Johnny Cash Heritage Festival This Weekend

JONESBORO — Two of America’s most renowned singer-songwriters will headline the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival to be held Oct. More »


Burn Ban In Effect

Continued dry weather across the state means several Arkansas counties have issued burn bans. Among them, Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Independence, More »


Commission Sets 2018 Fishing Regulations

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended fishing regulations for More »

August 29, 2012. Utah State University, Logan, Utah. 18-year-old Amanda Guzman is all smiles knowing that her donation makes a difference. Photo by Jody Lane/American 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 »

Sexual Assault Arrest

James Seger II

A White County man has been arrested on numerous charges of sexual assault and internet stalking of a child.

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens says 45-year-old James V. Seger II, of Searcy, is being held on an $800,000 bond charged with three counts of internet stalking of a child, six counts of first degree sexual assault and two counts of second degree sexual assault.

Searcy Has A New Fire Chief

Andy Woody

The City of Searcy is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Woody to the position of Fire Chief effective October 29, 2017.

Chief Woody has been in the fire service for over 20 years, the majority of that time was spent with the Springfield, Missouri Fire Department. He began there in 1997 and rose to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. In 2015 he began his employment with the Searcy Fire Department as the Training Officer and was then promoted to Assistant Fire Chief.

Suspected Arsonist Has Formal Charges

Carlon Ricks

Formal charges have been filed against a Faulkner County man suspected of setting fire to part of the Queens Manor Apartments complex on Saturday.

23-year old Carlon Elias Ricks, of Mayflower, is being held on a $750,000 bond on suspicion of arson.

Sickle Cell Symposium Tonight


People with sickle cell disease, their families, health care professionals and the public are invited to the 2017 annual Sickle Cell Symposium at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The symposium is free for the general public, and $20 for health care providers who want continuing education credit.

Free Fruit For Kids At Kroger


The Kroger grocery chain announced Wednesday that all of its Delta Division stores would provide free fresh fruit for customers’ children as the shop.

Kids can choose between bananas, apples, and a citrus fruit. According to a news release from the company, the fruit,  is free of charge for children up to 10 years of age.

General Revenue Off Limits


LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Arkansas’ governor said Tuesday he’d “vigorously oppose” any highway funding measure going before voters next year that calls for tapping into general revenue, such as taxes collected from vehicle sales, to pay for road improvements.

Historic Tax Incentives For Wal-Mart


Wal-Mart Stores recently announced plans to build a new headquarters in Bentonville, meaning the world’s largest retailer will likely receive the largest tax incentive package in Arkansas history.

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