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Explaining millage's impact

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Numerous Searcy residents have called her office to ask for an explanation of exactly how a 3-mill property tax increase would affect them personally if voters pass it May 9 to fund a new $13 million library, accordin . . . more »


WCC's new superintendent no stranger to district

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
White County Central is the only school district that could bring Dean Stanley out of retirement from education, the new superintendent said.
"This would be the only place I would have come back to, and that's what I . . . more »


Celebrating second chances

David Dunigan, Amanda Gamble and Malichi Goodroe, 8, (from left) get their hair cut by Angi Green, Brittany Smith and Kelly Rivers at the Re-entry Awareness Day Celebration at the Probation and Parole Office on West Vine Avenue on Friday. More than 120 members of the community attended classes on cooking, work skills and adult education among other presentations designed to promote awareness of the challenges faced by convicted felons re-entering society and to provide opportunities for successful employment.Will Duncan with the Arkansas Workforce Services Office in Searcy helps participants find job links and get connected with employment opportunities on the Mobile Workforce Center bus. Attendees also had the opportunity to practice mock interviews and apply for jobs with on-site staffing agencies. Individuals interested in volunteering to help with re-entry efforts in White County through coaching, mentoring or other services can contact the Office of Probation and Parole at (501) 279-7990.

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Contractor agrees to fixes at plant

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
A 41/2-hour long meeting Thursday between Pangburn Waterworks, the Pangburn Water and Sewer Board, the city of Pangburn and the engineer and contractor of the new water treatment plant was successful in getting everyo . . . more »


ASU-Beebe planning seismic event

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A seismic event will be simulated Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Arkansas State University-Beebe campus causing damage to a gas line in Horizon Hall, according to college officials.
The mock event will utilize police, fi . . . more »


Culverts being replaced

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A portion of Newell Road will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the White County Road Department replaces culverts.
The section of Newell Road in the Bald Knob area will be closed between Hamrick Road and R . . . more »


Center's founder retiring after 54 years in education

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
The Reading and Learning Diagnostic Center is celebrating the 22 years its founder, Dr. Jeanene Peck, has given to helping the children of White County overcome obstacles to reading and learning with a retirement rece . . . more »


Sit-down held with plant builders

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Pangburn Waterworks, the Pangburn Water and Sewer Board and the city of Pangburn were scheduled to sit down again Thursday with the engineer and contractor of the new water treatment plant, this time to work together . . . more »


Spring cleanup starts Monday

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
It's that time of the year again when residents of Beebe can enjoy use of the city dumpsters with extended hours free of charge as part of the city's annual spring cleanup.
"For many years we've done this to help prom . . . more »


Searcy firefighters learn to vent

Under the direction of Andy Woody, the Searcy Fire Department training officer, firefighters get a chance to practice the proper way to cut the vent holes in a home. The owners of the home intend to tear it down eventually and allowed the department to use it for training.