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Friday, September 21, 2018

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department reported that they had 102 total inmates booked into the jail for the month of August. Community service picked up at De Queen Lake, Rink, South Park, Dunn, Provo, A.L. Tribble, Chapel Hill, Buzzard Roost, Landfill and Dike roads. Community service also…

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the hiring of new executive director, Mrs. Suzanne Babb. Babb is a 20-year business owner in the De Queen area and is involved in several other community organizations that promote business retention, expansion and helping…

De Queen police made a DWI/Drugs arrest the afternoon of Sept. 15 at approximately. Pfc. Bucky Sawyer and Officer Doug Johnson received a call of a possible intoxicated driver driving erratically and in the wrong lane at the four-way intersection on Collin Raye Dr.

The Sevier County Rural Development Authority met in regular session Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Tres Agaves Conference Room on the UA Cossatot De Queen Campus. The purpose of the meeting was held to ratify the RDA’s strategic plan. In attendance were Chairman Dr. Steve Cole, Crystal Rankin,…

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018

Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex, won the Blue Ribbon for the Tyson Booth at the 2018 McCurtain County Fair in Idabel, Okla. on Sept. 8. The Tyson Live Production Team followed the theme "Barn Walk" and was awarded the blue ribbon for best decorated booth at the fair. The Idabel Chamb…

Angie Walker, office manager for Dr. Randy Walker, was guest speaker at the De Queen Rotary Club laast Monday. Walker spoke to members about AR Works that requires certain recipients of Arkansas Works Medicaid to report work, volunteer or education activities to continue receiving their bene…

Pine Country Mobile Home Sales donated to Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas last week. Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas is working diligently in providing free books to the children of Sevier County between the age of birth until 5 with following statistics in mind.

The Southwest Arkansas Planning & Development District (Southwest) and Sevier County Economic Development are teaming up to host a "photo quest." They are seeking photographs that showcase Sevier County in Southwest Arkansas. The contest will officially open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17…

Thursday, September 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again when residents of De Queen and Sevier County get together to honor the roots of the area and raise funds for the Sevier County Museum; it’s time for the Hoo-Rah Festival. The annual event, which is the major fund-raiser for the museum, will be held on Oct. 6 in t…

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Hot Spot is a special event hosted by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the staff of Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area. This event includes trainings, clean up events, and school programs. With nearly 200 nationwide nominations, Cossatot River State Park– Natural Are…

Monday, September 10, 2018

Factory Connection in De Queen held its grand reopening on Thursday, Sept. 6. Their new store fully remodeled and now open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shelby Brown, manager, invites everyone to stop by and check out the newly remodeled store. 

Tyson Foods Grannis Plant HR Manager Mike Taylor, presented a $275 check to Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry on Aug. 31, that will help educate 100 children in Sevier County. A representative from Tyson said that they believe every kid should have a childhood filled with good memories and…

Friday, September 07, 2018

Seven Sevier County 4-H’ers competed against over 500 4-H’ers from across the state at the 2018 Arkansas State 4-H O’Rama held at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on July 24-27. To qualify for state level, they had to compete at the district level first.

Mark your calendar for an opportunity to meet and greet national, state, and local candidates running for office. The event is set for Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Building at Herman Dierks Park in De Queen. The event is sponsored by the Sevier County Democratic Women who will be …

The De Queen Police Department has opened an investigation into the bomb threat that was made to the Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant in De Queen early Tuesday evening. According to Police Chief Scott Simmons, department officers were dispatched to the scene prior to 6 p.m. on Sept. …

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Legacy Initiatives, in partnership with the US Army Corp of Engineers De Queen Office, has been selected by International Mountain Bicycling Association to receive the inaugural Accelerator Fund Grant to build trails around De Queen Lake. Legacy’s Sevier County project is one of only three s…

A pair of prominent De Queen property owners squared off at the city council meeting Tuesday night, one asking for a zoning change in order to build homes, and the other arguing that the homes would eventually attract the wrong element to the neighborhood. 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Power has returned to the city of De Queen, with lights switching on around 1:30 p.m., more than an hour after it first went off, slowing traffic and creating headaches for residents and local businesses. 

A fire has broken out in the back of Pruett's grocery store on Collin Raye Drive around 12:30 this afternoon. Firefighters and police personnel are on the scene and the store has been evacuated. 

De Queen Police are reporting that power is out throughout the city and no cause has been established. Power is also out in Horatio and county areas. Traffic is being handled at busy intersections by police. The power went out about 12:15 today. 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant in De Queen around 6 p.m. this evening. De Queen Police, De Queen Fire Department and the Sevier County Sheriff's Department all responded to the scene. Streets were blocked off around the Pilgrim facility, b…

A bomb threat has caused the evacuation of the Pilgrim's plant in De Queen. The plant was evacuated at around 6 p.m. De Queen Police, De Queen Fire and the Sevier County Sheriff's Department are on scene. Hundreds of Pilgrim employees are gathered across the street of the plant and law enfor…

The Tyson Foods, Broken Bow, Okla. plant donated 8,000 pounds of chicken to the Harvest Food Regional Food Bank in Texarkana, Ark. Manager Ryan Satterfield received the donation from Tyson Plant HR Manager, Mario Contreras on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the plant in Broken Bow. Representatives from…

Monday, September 03, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dustin Roberts, president of the De Queen Rotary Club, presented a $500 donation to the Sevier County Senior Citizen Center. On hand to receive the donation was assistant director Cathy McMahen of Columbia County Senior Meal Services. This meal service recently added 11 active senior centers…

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ASHDOWN — The Corps of Engineers, Millwood Project Office announced that Blue Ridge and Jefferson Ridge Park West Swim Beach on Dierks Lake, Coon Creek Swim Beach on Gillham Lake and Story Creek Swim Beach on De Queen Lake have been retested and officials have determined that it is safe for …

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas received a $1,000 donation from Horatio State Bank. On hand for the presentation were, left to right, Michael Griffin of Horatio State Bank, ZZ Kamruddin, Monica Pearce and Mary Ellen Dooley, representing the Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas…

(LITTLE ROCK) – Over the next few weeks, Arkansas law enforcement officers will participate in the national campaign to prevent impaired driving. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over operation will run from Friday, August 17th through Monday, September 3rd. 

Katelyn Patterson, left, and Antonette Worthey gave a report on their experience at Girls State for members of the De Queen Lions Club Tuesday. Both young ladies are students at De Queen High School. They were sponsored to Girls State by the De Queen Lions Club.

Staff from Dr. Randy Walker's office joined other medical and dental personnel to hold a free medical and dental clinic for Sevier County residents last Saturday. In addition to medical care, dental extractions and dental cleaning were provided. A block party was also held. The event was spo…

Danielle Duggan, a De Queen High School graduate and student at Arkansas Tech in Russellville, pursuing a degree in Business Administration, competed in the Texarkana Twin Rivers Pageant and was crowned 2019 Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers on Aug.25 in Texarkana.  Duggan will represent the title …