

I saw an episode of "Larry's Country Diner" a few nights ago that reaffirmed to me something I already knew, and that is country music doesn't get much better than the Bellamy Brothers!
It's been three or four years since we've . . . more »

Party boasts princesses, superheroes

Maddyn Schmitz, 4, of Searcy, in an Ariel outfit, looks for treasures in a bucket full of plastic gems at a craft table during the party. Crafts are included in the event each year at no additional cost.

Abby Tran: Playing the 'I Wonder' game

Is it just me or do you seem to know less and less about this world and about life as time goes on? It's like the more I learn, the less I understand and the more I realize there is so much left for me to learn.
This week, I . . . more »

Tommy Centola: Andouille is sausage of choice

You may have noticed my use of andouille sausage in my recipes. Many people think that andouille and hot sausage are the same thing. Although andouille can be spicy, it is nowhere near the same as hot sausage. Andouille is . . . more »

Ken Bridges: Alan Ladd had rough path to Hollywood

"I've always had a lot of respect for the picture business. It's been good to me," was a typically modest quote from one of the most recognizable movie stars of the late 1940s and into the 1950s. Arkansas native Alan Ladd led one . . . more »

New Incorporation and LLC filings - Feb. 26, 2017

• Bunting Photography LLC, Erin Bunting, 110 Sunset Place in Searcy, filed Feb. 15, 2017.
• Tyree Farms LLC, Karen Chandler, 2210 W. Beebe-Capps Expressway in Searcy, filed Feb. 16, 2017.
• The Society For AR Playwrights, . . . more »

Bankruptcy filings - Feb. 26, 2017

• Marty Franklin Taylor, 608 N. Orange St. in Beebe, document number 201710877, filed Feb. 16, 2017, Chapter 7, attorney: Lonnie Grimes.
• Evelyn M. Stuart, 203 NE 1st St. in Kensett, document number 201710889, filed Dec. 16, . . . more »

Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department.
Monday, Feb. 13
11:09 a.m. -- Police took a report of forgery.
11:42 a.m. -- Police responded to the area of . . . more »

Kenneth Mills: Faith stronger than age  

Pop and Mom Mills had a great garden at their little farm north of Durant, Okla. They grew all sorts of vegetables in that small plot. They also liked to visit folks and take some fresh produce to them.
Mom passed away in 1959 at . . . more »

Steve Reeves: A few good men

The book of Nehemiah tells the story of its namesake. Nehemiah was a man of great faith who left his comfortable surroundings in Persia to return to his ancestral city of Jerusalem. When he arrived, he led the effort of . . . more »

East Park Autoplex receives award

East Park Autoplex Sales Manager Jason Harwell (left) accepts the Quality Dealership Award from ASC Warranty from Regional Marketing Director Bobby Malone. ASC Warranty has been recognizing dealers for 26 years.

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Harding to host music forum

The Harding University Department of Music will host a music forum Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Reynolds building with Charlie Mink and Robin Rains of the Celtic Breeze Band.
The event will feature a brief performance by Mink and . . . more »

Betsy Bailey: Searcy High develops fishing club

Searcy High School sophomore Jason Faucett advertises the new fishing club on campus which he founded through the EAST (environmental and spacial technology) program.

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Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus once said, "There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon." One Searcy High School student is working to make these new horizons a . . . more »


Killian Grey Irby
Athena and Jacob Irby of Beebe announce the birth of their son.
Killian Grey Irby was born Feb. 20, 2017, at 5:31 a.m. at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22 inches . . . more »


Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, Feb. 17
• Jacob Wade Hale, 23, of Searcy and Laurel Camille Fitts, 21, of Searcy
• Timothy Nathan Rutledge, 35, of Searcy and Jennifer R. Downey, . . . more »