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Fewer opioids needed

Neurologist Scott Palmer of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., was invited by Unity Health to speak at a health-care conference in Searcy last Thursday aimed at combating prescription drug abuse by both doctors and patients.

Tara Thomas/tthomas@thedailycitizen.com

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
"We may soon find that seven days is the legal limit for prescribing [opioids to] patients," Dr. Scott Palmer told physicians and law enforcement gathered at a community health-care conference in Searcy last week.
"This i . . . more »

   

Gunman also charged with assault

Both men involved in a "shots fired" incident in January that ended on Beebe-Capps Expressway in front of Sonic Drive-In have been formally charged.
Bobby Ray Jones, 59, of Searcy and Mitchell Lee Reed, 62, of Judsonia are both facing aggravated assault, a class D . . . more »

   

Alternative to landfill, dumping

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Judge Michael Lincoln sees the biannual county cleanup that will be held today-Saturday at the White County Fairgrounds as necessary because there is no landfill in the county even though it doesn't preve . . . more »

   

More than half-ton collected since 2012

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Harding University's College of Pharmacy has collected nearly 1,200 pounds of medication through drug take-back programs since 2012, including around 70 pounds of controlled substances, according to Dr. Kaci Bohn, who organi . . . more »

   

Bald Knob man charged with rape

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A Bald Knob man alleged to have raped a 12-year-old girl in 2016 has been charged with three felonies.
Benjamin Aaron Sanders, 36, was issued a $15,000 bond by White County Circuit Court Judge Robert Edwards earlier this . . . more »

   

Homeland Security has testosterone package delivered

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A package received from the Department of Homeland Security that contained suspected testosterone has led to a class C felony charge being filed against a Pangburn man.
The 17th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney . . . more »

   

911 proposal ups phone fees

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Only one 911 call center per county would be funded by proposed legislation discussed at a recent meeting of justices of the peace from various counties, according to JP Bobby Burns of Beebe, that also could lead to a reduct . . . more »

   

Narrowing permit process

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The Searcy City Council went back to the drawing board -- literally -- Tuesday night during a Committee of the Whole meeting on proposed private club permit ordinances, deciding that the process not include a distance . . . more »

   

Rape around 13th birthday alleged

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A Rose Bud man has been charged for allegedly raping a child on or around her 13th birthday and continuing to do so for nearly a year.
A $15,000 bond was set for 20-year-old Devin Nicholas Reed on the charges of rape of t . . . more »

   

Run-down reaction mixed

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Judsonia officials are seeing a mixed reaction to its increased efforts concerning run-down properties.
Mayor Ronnie Schlem said in March that one property owner had received a letter from the city and said he would begin wo . . . more »

   

Alcohol lawsuit tossed

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Circuit Judge Craig Hannah has dismissed a civil case by a Searcy resident that questioned the constitutionality of recognizing an area as "dry" since Prohibition ended in the 1930s.
The plaintiff, David . . . more »

   

Private club process questioned

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
There has been some "second guessing" by local-level governments concerning the private-club licensing responsibilities passed on to them by the state Legislature last year, according to White County officials.
Justice of th . . . more »

   

Raising money for 'Mary Poppins'

Becky Boaz, a Harding University assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, models an outfit Saturday at a fashion show and tea party at Center on the Square.

Amanda Hourt/Special to The Daily Citizen