Panhandlers, Beggars, Bums “trashing” Searcy!!

At the prompting of a Searcy business owner, city officials are considering ways to prevent panhandling and littering in the city.

Kim Wyatt, owner of Kim’s Cutz, spoke about the issue at the Searcy City Council’s agenda meeting Thursday night.

“There’s a lot of people in our city who are really discouraged by the panhandling and the littering and no one really knows what to do about it,” she said.

According to Wyatt, there has been trash at the United Methodist Church’s parking lot at 304 N. Main St. for over two weeks due to “good citizens” giving food to panhandlers who don’t eat the food and leave the trash.

Wyatt said she has received several private messages from people who send pictures of the panhandlers at the bank with their money or buying lottery tickets and cigarettes.

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