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Searcy resident Ron Mallonee served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and 14 days, "not that I was counting," he said, chuckling.

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The Beebe School Board decided Monday that it will ask voters for a debt service millage extension for more than $5 million in projects that could possibly include improving the high school football stadium and adding a safe room at the junior high school.

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Searcy officials are weighing whether the city can afford to continue giving city employees a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment each year.

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"We're really excited about what the clinic will mean for our school," Rose Bud Superintendent Luke Lovins said about the on-campus facility scheduled to open in January.

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Renovations to Judsonia's community building on Arkansas Highway 385 should be complete by December, according to Councilman Charles Browning.

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The 200 kids who play soccer and the 400 who play baseball and softball in Beebe will have a "playable" field after the Beebe City Council approved a request for a new tractor from Lynn Hatcher, the city's parks and recreation director.

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A carjacker was still on the loose Tuesday evening, according to White County Sheriff Phillip Miller, after fleeing the vehicle he wrecked in the Bald Knob Lake Road area.

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A co-defendant in an attempted murder case said attempted to plead guilty to her charges earlier this month in White County Circuit Court, but was not allowed.

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Heber Springs native Ashley Vaughan "didn't make it very far" from her hometown, but has still embraced many changes in her life.

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White County justices of the peace will consider authorizing the borrowing of nearly half a million dollars tonight to approve a long-term lease of two used road graders.

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A recent audit of the Judsonia Water and Sewer Department discovered that the debt service reserve fund for a 1995 loan from Rural Economic Development Services was underfunded by $68,140 at the end of 2016, according to Mayor Stan Robinson.

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A fire at a Shell gas station in Bald Knob the same day its owner was arrested on a charge of trafficking a minor "started in a young lady's car" and "had nothing to do with the gas station," according to Bald Knob Mayor Barth Grayson.

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Pangburn Mayor Michael Marsh's decision to purchase a police vehicle was questioned by a couple of City Council members last week since the police chief had not even seen the car yet.

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A student-led and student-initiated project at Ahlf Junior High School has received a donation from a national program.

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A Searcy 52-year-old who reportedly owns several gas stations in White County was arrested Thursday morning by Judsonia police on a warrant issued for trafficking of a minor.

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The city of Judsonia is "close" to getting revisions passed on its master cleanup ordinance in order to speed up citywide cleanup efforts, according to Mayor Stan Robinson.

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Although forecasts are calling for temperatures in the 30s for Saturday evening's Beats and Eats street festival, a murder mystery theater tour will provide an opportunity to get warm, according to Kara Ladyman, community relations and creative director for Center on the Square.

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Beebe School Board is considering a debt service millage extension "to update facilities across the district," according to Superintendent Chris Nail.

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A civil lawsuit filed against Higginson Mayor Randell Homsley and other city officials based on claims of wrongful termination had been ordered by federal Judge Christine Baker at the request of both parties to be referred to a magistrate judge for mediation.

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For the city of Rose Bud, installing restrooms at the Bill Moon Memorial Park has taken priority over adding shading equipment over the playground, according to Mayor Shawn Gorham.

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Searcy resident Ruth Simpson remembers being 3 years old, up on the roof helping her parents, "until my grandmother pulled in the driveway and said, 'Get her off the roof!'" she said with a laugh.

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Three of the four schools in the Riverview School District have improved their overall Every Student Succeeds Act grades, according to interim Superintendent Judy Ballard.

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Among the candidates to file for the March primaries are three seeking to replace the Big Creek Township constable who is facing five rape charges.

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Author and speaker Liz Murray, known for her "homeless to Harvard" story, sees her background as a way to help others overcome obstacles and learn they can't get their alone.

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The monthly trash pickup rate will increase by $2 at the beginning of the year after Searcy City Council officially made the decision by passing an ordinance Tuesday night.

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A "very successful" drive-through flu clinic in Little Rock for the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System led to the decision to offer drive-through clinics in Searcy, according to Chris A. Durney, public affairs officer for the system.

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According to Pangburn School District Superintendent David Rolland, it's important to teach students to not only be better academically, but also personally.

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When Cold War veteran and Searcy resident Leslie Dennis served in the military, her "class was the first one that had to do everything that the men had to do," she said. "And I was in a male dominant field in the military police, so they made examples out of us."

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Searcy officials are expected to decide tonight whether to expedite spending more than $110,000 on five new patrol vehicles for Searcy police officers to use before the cars become unavailable.

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A Judsonia woman is fighting crime in her neighborhood with cookies.

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Honor, courage and commitment, the core values of the Marine Corps, were shared by Staff Sgt. Michael Mosher with several veterans, their families and supporters Monday.

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The city of Pangburn and water and sewer department are "getting traction" in ongoing litigation against the company that built its water treatment plant, according to Mayor Michael Marsh.

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"My name is Emily Pechoski. And on my 11th birthday I decided, well, in the past two years I have done fundraisers for people," began a letter from an 11-year-old girl from McRae to the Paws Inn Store in Searcy. "So on my 11th birthday I decided why don't I do a fundraiser for animals now. S…

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Rose Bud had nothing less than a B on its Every Student Succeeds Act scores from the Arkansas Department of Education, according to Superintendent Luke Lovins.

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A 25-year-old Cabot man accused of holding a McDonald's manager hostage in El Paso and threatening to stab her multiple times was appointed a public defender in White County Circuit Court last week.

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The Searcy Municipal Airport has run into an issue with one of its two ongoing projects after it failed a proof roll test due to wet soil, according to contracted airport engineer Bob Chatman.

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Before there was a Prelude to the Holiday Craft Fair, both Searcy Parks and Recreation and the Newcomers League of Searcy held craft fairs, according to Barbara Hubach, office manager for the Carmichael Community Center.

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"Into the Woods Jr." was chosen as Searcy High School's musical this year because "we thought it would be a good one for her [Christy Fudge's] first year as choral director," according to fine arts teacher Mandy Taylor.

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A 37-year-old Searcy man was sentenced to 25 years in prison in White County Circuit Court on Wednesday for sexually assaulting a minor.

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