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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

Students climb Pinnacle Mountain

Students climb Pinnacle Mountain

Community November 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM 0 comments

After long hours of school work and studying, Friday finally arrives giving students an opportunity to prepare themselves for the weekend. For Senior Tabor Allison, getting up at 6:30 a.m. to hike Pinnacle Mountain was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Arriving at Pinnacle around 9 a.m., AllisonRead More

Sunshine school gets new building

Sunshine school gets new building

Community November 10, 2011 at 8:43 PM 0 comments

Just off Airport Loop, the Sunshine School has relocated and doubled in size. On the outside, the new school is a large building surrounded by plenty of beautiful land. On the inside, this over 20,000 sq. ft. building offers a chance for normalcy for special education students. The Sunshine School beganRead More

Museum brings school history to life

Museum brings school history to life

Community November 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM 0 comments

The Eddie Mae Herron Center in Pocahontas is a museum dedicated to the original African American school and Saint Mary’s African American Episcopal Church. “We never could get enough money to keep the building active,” said Eddie Mae Herron, founder. “I have always been a dreamer and so I thoughtRead More