Thursday, September 16, 2021
Sevier County Sheriff’s Department Monthly Report for August 1021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The Sevier County Sheriff's Department held their final block party of the summer at the Sportsplex in De Queen on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
4-H members Jake Seymour Kyle Williamson spoke to the De Queen Lions Club on Sept. 7.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
LITTLE ROCK – Commissioner of State Lands Tommy Land announced that his office will auction tax-delinquent land in Sevier County on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. The auction will be held at the county courthouse – courtroom in De Queen, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.
A dangerous and escalating trend in the number of aggressive driving violations on the state’s highways has Arkansas State Troopers turning to an improved tool to curb the deadly threats.
Monday, September 13, 2021
The De Queen City Council approved a resolution to accept Federal Relief Act money at their Sept. 7 meeting.
The De Queen City Council held a discussion on a plan to provide the benefit of college tuition to city employees and their families at their meeting on Sept. 7.
De Queen High School Coach Brad Chessir spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club about upcoming 2021 Leopard season. The senior high squad has 46 players, junior high has 70 players and 7th grade has 55 team members. De Queen is part of the 5A South Conference, which includes Texarkana, Hope, Hot …
Sunday, September 12, 2021
The Sevier County Cattlemen’s Association has sponsored this program since 1993, and with the support of many businesses and individuals have financially assisted 543 exhibitors since the beginning. This year, nine exhibitors split $5,700.
Friday, September 10, 2021
The Hurrah! Festival, the primary fundraiser for the Sevier County Museum, is returning to De Queen on Oct. 2 for it’s 31st year after missing out last year due to covid. The theme of this year’s festival is “Celebrating our Schools’ and will feature school pictures from throughout the many …
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
A suicidal woman in a stolen car, Jasmine Williams, 20, of De Queen, nearly killed many people, injured two deputies, and hit five patrol vehicles, totaling several — all while livestreaming what she thought was her own death Friday night.
Friday, September 03, 2021
De Queen Rotarians toured AMS Global located in Horatio, on Aug 16. AMS Global is a leading manufacturer of portable restroom, shower and laundry trailers and skids as well as being the North American Distributor for Jets AS, which specializes in vacuum toilet technology. They also manufactu…
During the August 24, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
CREATE BRIDGES just launched a workforce development certification called CREATE LIFT (Celebrating REtail, Accommodations, Tourism and Entertainment by Leading Innovation through WorkForce Training).
The 49th Annual Cossatot Arts & Crafts Association Art Show will return to the old King School in King on Oct. 8, 9 and 10. Art check-in is Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon until 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arkansas Families of Fallen Officers, Inc,. will be holding a benefit and memorial service to honor Arkansas law enforcement and firefighters, including four De Queen officers that have died in the line of duty.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
The Sevier County Sheriff's Department is reporting that the statewide 911 system is back online after being down earlier today
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the new senior citizen’s building. The media was notified of the meeting.
Tyson Foods distributed upwards of 60,000 pounds of food — more than 2,000 cases of chicken, sausage and more — at three community donation events in De Queen, Mena and Idabel, Okla. the week of August 16.
During the August 10, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Brother’s Keeper Motorcycle Club’s De Queen chapter held their annual “Rumble in the Park” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Herman Dierks Park. The club raised over $13,800 from the event, which included a dice roll run and food provided by Smoke Point of Texarkana. Over 100 people attende…
Mary Ellen Leeper Leichliter, who was born in De Queen on Aug. 22, 1920, recently celebrated her 101st birthday. Raised in De Queen, she now lives in Dallas, Texas.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture on a grant called CREATE BRIDGES (Celebrating REtail,Accommodations, Tourism, and Entertainment by Building Rural Innovations and Developing Growth Economies), and the…
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
One of Sevier County’s oldest businesses has a new owner. The De Queen Country Club has changed hands. The new owner is Scott Brobst of Minot, North Dakota. It is his second property in De Queen.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department jail staff and chosen inmates will be the stars of a docuseries that will be live-streamed on Discovery+ starting at midnight on Aug. 25. The program will document the journey of 14 inmates that have enrolled in the department’s residential substance ab…
As Arkansans begin looking forward to plans of a final summer getaway, law enforcement officers are preparing to saturate the highways with additional patrols during the Labor Day holiday. The mission is to keep streets and highways safe by identifying and arresting drunk drivers.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Washburns Home Furnishings held the grand opening of their new store Sunday, at 708C W. Collin Raye Dr. in De Queen, between the Tractor Supply and Dollar Tree. An estimated 1,500 people attended the grand opening, where prizes and other giveaways were featured. The new store boasts a 20,000…
De Queen Police reported today that a child drowned at the city pool on Friday, Aug. 13. According to a press release issued on Aug. 17, police say they were dispatched to the city pool off N. Lakeside Dr. in regards to a possible drowning.
Friday, August 13, 2021
According to a sheriff's department press release, a man was found dead in Lockesburg Thursday evening, Aug. 12, after police received a call from Kayle Helms, 33, who told them she had accidentally shot her friend at a residence on Silver Ridge Road.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Rotarian Spike Dunlop was presented with an honorary Paul Harris Fellowship by the De Queen Rotary Club. Paul Harris Fellowships are awarded to Rotarians who have contributed $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation. Pictured with Spike is Club Foundation Chair ZZ Kamruddin and PDG David Mason.
Greg Revels was recognized as a Paul Harris Society member during a recent De Queen Rotary Club meeting. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, Polio Plus Fund, or approved gl…
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Sevier County Medical Center CEO Lori House told the Sevier County Quorum Court at their regular August meeting on Monday, that the hospital construction had run into its first “snafu” when a sheet rock contractor defaulted on his bid. She said that the hospital board would have to instead g…
Monday, August 09, 2021
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department held their fourth block party of the summer in Lockesburg on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Sunday, August 08, 2021
During the July 27, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
We would like to ask all parents/guardians of De Queen Public Schools and the residents of De Queen and Sevier County to take the time to watch this video. We know that all of the information and coverage of COVID-19 can be overwhelming. But we want to give our local community an opportunity…
Sevier County Sheriff Deputy K. Cross and Deputy Chet Stubbs, on July 25, were dispatched to EZ Mart in Horatio due to a man yelling and cussing at the store employee and throwing a phone and shoving displays off the counter into the floor.
New playground equipment has been installed at Herman Dierks Park this summer. The new look includes a climbing rock in addition to swings and slides.
Friday, July 30, 2021
De Queen police have identified the victims of a shooting that occurred on July 27 at 299 N. Hwy. 71 in De Queen. Wendy Cruz, 22, of De Queen, and Marcos Antonio Lopez, 35, were found deceased after police were dispatched to the scene in reference to a "man entering a house with a gun" call.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
De Queen police, dispatched to 299 Hwy. 71 around 6 p.m. on July 27, in response to a call of a man entering a house with a gun, found two deceased individuals in the residence. According to a press release issued by the department, the bodies of the deceased were sent to the Arkansas State …
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Monday, July 26, 2021
The De Queen City Council approved a resolution approving the purchase of property at 221 N. 1st Street, behind city hall, at their July 20 regular meeting. According to the resolution, the city will enter into a binding contract to purchase the property for a fair market value of $60,000.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Leslie Daniels, case manager, and Andy Tody, new construction trainer of Youthbuild, were the guest speakers at Lions Club meeting in De Queen on Tuesday, July 13. Youthbuild is now enrolling and the deadline is Aug. 19, with the start date of Aug. 23. Call or text Daniels at (870)584-1153…
Simple Simon’s Pizza in De Queen held a 50/50 fundraiser for Samaritan Fields on Monday, July 5, that raised $1,213.15 for the organization, which is building soccer fields at a location on Collin Raye Dr. . Pictured are, left to right, Franklin Bahena, Chris Teehee, Sadie Haury, wwJamilyn W…
On July 16, at approximately 3 p.m., Sevier County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Chad Dowdle and Deputy Chet Stubbs were patrolling Dogtown Road when they saw a man, Alan Pearce, 52, of De Queen, on a 4-wheeler cutting “cookies” in the middle of the roadway.
During the July 13 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
On July 12, Sevier County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Davignon was on patrol with Investigator Brian Hankins when they were contacted by a Lockesburg city worker who told them that there was a suspicious vehicle backed up to the Calvary Baptist Church on W. Main Street.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
First place: Chris McKinney, 6.20 lbs/Dierks Lake. 2nd place, Russell Lockhart, 5.88 lbs/De Queen Lake. Dakota Bailey, 5.62 lbs/Dierks Lake. Fourth place, David Teer, 5.39l bs/Dierks Lake. Fifth place, Todd Moore 5.11 lbs/Dierks Lake.