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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Sevier County Clerk’s Office is preparing for the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election and they are advising voters to prepare as well. In an ad that ran in last week’s Bee, the clerk’s office urged resident to register to vote by Oct. 5 and, if voting by mail, to request a ballot early with…

On Sept. 20, De Queen Police PFC. Doug Johnson initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at 9th Street and De Queen Ave. Johnson made contact with the driver identified as Marcia Rowland, 59, of De Queen. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Sevier County Health Unit will offer flu vaccinations beginning Monday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 25. This year’s clinic will be a week long event and will be held at the Methodist Church parking lot across the street from the Sevier County Health Unit. Trained staff will be provid…

Thursday, September 17, 2020

De Queen Lions Club new members were inducted and club directors and officers were installed at Tuesday's noon meeting. New members are Stephen Copley and Tiffany Maurer. Lion Scott Simmons was elected to the office of president and will replace outgoing president, Bryan Blackwood. The Lion …

A Texas man accused of killing three people in a suspected drunk driving accident in Horatio on Oct. 12, 2019, withdrew his not guilty plea in a Pike County courtroom last Tuesday, waived his right to a trial and was sentenced Wednesday in a Sevier County courtroom to 80 years in the Arkansa…

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Sevier County Quorum Court, at a special meeting held on Sept. 11, passed an ordinance authorizing the issuance of sales and use tax bonds for the purpose of financing the costs of building a new hospital in Sevier County and pledging to use the voter-approved 1 percent sales and use tax…

Sunday, September 13, 2020

De Queen Public School officials thanked Tyson Foods Inc. for their generous donation of $5,000, money that was used to help purchase new picnic tables and benches for the outdoor seating areas at the middle school and junior high. The picnic tables are located underneath the newly construct…

John Terrell (2nd from right) was recognized for achieving rank of Senior Master Technician with Ford Motor Company. Terrell has been employed at De Queen Auto Group for 26 years. Pictured L-R: Dave Martin, Ford field service engineer; Jay Dooley, owner; Terrell, a Ford certified mechanic an…

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Local firefighters and law enforcement honored the 343 firefighters that died in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, by walking down Collin Raye Drive from the KDQN building to the Tractor Supply parking lot, beginning at 8:46 a.m. Saturday morning. Eight local firefighters had planned to scale…

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The office of Dr. Randy Walker held a diaper drive for the month of August, 2020.  It resulted in 28,927 being collected for donation to Sevier County DHS and Beth Tody with the Early Childhood Program Coordinator for Sevier County.

Johnny Chambers of De Queen was the winner of the Sept. 3 Bee football contest, missing only one game. Pictured with Chambers is Renee Logan of Harris Drug & Gifts, a sponsor of the Bee contest. Honorable mention went to Mike Atkins, Sandra Daniels, Cheryl Huston and J.P. Johnson, all wh…

Thursday, September 03, 2020
Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Phil Johnson of De Queen was the winner of the Aug. 27 Bee football contest. Entry forms must be put in one of four drop boxes located at Harris Drug, 205 W. De Queen Ave; Selena’s, 119 N. 4th Street; Mary P.O.P.S., 116 Hwy. 71N; or Better Body Fitness Center, 812 W. Collin Raye.

Imagine waiting years on a transplant list for the organ that could save your life knowing that for most — that lifesaving gift never comes. Then one day, the phone call that changes everything – the liver you’ve been waiting and praying for is available. 

Monday, August 31, 2020

Tiffany Maurer, Sevier County Economic Development coordinator, spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club last Monday. She is a graduate of De Queen High School and UA Cossatot. Maurer discussed the importance of residents completing the census and how it will affect funding for our community. She s…

Rotary Club District Governor Jamie Higgins visited the De Queen Rotary Club on Aug. 10. He has served as RYLA chairman and assistant district governor.  In high school, he was recipient of a Rotary scholarship. Higgins discussed District 6170 plans for the new Rotary year. He encouraged mem…

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Sevier County Sheriff's Sgt. Justin Gentry and Special Agent Greg Harper with the South Central Drug Task Force were on patrol in the south end of the county when Gentry noticed a white Ford pickup that he was following drive left of center several times and cross over…

Sunday, Aug. 6, Sevier County Sheriff's Deputy Alvin Philamlee was patrolling north of De Queen on Hwy. 71 and got behind a silver four-door Chevrolet, noticing the vehicle cross the double yellow lines several times. Philamlee initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and came into contact wi…

Friday, August 21, 2020

On Friday, Aug. 14, Deputy Kevin Cross was working stationary radar on Hwy. 71 South of Lockesburg, when he clocked a vehicle running 80 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Cross initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and came into contact with the driver of the vehicle, Wesley Schooley, of Horatio.

On Friday, Aug. 14, Sevier County Sheriff's Sgt. Justin Gentry and Deputy Chet Stubbs were patrolling on Hwy. 71 north of De Queen when they noticed a beige Ford Taurus traveling North on Hwy. 71 being driven by Barry Talley of De Queen. Deputies knew that Talley had felony warrants out for …

Sevier County Sheriff’s Department monthly totals for July: Total hours deputies were on duty: 1,989.5; Total miles driven while on duty: 24,332; Total fuel used: 1,535.4; Total calls taken by deputies: 158; Total Motor Vehicle Accidents worked: 20; Total Traffic Stops: 90; Total Citations i…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Senior United States Senator for Arkansas, John Boozman, visited UA Cossatot's De Queen campus on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Boozman met with UA Cossatot representatives to receive an update about the college and its programs.Local elected delegates were also invited to attend the private meeting to …

Monday, August 17, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020

On Aug. 8, De Queen Police Sgt. Bucky Sawyer was dispatched to a one vehicle accident on De Queen Ave. Upon Sawyer's arrival, he made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Angela Gonzalez, 33 of De Queen.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Healthy Connections will be conducting free physicals on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. at 1306 W. Collin Raye at their location in front of the old hospital. This service will be provided  for one day at no charge. This is an effort to assist the community facing challenges and hard…

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson, Friday, issued an executive order today that allows Arkansans to vote absentee if they are concerned that voting in person may be a risk to their health or the health of others because of covid-19. Executive Order 20-44 also allows elections officials to start proces…

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Sevier County Quorum Court will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the De Queen High School cafeteria. 

UA Cossatot’s annual Fiesta Fest held in Downtown De Queen will be postponed until May 1, 2021. Fiesta Fest organizers are already planning for next year’s festival and are working to create a fun and exciting event the entire Southwest Arkansas community will enjoy. Fiesta Fest focuses on b…

Friday, August 07, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order today that allows Arkansans to vote absentee if they are concerned that voting in person may be a risk to their health or the health of others because of covid-19. Executive Order 20-44 also allows elections officials to start p…

UA Cossatot, the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce, the city of De Queen, and the Sevier County Quorum Court are partnering to encourage Sevier County residents to respond to the U.S. Census and have organized an iPad giveaway to take place on Sept. 1 at noon that will result in two…

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Monday, August 03, 2020

Jessica Miller (right) was inducted as the newest member of the De Queen Rotary Club. Miller is the loan officer for the De Queen branch of Red River Federal Credit Union. She is pictured with her sponsor, Erika Buenrostro.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

On July 19, De Queen Police Officer Brady Hanney assisted Officer Robert King on a DWI traffic stop. The driver was identified as Carlos Pallares Bahena, 29, of De Queen. During the course of the investigation, Hanney had Bahena perform several field sobriety test and also administered a PBT…

Drive-up testing for covid-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aug. 6 at the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College De Queen campus, 183 College Drive in De Queen. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. The first 200 community members will be tested.