Club welcomes new member

New Searcy Rotary Club member Jennifer Pruitt is inducted by Jamie Mcintosh (right), pinning the Rotary membership pin. Both women are employed by Survival Flight, which provides hospital flight services. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.

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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Monday, Oct. 2
6:53 a.m. -- Police responded to the 200 block of East Race Avenue regarding a shoplifter.
10:05 . . . more »


Programs now open to farmers, landowners

Farmers and landowners in 31 Arkansas counties, including White County, have until Nov. 17, to submit applications to receive financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to implement conservation . . . more »


Bald Knob water utility offers online bill pay

Customers of Bald Knob Water and Sewer can now pay their bill online to track their spending and their energy usage.
The Customer Web Portal created by Continental Utility Solutions Inc. allows customers to view their payment . . . more »


Betsy Bailey: Grounds/custodial supervisor completes program

Grounds/custodial supervisor Raymond Reynolds recently participated in a two-year professional certification program developed by the Arkansas School Plant Management Association.

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The Searcy School District takes great pride in assuring that our facilities are well-maintained and provide an atmosphere that is conducive to student learning.
In an effort to ensure our district is always informed of the . . . more »


White County Central High School's Homecoming Court announced

White County Central recently announced the 2017 Homecoming Court. Pictured are (back row, from left) Taylor Moffett, seventh grade; Skyler Blue, eighth; Mallory Pate, ninth; Madison Wallace, 10th; Ashton Huddy, 11th; Karen Perez, 11th; Crystal Munoz, 10th; Jadyan Watson, ninth; Haley Nixon, eighth; and McKenzie Massey, seventh; (front row, from left) Courtlyn Jackson, 12th; Briley Evans, 12th; and Paola Perez, 12th. The homecoming queen will be announced during the presentation of royalty at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Ken Bridges: Arkansas native was famed baseball player

Stories of scandals involving athletes have filled newspapers for decades. Colorful personalities off the field are almost routine for the top names in different sports. But there are some players who simply come to play the . . . more »


Fire pit winner selected

Ed Talley of Judsonia was selected as the winner of a portable fire pit for which the White County Republicans had a drawing during Get Down Downtown.

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Bradford HIPPY holds group meeting

The Bradford HIPPY program held its group meeting recently at the Bradford Baptist Church with the theme trains. Ron Hale from Operation Lifesaver discussed safe practices around trains and train tracks. He also showed the attendees a cartoon video that demonstrated those practices. Ginger Jackson read the book "Thomas's 1, 2, 3," and each child in attendance received a wind-up train engine to race across the floor. Students in attendance were: Aiden Goad, Ryan Goad, Draconis Griffith, Cole Sanford, Wyatt Sanford, Drake Loftin and Bradli Varnell. Also in attendance but not pictured were: Colton Deeney, Selah Dunn, Gabriel Hancock, Aiden Myers, Rilen Scoggin, Carys Stacy, Eloura Strickland and Chloe Wilhite. The next meeting will be held Nov. 14. For more information, call (501) 729-5501.

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Area students partof 'Rhinoceros'

Southern Arkansas University theater students presented "Rhinoceros" at Harton Theatre recently.
Area students included:
• Alex Hamm of Searcy, a sophomore Performing Arts: Musical Theatre major, who played the 'Little Old Man' . . . more »


90th celebrations for ASU continue with hike, concert

Arkansas State University-Beebe's will continue its 90th anniversary event series during October and November.
The university has partnered with Sugarloaf Heritage Council to host a Climb and Dine event Saturday. Sugarloaf . . . more »


Judsonia native selected for FFA honor

Judsonia native Amelia Grace Chapman has been selected to receive the American FFA Degree.
The degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in . . . more »


Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Saturday, Sept. 30
12:42 a.m. -- Police responded to the 100 block of North Poplar Street regarding . . . more »


Health inspections - Oct. 17, 2017

The following health inspections were conducted in White County:
Friday, Oct. 6
• Bald Knob Exxon, 115 U.S. Highway 167 in Bald Knob, was cited for insects, rodents or animals present or unauthorized person present (the . . . more »