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Judsonia spending $53,491 to replace tank

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Judsonia officials decided last week to fix its fire tanker troubles with a "turn-key" solution.
It has been two years since the city purchased a fire truck in early 2017 with "plans to . . .


Raising fuel taxes 'challenge'

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
State Rep. Les Eaves believes asking the Legislature to raise fuel taxes "is going to be a challenge" because "we're the highest in the surrounding states for the most part."
Eaves, . . .


A cold dip in Harding's fountain


Sha Johnsonsjohnson@thedailycitizen.comDr. Bruce McLarty, president of Harding University, helps kick off Polar Plunge fundraisers for Special Olympics Arkansas by submerging into McInteer Fountain on campus. "Special Olympics athletes deserve every possible encouragement as they face the challenges of their everyday lives and as they compete," McLarty said. "Jumping in a cold fountain is a small price to pay to help these courageous athletes."


Tom Buterbaugh

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Buterbaugh is a popular name where Tom Buterbaugh grew up.
"In the county I grew up, there were as many Buterbaughs as there were Smiths," he said. "But that's about the only place . . .


Ex-camp director sent to prison

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Circuit Judge Robert Edwards listened to testimony all day Tuesday before finding a former Camp Wyldewood director guilty of child pornography and video voyeurism . . .


Pursuit damaged Kensett patrol car

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 27-year-old Searcy man was given 31/2 years in a regional correctional facility after pleading guilty to criminal mischief in an incident that caused $4,000 in damage to a Kensett . . .


Larque chosen as Searcy's Firefighter of Year


Tracy Whitakertwhitaker@thedailycitizen.comSearcy Fire Chief Andy Woody (left) presents Cody Larque with the 2018 Firefigher of the Year award at a ceremony last week at the Central Fire Station.

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A firefighter caught on a video that went viral last year when he saved a baby from choking to death in the Searcy Fire Department parking lot was recently named the department's . . .


Sterling's death 'huge loss'

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy Mayor Kyle Osborne called the death of Councilman Steve Sterling on Sunday a "huge loss for the city and myself."
Sterling, 64, had just started serving his sixth term on the . . .


Sheriff recounts first month

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Sheriff Phillip Miller told the Quorum Court on Tuesday night that his first month in the position included reorganizing some his staffing. He put Capt. Clayton Edwards . . .


Council asks to be better informed

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Member of the Bald Knob City Council told Mayor Barth Grayson last week that they were having to field a lot of calls after he made a social media post about annexation and that he . . .


Expansion results in more bucks for bark


Barkin' Barn volunteer Judy Perry of Searcy checks over a shirt for stains, holes, etc., in the main volunteer work space behind the cash register. The Barkin' Barn's expansion in November also includes a new volunteer work area.

By Amanda Hourt Special to The Daily Citizen
The Humane Society of Searcy's thrift shop, Barkin' Barn, has raised around 20 percent more than previous years for the animal shelter since expanding its location late last year, . . .


Bruce McLarty

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Dr. Bruce McLarty said perspective and prayer help him navigate daily living.
The president of Harding University said he is "thankful to have the opportunity to lead the school. The . . .


Searcy slips to second

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
The city of Searcy lost its lead Monday in the "Small Business Revolution -- Main Street" standings, according to the final update released before the reality show contest is decided . . .