Friday, July 20, 2018
Thirty-eight Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits graduated tonight and will begin their careers patrolling state highways within the department’s Highway Patrol Division. The graduation ceremony was held at Pleasant Valley Country Club, Little Rock.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
In the July 10 session of the District Court of Sevier County the following cases were heard and disposed of:
According to the July 10 session of Sevier County District Court warrants have been issued for the following:
The Sevier County Fair Queen, Princess, Jr. Miss, Little Mr., Little Miss and Talent competitions will be held Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. This is the 81st annual fair and the committee is hoping it will be the best ever.
Sevier County Economic Development Coordinator Lisa Taylor said that the county community planning process, which recently attracted over 100 city and county participants that formed groups, then set goals and concrete plans to achieve them, has been a success.
The University of Arkansas Cossatot and the City of De Queen have finalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the creation of a community walking trail.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will present Despicable Me 3 at the University of Arkansas Cossatot Amphitheater on Saturday, July 21, at 8:30 p.m.
The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) returned to De Queen and Sevier County, meeting with residents in the De Queen High School cafeteria where community members were partitioned into different tables, each with a goal to create an opportunity that will bring economic developme…
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
On July 9, District 6170 Governor Dennis Cooper, was guest speaker at the De Queen Rotary Club. District governors visit local clubs on annual basis to discuss goals and projects for upcoming year. District 6170 consists of 36 Rotary clubs in southwest Arkansas. These clubs sponsor six Rota…
De Queen Rotary Club honored Teresa Brewer as the 2017-18 Rotarian of the Year. This annual award is presented to a member for exemplary service and example of Service Above Self. Brewer has been active member since 2001 and has served past 4 years as a board member. Presenting award is club…
The Sevier County Coalition has initiated a “Community Spotlight” series. Their first event took place on June 7, at Mary P.O.P.S Mexican Restaurant. Several members of the community gathered for lunch, as Sevier County Sheriff, Robert Gentry, talked about programs that have been implemented…
Monday, July 16, 2018
The Sevier County Quorum Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution “declaring support” for the J. Lynn Helms — Sevier County Improvement Project at their meeting on July 9 at the courthouse. The resolution allows County Judge Greg Ray to accept a grant on behalf of the Sevier County Ai…
The De Queen City Council adopted a resolution at their meeting on July 10, that paves the way for the city to begin remodeling City Hall and the police department. The city will contract with Sandy Huntsberger of Sandy Huntsberger Interiors, to oversee the remodeling efforts, which will inc…
Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old child in Horatio on July 14. According to Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry, deputies were dispatched to 101 Washington Street in Horatio Saturday evening, in reference to an unresponsive child. First responders arrived and …
During June the Chalice Cupboard assisted 71 families in Sevier County, including 71 adults and 40 children, totaling 111 people.
LITTLE ROCK — The public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Sevier County will be held at the Sevier County Courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. according to John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Over 7,000 canned goods were collected by the office staff of Dr Randy D. Walker, M.D., for the Sevier County Senior Citizens Center. Staff members ran the contest for two weeks at the office with teams competing for a prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places. Walkers' office staff said they …
De Queen Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy gave an update on the new city retirement plan that’s being implemented in stages. He said that in the last week of June he had a meeting with city employees and told them where we are they are at as far as the retirement plan.
Teresa Bunyard announced that she will seek re-election to a tenth term as Alderman, Ward Two, Position One on the De Queen City Council in November.
LOCKESBURG — The University of Arkansas Cossatot Board of Visitors met for a regularly scheduled meeting on July 9 at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy asked the council to approve a resolution to set a date for a "clean-up" lien hearing on a property at 516 N. 5th St., at the council meeting last Tuesday night. He said that the April 27, 2016 fire left the house a “total loss” and that the property owner, Sabino Flo…
Friday, July 13, 2018
The De Queen City Council will have to make adjustments to their city budget after a couple of emergency situations recently occurred.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Sevier County Veteran Services Officer Jessie Horton and Sevier County Judge Greg Ray, brought in a team of officials from the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs and the State of Arkansas Veterans Affairs, Wednesday at UA Cossatot, to, to meet with local veterans and hear their concerns.
De Queen police arrested a De Queen woman alleged to have fought with her boyfriend, then ending up in Sevier County Jail on additional charges after police say she scrapped with them.
The Sevier County Quorum Court voted to approve an ordinance that establishes a fund number and fund name so that donations made to the department’s jail rehabilitation programs will have their own accounting.
Dustin Roberts, 28, the development coordinator for UA Cossatot, was named the De Queen Rotary Club’s new president at their annual Officer Installation and Awards Banquet held on June 25 at Mary Pops.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Arkansas state Rep. DeAnn Vaught is among the 48 state leaders from across the country selected to participate in The Council of State Governments’ 2018 Henry Toll Fellowship, the nation’s premier leadership development program for state government officials.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A presentation was made to the Sevier County Quorum Court by Sevier County EDGE (Economic Development, Growth and Excellence) members, at the court’s meeting last Monday. EDGE is a newly-formed coalition of businesses working together to help bring economic growth to De Queen and Sevier County.
Members of the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association held their regular monthly meeting recently. Artists of the month of June were named as follows, left to right, first place, Sherry Ward; second place, Diane Pharr and third place, Jerri Rivers.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Below is a link to the De Queen City Council, July 10 meeting agenda packet.
Lockesburg City Council
A "Fireworks in the Park" day was held at Ida Margaret Coulter Stone Lockesburg Park on the 4th of July. Events included soccer, crafts, food vendors and music all day, concluding with the band, Marlon Sharp and Cowboys at the Cross. After the band, the night ended with a fireworks display.
Friday, July 06, 2018
Sevier County Economic Development Coordinator Lisa Taylor has announced that after a series of community forums were held, the organization has reached the planning phase of the community improvement initiative.
At last Monday's De Queen Rotary Club meeting, two more members were honored for reaching 10 years of club membership; Mac McDaniel, vocational service chair and Sarah Casteel, club service chair. Mac also received perfect attendance award. Presenting the awards was Tammy Huddleston (right) …
April 28 – First day that signatures may be collected on petition for municipal candidates
The Sevier County Quorum Court will meet on Monday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at the county courthouse. The court will hear a report from Sevier County Edge (Economic Development for Growth and Excellence), a group founded to promote economic development in De Queen and Sevier County.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
The following court cases were heard and disposed of during the June 26 session of Sevier County District Court:
According to the June 26 session of the Sevier County District Court the following warrants were issued:
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Sevier County Sheriff deputies had a busy June serving search and seizure warrants to at least three suspected drug traffickers.
The De Queen Lions Club held their annual Awards Banquet and Installation Ceremony on June 26 at the Fat Chances restaurant.
Monday, July 02, 2018
On a steamy hot Saturday evening, members of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and the De Queen Police Department joined forces to hold a block party in hopes of meeting community members and giving them an opportunity to get to know local officers and deputies in a non-law enforcement setting.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
De Queen Rotary held their annual officer installation and awards banquet on June 25.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Sevier County Sheriff’s Department reported 99 total inmates booked into the jail for the month of May, while community service picked up on Gillham Lake Road, Tower Road, South Red Bridge, Gardner’s Chapel, Melrose, Farm to Market, North Red Bridge, Robinson Road, Bellah Mine, Buzzard Roost…
Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 12, in the Council Room at City Hall. The media was notified of the meeting.
A Revival Block Party, sponsored by local law enforcement, will be held at 6th and Lake Ave. on Saturday, June 30 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a bounce house, snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs and drinks.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
“De Queen Medical Center is not closing its doors,” that according to Michael Christensen, president of Empower HMS, owners of the local hospital. Christensen is spending two weeks in De Queen to meet with community leaders and members to share with them the goals of the medical center and d…
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On May 16, Legacy Initiatives and the U S Army Corp of Engineers entered into a partnership agreement to construct and maintain a trail that will begin behind the parking lot at the Pine Ridge boat ramp. The trail will consist of a three‑mile loop with one and two‑mile inner loops.
(LITTLE ROCK) – During the upcoming July 4th holiday period, nationwide projections indicate the number of Americans who plan to travel fifty miles or more away from home could top 47-million travelers, according to the American Automobile Association.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
A Lockesburg man received a 30-year prison sentence last week, on charges of receiving child pornography