Drive Sober

Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

 One last blast of summer fun too often turns into death and tragedy caused by drunk drivers traveling across state More »

Grill-Fest

Grill-Fest Event Countywide Pep Rally

SEARCY, AR – Grill-Fest is expanding this year to become White County’s Ultimate Tailgate Pep Rally benefiting Jacob’s Place Homeless More »

LIHEAP

LiHeap Summer Applications Still Accepted

The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council is still taking Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Summer Applications. Applications are accepted Mondays More »

red cross

Red Cross Blood Drives Give The Gift Of Life

The American Red Cross had a critical need for O Negative Blood Donors. O negative blood is used when there More »

ATM Theft

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The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a theft investigation.

Police say the suspect is responsible for stealing an ATM from First Service Bank around 3:00am Wednesday morning.

Prostitution Sting Nets Nine Arrests

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Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Lt. Chad Wooley reports during the evening hours of 8/17/2017 the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office conducted a prostitution demand reduction operation at an undisclosed location in Faulkner County.

Confederate Monument Protest In Searcy

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The hacktivist collective Anonymous is planning a “Denouncement Day” this afternoon to “denounce the Confederacy, to denounce racism, bigotry and hate,” saying “it is time to take down these monuments of hate ourselves.”

Anonymous plans ops to take down confederate monuments at eleven sites today, including three in Arkansas, the Searcy Confederate Memorial, the Jackson Guards Memorial in Jacksonport and the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Little Rock.

“Relocate Confederate Monuments”

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) – The Democratic Party of Arkansas says Confederate monuments should be removed from public grounds and placed in museums and privately owned spaces.

The party said in a statement Thursday that “Objects that romanticize the darkest days of our history do not belong on taxpayer funded public grounds.”

Greers Ferry Dam Bridge Closure

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The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 25 across Greers Ferry Dam, weather permitting, from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and again on Aug. 22, if needed, to install equipment on Greers Ferry Dam. During the closure equipment will be reinstalled to resume tainter gate maintenance that was interrupted because of high water earlier this year.  Alternative route will be Highways 16 and 92 around the west side of the lake. 

Crawford Introduces ARRC Act

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) announced today the introduction of the Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities (ARRC) Act, a bipartisan bill that will help rural communities bolster their efforts to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic. Congressman Crawford joined Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Roger Marshall (KS-01) and Dwight Evans (PA-02) in introducing the legislation in the House of Representatives. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Luther Strange (R-AL) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) also introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Former Sheriff Announces Candidacy

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Pat Garrett, who served as White County Sheriff from 2001 until 2007, announced today that he will seek the office of White County Sheriff in the 2018 election. Garrett served three terms as sheriff after winning the November 2000 election, unseating the incumbent sheriff, Jess Odom. He served until January 1, 2007.

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