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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

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 …

Monday, January 07, 2019

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

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…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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…

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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 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