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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The De Queen City council unanimously gave the go-ahead to overturn a resolution and reinstate the replatting of Phase 3 of the Coulter Estates subdivision planned to be adjacent to the Phase 1 and 2 subdivisions, north of De Queen High School. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

On May 12, Sevier County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Davignon and Investigator Brian Hankins were dispatched to a residence in Horatio to take a residential burglary report. They were able to develop two potential suspects in the case identified as Jonathan Gonzalez, 20, and a 17-year-old juvenile female. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson gave his COVID-19 update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in Forrest City on Monday, May 18. Hutchinson was joined by Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith.  In opening comments Hutchinson stated that 550 tests were given in Forrest City, whic…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

(LITTLE ROCK) – As the summer season begins and families set out on their travels across Arkansas, state and local law enforcement officers are sending a clear message to motorists, Click It or Ticket.  Seat belt laws are enforced to protect drivers and their passengers from unnecessary inju…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020

Sevier County Sheriff’s Department monthly totals for April: Total hours deputies were on duty: 2,054. Total miles driven while on duty: 19,137. Total fuel used: 1,395.6 gallons. Total calls taken by deputies: 156. Total motor vehicle accidents worked: 18. Total traffic stops: 30. Total cita…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

On May 7 at approximately 8:21 p.m., De Queen Police Ptl Robert King was patrolling on W. Collin Raye Drive when he observed someone trying to flag down cars. King made contact with the individual who was identified as Jessie William Helms. During the course of the investigation it was deter…

Dr. Steve Cole, chairman of the Sevier County Hospital Board, spoke to the Sevier County Quorum Court at their May meeting held Monday. Cole said that the hospital board, while technically meeting only once a month, are communicating by phone, text and other means in order to make decisions …

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Members of the Sevier County Extension Homemakers Clubs (EHC) have been working since last fall to collect food and raise money as part of a statewide effort to provide one million meals for food-insecure Arkansans. Now they're taking their food drive online, beginning April 23.

On Saturday, May 2, Deputy Isaac Alvarado with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a complaint of a possible domestic crime at 227 Chapel Hill Road. Upon Alvarado’s arrival, he came in contact with Mitchell Henderson, 22 and a female victim.

Sevier County District Court is implementing precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as recommended by the Center For Disease Control and Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

As our community and local businesses face difficult times and a challenging situation, The De Queen Bee has created an Advertising Matching Partnership that will offer $50,000 worth of matching marketing dollars to local businesses in our surrounding area.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Times were tough already for many local families, long before the shutdown of businesses in De Queen and Sevier County due to the coronavirus and covid-19 infections. As government-mandated quarantines went into effect, it was the low-wage, paycheck to paycheck workers already struggling to …

Friday, May 01, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Gyms and fitness centers may resume operations on May 4, 2020, under certain guidelines established to protect the health and safety of employees and patrons, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at his daily press briefing today. Under these guidelines, gyms and fitness centers m…

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Severe storms moved through the Ark-La-Tex overnight, causing extensive damage to SWEPCO’s electric system and leaving approximately 35,000 customers without power.

A very serious storm hit De Queen and Sevier County last night, leaving a wake of damage across the county. According to the Sevier County Sheriff's Department, numerous trees were felled as well as power lines on Highway 71 north and south of De Queen, Highway 70 East, Highway 329 and Highw…

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020

De Queen Police Ptl. Gilberto Elizondo was patrolling, looking for a loose cow on April 21, when he saw a vehicle parked at TJ's gas station on Collin Raye Drive and 9th Street, where the individual appeared to be asleep.

De Queen Police Ptl. Brady Hanney was dispatched to the Sonic restaurant on Collin Raye Drive on April 17, in reference to a physical domestic report. Upon arrival, Hanney spoke to Sgt. Wayne Baker, who was off-duty at the time, and witnessed a physical altercation between Michael Harper, 48…

De Queen Police Sgt. Wayne Baker was dispatched to Locke Ave. on April 22, in reference to an accident. While en route, Baker was told that a woman had fled the scene on foot. Baker located the female, identified as Jessica Bress, 22, of De Queen. Bress was placed into custody and transporte…

Friday, April 24, 2020
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020

On April 11, De Queen Ptl. Jarrin Platt was dispatched to Taco Bell in reference to a domestic violence crime in progress. Platt made contact with the female victim who advised that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend who was identified as David Thorpe, 34, of Van Buren. Officers were in…

De Queen police Ptl. Jarrin Platt was dispatched to Walmart on April 12, in reference to a shoplifting. Platt made contact with the Walmart asset protection manager who advised that Emily Churchwell, 22, of De Queen, had stolen approximately $78.47 worth of merchandise. Churchwell was cited …

It was only a few weeks ago that the fledgling industry of telemedicine was being hailed as the future of medical care that would one day become the norm. Then came the coronavirus and covid-19 and visiting the doctor’s office began to be discouraged as it was fast becoming just another oppo…

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sevier County Sheriff’s Department monthly totals for March 2020: Total hours deputies were on duty: 1,929; Total miles driven while on duty: 21,658; Total fuel used: 1,373.2 gallons; Total calls taken by deputies: 187; Total motor vehicle accidents worked: 20; Total traffic stops: 39; Total…

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Sunday, April 12, 2020