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Santa visits courthouse square

Santa visits courthouse square

Community December 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM 0 comments

As many of you know, Santa is back on the Square taking pictures and spreading the Holiday joy. “I do this twice a week on Fridays and Saturdays, but as we get closer to the end of the year before Christmas, I’m up here just about every day for aRead More

Spanish students teach elementary kids

Spanish students teach elementary kids

Community December 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM 0 comments

The students at Westside Elementary get a taste of foreign language though Lori Nielsen’s Spanish classes. “I can learn Spanish and redo because I forgot everything from last year except for my colors,” said student Michael Burchfield. “We’re learning about Spanish and they are teaching us,” said student Tray Young.Read More

Theater reopens with ‘Christmas Carol’

Theater reopens with ‘Christmas Carol’

Community December 5, 2012 at 2:31 PM 0 comments

The local community theater, Center on the Square, has been hard at work with the new building and hopes to improve the experience they have with their guests. “We are hoping to provide some amenities for our patrons that we haven’t been able to provide before, like better seating and climate control,” saidRead More

Local orthodontist buys candy for military

Local orthodontist buys candy for military

Community November 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM 0 comments

Berry Hill Park hosted the Hopkins Orthodontics Candy Buy Back which allowed people to sell back their candy for one dollar per pound. The candy was later donated to the troops overseas. “I volunteered for BETA and there was a bunch of little kids running around, and there were someRead More

BETA club entertains kids at festival

BETA club entertains kids at festival

Community November 27, 2012 at 2:44 PM 0 comments

Every year, the BETA club puts on a Halloween Fall Festival for the kids in the community. “I helped with the face painting booth, because it is something simple that I am good at that lots of children enjoy,” said BETA Member and junior Jennings Johnson. Johnson enjoyed working withRead More

Students struggle with both work, school

Students struggle with both work, school

Community, News November 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM 0 comments

It is expected in many families for a high school student to have a job for after school and on the weekends. However high school is also when students often become involved in clubs, sports, and work to maintain their GPA which becomes difficult to accomplish when a job is addedRead More

BETA members help at Get Down Downtown festival

BETA members help at Get Down Downtown festival

Community November 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM 0 comments

Beta member lent a helping hand at the Get Down Downtown festivities, by running booths and entertaining young kids with fun filled games. “My job was to run the kiddie karaoke,” said senior Mallory Wyatt. “We are working the duck game. It’s really simple, you just pick a duck andRead More

Starbucks creates competition for community coffee shops

Starbucks creates competition for community coffee shops

Community November 13, 2012 at 2:36 PM 0 comments

Starbucks is a major international chain of fancy coffees and teas that coerce the tongues of millions across the globe. It has naturally acquired a large fan base and is quickly spreading around the globe. Searcy had been anticipating one for quite some time and finally, on Sept. 29, received theirRead More

Searcy hosts regional band competition

Searcy hosts regional band competition

Community November 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM 0 comments

Searcy hosted the regional band competition last week. Bands from all over came to state to march. Three judges gave them scores based on marching, flag line, drum majors and percussion. “High school bands within our region can compete to march. It’s not necessarily competing against each other, it’s just competing toRead More

Students participate in Halloween activities

Students participate in Halloween activities

Community November 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM 0 comments

Most of the people who have plans aren’t even trick or treating or celebrating the dark holiday in any conventional way. Church, preceding plans, school work and just plain lack of excitement and have all added their contributions to a serious blow dealt to the old-fashioned festival. “I had homeworkRead More