Dear Editor, Popular opinion seems to be that the downtown beautification is wonderful. Unfortunately I disagree, at least about the islands. Worse than useless, they are impediments that must be circumvented in order to . . .
Dear Editor, I must agree with Irma Terpenning (Letter to the Editor in Thursday's edition] regarding the downtown beautification project. What has been done is probably going to remain but I see no need to go further. The . . .
Dear Editor, I am writing in support of the proposed constitutional amendment for economic development, which will appear as Issue 3 on the general election ballot in November. I am proud to work with the Searcy . . .
Dear Editor, On Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., many citizens and veterans will be all around the White County Courthouse as we remember our veterans and celebrate Veterans Day. I do not think many people are aware . . .
Dear Editor, The intent of this letter is to encourage every registered voter, believer and non-believer alike, to go to the polls and exercise their God-given right on or prior to Nov. 8. It would be wise to . . .
Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to request that Searcy's Downtown Beautification Committee park their personal vehicles and those of their families and friends all around the court square (and its . . .
Dear Editor, I do not believe all I hear about climate change or global warming. All that talk about it being man made is often about "greenhouse gases." What is the biggest greenhouse gas of all? It is water . . .
Dear Editor, I realize that Christmas is just a few weeks away, so I'd like to get started on my mission to get our White County senior citizens adopted for Christmas and have some of their basic needs met. . . .
Dear Editor, I wish to respectfully disagree with Steve Watts' statement (Jan. 15) that the observance of Robert E. Lee's birthday should "go away." Contrary to his statement, it is impossible to remember history . . .
Dear Editor, As a Searcy resident, I'm concerned about all the accidents that happen in Searcy because some people don't understand the risks of stopping one lane of traffic on four-lane Race street to let a car . . .
Dear Editor, I am appalled at the litter on our local county and state roadways. Many times, rural trash pickup services do not cover their truck bins as law requires and full trash bags blow out of a bed . . .
Dear Editor, I consider it a privilege to endorse the building of a new library in Searcy. I come from a family of lifelong readers. My parents Roger and Virginia Williams instilled in me the importance of using . . .
Dear Editor, I'm asking that you please notify Searcy residents about the special election to be held on Tuesday, May 9, for a new library facility. I have two young children, ages 2 and 4. We visit our local . . .
Dear Editor, I think most of the people in Searcy realize that we need a new library. The current library was built in 1966 (over 50 years ago). Searcy has almost tripled in size since that time. The current . . .
Dear Editor, Searcy taxpayers are already paying four special taxes, (fire tax, law enforcement tax, 2014 eight-year special improvement tax and street, road and highway tax) and now we are being asked to pay for . . .
Dear Editor, Recently at church, Logan Cothern and I talked about the proposed new library for Searcy. He thought voters might be interested in my perspective now that I have written three books. We Americans . . .
Dear Editor, Do we need a new Searcy library? In the last 20 years, the average American attention span has declined from 12 seconds to 8 seconds. Goldfish meanwhile have remained constant at 9 seconds. We do not . . .
Dear Editor, I recommend voting no on the proposed Searcy library property tax increase because: 1: Moving the Searcy library from downtown will be bad for downtown. 2: A recent reassessment of property already . . .
Dear Editor, As a child, I looked forward to borrowing travel kits from my local library. Filled with books, cassette tapes and worksheets, they helped pass the time during car trips. As a teenager, my classmates . . .
Dear Editor, Fiscal liberalism is alive and well in Searcy. I know that sounds strange, but given the history of sales tax increases in Searcy, and the special election Tuesday for a $13 million bond issue to . . .
Dear Editor, I have always been proud to be a Searcian because the citizens of Searcy truly care about their community and work hard to make it better for everyone. Over the years, Searcy has said "yes" to school . . .
Dear Editor, In talking to people about the proposed new library, one of the main criticisms I keep hearing is that the method of paying for it (property tax) is not fair because everyone doesn't have to pay . . .
Dear Editor, Kelly's Restaurant in Bald Knob thought they could increase their customers by saying they were a club and adding liquor. They no longer exist. If El Almacen The Warehouse and the Rock House Grill . . .
Dear Editor, I watched the men fixing my street. Newspaper announced Chrisp Street near completion. Yay I thought until Saturday. Rain, Rain coming from all directions. I watched as the water filled my neighbor's . . .
Dear Editor, The Arkansas ABC is asking for comment from Searcy elected officials. The ABC does so in order to better inform the ABC's decision regarding alcohol permits. Elected officials should be encouraged to . . .
Dear Editor, I am a devout Christian who supports the recent applications of two Searcy restaurants for permits to sell alcohol by the glass. Opinions expressed recently in this paper and elsewhere have more to . . .
Dear Editor, Folks if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and sounds like a duck it is an excellent chance it is a duck. If an establishment is listed in the yellow pages as a restaurant it is a good chance . . .
Dear Editor, I don't drink by choice. I have been a bartender a long time ago; I worked in a private club and not private. In a private club, you must join, meet whatever the rules are, pay a membership fee and . . .
Dear Editor, I would like to commend The Citizen for its open and objective coverage of the efforts of some restaurants to appear as private clubs and bring alcohol to Searcy. I also appreciate our city . . .
Dear Editor, First of all, I would like to thank Justice of the Peace Joel Pritchett for thinking so highly of the citizens of Searcy. Apparently, Pritchett believes that everyone who drinks in Searcy has no . . .
Dear Editor, I wanted to thank the seven officials who objected to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) director that liquor licenses be obtained by the Searcy restaurants applying, thereby upholding what the . . .
Dear Editor, The clouds are moving in ”¦ and I'm outraged! Outraged at the death of the young American college student Otto Warmbier. It's unacceptable. It was unacceptable when he was taken prisoner by North . . .
Dear Editor, I have listened carefully since the special election for a new library in Searcy, and interestingly have not talked with anyone who was opposed to the need for a new library. The opposition was the . . .
Dear Editor, Monuments reveal the soul of a nation. They express the emotions of greatest devotion and appreciation. They celebrate the heroic ideals and principles of the monument's focus. In Arkansas, we have . . .
Dear Editor, I am writing concerning two issues on my mind. First, thanks to the ABC Board for denying the applications for alcohol permits for the Rock House and El Almacen to sell alcoholic beverages in their . . .
Dear Editor, I have to respond to the coward that destroyed the Ten Commandments on our state Capitol grounds. I have pride in this country; I thank God for this country and also the way this country got started. . . .
Dear Editor, I wish to use this means to encourage Searcy residents who object to local restaurants serving liquor by the drink to let their opinions be known. Please take the time to send letters to the . . .
Dear Editor, Ahhh, Fourth of July. Time to go have a picnic or maybe go swimming ”¦ in the street. Yep, in the street; I can swim in the street. All those tax dollars fixing Chrisp Avenue worked really well up . . .
Dear Editor, I just recently read the Wednesday edition of The Citizen to see two drainage problems corrected and completed. Huh, so water from the pond was getting under one of the houses. Well, come by . . .
Dear Editor, The city of Searcy has made our lovely downtown even more beautiful. It is almost old world in feeling. The planting and work give a backdrop for the courthouse and other structures. In time, it will . . .
Dear Editor, This Sunday in church, I heard a fellow congregant express admiration for Robert E. Lee. The person called the general a decent person and a good soldier, and said the city of Charlottesville, Va., . . .
Dear Editor, I'd like to tell the citizens of Bald Knob and White County what happened to my properties in White County on Aug. 8. The City Council of Bald Knob voted to adopt an ordinance to annex 14 acres M/L . . .
Dear Editor, Thank you for the comments expressed in your editorial "ABC decision nullifies new law" on Sunday. This is very near the frustration felt by about 50 Searcy citizens (including me) as we sat in the . . .
Dear Editor, It is a sad day in White County when the will of the people -- our vote -- is for naught and a board in Little Rock can overrule us and allow liquor permits at our restaurants. Why did we even vote . . .
Dear Editor, It is time those of us who are veterans stand up for our rights and our freedom. When Madalyn Murray O'Hair said take prayer out of our schools, we said it would never happen, so we sat and kept our . . .
Dear Editor, From my junior year in high school through my freshman year of college, I was paid $50 every two weeks to write a political opinion column for a newspaper. The column was something of a novelty; I . . .
Dear Editor, I love the United States of America. Because you have died for the flag does not make you a better patriot than those who have retired from the military without firing one bullet in anger. Those who . . .
Dear Editor, Do the people really rule? We, the people in White County have successfully voted White County dry for decades and I'm proud of it. But, it turns out that a government regulated board ”¦ another . . .