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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 [...]



White County District Court Beebe Department November 2013

Dec 12th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

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Warrants Served

Dec 5th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding the arrest of a Beebe man for drug and alcohol violations.
On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, John Carl Kuntz, 70, of Beebe was served with arrest warrants charging him with nine (9) felony violations and one (1) liquor violation.
The felony charges were: “Maintaining a drug premises [...]



Fire Saturday Night Destroys Beebe Home

Dec 5th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
It was a very long and stressful night Saturday for the families of Doug and Bridget Henderson and their two girls, Kelly, 11, and Cassie, 16.   Fire broke out in their home located just off Hwy. 31 South  around 11:30 p.m.   Beebe Volunteer Fire Department came on the scene and [...]



Arkansas Drivers Urged to Use IDriveArkansas.com for Holiday Travel Information

Nov 27th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday.
Extensive highway improvements are underway in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible.
Still, with [...]



Animal Control Issue Regarding Banned Breeds Dominates Council Meeting

Nov 21st, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
Mayor Mike Robertson told council members Monday night that he was concerned with the current ordinance concerning banned breed dogs in the city. Those banned breeds are Pit Bulls and others in that category of terriers. The city attorney, Barrett Rodgers, said that perhaps the city should combine the banned breeds and [...]