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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

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
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 …

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.

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. 

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
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

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

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) …

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
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
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
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…

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
Tuesday, June 26, 2018