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'Final notice' for landowners

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy officials are giving landowners in areas of Country Club Road that will be affected by a roadway and drainage project "a final notice" on contracts or deeds with the city for . . .


Theme paying tribute to veterans, first responders

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Organizers of Beats and Eats chose "a patriotic theme" for Saturday's downtown gathering and are "planning to honor our local veterans as well as our local first responders," according . . .


Installing leaderboard for city


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twhitaker@thedailycitizen.comWorkers install the city's leaderboard Wednesday at Elm Street and Beebe-Capps Expressway. In April, the Searcy City Council approved a $19,978.89 expenditure to allow Nea Signs to move the sign donated by Liberty Bank, reinstall it and upgrade it for city use.


Dixie Evans

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Dixie Evans became a certified dyslexia interventionist when her daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia and "we couldn't find anybody to teach her how to read."
"Through that, it just led to . . .


Walking to help wounded

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Gunny Roy Wesley Brady Jr. weighed 205 pounds when he left Oceanside, Calif., in March on a walk across America. On Tuesday, when he was passing through Searcy, he went to a hotel . . .


Seeking full-time position

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A candidate for mayor in Bald Knob has asked that city officials move the position from part time to full time, which would result in an annual increase of more than $20,000 in . . .


Ready to set resentencing date

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Convicted murderer James Derrick Grubbs will be transported from the Arkansas Department of Correction to White County Circuit Court again next week so that a date can be set for . . .


Landscaping responsibility disputed

by Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
A disagreement over upkeeping the landscaping around Rose Bud's veterans memorial resulted in the mayor leaving last week's City Council meeting.
Ann Mullens, assistant to the mayor, said . . .


Commons area among projects going 'well'

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Construction and summer projects, including a commons area, in the Riverview School District are going "well," to the point that they should be complete by the start of the school year, . . .


Another raise in Bald Knob

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Bald Knob officials revisited a promise to city employees from earlier this year, deciding to give all 42 of them a 1 percent pay raise in light of the city's new sales tax revenue.
The . . .


Bradford cleaning up neglected properties

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Bradford is undergoing a citywide cleanup of privately owned property because "the people here are tired of" property being neglected, according to Mayor Ronnie Burress.
"I just want . . .


Fire tax used for purchases

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy officials have decided to use money from its portion of the quarter-cent county sales tax passed in 2016 to take care of several needs for the Searcy Fire Department.
Most of . . .


Dan Dawson

by Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Tell Dan Dawson he's all wet, and he'll tell you he's earning his paycheck.
"I feel like I'm not really earning my salary when everything is even-keeled and cool, and everybody's happy and . . .