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No refund for licensed solicitors

No refund will be available for any person or business that purchased a permit to conduct door-to-door solicitation in Searcy before alderman banned it Friday night, according to Searcy City Attorney Buck Gibson.

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Monday 04/20/2015
JPs to vote on grant for kits

Quorum court members will vote on a grant that will allow the White County Sheriff's Office to purchase nine portable breath test kits.

Liquid latex paint added to county cleanup

White County residents will be able to dispose of liquid latex paints in addition to other items during the seminannual cleanup that beings Thursday, officials said.

Friday 04/17/2015
Solicitation banned in Searcy

With the approval of an ordinance Friday banning solicitation in the city limits, Searcy Police Captain Eric Webb said officers can now take action on a resident complaint.

Searcy to test hydrants for three weeks

Searcy residents will need to let their water run for a few minutes each night for three weeks while firefighters test hydrant lines.

Lane closures in Higginson

Two roadways will be overlaid beginning Monday in Higginson, with both having lane closures.

Bald Knob getting kennel for drug dog

The back seat of K9 Officer James Jackson's police vehicle will no longer be the sole territory of the Bald Knob Police Department's drug dog in about three weeks because the department is purchasing a kennel for Narco, according to Police Chief Erek Balentine. 

Gilliam to seek second term as speaker

Jeremy Gillam called being speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives demanding and a sacrifice even though he plans to seek the position again next year along with being re-elected to a fourth term in the House.

2 robberies in Searcy

Two Searcy businesses were robbed at gunpoint on Friday, and one person has been taken into custody authorities said.

Thursday 04/16/2015
Aldermen eye solicitation ban

Searcy aldermen will once again discuss residents' concerns about high-pressure door-to-door salesmen in a special council meeting Friday.

Theft not from customer accounts

No customer accounts were manipulated by a Searcy woman who admitted earlier this week to stealing $385,392 from First Security Bank in Searcy over the span of six years, according to bank President Mike Hutsell.

Bringing unknowns to market

White County farmer David Owens has experimented this season with planting radishes and carrots in 6-inch round "'bowls'' cut from heavy plastic cattle tubs.

Sunshine School shuts down market

The Sunshine School has decided to end its annual flea market, which has been held as a fundraiser for the school for more than 20 years.

Pangburn mayor on patrol

The mayor in Pangburn is working two jobs after city officials hired Todd Slayton as a part-time police officer.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Martial arts mixed with supper

Impact 360 plans to deliver chili and hot dogs with a side of martial arts Friday.

Pangburn sophomores Seattle-bound

Placing first in a state online competition will put five Pangburn High School sophomores and their coach in Seattle on Friday for the National LifeSmarts Competition.

ASU-Beebe embraces 'own identity'

A sense of individuality and uniqueness is what students at Arkansas State University-Beebe see in a new logo for the two-year colleges in the ASU-Beebe system.

Two 5Ks being held Saturday in White County

Two 5K races will give runners an opportunity to give back to their communities Saturday.

64-year-old convicted of 6th DWI

A Bradford man will spend time in prison after he pleaded guilty to a sixth driving while intoxicated charge.

New roof moves forward

The Searcy Police Department will soon have its leaking roof replaced.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Library allowed to use property

Searcy aldermen have agreed to work with the White County Regional Library System in the development of a new facility in the city.

Bisons for Christ going beyond

Harding University’s Bisons for Christ is going beyond for its ninth annual service and outreach day to White County and Little Rock.

Beebe lengthens spring cleanup to 60 days

The city of Beebe will hold its spring cleanup for twice as long as usual when it begins today, according to Kristen Boswell, Beebe marketing and public relations director.

Two sentenced in $11,000 theft

A Searcy man was sentenced to prison and Beebe man was given probation after stealing a combined $11,000 from a White County farmer.

Child molester heads to prison

A Judsonia man was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Monday 04/13/2015
Considering land for library

Searcy aldermen are considering donating land for a future library facility to be built.

County libraries to ring bells

Bells will be rung in the White County Regional Library System at 1 p.m. today as part of the "Let Freedom Ring" celebration in Arkansas, according to system Director Darla Ino.

Second theft puts Rose Bud woman in prison

A Rose Bud woman on probation for theft crimes was sentenced to prison for pleading guilty to burglary and theft crimes.

Fatality leads to burglary conviction

A Judsonia man at the scene of a June fatality crash, which started a burglary investigation, is heading to prison.

Police on lookout for texting drivers

Searcy police are focusing this week on stopping drivers caught using their cell phones to send text messages.

Saturday 04/11/2015
14 apply for police chief position

The vacant Searcy police chief position has drawn 14 applicants, including five Searcy officers and a former police chief who resigned after making derogatory comments about a newspaper and one of its reporters.

Absconder returns to prison for 5th time

A Bald Knob woman has been sent to prison for the fifth time in 15 years after pleading guilty to seven felonies.

Beebe man gets 10 years in prison

A Beebe man was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison for multiple theft and drug charges.

Bradford to resurface gym floor

The gym at Bradford is getting some much needed attention, according to Bradford School District Superintendent Arthur Dunn.

Friday 04/10/2015
Triple B Project to buy banners

A new organization in Bald Knob raised enough money in its first fundraiser to purchase 27 banners to put up in the city.

Riverview offers playground equipment to Kensett

The playground equipment from Kensett Elementary School might find a new home if city officials are interested in it.

Thursday 04/09/2015
Pangburn loads up for auction

More than 50 items have been donated for the Pangburn FFA auction to be held Saturday.

Racing for scholarships

The idea for a new 5K race in Searcy started with runners from a Searcy business considering purchasing matching T-shirts.

Cleanup scheduled for lake

The Triple B Project has a plan to restore the campsites at Bald Knob Lake and will start with a cleanup day Saturday.

Chamber more than doubling awards

The Beebe Chamber of Commerce is more than doubling the amount of awards it will give away at its annual chamber banquet Saturday.

Swain to get mental retest

A Bald Knob man accused of stabbing a woman to death has been found mentally fit to stand trial, but will receive a second, independent mental evaluation.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Striving for whimsy, not Disney

There's no Disney in the White County Central School District's spring theatrical production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," but there will be whimsy.

Fire department looks to lower ISO rating

The Floyd/Romance Volunteer Fire Department's new board is seeking to acquire two items in its goal to lower the department's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating, including a used fire hydrant.

Arrest sought after no-show

Authorities are searching for a Quitman man who failed to appear in court Wednesday.

Upfront costs $175 for new housing program

Bald Knob residents interested in qualifying for a new housing program in the city will be responsible for $175 in upfront costs, according to Janet Hearyman.

Airport manager hired

Former Searcy Police Department Lt. Roger Pearson has been selected to be the new manager of the Searcy Municipal Airport.

Library eyes old pool property

Searcy aldermen will be asked to donate the city’s former pool property for a future library facility during a meeting Thursday.

Election commission to meet

The White County Election Commission will discuss numerous topics Thursday, including naming captains and poll workers in the county.

Judsonia man heads to prison

A Judsonia man given probation in November for a felony charge admitted to violating conditions and was sentenced to serve time in prison.

Tuesday 04/07/2015
Ambulance goes to NorthStar

City officials in Bald Knob accepted a bid of $35,000 from NorthStar EMS for an ambulance the Searcy ambulance service's owner says it doesn't need.

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