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Bringing net into play

Searcy Parks and Recreation Department employees work Wednesday to erect a new play structure near the Searcy Event Center and the skate park. The structure, the Hyparnet, is being built with a 50/50 Arkansas Parks and Toursim grant, which the city has applied for and received for more than 10 years. This giant net climbing structure, scheduled to be completed in about a month, is geared toward middle-school-aged and older kids. Eventually, other peices of equipment will be added to attract smaller children.

Tracy Whitaker/twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com

Eric Bond

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Eric Bond is deeply involved with an organization called Trail Life.
"I serve as not just the local troopmaster, but as the central Arkansas point man, and that's kind of a regional director," said Bond, a computer professio . . . more »


Fleeing man 'refused to stop' during pursuits

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A Judsonia man who reportedly would not quit running away despite being Tasered, pepper sprayed and struck "multiple times" officially has been charged with two felonies.
A warrant was issued for Jeremy Wayne Collins, 41, . . . more »


Brake lines cut five times

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A 60-year-old Bald Knob woman alleged to have cut the brake lines on a man's vehicle five times in April after he pressed charges against her for harassment officially has been charged with aggravated assault.
White Count . . . more »


'Optimistic' after early voting

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
White County Chief Deputy Phillip Miller was "optimistic" going into Tuesday's runoff for the Republican nomination for sheriff after early voting numbers showed that he was 205 votes ahead of his opponent. Miller wen . . . more »


Intimidating witness alleged

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
A Beebe man who already had been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old also has been charged with intimidating a witness.
A warrant for Conley Trenton Isbell, 20, was issued and served last week on the . . . more »


Charged for ramming police

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
A vehicle pursuit in March that led to two police officers being taken to the hospital for precautionary measures has resulted in a Missouri man being officially charged in White County with three counts of aggravated . . . more »


Benefit options to be shared with veterans

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Friday's Veteran Resources Fair in Searcy aims to educate veterans on all the various government benefits available to them and to register them for those benefits.
"There are a lot of veterans that don't know there are s . . . more »


Chief deputy advances

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Chief Deputy Phillip Miller beat his fellow White County Sheriff's Office employee, Maj. Clayton Edwards, by nearly 3 percent of the votes Tuesday night to win the Republican nomination to succeed Sheriff Ricky Shourd . . . more »


Roger Pearson

By Jeff Lewis Jlewis@thedailycitizen.com
Roger Pearson said the best part of managing the Searcy Municipal Airport is "getting to be the face of the city of Searcy. We have a lot of visitors that when they come in, they come in right through here. This is the gatew . . . more »


Stirring up interest with mobile app

By Tara Thomas Tthomas@thedailycitizen.com
Pangburn School District officials hope that a new mobile app will cause a rise in the number of families making use of the school's free lunch program.
Board members passed a resolution last week allowing cafeteria onlin . . . more »


$80,000 in raises for sanitation

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
More than $80,000 was appropriated last week by the Searcy City Council for raises and corresponding benefits for 37 employees in the Searcy Sanitation Department, who will be receiving the raises soon, according to d . . . more »


1,781 vote early in county

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Nearly 1,800 voters participated in early voting for the runoff races in White County, according to the White County Clerk's Office.
On Monday, the last day of early voting, 404 ballots were cast at White County Court . . . more »