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Killer to be resentenced

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 1995 murder case is returning to White County Circuit Court today because of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes it unconstitutional to give a minor a life sentence with no possibility of parole.
James Derri . . . more »


Dolly library reaching 60 percent

By Sherry Snow Special To The Daily Citizen
Less than a year since the Dolly Parton Imagination Library began at the Pangburn School District, there is about 60 percent coverage of eligible children, according to Pangburn School District Business Manager Stacy Hopk . . . more »


Searcy Children's Homes altering approach

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Searcy Children's Homes Inc. is making changes in hopes of "doing more for more children," according to Chris Adams, interim director of Auxiliary Services.
In October, Searcy Children's Homes Executive Director Taryn . . . more »


Earmarks 'hijack' online tax bill

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Attempts to earmark the resulting revenue from a Senate bill that would require online retailers to collect and remit taxes owed on purchases made from Arkansas show a lack of understanding and respect for the process . . . more »


Escape in police car adds to charges

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
A Beebe man who allegedly escaped officers twice and attempted to flee in a patrol car is facing several felony charges.
Terry W. Johnston, 42, is charged with possession of 2 to 10 grams of a scheduled II controlled . . . more »


JPs plan to examine new code book

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The White County Quorum Court decided last week to take time to examine a bound book of the county's ordinances to insure none that passed before the book was compiled has been left out.
AAC Risk Management Services . . . more »


Searcy man sought after fleeing

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
A Searcy man charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of methaphetamine is still on the run after fleeing a traffic stop in November.
A warrant has been issued for Scotty D. Needs, 24, for trafficking more than 20 . . . more »


Rose Bud man accused of ramming vehicle

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
A Rose Bud man is facing charges after allegedly ramming a vehicle with his Jeep and then assaulting the driver.
An arrest warrant for Gary Wayne Knight, 47, was filed Feb. 15 at the request of 17th Judicial District . . . more »


Plunging in for Special Olympics

It was windy and about 40 degrees Saturday morning when the fundraiser was held. According to Detective Terri Lee, public information officer for the Searcy Police Department, more than $20,000 was raised at last year's Polar Plunge and organizers were hoping to top that mark this year.


Searcy residents remain in custody

Attempt reportedly made to back over wildlife officer
By Tracy Whitaker
Two Searcy residents remain in custody after allegedly attempting to back over an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer last week.
April Dawn "Su . . . more »