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Gunman also charged with assault

Both men involved in a "shots fired" incident in January that ended on Beebe-Capps Expressway in front of Sonic Drive-In have been formally charged.
Bobby Ray Jones, 59, of Searcy and Mitchell Lee Reed, 62, of Judsonia are both . . .

Alternative to landfill, dumping

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Judge Michael Lincoln sees the biannual county cleanup that will be held today-Saturday at the White County Fairgrounds as necessary because there is no landfill in the . . .

Fewer opioids needed

Tara Thomas/tthomas@thedailycitizen.com

Neurologist Scott Palmer of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., was invited by Unity Health to speak at a health-care conference in Searcy last Thursday aimed at combating prescription drug abuse by both doctors and patients.

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
"We may soon find that seven days is the legal limit for prescribing [opioids to] patients," Dr. Scott Palmer told physicians and law enforcement gathered at a community health-care . . .

More than half-ton collected since 2012

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Harding University's College of Pharmacy has collected nearly 1,200 pounds of medication through drug take-back programs since 2012, including around 70 pounds of controlled substances, . . .

Bald Knob man charged with rape

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A Bald Knob man alleged to have raped a 12-year-old girl in 2016 has been charged with three felonies.
Benjamin Aaron Sanders, 36, was issued a $15,000 bond by White County Circuit . . .

Homeland Security has testosterone package delivered

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A package received from the Department of Homeland Security that contained suspected testosterone has led to a class C felony charge being filed against a Pangburn man.
The 17th . . .

911 proposal ups phone fees

By Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Only one 911 call center per county would be funded by proposed legislation discussed at a recent meeting of justices of the peace from various counties, according to JP Bobby Burns of . . .

Narrowing permit process

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The Searcy City Council went back to the drawing board -- literally -- Tuesday night during a Committee of the Whole meeting on proposed private club permit ordinances, deciding . . .

Rape around 13th birthday alleged

By Tara Thomas tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A Rose Bud man has been charged for allegedly raping a child on or around her 13th birthday and continuing to do so for nearly a year.
A $15,000 bond was set for 20-year-old Devin . . .

Run-down reaction mixed

by Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Judsonia officials are seeing a mixed reaction to its increased efforts concerning run-down properties.
Mayor Ronnie Schlem said in March that one property owner had received a letter from . . .

Alcohol lawsuit tossed

BY TRACY WHITAKER twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Circuit Judge Craig Hannah has dismissed a civil case by a Searcy resident that questioned the constitutionality of recognizing an area as "dry" since Prohibition ended . . .

Private club process questioned

by Jeff Lewis jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
There has been some "second guessing" by local-level governments concerning the private-club licensing responsibilities passed on to them by the state Legislature last year, according to . . .

Raising money for 'Mary Poppins'

Amanda Hourt/Special to The Daily Citizen

Becky Boaz, a Harding University assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, models an outfit Saturday at a fashion show and tea party at Center on the Square.