Area Road Improvements Approved

Several area road projects have been green-lighted by ARDOT. Among the bids for improvements the Arkansas State Highway Commission has More »

Liheap - Winter

LiHEAP Utility Assistance Program Closing

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will Close the Summer LiHEAP Utility Assistance More »

Farm Family Of The Year

2019 District Farm Families Of The Year Named

The eight district winners in the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, representing the More »

Arkansas Activities Association

Getting Smart But Acting Foolishly

We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using smart cards and even drink smart water. But, really, More »

State Law STKR

Arkansas Motorist Proper Lane Usage Law

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is installing signs across the State to remind motorists of an existing law that prevents More »

blood donations

Give The Gift Of Life

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

Area Burn Bans & Wildfire Risk


Cleburne County is the first in the listening area to institute a Burn Ban, joining 18 other counties in the southwest part of the state.

Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker has issued a Burn Ban for Faulkner County effective starting Wednesday morning at 7:00am.

Izard County Drug Arrest

Kenneth Smith

Izard County Sheriff Earnie Blackley says last Thursday, a couple was arrested after deputies, agents with the 16th District Drug Task Force and officers with the Arkansas State Police executed a search warrant at their residence in Sage.

Arrested were 46-year old Kenneth Douglas Smith and 37-year old Amy Lee Smith.

Hays 2 Going Out Of Business

Hays 2 Searcy

Hays 2 in Searcy is going out of business.

After more than 35 years of combined operation, the Arkansas family-owned clothing business is closing it’s doors for good.

In a news release, Tyler Hays announced that he is quitting the business.

Quorum Court Meetings


Faulkner County and White County Quorum Courts meet in regular session today.

On the Faulkner County agenda, besides the monthly reports from the Treasurer, County Clerk and Sheriff, new business on the docket sees a couple of appropriation ordinances.

WBU Launching Student Work Initiative

Williams Baptist University

Williams Baptist University will soon give students a chance to work their way through college, with the potential to graduate debt-free.  The private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge, announced Monday that it is launching an initiative known as Williams Works, a program that will allow students to work part-time jobs to have their tuition and fees completely covered.

White County Commodities Distribution


Friday sees the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas distributing commodities in White County.

Distribution is from 8:15 – 11:30am in the morning at the A-J Baker National Guard Armory, 3105 South Main Street in Searcy.

Commodities will be given on a first come first served basis, with each household receiving 1 to 3 of each item while supplies last.

Missing 18 Year Old

John Bailey

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing man.

Authorities say 18-year old John Quentin Bailey has not been seen for three weeks.

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