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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu April 24, 2014
PHOTO BY: Angela Spencer

Chuck Wisdom, left, and Jerry Sites, assistant professors of agriculture at Arkansas State University-Beebe, were presented with the keys to a 2014 Toyota Tundra on April 16. ASU-Beebe received a two-year lease on the 2014 Toyota Tundra after being recognized as one of the top six Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Programs in the U.S. by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

ASU-Beebe agriculture program receives truck, recognition

BEEBE — The agriculture program at Arkansas State University-Beebe has long been considered a successful program, and now it has a truck to prove it. The department of agriculture at ASU-Beebe was recently recognized as one of the top six Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Programs in the U.S. by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, a recognition that provides a two-year lease on a 2014 Toyota Tundra. Each year, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. provides a two-year vehicle lease through a joint sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation to... READ MORE

Heber Springs opens tourism season with Springfest By ANGELA SPENCER

As flowers bloom and the weather gets warmer, Heber Springs is gearing up to greet the new season with the 27th annual Springfest Arts and Crafts Festival.

Photographer showcases work, raises money for Relay for Life By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — It all started with a book of black-and-white photographs.

Beauty of stained glass comes alive in Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — Stained glass is most often associated with church windows. However, since Susan Nolte came to Searcy, locals are bringing the beauty of stained glass that they create themselves into their homes.

White County Courthouse is centerpiece of Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — The White County Courthouse is at the center of Searcy, both literally and figuratively. Constructed in 1871, the classical revival-style structure has borne witness to the town’s best and worst of times.

Batesville starts work on new community center By ANGELA SPENCER

BATESVILLE — If things go as planned, residents in and around Batesville will be able to play basketball and float along the lazy river at a new community center next summer.

Stone Drive-In Theatre still rolling despite lack of new projector By ANGELA SPENCER

MOUNTAIN VIEW — On a slightly sloping piece of land just a few miles from the Mountain View town square, Bobby Thompson continues to project movies for visitors who get to stay in the comfort of their vehicles.

Historic Black House adds Southern charm to Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — It’s hard to miss the majestic, yellow, two-story home that has stood at 300 E. Race St. in downtown Searcy for well over 100 years. The historic home, known to locals as “Black House” in reference to the name of the only family that ever occupied the residence, looks as if it were plucked from the streets of New Orleans. In a way, it was.