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Edwards declares for sheriff position

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
(This is the fourth in a series on declared candidates for White County Sheriff)
Since White County Sheriff Ricky Shourd announced in March that he would not run for re-election in 2018, four have declared th . . . more »

   

'The ultimate sacrifice'

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Memorial Day is more than a day off, good food and store sales, according to Veterans Service Officer Roberta Minner, guest speaker at the White County Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Monday.
Minner, a veteran her . . . more »

   

Driver in stable condition

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 40-year-old Searcy man remains in stable condition Thursday after being flown by survival flight to the University of Arkansas for Medical Science following a two-vehicle accident Saturday in which he was suspected . . . more »

   

Honoring retiring teachers

Each teacher was given a bell and certificate commemorating the time and service to education. "We feel that education is the backbone, life blood and future of our country," Laney said. "Teachers make ordinary people into winners." The teachers were asked to share a story or two. Diane Thomas, who has retired from teaching kindergarten at McRae Elementary, shared a story about she unintentionally passed out workbooks with the answer key still in the back on her first day teaching.


   

Perry declares for sheriff position

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
(This is the third in a series on declared candidates for White County Sheriff)
Since White County Sheriff Ricky Shourd announced in March that he would not run for re-election in 2018, three others have dec . . . more »

   

Cafeteria projected to be within budget

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Despite being set back by several weeks by the weather in April, the Bald Knob cafeteria project is "moving right along," according to Bald Knob Superintendent Melissa Gipson.
With the exception of the main entrance a . . . more »

   

First food truck festival

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A first-ever in Searcy food truck festival with free activities for the family and a variety of mobile food vendors is planned for Saturday, June 3 at 4 p.m. at the Searcy Events Center on Higginson Street.
City emplo . . . more »

   

ASU-Beebe re-evaluating after pilot program

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Plans to enroll White County Central students in a program that would allow them the opportunity to take college courses and graduate with an associate's degree in hand through Arkansas State University-Beebe have bee . . . more »

   

Miller declares for sheriff position

By Tracy Whitaker
twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com . . . more »

   

Spring Park to get new playground

Shawn Lawrence (left) and Will Walker with the parks and recreation department get ready for new Spring Park playground equipment to be installed in a few weeks by removing the 13-year-old existing structure.

Tracy Whitaker/twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy Parks and Recreation workers began tearing down the Spring Park playground Friday in anticipation of new equipment to be installed, hopefully in the next few weeks, said Mike Parsons, director of parks and recr . . . more »

   

Man missing for weeks

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Authorities are in search of a man who was reported missing after reportedly fleeing from a Letona constable several weeks ago.
Donald Keaton Patterson III, 31, of Letona has not been seen by his father since the May . . . more »

   

High speed chase across county lines

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
On May 7, around 10:17 p.m. Det. Steven Hall and Det. Barron Dickson with the Beebe Police Department were traveling east on W. Mississippi Street when, as they approached the Northside Church of Christ, they observed . . . more »

   

Thief targets women's clothing

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Numerous items -- mostly women's clothes and belly button accessories -- were reported stolen recently to the White County Sheriff's Office from a Searcy home on Gilliam Road.
The suspect possibly left evidence behind . . . more »

   

Usery found guilty of harassment

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
A former Bald Knob alderman, who was found guilty in April of sexual solicitation, was found guilty of harassment in Searcy District Court Tuesday after pleading no contest to the charge.
Larry Usery, 63, of Bald Knob . . . more »