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Brand-new direction for extension service office

Work is progressing on the White County Cooperative Extension Office at the White County Fairgrounds. The 9,000-square foot facility is being rebuilt after other county departments moved to Taylor Road.

By Tracy Whitaker And Jeff Lewis Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
The county is building a brand-new facility for the White County Cooperative Extension Service Office rather than an older remodeled facility, according to White County Judge . . . more »


41/2 years for drug crimes

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 46-year-old Beebe man has been sentenced to 41/2 years in prison after pleading guilty recently to numerous drug charges.
In addition to his Arkansas Department of Correction sentence, Eugene D. Scott was given 18 m . . . more »


'He would be gone'

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Feb. 8 was no ordinary Thursday at Rose Bud High School. For sophomore Joey Coughlin, it was a day of life and death.
According to Rose Bud Superintendent Chris Nail, Coughlin "was sitting in class during the last period of . . . more »


Searcy 16-year-old missing

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The White County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a 16-year-old boy, Charles Allen Buchanan of Searcy, has been missing since about 5:45 a.m. Thursday.
It is believed that Buchanan ran away from home.
"He is believe . . . more »


6-year sentence on drug charges

A 26-year-old Searcy man told White County Circuit Judge Robert Edwards, "I don't plan to be back," last week after being sentenced to six years in prison for numerous drug charges.
Roberts replied, "I hope not," to Andrew Cody Kimbrel, who pleaded guilty in a nego . . . more »


Motel declared nuisance

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
The Searcy City Council declared the historic Roseann Motel a nuisance property Tuesday night after no one representing the owners or a potential buyer showed up at a public hearing.
If in 30 days, the owners and inte . . . more »


Scriptures removed from choir room

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Bible verses were taken down from the walls of Searcy High School late last year following an anonymous complaint that was made to the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin.
Posters displaying scriptures had been . . . more »


Rose Bud to be out for illness

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
A second White County school district has decided to take a day off because of illness.
Rose Bud, which already was scheduled to be off Monday for Presidents' Day, is using the option for an AMI (alternative method of instru . . . more »


Dropbox porn case extended

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A Searcy man facing child pornography charges was given one more month to hire an attorney in White County Circuit Court last week.
"I'm speaking with a lawyer in Camden," said Lucas Michael Johnson, 26, who is charge . . . more »


Bridge in 'bad shape'

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A bridge in "bad shape" is being closed until further notice on North Apple Road outside of Beebe while the White County Road Department replaces it.
The county is closing the bridge, which spans about 150 feet today, . . . more »


Missing man found dead

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A 65-year-old Griffithville man missing since around 4 a.m. Friday was found dead Tuesday morning in a wooded area.
No foul play is expected at this time, but the death of Darrell Foshee is still under investigation, . . . more »