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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 5,364 views]
Chili’s pitching in to help Searcy Goodwill store

The Goodwill store in Searcy was destroyed by a fire and a temporary one was set up within a week. No one was hurt in the fire and that is fortunate. What is not fortunate is that the store must be rebuilt and nonprofit, charitable organizations such as Goodwill aren’t exactly known for maintaining large building funds.
Chili’s restaurants throughout Arkansas are stepping in to help by donating 10 percent of their proceeds on Wednesday, June 25, to Goodwill in support of the Searcy rebuilding effort. All Chili’s restaurants in the …

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[15 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,235 views]
White County Master Gardeners Touch Spring Park

The White County Master Gardeners work is on full display at Spring Park in Searcy. Their handiwork is stunning.  The small park features a walking path lined with a variety of gorgeous plants with two different colored flowers and other color variations.  Even honey bees and butterflies enjoy themselves. Here are a few examples:

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[1 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 3,251 views]
Yarnell’s ceases operations

An estimated 200 people lost their jobs and a whole region will be without what has been a favorite ice cream for 75 years. Yarnell’s Premium Ice Cream ceased operations Thursday, according to a press release that was issued the same day.
The privately-owned company is based in Searcy.
Here’s a piece of the press release:
“This has been an extremely tough year for the ice cream industry in general, and particularly to regional, independent manufacturers like ourselves,” said Christina Yarnell, chief executive officer of Yarnell’s. “We have examined many possible avenues to …

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[12 Dec 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,144 views]
They will not be forgotten

“I’m going to ask you. Our Heroes are gone, but will they be forgotten?”
“I’m going to ask everyone. Our Heroes are gone, but will they be forgotten?”
The wind whistling by the microphone, loudly flapping the somber field of 114 flags and causing faces to retreat into raised coat collars could not drown out the heartfelt response. Once he heard everyone’s shouted oath to remember, Mike Nuckolls, Past State Commander of the VFW, raised a trumpet to his lips. The sad melody of “Taps” was added to the thunder of the …

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[12 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,257 views]
Searcy’s mayoral runoff race in headlines

Early voting begins Nov. 16 with Nov. 23 slated as election day for the race for Searcy’s mayor, a runoff race that has been less than smooth running since election day spit out the numbers to the close race.
The runoff election pits incumbent mayor Belinda LaForce’s 2,189 (38 percent) against challenger David Morris’s 1,954 (34 percent) votes. As runoff elections tend to draw far fewer voters, the race becomes one of who can drum up enough motivation in supporters to make a second trip to the poll.
Besides the red, white …