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Council Approves Placing Sales Tax Increase Proposal on Nov. 4th Ballot; Sets Date for Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

Aug 27th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
The Beebe City Council Monday night approved an ordinance which will place a proposed 1/4 of 1-cent sales tax as a funding source for improved fire protection. The action comes as somewhat of a tactical maneuver as the county is placing a similar proposal on the Nov. 4th ballot but the funds [...]



New Businesses Under Construction

Aug 20th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

If you’ve driven by Walmart anytime within the past few months, you have noticed that there are several structures being built.   According to the former landowner, John P. Hayes, the businesses that are under construction now are, beginning at the right (west) of Walmart are: AutoZone, Anytime Fitness, Dollar Tree, Hibbett Sports, AT&T and [...]



Elma Herrod Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Aug 13th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

Elma Herrod celebrated her 102nd birthday at the Senior Citizens Center on August 6th with many friends and family. Elma was born in Stone County near Mountain Home and  attended school and played basketball at McRae- winning many trophies. She was married twice and had two children: Duane Robinson and JoAnn Barrentine. She received a [...]



Council Discusses Changes to Flea Market Ordinance, Stray Cats Around the City

Aug 6th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

BY
LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
Flea Markets and cats were some of the issues discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Beebe City Council held Monday night July 28th.
Owners of the Junk House Flea Market, Morgan and Kathy Hall attended the meeting to discuss their views on the city’s ordinance which limits the opportunity for flea markets [...]



Dr. Ruth Couch Passes From this Life

Jul 30th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher

Dr. Ruth Couch, a  good friend of mine and many people in Beebe and around the state,  died this past week.
She was very active in many different organizations and began her college teaching career at ASU-Beebe in 1971. In later years, she became the director of the Beebe Chamber of Commerce. She [...]



Beebe School Board Approves New “Drone” Program for New School Year

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
The Beebe School Board met Monday night, July 7th for their regular monthly meeting.
Mike Tarkington, principal of Beebe High School 9-10 presented a program which Chad Mercado, a computer teacher in the high school, will start a new program entitled UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) which will allow high school students to build [...]



John Douglass Inducted into Softball Hall of Fame

Jul 16th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

By Lee “Cat” McLane
Editor/Publisher

John Douglass and his wife, Martha, are pictured above during the Softball Hall of Fame induction, Friday, July 4th, in Sherwood Sports Complex.
When contacted Monday, July 14, John Douglass said of his recent induction, “It was a real honor,” Douglass said. “I started playing softball in 1944 when I was 15 years [...]



City’s 4th of July Extravaganza Enjoyed by Hundreds Soulsations and 302 N. Main a big hit!!!

Jul 10th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
The weather was perfect - and I mean perfect - for a great 4th of July celebration which the City of Beebe so graciously provided for the citizens Friday night, July 4th,  at the city park.
Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the free food, drinks, waterslide and great music performed by [...]



Opal Burns Celebrates 103rd Birthday!

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

Mrs. Opal Burns celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 1st at the Beebe Senior Center with family and friends. Opal was born on July 1, 1911, still lives on her own and is the mother of Bobby Burns of Beebe. Congratulations, Opal!



Mayor Says Allegations Of Civil Rights Issue Is a Zoning Issue

Jun 25th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

BY LEE ‘CAT’ McLANE
Editor/Publisher
Bertram Dahl, high priest of the Seekers Temple and his members were present along with a room full of fellow Beebe citizens at Monday night’s city council meeting.
Mayor Mike Robertson addressed the crowd which not only filled the meeting room at city hall but also spilled over onto the front porch area [...]