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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bobby Little’s family celebrates five generations with the birth of Jasper Whisenhunt. Pictured is great-great grandfather Bobby Little of De Queen holding baby Jasper Whisenhunt beside his mother, Shanna Whisenhunt of Horatio. Also pictured are (standing from left to right) Nancy Wells of D…

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Sevier County Quorum Court, at their Aug. 5 meeting, approved an ordinance to put a 1 percent sales and use tax on the ballot of a special election to be held on Oct. 8. The tax will be used to construct and maintain a 12-bed hospital in the county and will only go toward hospital expens…

Thursday, August 08, 2019

UA Cossatot’s Ashdown Campus was the setting for the 18th Annual Little River Arts Council Mid-Summer Art Show. Over 200 pieces of art were displayed in the Barbara Horn Civic Center at the campus for the public to observe and admire. The art show lasted for three days beginning on Thursday,…

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Hunting season is here and Tractor Supply Company is inviting all of its De Queen deer and wildlife enthusiasts to stop by for its upcoming Deer and Wildlife event, on Aug 10 from 9 a.m. until noon. The Tractor Supply store, located at 708 E. Collin Raye Drive, will host activities related t…

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting in De Queen to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen 5.43 miles of U.S. Highway 71 to five lanes with a shoulder and replace two structures between the Cossatot River and DeQueen.

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome new chamber member Family Chiropractic Clinic at Town North Plaza, 304 Collin Raye Drive in De Queen. Dr. Terry Hutson offers chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, corrective exercises, and wellnes…

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce recognized chamber member, Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 2 at their location at 100 W. De Queen Ave. Smile of Arkansas held a 10-year anniversary celebration thanking the community for their support and…

In the past week, organizations both public and private have given over $2,000 to Ainsley’s Angels of Southwest Arkansas, an organization that provides special needs athletic equipment and running volunteers to make sure that “everyone” can participate in area-wide endurance events. 

At their July 30 meeting, the De Queen City Council continued to discuss their options for the Ennis building adjacent to City Hall, which they purchased last year for $50,000. An estimate to restore the historic brick edifice, which was constructed in 1905, has come in at well over a millio…

Monday, August 05, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 2, Sgt. Greg Davignon and Deputy Chris Wolcott, Jr. were patrolling when they noticed a white Chevy pickup, occupied by Melissa F. Mettie, 32, of Mena, and Robert Castillo, pulling into two different residences, rapidly in an attempt to avoid law enforcement vehicles. 

A Cessna 310L airplane crashed in a field south of the Sever County Airport on Highway 70 in the Chapel Hill neighborhood of De Queen Aug. 4 at 2:52 p.m. According to the Aviation Safety Network, there was one fatality and one occupant with serious injuries. The National Transportation Safet…

Friday, August 02, 2019

For 10 years, Smiles of Arkansas has been serving the dental needs of the De Queen community, and on Aug. 2, they will be holding a celebration for their “family” of  patients  and community members at their offices at 110 W. De Queen Ave., in De Queen. The party will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An accident involving three vehicles on Highway 71 just south of De Queen Lake Road, ended with a truck driver having to be rescued by De Queen Fire Department personnel on the afternoon of July 23. 

Monday, July 29, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The park rangers at Cossatot River State Park fill many roles from day to day, and during the school year and the summer, they educate children about outdoor activities, safety and wildlife.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Two 4-H’ers from Sevier County were chosen as 4-H State Ambassadors this year. Amber Morris and Aubrey Seymour were chosen from kids all across the state of Arkansas to represent Arkansas 4-H. Before a youth can become an ambassador, they must first achieve several goals: they must show grow…

Monday, July 22, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Commissioner of State Lands Tommy Land announced that his office will auction tax-delinquent land in Sevier County on Tuesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. The auction will be held at the County Courthouse in De Queen with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.

A Horatio man was arrested and charged with drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, after a Sevier County Sheriff’s deputy clocked him doing 74 on a motorcycle in a 45 mph zone. 

On July 11, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call in reference to a man laying face down in a creek on Guire Lane. Deputies responded and found a white male, Michael Wayne Guire, 55, of Gillham, deceased in the creek. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Recent heavy rains produced from the remnants of Hurricane Barry is filling the flood pool at Dierks Lake requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releases from the lake between 10 p.m. and midnight, July 16.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Flash floods have wreaked chaos in Dierks, Nashville and other areas around Howard County, after storms struck that have been reported to have dropped anywhere between 10 and 17 inches of rainfall Tuesday morning, though exact numbers couldn't be confirmed. Streets in Dierks and Nashville we…

Monday, July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today announced he is seeking fall interns in his state offices in Little Rock and Springdale. Internships will be offered in two sessions: Aug. 26 – Oct. 18 and Oct. 21-Dec. 13. 

The University of Arkansas Archaeological Survey Team and the Arkansas Archaeological Society came to UA Cossatot’s De Queen Campus in Sevier County during the month of June, to use the college as a work station while they conducted archaeology research in two locations in Sevier County. Bot…

The Lockesburg Lions Club and the UA Cossatot Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Blue Darter Trade Days & Fall Fest at the Historic UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium. The Blue Darter Trade Days will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

On Thursday, July 25, the Sevier County Coalition’s Live Well Sevier County Committee and UA Cossatot will be co-hosting a Lunch-n-Learn presentation about the ketogenic diet, more commonly known as the keto diet, at UA Cossatot’s De Queen Campus. The presentation will begin at noon in the W…

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas law enforcement officers will be working overtime shifts and regular patrols committed to the assignment of making state highways and streets safer by stopping drivers who don’t obey the speed limit.  The special enforcement operation will begin today (Monday, July 15)…

Friday, July 12, 2019

A former Oklahoma police officer who was charged with felony aggravated assault after pulling a gun and making threats on two people in the parking lot of the Tortas El Guero restaurant at 209 W. Collin Raye, in De Queen, has had the charge dropped. 

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

On July 5, Sevier County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Gentry was dispatched to Highway 71 in regard to a reckless driver in a silver minivan. Gentry made contact with the minivan near the Dierks Junction, where he observed the car repeatedly crossing the yellow line. 

Monday, July 08, 2019

Sevier County 4-H held its annual Cloverbud and Junior Day Camp at Cossatot Reefs State Park on June 10. There were over 50 4-H’ers in attendance. They had four programs on the agenda and then enjoyed a hot dog lunch at the park.