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Haunted houses kick off Halloween festivities

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A couple of haunted houses in White County are among the Halloween-themed activities available leading up to the trick-or-treating.
The 7 Deadly Sins Haunted House in Judsonia is open . . .


Sawyers gets new judge




BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The former Searcy Information Technology Department director accused of stealing almost $205,000 from the city has been added to the docket of a newly assigned judge after White . . .


Park going to dogs again


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Last year's annual Barkin' in the Park drew a record number of dogs to Spring Park. This year's event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
A record number of dogs were entered into Barkin' in the Park last year and could be exceeded Saturday, according to Humane Society of Searcy Treasurer Chuck Niementowski, one of the . . .


Rape, child porn alleged

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Two Griffithville residents have been charged with multiple sexual offenses against two children under 5 years old, including rape and child pornography.
Danielle Marie Holifield, . . .


VFW carnival to benefit students

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 2330 is hosting the annual Auxiliary Halloween Carnival on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., with proceeds benefiting student scholarships and . . .


Ex-Harding professor accused

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
A Harding University professor accused of sexual misconduct quit before an investigation into the allegations was completed, according to a release from the university.
On Oct. 11, . . .


Competing for charity


Cheri Howard Wood takes part in a recent VFW Post 2330 shooting competition. The winner of the competition chose a charity and $20 of $25 of each entry fee was donated to the Buddy Poppy program. Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled and needy veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and the program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children.


'Beetlejuice' third movie in park

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Pangburn is taking a trip back to the '80s for its final Movie in the Park for this year, with "Beetlejuice" set to be shown Saturday by Pangburn Parks and Recreation as temperatures . . .


Meditation sessions added at Carmichael

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
The next three months will see an expansion of community meditation opportunities in Searcy, with free sessions being held at the Carmichael Community Center.
Laurie Swain, a licensed . . .


Break-ins of cars spike in Kensett

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Kensett has "had a rash of vehicle break-ins," according to Police Chief John Pollard.
"Everybody should be sure and keep their [car] doors locked," Pollard said. "There have been . . .


New fire chief appointed

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The city of Searcy has promoted Andy Woody to fire chief to replace Bill Baldridge following his retirement as fire chief effective Oct. 29, according to Searcy Mayor David . . .


Restaurant not on agenda

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A Searcy restaurant likely will have to wait at least one more month to find out if the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control board will approve its private club permit request after . . .


Giving back with block party

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
The Russell Ladies Auxiliary and volunteer fire department are giving back to the community by holding their annual Russell Block Party on Saturday at the city park.
"The block party is . . .


Literacy Council starting support meeting

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
The Literacy Council of White County is adding a support meeting for those affected by dyslexia to the services it offers the community.
The first meeting will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in . . .


2 pot applications in county




BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is considering two applications generated from White County to open medical marijuana cultivation facilities, according to information . . .