Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sevier County Sheriff deputies were involved in a shooting in the county on Oct. 22. No serious injuries were incurred and a suspect is in custody. Arkansas State Police are investigating and sheriff officials said more information will be forthcoming.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
De Queen Rotary Club distributed Webster dictionaries to De Queen Elementary 3rd graders this past week. De Queen Rotary participates in this an annual project to improve students’ reading, spelling and literacy skills. Each student received a copy that can be used for school assignments and…
Monday, October 21, 2019
An online fundraiser has been set up on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/donate/688075728348658/) to benefit a child who lost her mother, father and sister in an accident caused by a suspected drunk driver. Killed in the Oct. 12 accident on Hwy. 41 south of De Queen, were Jessica Baig, 32,…
Friday, October 18, 2019
Mt. Pleasant Church, 1350 Hwy. 329 in De Queen, will be having their Fall Festival on Oct. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be hay rides, a bonfire, food, drinks and fun.
A De Queen man, Ricardo Herrera, 32, was charged with felony possession and felony paraphernalia after an encounter with Sevier County Sheriff deputies led to the discovery of a burnt straw and suspected methamphetamine on him.
A De Queen woman was arrested and charged with a pair of marijuana misdemeanors after Sevier County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to Piney Road regarding a suspicious small white car pulling in and out of people’s driveways.
A Texas man accused of killing three people in a suspected drunk driving accident in Horatio on Oct. 12, posted a $100,000 bond and was released from jail on Oct. 17.
A Horatio woman, Kaitlyn Smart, 26, was charged with DWI, endangering the welfare of a minor and resisting arrest after Sevier County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a "suspicious person driving a small reddish colored car" call on Oct. 12.
A De Queen man was charged with DWI after being involved in a rollover accident on Hwy. 41 on Oct. 13. Sevier County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the highway south of De Queen and came into contact with Carlos Pallares Bahena, 29, the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. De…
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The Lockesburg Quilters and Crafters Guild will host their 2019 Quilt Show on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elation was the mood amongst city and county leaders after a sales tax measure designated to build a new hospital in Sevier County was passed in a landslide vote, 1,594 for (83.81 percent) versus 308 (16.19 percent) against. County voters also approved a bond measure by 1,594 for (84.20 perc…
About the time Ben Cirkles of Gillham was in the third grade, he had the chance to visit with a great uncle on his mother’s side of the family — family they didn’t see often. What he remembers of that long ago visit was the great uncle, Charlie Barrow’s gun collection, which had a John Wayne…
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Justin Blake Williams, 25, of Taylor, Texas, was charged with three counts of negligent homicide an one count of first degree felony battery on Tuesday, Oct. 15, after his vehicle collided with another vehicle while he was suspected by police of being under the influence.
Weston Harp was selected as the De Queen Rotary Club's Student of the month for October. Harp spoke to club members about his high school activities and plans to attend U of A Cossatot after graduation.
De Queen Rotarian Christy Gallegos, spoke to club members about her mission trip to Guatemala. The team consists of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, interpreters and local medical students. Staff visits with 250 patients per day. Medications, first aid and baby supplies must be brought…
Audrey Seymour and Amber Morris, 4H Ambassadors, spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club about the many projects that 4H participates in. They assist in Church of Christ food pantry, provide toys/hygiene items for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, visit local nursing homes and serve meals at the cance…
Monday, October 14, 2019
Morris Ranch Inc, Horatio, ranked as fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Arkansas with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2019, which ended Sept. 30, according to Mark McCully, Association chief executive officer.
The Sevier County Quorum Court will hold their regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14 on the second floor of the county courthouse.
During September the Chalice Cupboard assisted 70 families in Sevier County, including 131 adults and 108 children, totaling 239 people.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Three people were killed in a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 41 south of De Queen at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Friday, October 11, 2019
The Sevier County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that took place at 12:19 a.m. this morning in Lockesburg. Deputies responded to a call at 138 Saline Bluff Road and assisted Southwest EMS in loading the shooting victim, who was transported to St. Michaels Hospital in Texarkana.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Legacy Initiatives recently received a donation of health care supplies under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Health Kit Outreach program that enabled it to more effectively carry out its mission of enhancing De Queen and the surrounding areas through community development initiatives. T…
On Friday, Oct. 18, the University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation will host a drawdown to benefit the UA Cossatot Colts and Lady Colts basketball teams. The drawdown will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg gymnasium.
The De Queen Police Department gave notice to the public of two sex offenders that are living in the city.
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray was elected treasurer/secretary of the County Judge’s Association of Arkansas last month. He was sworn in during their fall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Benton. The officers are nominated and elected by Arkansas County Judges.
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray issued a press release stating that Bear Creek Cutoff will be closed for an extended period of time beginning Monday, Oct. 14, for bridge replacement.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
A new hospital will be built in Sevier County after voters overwhelmingly approved a 1 cent sales tax by 1,594 (83.81 percent) versus 308 against (16.19 percent). Voters also approved a bond measure by 1,594 for (84.20 percent) versus 299 against (15.80 percent).
Monday, October 07, 2019
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the community enjoyed a National Night Out at the Sportsplex in De Queen. It was a night of family friendly entertainment at no charge, which featured many different vendors, free hot dogs, and, a variety of activities, including a Little Debbie eat…
The Sevier County Sheriff's Department reported this morning they have captured Cameron Stinnett, an inmate who walked off from his work duties at the jail last week. Stinnett was found in the county.
Friday, October 04, 2019
De Queen police have identified a man who was found dead on the corner of 11th and W. De Qunicey in the early evening last Wednesday, Oct. 2. Curtis Hatchett, 50 of Foreman, was identified by the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock. Police say that they believe he died in a bicycle accid…
Thursday, October 03, 2019
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Arvest Bank presented De Queen Elementary School with an $8,000 technology grant. This grant will be used to provide the students with new Chromebooks, which have become an increasingly essential tool of education.
Sevier County Sheriff's Department continue to look for an escaped inmate, Cameron Stinnett, who walked off from his work duties at the jail. Stinnett, 27, is described as a black male, 5’10 170 lbs.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Mayor Jeff Brown contacted the De Queen Bee at 9:13 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 2 in regards to the investigation into the identity of the deceased biker found at 11th and W. De Quincey earlier in the night. The black male is suspected to be approximately 50 years of age, and his bo…
On Wednesday, Oct. 2, at approximately 6:15 p.m. the De Queen Police Department responded to a call reporting a deceased male at the corner of 11th and W. De Qunicey in De Queen. The unidentified male was found along with his bike at the scene. As of now, it is suspected to be a possible bik…
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
De Queen police and Sevier County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Dawn Drive and Coulter Ave. around 1:13 a.m. Sunday morning, where a party had been held.
Monday, September 30, 2019
National Guardsman Arley Rivas, Jason Tellez and Guillermo Torres of Charlie Company 1-153rd IN, team name Ainsley's Guardians, pushed a little girl named Arianna at the local Ainsley's Angels Dinner & 5K run held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Dierks Park in De Queen.
The De Queen Rotary Club presented their annual donation to the Sevier County Senior Citizen Center at their meeting on Sept. 23. Left to right: Sevier County Director Sheila Nash; De Queen Director Joyce Simmons, and Rotary Club President.Lisa Taylor.
Keisha McKinney with the Sevier County Tourism Committee, spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club and discussed the importance of improving local assets to increase visitor traffic to the area. Most travelers will search their destinations to find best restaurants, shops, hotels and places of inte…
Horatio Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 9, in the administration building. All board members were present.
The De Queen School District will meet Monday, Oct. 7, , at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building located at 101 North Ninth Street.
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the council room at City Hall. The media was notified of the meeting.
Liz Bowman, a 5th grade Social Studies teacher at Horatio Elementary School, tagged a 12-foot alligator last month, her second one since she began hunting them. Bowman said she was one of 100 Arkansas hunters to receive a 2019 Gator Permit.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
According to the September 10 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following warrants were issued:
During the September 10 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Barry Reed spoke to De Queen Rotary Club about U of A Cossatot Lockesburg Gym restoration. Original gym was built in 1953 after first structure was destroyed in 1952 fire. Since restoration, gym has been utilized for graduation, U of A Colt basketball and various community events. Building…
Friday, September 27, 2019
The Mine Creek-Para Clifta chapter of DAR have had several events to celebrate Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23. They gave bookmarks to each 1st grader. All across the nation, bells rang at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 to start the week. Murfreesboro Mayor Fagan began the week with a proclamation. Histo…
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
A 2006 Peterbilt that had recently been in the shop for fuel and electrical problems, caught fire while backing into the loading dock at Pilgrim’s Pride the morning of Sept. 18.
Johnny Chambers of De Queen, was the winner of the Sept. 19 Bee football contest. Chambers, who won $25, is pictured with Tammy Soden of Rawls Furniture, a sponsor of the contest. Starting this week, entry forms must be put in one of four drop boxes located at Harris Drug, 205 W. De Queen Av…
On Monday, Sept. 23, at 10:21 a.m., a power outage resulting from a broken cross-arm on a pole near East Crosstrails and Gordon roads disrupted the daily routines of approximately 800 busy SWEPCO customers in the De Queen area.
Local knifemaker Logan Pearce spoke to the De Queen City Council at their Sept. 17 meeting, about recognizing De Queen as the knife making capital of the world and discussion ensued about the possibility of trademarking the brand as well as creating signs at the city’s entrances proclaiming …