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MIA Korean Soldier, Pfc. Robert Elijah “Bobby” Mitchell, Memorialized Saturday

Feb 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

Pfc. Robert Elijah “Bobby” Mitchell, of Garner, was declared missing in action Sept. 6, 1950 in the Korean War. His remains were never found. This past Saturday, Feb. 20th (which was Bobby Mitechell’s birthday) Bobby was given full military honors with a memorial service at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Over […]

Felony Arrests Adjudicated in Circuit Court

Feb 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

Beebe Police Department Criminal Investigator Steve Hall released the following information regarding the final adjudications on individuals arrested for felony charges by his department.  On 01/05 2016, James F. West, 40, of Ward pled guilty to: “Possession of Methamphetamine”, “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Package Meth” and “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to inhale/inject Meth”.  West was sentenced to […]

National Commander-in-Chief of VFW Visits Beebe VFW Post 7769

Feb 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

For the first time ever, the National Commander-in-Chief of the VFW made a personal visit to Beebe VFW Post 7769. National Commander-in-Chief John A. Biedrzycki stopped by Beebe during his five-day trip to Arkansas. There were several veterans present to meet the Commander-in-Chief. Biedrzycki encouraged the veterans to vote and to support candidates who support […]

2016 Beebe Chamber Banquet & Fundraising Auction Set for February 27th

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

The Beebe Chamber of Commerce will host their Annual Banquet and Fundraising Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th in the ASU-Beebe Student Center. This annual event is one of the Chamber’s largest of the year. This year’s theme, Celebrate Success, will be a tribute to those in the community that continue to make […]

Sonic Drive-In Adds New Stalls and Picnic Pavillion

Jan 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

If you’ve driven by Sonic Drive-In recently, you’ve noticed that there is a lot of construction and dirt moving going on. They are in their second phase of remodeling and updating the drive-in, according to Troy White, VP of Beebe Sonic Corp. The first phase was last March when they changed the canopy and lighting […]

Snow Falls in Beebe Early Monday Morning

Jan 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

Beebe area residents awoke early Monday morning to snow flurries and an eventual 1” accumulation on the ground but nothing on streets – except in shady areas. The temperatures were in the low 20’s so the snow stayed on the ground most of Monday as temperatures rose just above freezing. School was out for Martin […]

Retirement Party Honors ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay After Serving ASU-Beebe 50 Years

Jan 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

A retirement party was held Friday, Jan. 8th, 2016, to honor ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay – who is retiring this month after 50 years of service to the institution. There were about one hundred people who attended the event.  We wish Dr. McKay the best in his retirement and a big “Thank You” for […]

Council Approves 3% Pay Raise for City Employees in First Meeting of New Year

Jan 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Top Story

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE Editor/Publisher The Beebe City Council met in special session Monday night, Jan. 4, 2016 to review the budget and to deal with a police personnel matter. The council went into Executive Session and returned about 15 minutes later. After reconvening in session, the council approved a motion to terminate the employment […]

Torrential Rains Over the Weekend Brings Flooding to Windwood Subdivision

Dec 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Top Story

Several families evacuate Monday night

ASU-Beebe Chancellor McKay to Retire After 50 Years of Service

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

Dr. Eugene McKay, chancellor at Arkansas State University-Beebe, will retire in January 2016 after 50 years of service to the institution.  There will be a reception given in his honor on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Center. McKay has led the university for more than 20 years […]