Wednesday, January 16, 2019
According to the Jan. 8 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following arrest warrants have been issued:
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 in the council room at city hall. The media was notified of the meeting.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department had 111 inmates booked into the county jail for November 2018. Community Service picked up at Dairy, Metcalf, Piney, Rink, HMB, Bellah Mine, Johnson Bridge, Tower, Chapel Hill, De Queen Lake and North 9th Street. Community Service also provided workers …
Kimberly Vick and Shelley Hunter were sworn in as CASA (Court-appointed special advocate)volunteers by Judge Charles Yeargan on Dec. 13. If you’re ready to make a difference in a child’s life, join CASA as they will be having a new training class in January in the De Queen office located in …
American Legion members served a spaghetti dinner local police and to families that participated in the department’s Shop with a Cop Christmas program that was held on Dec. 21, 2018. The Legion fed over 50 families and 25 law enforcement personnel.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Local pediatrician, Dr. Floyd Gonzalez, was named Arkansas’s 2018 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion Award Winner.
A Sevier County Sheriff deputy "running radar" at the intersection of Provo Road and N. Azalea St. in Lockesburg the evening of Jan. 13, pulled over a driver that ended up arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
De Queen Police were dispatched to a physical domestic call at the De Queen Villas apartments at 100 Treating Plant Road the afternoon of Jan. 10. Upon arrival, police made contact with Angela Vinyard, 47, of De Queen, who had injuries to her face that she said were caused by her boyfriend, …
Thursday, January 10, 2019
De Queen Fire Department personnel were called out to a home on fire at 125 E. Harvey Drive, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at around 3:38 p.m. Firefighters arrived four minutes later and found smoke pouring out from both the eaves and windows. After they had made entry and were inside, it was reported …
Penny Pinchers Hometown Missions made sure De Queen Medical Center employees had a cheerful Christmas in 2018, when they visited and brought gifts of food, toys, shoes, clothes and other goods to the hospital on Dec. 19.
Monday, January 07, 2019
Sevier County held their swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2.
De Queen Police Officer Jarrin Platt was dispatched early in the evening of Dec. 30 to a call of a recklessly driven vehicle that was alleged to have been driving in and out of traffic. The vehicle was reported to have stopped at the Walmart shopping center and was in the parking lot in fron…
Three people were charged with shoplifting from the De Queen Walmart the afternoon of Dec. 29.
Friday, January 04, 2019
It’s been an exciting year in Sevier County, Arkansas! Our county has experienced job growth and an increase in resident participation. In 2018, experienced leaders emerged, a few businesses have opened or expanded, and we are on the path to achieving greatness in 2019.
Two people were being treated for injuries at De Queen Medical Center after a two-car accident at the intersection of Collin Raye Drive and Hwy. 71 on Thursday, Jan. 3. According to De Queen Police, the accident occurred at 4:22 p.m. with police arriving within minutes.
Sevier County Deputy Justin Gentry was dispatched to 494 Chapel Hill Road on Monday, Dec. 31, for a call about an unwanted intoxicated person at the home. According to the dispatcher, the caller said that the suspect, Alexis Richards, 20, of Dierks, was banging her head against a car and try…
An Arkansas State Trooper has been hospitalized from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash in southwest Arkansas at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3.
Thursday, January 03, 2019
A De Queen man, 29-year-old Keith A. White, was charged with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing, after Sevier County Sheriff deputies responded to a burglary call at 195 Dunn Road, the evening of Dec. 28.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
The council met to continue the December council meeting in the council room at City Hall Wednesday, on Dec. 19. The media was notified of the meeting. The Council meeting was called to order at 5:46 p.m.
Coming into the new year, many are making their resolutions aimed at improving their health and/or finances, as well as other goals to improve their lives.
Monday, December 31, 2018
The city of Horatio said good-bye to its mayor of 24 years, Borden Neel, at a council meeting held on Dec. 3 at Horatio City Hall. Pictured above are council members John Payne, Hollis DeVasier, Desiree Barringer, Mayor Borden Neel and councilmember Reita Lofland, who also retired after 30 y…
After 13 years as the mayor of De Queen, Billy Ray McKelvy handed over the keys to City Hall and the mayor’s office to incoming Mayor Jeff Brown, at a retirement party held Friday at the community building at Herman Dierks Park.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
De Queen Chrysler was honored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for 25 years of service as a dealership in De Queen. From left to right: Joseph Brooks, field sales manager, Jay Dooley, owner of De Queen Chrysler, Mary Ellen Dooley, owner of De Queen Chrysler, Brent Burrows, district sales manager…
Dr. Randy Walker and Sevier County Justice of the Peace Angie Walker and their staff donated 50 Christmas grocery bags filled with turkey, stuffing, rolls, green beans, corn and dessert for employees of De Queen Medical Center last Saturday at the office of Dr. Randy Walker.
The following court cases were heard and disposed of during the Dec. 18 session of the District Court of Sevier County:
According to the Dec. 18 session of the District Court of Sevier County, warrants have been issued for the following:
It was a year of ups and downs for the residents of De Queen and Sevier County, as many things were accomplished and many challenges were presented. Below we highlight the events that shaped 2018.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
A community meeting has been called Dr. Jason Lofton and local businessman Chad Gallagher, concerning the hospital situation and the future of health care in Sevier County. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Legacy Center, 121 S. 3rd Street (the old…
A hit and run accident on Stilwell and 3rd Street, around noon, Saturday, Dec. 22, sent two people to the hospital and police are on the hunt for a white, four-door Ford pickup.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
The De Queen Police Department and the Sevier County Sheriff's Department, were joined by other law enforcement agencies in bringing the gift of Christmas to less fortunate kids on Dec. 21.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Financial problems and a lack of any leadership have taken root this holiday season at De Queen Medical Center, as employees are being paid sporadically, if at all, and management seems to have gone into hiding. In fact, at De Queen Medical Center, it’s uncertain who is in charge since the l…
Thursday, December 20, 2018
A De Queen woman was charged with third degree assault on a family or household member after sheriff deputies were dispatched to her home on Chapel Hill Road.
The Ranch House Cafe on E. Collin Raye in De Queen, held a Christmas party for their staff and family members on Saturday, Dec. 15. They served chips with a variety of exotic dips, sandwiches and other treats. Staff members participated in a gift exchange and were given cards and shirts from…
A group of Sevier County community leaders met to discuss options for the continuation of services in the event of a hospital closure, Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
An inmate at the county jail became belligerent with jail officials the morning of Friday, Dec. 14, causing him to be tased and restrained so jailer could perform a court mandated blood sugar test.
The Horatio Library has a new librarian, Amy Everts, who has replaced Joan Moore, who retired earlier this year. Everts, who worked in the children’s library in De Queen before taking the position in Horatio, has been around for a few months but is beginning to make her own unique imprint on…
The Sevier County Quorum Court voted to approve their 2019 budget, but not before Sheriff Robert Gentry voiced his objection to the budget that will cost him a deputy and further deplete his already thin patrol staff.
A woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after sheriff deputies observed her and a man walking in the middle of 9th Street with an open beer.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
According to the Nov. 27 session of the Sevier County District Court, the following warrants have been issued:
The following court cases were disposed of during the Nov. 27 session of the District Court of Sevier County:
Brother's Keeper Motorcycle Club members, along with Fukowee club members, took local kids Christmas shopping at Walmart on Dec. 17.
Monday, December 17, 2018
A 2015 Mack truck was hauling a trailer full of chickens northbound on Highway 41 near Piney Road, when the trailer became detached as the truck negotiated a right hand curve, crossed over into the southbound lane and entered the west ditch where it overturned. The incident occurred around 6…
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The De Queen City Council approved the purchase of a new software program that will make tracking code enforcement and property-related issues more reliable and efficient when they approved the city’s budget at their meeting on Dec. 11. Called iWorq, the software will make it easier to track…
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Local cheerleaders Halley Gentry, Aubrey Banhart, Kaylee Morgan, Mina McAda, Haylin Halcombe,Trevor Blankenship and Laiken Emerson, from Horatio High School and De Queen High School, were selected to perform in the Varsity Spirit Spectacular Parade at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Besid…
Arkansas State Troopers will be joined by city and county law enforcement officers in the coming days in a unified effort to remove impaired drivers from local streets and roads as well as state and U.S. highways. The special enforcement operation begins Friday, Dec. 14 and continues throug…
The Sevier County Quorum Court , at their Dec. 10 meeting, approved an ordinance which requires jail inmates, upon conviction to pay the expenses for bringing him or her to jail and also for his or her support from the day of their initial incarceration for the whole time they remains there.
A De Queen man was jailed on charges of reckless driving after leading a sheriff’s deputy on a chase through city streets on Monday, Dec. 10. Juan Mosqueda, 23, was booked into the Sevier County Jail on charges of reckless driving and no driver’s license and given a court date of Jan. 22, 2019.
A De Queen man was jailed on charges of DWI after a rollover accident on the S-curves on N. 9th Street near Robinson Road on Friday, Dec. 7. Roy Garza, 27, is facing charges of DWI and refusal to submit to chemical tests with a court date set for Dec. 18.
A De Queen man and woman will face charges after an encounter with sheriff deputies on the night of Saturday, Dec. 8. According to the sheriff’s report, Deputy Justin Gentry was driving through De Queen on Lakeside Drive when he observed a red Nissan Xterrra that appeared to have non-functio…
Monday, December 10, 2018
Horatio School District donated $1,000 to Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas.