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Train Hits Tractor Trailer Rig, Driver Jumps Clear

Feb 13th, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher

A tractor trailer rig was struck around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Cypress Street railroad crossing in downtown Beebe. The driver, Mark Martin, was attempting to cross the tracks when his trailer got stuck. He called the Beebe Police, according to Cpt. Eddie Cullum, and the police contacted the northbound Union [...]



2nd Guilty Suspect

Feb 6th, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

On 01/08/2014, Franklin L. Markham, 33, of Beebe, pled guilty to “Criminal Mischief in the First Degree” and was sentenced to 48 months probation, a $1,000.00 fine and ordered to pay $1,000.00 restitution to the damage he caused on 03/06/2013.
Markham drove past a residence on North Pecan Street and observed a car parked in the [...]



Guilty Pleas in Circuit Court

Jan 30th, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Beebe Police Captain Eddie Cullum released the following information regarding recent guilty pleas to felony charges in the White county Circuit Court:
Anthony Scott Fortune, 61, of Hwy. 31, Lonoke, AR was sentenced to 48 months probation for “possession of a firearm by certain persons.” Fortune was also fined $1,500. and ordered to pay $150. in [...]



New Library Gets Name

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

The White County Library Board  chose to name the new branch of the White County Library System, Goff Public Library. The name was presented at a special council meeting Monday night, Jan. 20th, and was unanimously approved by the council.
The library will hold it’s grand opening in a few weeks as work and moving nears [...]



Therapy Dog Introduced to Beebe School Board; Number of Groups Show Appreciation to Board During ‘Board Appreciation Month’

Jan 16th, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

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BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
Several groups from Beebe Schools presented gifts and presentations Monday night to the Beebe School Board to mark ‘School Board Recognition Month’ in January.  Also recognized for his efforts for the school district’s internet web site was Nathan Stigler - who is in charge of technology at the district.
Korie- the [...]



Woman Dies of Apparent Smoke Inhalation at Local Motel

Jan 16th, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
A woman staying at a local motel died of apparent smoke inhalation Tuesday, January 7th.  Kimberly Copeland, 44, of Ward, was found dead by police around 1:52 p.m. in her motel room in Beebe. The power had been off for several hours at the motel - as it was in many businesses [...]



Power Usage Due to Extreme Cold is Cause of Recent Power Outage

Jan 16th, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
The high usage of electricity during the sub-freezing weather last week was the cause of a power outage Tuesday, January 7th. The time of many of the outages varied from Monday night and on into Tuesday.
According to Entergy spokesperson, Sally Graham, “At 12:52 p.m. on Tuesday, we had an outage that [...]



“Fill the Truck” Arrives at Distribution Point for Angel Tree Donations

Dec 26th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

The “Fill the Truck” and Coat Drive was a partnership between Walmart, Beebe Chamber of Commerce, Beebe Fire Department and Beebe Police Department. More than $5,700 in monetary donations was collected ($674 collected on-site at the event at Walmart, $900 Walmart grant, $1,700 donated through the City of Beebe for the McAfee family and $2,500 [...]



Council Approves 2014 Budget; Includes 3% Salary Increase for City Employees, Elected Officials

Dec 26th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
In their regular monthly meeting held Monday night, Dec. 16th, the Beebe City Council approved the 2014 Budget which includes a 3% salary increase for city employees and elected officials.
In other action, the council heard an informational report from Leslie Richardson on the city possibly joining the Arkansas Downtown Network - a [...]



Guilty Pleas in Circuit Court

Dec 19th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent guilty felony pleas in the White County Circuit Court.  The date of the adjudication was December 3rd, 2013.
Donald Raymond Harrison, 51, of England, Arkansas pled guilty to “Possession of Methamphetamine” and “Possession of Meth Paraphernalia”. Harrison was arrested by Officer Misty Goss on August [...]