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Sludge problem for Kensett

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Kensett has about 200,000 pounds of wastewater sludge that is not breaking down properly, according to the wastewater plant Superintendent Steve Brown.
"The cheap way is not working," . . .


Firefighter pay nearly doubled

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Volunteer firefighters in Judsonia have received a pay raise that almost doubles the amount they were making.
Mayor Ronnie Schlem told the City Council at its August meeting that he . . .


Paying to move mulch

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy city officials have agreed to pay to deliver mulch to neighboring communities in an effort to avoid paying a higher deposit to the Arkansas Department of Environmental . . .


Deadly protest in Virginia

Protests against the planned removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue and counterprotests Aug. 12 turned deadly when a vehicle plowed into crowds leaving one dead and 19 injured in Charlottesville, Va. The location was incorrect . . .


Searcy students see eclipse firsthand


Tracy Whitaker/twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com

Southwest Middle School students view the partial solar eclipse Monday afternoon from a viewing area outside the cafeteria. "We were very excited to be able to participate in this educational opportunity with our students," said Betsy Bailey, Searcy schools and community coordinator. "We are just so fortunate they had this opportunity."

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
While 216 students across the six Searcy School District campuses officially checked out early or missed school to view the partial solar eclipse, according to Searcy Schools and . . .


Charges filed in carhop robberies

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
A suspect charged after a Sonic Drive-In carhop was robbed in July also has been charged in the armed robbery of another Sonic a little more than a week earlier.
The warrants were issued . . .


2 charged in battery cases

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Two Bald Knob men have been charged with battery in separate cases involving striking women in the face.
Michael Daniel Arnett, 43, of Beebe, was charged with second-degree battery, a . . .


Fleeing attempts escalate

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
A Bald Knob resident accused of fleeing on foot from deputies investigating the theft of an all-terrain vehicle reportedly fled in a vehicle from officers nine days later across two . . .


Searcy's new IT building dedicated

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy Mayor David Morris pointed to a room behind glass filled with various screens and machines and said, "There's the central nervous system for the city of Searcy right there," . . .


Statue threat draws crowd


Tracy Whitaker/twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com

Timothy Counts (left) reviews a laminated copy of the Inaugural Address being explained by Billy Ray Riggs of Searcy on Friday evening during the demonstration at the Confederate statue in downtown Searcy.

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A threat made by a hacker group to tear down several Confederate statues, including one at the White County Courthouse, resulted in demonstrators gathering downtown in Searcy on . . .


Kensett man 'shooed off" before rally

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The White County Courthouse had its doors locked for "about five minutes" Friday following reports of a man acting strangely and "threatening to kill people" after loitering near . . .