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Dragging officer contributes to 12-year sentence

By Sha Johnson Sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
A Jacksonville woman received a sentence of 12 years in prison earlier this month for dragging an officer about 30 feet with a vehicle as she tried to flee from a shoplifting arrest at the Walmart Supercenter on Race Aven . . . more »


Firefighters' foot broken by cylinder

By Ally Randolph Arandolph@thedailycitizen.com
A Judsonia firefighter is recovering from having his foot broken by a hydraulic ram cylinder.
According to Fire Chief Ronnie Benton, April had been a fairly uneventful month for the fire department. Other than a downe . . . more »


Special effort to prepare for games

By Ally Randolph Arandolph@thedailycitizen.com
It takes a marathon effort to prepare for the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games, according to officials involved with the annual event being hosted by Harding University for the 26th consecutive year Thursday thro . . . more »


Joice new choice for Zone 2

By Sha Johnson Sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Two votes separated Chad Joice and Linda Benson in the school board elections Tuesday, resulting in a new member being added to the Searcy School Board.
Joice received 26 votes (52 percent) to beat Benson, the incumbent f . . . more »


Sharing visions for A&P tax

Sha Johnsonsjohnson@thedailycitizen.comSearcy City Councilmen Mike Chalenburg and Chris Howell, Brandon Williams and Mica Boykin (from left), along with Brandon Fox (not pictured) make up the rest of those appointed to the A&P Commission. During the first meeting, the commission discussed visions and introduced themselves to each other.

By Sha Johnson
Taking the city's parks to "the next level," increasing revenue in Searcy and adding more attractions were some of the visions presented Monday at the first meeting of the newly appointed A&P Commission.
The appointees . . . more »


Enforcing seat-belt laws purpose of extra patrols

By Ally Randolph Arandolph@thedailycitizen.com
The Searcy Police Department began putting extra officers on patrol Monday as part of the national seat-belt law enforcement campaign "Click it or Ticket."
Through grant funding, the department will be participating in . . . more »


Shalanda Poe

By Sha Johnson Sjohnson@thedailycitizen.com
Shalanda Poe said that "standing on my own two feet" has brought her a sense of pride.
"As a black woman that owns a business, making it successful made me feel like I'd finally made something of myself," Poe said.
The 34 . . . more »


Zone's voters outside, inside city limits

By Ally Randolph Arandolph@thedailycitizen.com
All voters in Searcy School District zones can vote at the Carmichael Community Center today on the district's millage, but only voters inside and outside the city limits who are part of Zone 2 are eligible to decide t . . . more »