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STEM-ulating experiences

Jeff Lewisjlewis@thedailycitizen.comWestside Elementary School second-graders tour the Galapagos Islands using virtual reality goggles. The activity was part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) focus Wednesday.


'Longest Thanksgiving table' on move for art

By Paige Cushman Pcushman@thedailycitizen.com
Beats and Eats is bringing back the "longest Thanksgiving table in Arkansas," but moving it to Arch Avenue on Saturday to show off recent art initiatives in Searcy.
The theme of the monthly gathering, which starts at 6 . . . more »


'I thought I lost my boy'

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
It was Evan Don Scott's first birthday, but that wasn't the only thing his mother Alexandria Mansfield would remember as special about Nov. 8.
Mansfield said Evan woke up as usual that morning at around 8 a.m. and as . . . more »


Judge recuses from Dillin trial

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The trials of Beebe Middle School's principal, her husband and son on charges related to a party at the family's home in May was postponed Thursday when a last-minute motion resulted in the recusal of White County Dis . . . more »


Horsing around for Hope Cottage

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Hope Cottage's need with the holidays approaching led to it being selected as the beneficiary of a barrel-racing fundraiser being held tonight by the White County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol.
According to Cookie Jackson, one of . . . more »


Dr. Todd Wyatt

By Sha Johnson Sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Dr. Todd Wyatt's life consists of a lot of soccer games.
Wyatt, a member of a youth soccer board, believes soccer is "a great beginner sport for kids," and said he really enjoys the sport and watching is kids play.
The Ke . . . more »


25 years for murder attempt

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A Searcy man who pleaded guilty to charges that included attempted murder and arson last week in White County Circuit Court was sentenced to 25 years in prison, reportedly having admitted to burning down three mobile . . . more »


Pedestrian killed Monday night

An accident on Maple Street that killed a pedestrian, Jordan Evans, 28, of Searcy, happened around 6 p.m. Monday. The date was incorrect in Wednesday's edition.
The Daily Citizen apologizes for any problems this mistake may have caused and corrects factual errors p . . . more »


Searcy on short list for $500,000 award

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy is in the running for a $500,000 downtown makeover.
The city is among 20 selected from nearly 12,000 nominations from all 50 states to compete to be spotlighted receiving the makeover on Season 4 of an eight-part, onl . . . more »


Ex-SEWCO employee found guilty

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A jury found former Southeast White County Water Association field technician Brandon Lee Johnson guilty Wednesday of stealing from the public utility, but did not send him to prison for the crime.
Johnson, 37, of Se . . . more »


Rose Bud adding security doors, ID printer

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Rose Bud School District is adding security doors at the high school as well as an ID badge printer in an effort to increase security at the building, according to Superintendent Luke Lovins.
The measures is expected to cos . . . more »


Internet stalking reduced

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 41-year-old Palestine man who had been charged with internet stalking of a child was given seven years of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday in White County Circuit Court in a plea agreement to sexual indecen . . . more »


Pedestrian killed on Maple

By Tracy Whitaker
A 28-year-old Searcy man died after being struck by a vehicle Monday evening on Maple Street, which is also Arkansas Highway 16.
No charges were filed against the driver of a vehicle that killed Jordan Evans, accor . . . more »


Firefighter saves infant

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy Fire Chief Andy Woody showed a video Tuesday night to the Searcy City Council that was captured by surveillance cameras recently installed behind the Central Fire Station in which a woman runs to the station ca . . . more »