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New “Watersheds of War: Traversing Central Arkansas” Exhibit

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

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Arkansas Arts Council Exhibit Opening at Historic Arkansas Museum

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

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What’s Left?

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Opinion

When I was thinking about what to write about for this week, I thought, sure - I’ll write about Mother’s Day (it’s this Sunday)!  But, I decided it would be more  interesting to see what I wrote about in this column a few years back. I went to May 11, 2006 and here is what [...]



Smith Westbrook Funeral Home’s “Retire Your Flag” Program

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Community

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City/County Sales and Use Tax Revenues

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Community

City (sales tax)       City Tax Revenue (1 yr. ago)    County Tax Revenue (rate)  (1 yr. ago)
Jan. 2015
Beebe (1) 115,640.39 (113,933.25) 83,136.16 (1.5) (84,802.31)
Bald Knob (1.5) 49,921.59 (49,005.95) 32,924.87 (1.5) (33,584.73)
Garner (0) 0 3,227.71(1.5) (3,292.39)
McRae (1) 3,251.83 (3,052.02) 7,751.04 (1.5) (7,906.38)
Searcy (1.5)     [...]



Cotton Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Access to Community Pharmacies

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R- W.Va.) today in introducing legislation to help preserve senior citizens’ access to the prescription drugs and important healthcare services provided by community pharmacies.  The bill, Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act, S. 1190, is also co-sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and [...]



Lady Badgers 4 x 800 Track Team Earns 1st Place; Badger Boys Won 1st Place in Tourney!

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Top Story

They competed here at home Friday in the 5A Central Track & Field Championship
The Lady Badgers 4×800 track team won 1st place in the 5A Central Track & Field Championship held here at Badger Stadium Friday, May 1st.  Pictured above, from left: Tori Colbert, Taylor McGraw, Coach Cari Rector, Allie Lane, and Natalie Childress. Overall [...]



Beebe Junior High School January, February and March Students-of-the-Month

May 6th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Education

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Doyce D. Owens

May 5th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Doyce D. Owens, of Beebe, Arkansas, took Jesus’ hand and made his journey home Saturday, May 2, 2015, leaving his pain and suffering from cancer behind.
He was born May 6, 1942, to Delpherd and Odean (Blasingame) Owens.
Doyce was a born-again Christian and Baptist by faith.  He cast out a lot of demons in his last [...]



Billy Sloan Thornton

May 5th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Billy Sloan Thornton was born on July 2, 1929, a son of the late Claude and Ester Thornton. Bill married Christine Allison on January 27, 1956. Together they raised four children and ran a dairy farm in Hickory Plains, Ar. They were married for fifty-nine years and were devoted members of Hebron United Methodist Church. [...]