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Rock climbing gym reopens downtown

Rock climbing gym reopens downtown

Community April 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM 0 comments

After shutting down during the summer of 2011, Zion Rock Gym is back in full force.  Owner and operator Sean Hudkins knew that they were going to reopen the gym even before it began to shut down. Now that the gym is open again and the public can come inRead More

Local church raises money for orphans

Local church raises money for orphans

Community February 9, 2012 at 2:39 PM 0 comments

Fellowship Bible Church has discovered a new and simple way to raise money for orphans worldwide which include using rice bowls. “Ricebowls are bowls that we put rice in and you can eat the rice and it is very good and nutritious for you, but at our church we haveRead More

High gas prices frustrate locals

High gas prices frustrate locals

Community February 6, 2012 at 2:31 PM 0 comments

As everyone goes to and from school and work, all have been affected by inconsistent gas prices. “It’s very frustrating because you try to do a monthly budget when the money is tight and with the gas prices changing up and down, it makes it really had to make aRead More

Students get to go backstage at Drake Bell concert

Students get to go backstage at Drake Bell concert

Community February 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM 0 comments

A group of Searcy High students recently had the opportunity to attend a concert given by Drake Bell who most teenagers remember from the Nickelodeon television comedy Drake & Josh. Seniors Cassandra Lancaster, Erika Wright, and Lupe Castorena and Juniors Bradley Taylor and Dakota Galban paid $20 a piece forRead More

Students enjoy local coffee hut

Students enjoy local coffee hut

Community January 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM 0 comments

There is a popular coffee hut in town that attracts many people of the holiday season. “This is the busiest time of year, it always picks up around the holidays,” said Mountain Mudd owner Steve Willibey, “People are buying gift cards and gift certificates.” Mountain Mudd is conveniently located, andRead More

Graduate Dillon Howard gives back to community

Graduate Dillon Howard gives back to community

Community December 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM 0 comments

Searcy High School graduate Dillon Howard recently signed with a major league baseball team. With his new-found money he could have bought anything, but instead of spending the money on something that would just benefit himself, he made a generous contribution to the Sunshine School. “I thought it was moreRead More

Noel Romey overcomes obstacles

Noel Romey overcomes obstacles

Community December 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM 0 comments

In life, everybody sets goals for themselves.  In route to these goals, hardships and obstacles are common and expected.  It is not the obstacles that define a person, but rather how they handle them and move on to accomplish their goals.  With some determination and perseverance, these roadblocks can propelRead More

Pioneer Village gives glimpse to yesterday

Pioneer Village gives glimpse to yesterday

Community December 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM 0 comments

One of Searcy’s best kept secrets is the historical society Pioneer Village which serves as a window for people to catch a glimpse at White County’s past. “Pioneer Village is a restoration project of the White County Historical Society,” Elizabeth Herd, director, said. “The buildings were collected from around White CountyRead More

School club fulfills Christmas lists of less fortunate

School club fulfills Christmas lists of less fortunate

Community December 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM 0 comments

Searcy High School’s Spanish Honorary club recently traveled to Walmart to buy gifts for the Angel Tree. The students purchased items such as clothing, toys, and other things for people of all ages and genders. Lori Nielsen, a Spanish teacher and head of the project, said, “…this year we adoptedRead More

Local orthodontist buys candy from kids

Local orthodontist buys candy from kids

Community November 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM 0 comments

Hopkin’s Orthodontics hosted a candy buy-back event the day after Halloween. The event wasopen to the public, and people were paid with cash money. Emily Boyd, who works for Dr. Hopkins said that they bought back children’s candy for a purpose. “We are paying cash moneyWe are putting in careRead More