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Easter parade follows church to Searcy

By Allison Walker Special to The Daily Citizen
The decision to move an annual Easter parade to Searcy this year was made for two reasons, according to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church evangelist Letha Tripp, who coordinates the . . .


City paid $66,000 for rights of way

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen
Most landowners within the Country Club Road area affected by the city's improvement project that promises to alleviate flooding and offer sidewalks donated the right of way to the . . .


Coty Skinner

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Bradford native Coty Skinner believes "it's OK to be passionate about doing good for people."
"Life is all about people," the 31-year-old owner of ARganic Woodwork in Searcy said. . . .


'We want our teacher back'


Sha Johnsonsjohnson@thedailycitizen.comParents and students held signs Wednesday morning show their displeasure with the Riverview School District's administration's decision. During the protest, participants shouted "Bring our teacher back" and encouraged passersby to "Give us a honk" in support of having teacher Jessica Johnson reinstated.

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Riverview School District parents and students organized a protest Wednesday morning in response to teacher Jessica Johnson being placed on administrative leave last week.
The group, . . .


Bleacher thief gets probation

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 57-year-old Searcy man pleaded guilty earlier this month to stealing aluminum bleachers from behind the Carmichael Community Center and was given five years of supervised . . .


Promotional video planned

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
A partnership with the Arkansas Department of Tourism, which will be involved with a promotional video, is part of the plans for the six businesses that finished runner-up for the . . .


Harding's Spring Sing going for 'Greatest Show'


Sha Johnsonsjohnson@thedailycitizen.comSpring Sing Director Dr. Steven Frye and Producer Cindee Stockstill discuss the I.V. League social club's show with its directors, Ian Wright, Carley Keller and Ryann Heim. The Harding University social club's show features Phi Kappa Delta, Lamda Chi Theta and friends. According to Frye, about 20 social clubs will be showcased in "The Greatest Show" along with other students at Harding. Spring Sing has five showtimes: Thursday matinee for students only, Thursday at 7 p.m. (discounted price), Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

By Sha Johnson
sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
The "powerful" music of the movie "The Greatest Showman" is the primary reason "The Greatest Show" was chosen as this year's theme of Spring Sing, according to Director Dr. Stephen Frye.
"We thought 'The Grea . . .


Bus catches fire in Beebe

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A Beebe school bus caught fire Monday afternoon about midway through its route, according to the school district, however, all students were evacuated safely while the Beebe Fire . . .


Retaining officers still issue

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Retaining officers continues to be a problem for the city of Bradford despite receiving a pay boost last year, according to Police Chief David Lock.
Lock turned in two resignations to . . .


Former motel, grocery store among nuisance properties

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
A former motel and former grocery store were among three properties declared a nuisance last week by the city of Judsonia.
The City Council approved motions to abate the properties at . . .


Jacob Dixon

By Sha Johnson sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy offered a cafe owner a new start at life and a chance to start a new career.
"We had a lot of stuff going on and it was just time for a major change," said Jacob Dixon, who moved . . .


Mighty oak falls on family


Tracy Whitakertwhitaker@thedailycitizen.comJerry Collins, who lives in the Cloverdale subdivision, and his wife narrowly escaped being hit by an oak tree when it fell on vehicles and their residence on Indian Trail around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@gmail.com
Jerry Collins and his wife were sitting in the living room of their house in the Cloverdale subdivision having a conversation Saturday evening when a mighty oak fell on several vehicles and a . . .