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Smaller holiday exhibit packs diversity of mediums, styles

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
The Searcy Art Gallery's annual holiday exhibit is smaller than it has previously been because "this happens to be a small group of [Searcy] Arts Council members," Executive Director . . .


Drugged drivers targeted, too

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Drunk drivers are not the only impaired motorists Searcy police will be on the lookout for during this year's holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over concentrated effort by law . . .


Yard waste problem unresolved

Judsonia officials are expected to finish the year with no clear resolution for the city's yard waste issue.

At Tuesday's regular meeting, the Judsonia City Council discussed the recurring problem of what to do with tree limbs and leaves that have bee . . .


Woodle, Sawyers on parole

Just over six months after being admitted into re-entry programs for embezzlement plea agreements that landed them in prison for stealing from public-funded services, Diana H. Woodle and David Sawyers have been released on parole.

Woodle, 53, of Searcy was . . .


Angi Green

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
After working in the oil field industry, Pangburn native Angi Green switched careers in 2015, reinventing herself as a Searcy barber.
Green, who owns Dirty Heads Barbershop, said she . . .


Lighting contest back for second year in Judsonia

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
The Judsonia Activities Committee was looking for "a friendly competition" to completed is annual Christmas pageant when it decided last year to hold a lighting contest, according to . . .


Mayor, council say goodbyes

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
David Morris choked back tears Tuesday at the final regular City Council meeting he will lead as Searcy's mayor.
The council presented Morris, whose wife Gail stood by his side, . . .


21-year-old acquitted of murder charged

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A Searcy man acquitted in the summer by a jury on capital murder charges in the shooting death of a Searcy 24-year-old has been accused of driving up to a woman's home on Arch . . .


Rescheduled Christmas parade set for Saturday

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
The city of Pangburn moved its annual Christmas parade because of forecasts for inclement weather last weekend. It was rescheduled for Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.
"The route will come . . .


Bald Knob purchases ladder truck

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Just in time for Christmas, the Bald Knob City Council decided to give its fire department a ladder truck.
At last week's regular meeting, the council approved purchasing the truck for . . .


Last-second plea deal struck

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A rape trial set for Tuesday for a 30-year-old Judsonia man was preempted by a surprise plea agreement accepted late the previous day.
Brandon D. Moss pleaded no contest in White . . .


In the top 10


Sha Johnsonsjohnson@thedailycitizen.comThe crowd comes together to send a thank you video to Deluxe Corp. and the "Small Business Revolution -- Main Street" producers for choosing Searcy, which had been announced as a top 20 contestant in November.

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
The Rialto Theater thundered Tuesday when Searcy was announced as one of the top 10 selections for the "Small Business Revolution -- Main Street" contest.
Community members had packed . . .