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Searcy Shooting Suspect Identified

Matthew Scott Barber

Searcy Police have identified the suspect in the shooting incident from late Wednesday night.

Sergeant Todd Dewitt says police arrested 18-year old Matthew Scott Barber, of Searcy, and he’s been charged with 1st degree battery.

Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

Michael Stephen

A Stone County sheriff’s deputy is among two people who died in a shooting Thursday morning.

Samuel Fullerton, 39, of 2021 Flag Road, Leslie, has been identified as the deceased suspect in yesterday’s Stone County officer involved shooting.

Erika Johnson, 32, a resident at the Flag Road address, has been identified as the female who was wounded in the shooting incident.  Her wound was reported to be non-life threatening.

Searcy City Council Special Meeting

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A special meeting of the Searcy City Council has been called for Friday, July 19, 2019  at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of Searcy City Hall.

Area Residents Among New State Troopers

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(LITTLE ROCK) – Thirty-six Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits have graduated Thursday night and will arrive in the coming days at their new assignments within the department’s Highway Patrol Division.  The graduates are filling highway patrol vacancies in 21 different Arkansas counties.

Teacher Of The Year Regional Finalists

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education has announce the names of the 15 exceptional teachers named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key will recognize the regional finalists and announce the four state semi-finalists at a special event August 1st at the Governor’s Mansion.

Home BancShares 2Q Earnings

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Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, released solid second quarter earnings today that included over $1 billion in loan production at an average interest rate of 6.1% and a strong net interest margin that was relatively flat at 4.28%.

Arkansas Disaster Assistance


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – There are 3 weeks left to register for Federal assistance for damages sustained in the flooding that occurred from May 21 to June 14. The registration deadline is August 7.

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