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ASU-Beebe   Chancellor Search Begins

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

Arkansas State University System President Charles L. Welch today announced the beginning of the search for a chancellor to succeed retiring ASU-Beebe Chancellor Eugene McKay. McKay announced in May that he would retire in January after almost 50 years’ service at ASU-Beebe, including the past 21 years as chancellor. Welch said the position and related […]



Unity Health Physician Receives Award

Sep 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

Unity Health’s Director of Medical Education, Dr. Dewey McAfee, was recently presented with the George Bean., D.O. Memorial Outstanding Physician Award by the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) in recognition of his representation of the osteopathic profession and his involvement in the development of new osteopathic residency programs at Unity Health in Searcy. “Being one […]



Badgers Top Panthers for First Time Since 2008

Sep 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

TEXT & PHOTOS BY: C. MICHAEL LONG Staff Sports Photojournalist It’s been seven long years of heartbreak for the Badger football team against the Greenbrier Panthers – but on Tuesday night September 1st in the First Security Kickoff Classic at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, that all came to an end, as the Badgers […]



House Fire on W. Oklahoma Brings Out Three Fire Departments

Sep 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE Editor/Publisher A house fire broke out Thursday afternoon, August 27th at about 2 p.m. at 110 W. Oklahoma Street.  According to Asst. Fire Chief Rick Jackson, 23 firefighters from three departments responded to the fire. Beebe, McRae and Antioch Fire Departments were represented and they brought the blaze under control in […]



Beebe Police Make Quick Arrests After Pharmacy Burglaries

Aug 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information concerning the recent burglaries of the Health-Way Pharmacy on DeWitt Henry Drive.  On Thursday, August 13th, at approximately 12 a.m. and again on Monday August 17th, 2015, the B.B.P.D. received notice of an alarm activation at the pharmacy.  The burglary on the 13th was responded to […]



Four Beebe WWII Veterans Attend “Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive!” Event at Capitol

Aug 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE Editor/Publisher It’s hard to imagine the experiences that these WWII veterans – men and women – have been through during their lifetimes.  As I stand here looking around the rotunda of the Capitol with hundreds of people filling this space – veterans, their spouses, children and other caretakers, I am in […]



Cong. Hill to Present at Mineral Owners Conf. Set for Aug. 22

Aug 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

Searcy Ar – The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) Arkansas chapter will host it’s ninth annual state conference, Saturday August 22 at Harding University in Searcy.  Congressman French Hill will be presenting and available for questions along with representatives from Southwest Energy’s Revenue Department, Arkansas Oil and Gas Commissions Deputy Director and others. Registration […]



“A Day of Caring” Held Last Saturday

Aug 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

By LEE “CAT” McLANE Editor/Publisher For the nineteenth year, “A Day of Caring” was held this past Saturday at the Ganus Athletic Center at Harding University in Searcy.  Hundreds of people came out to take advantage of the many services as well as merchandise offered. Services included were: medical exams, pap exams, dental exams, eye […]



Mural Honoring Veterans Completed; Named “Brothers and Sisters”

Jul 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

BY MELBA BRACKIN “The interest in Beebe’s first mural has been overwhelming,” said Melba Brackin, organizer of the event. As Thomas Fernandez, art instructor at ASU-Beebe climbed on a scaffold and began transforming the west wall of the Wilbur Mills Co-Op building on Main Street into a military mural, the July weather couldn’t have been […]



Shooting at Local Motel Beebe man wounded

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

Captain Eddie  Cullum of the Beebe Police Department released the  following  information regarding  a shooting  incident at a local motel. During the evening  of July 13th, 2015, shortly after 10 p.m. an altercation erupted between several subjects in a room at  a local motel. During the altercation one of the subjects pulled a pistol and […]