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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 25, 2016
PHOTO BY: Jillian McGehee / Contributing Photographer

Dixie Evans, executive director of the Literacy Council of White County, talks with Glen Metheny, board president of the United Way of White County, at the United Way’s campaign-kickoff event.

White County United Way seeks to raise $400K for area nonprofits

About 70 people from Searcy and surrounding areas recently gathered for the United Way of White County Campaign Kickoff luncheon, where it was revealed that $400,000 is the organization’s fundraising goal. The event was held at the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall in downtown Searcy. The campaign officially begins Saturday and runs through Jan. 31, said board President Glen Metheny, chair of the Graduate School of Business at Harding University. He said 99 percent of the funds stay in White County. “The goal of this kickoff event is to offer a venue for the community to get a gli... READ MORE

FestiVille celebrates city’s talent, businesses By SYD HAYMAN

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville’s annual fall festival celebrates the community with two days of entertainment, food, contests and more.

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Weeks enjoys time in Olympic competition By MARK BUFFALO

CABOT — Lexi Weeks of Cabot may not have won a medal or qualified for the finals of the women’s pole vault at the Summer Olympics in Brazil, but she’s still proud of her accomplishments this summer.

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First stone-skipping event successful, founder says By TAMMY KEITH

The Great Southern Stone-Skipping Championships — the first in Arkansas — held at the Fairfield Bay Marina earlier this month was so much fun that the event will likely be held again next year, said founder John Baker of Little Rock.

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School begins Teacher Cadets Program By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — At Batesville High School, students are already receiving hands-on experience in what it takes to lead a classroom.

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Auction to support development center By ANGELA SPENCER

Every student and client at the Lonoke Exceptional Development Center has a goal. Whether it is to develop motor skills, work on communication or get a job, children and adults at the center work every day to overcome their disabilities and meet their needs.

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Depot Days expands to two days By SYD HAYMAN

NEWPORT — Newport’s yearly music heritage festival has grown to add a day for the sounds that helped put Jackson County on the map.

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Speaker to address balanced living By SYD HAYMAN

NEWPORT — Author and speaker Suzette Brawner said she dedicated to helping people enjoy their lives, and she’ll soon bring that zeal when she visits Newport.

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Calico Rock native named Miss Arkansas CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CALICO ROCK — Savannah Skidmore is on cloud nine.

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Office hours connect legislator to community By SYD HAYMAN

PLEASANT PLAINS — State Rep. Michael John Gray said visiting with and listening to residents in the community should be in the job description of any state leader.

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Relay for Life set for Friday in Heber Springs By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County Relay for Life kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday in Spring Park with a traditional banquet for cancer survivors and their caregivers, followed by fundraising and fun, said Laurie York, event co-chairwoman.

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