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Chicago PD look into missing Searcy toddler case after finding remains


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - It has been 10 months since then 2-year-old Malik Drummond disappeared from his Searcy home, and investigators from Chicago contacted Searcy police over the weekend regarding the discovery of toddler remains.

The remains of a toddler turned up in a small lagoon in Chicago last week. The remains are described by officials as those from an African American or mixed-race toddler.

Chicago police notified departments nationwide with open missing person cases. They have reportedly spoken with at least two agencies. They notified detectives working Malik's case here in Arkansas on Friday.

Despite the new developments, Searcy police stated on Sunday, September 13 that they do not think the two cases are related.

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Searcy eager for new burger joint

Searcy eager for new burger joint

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The town of Searcy can expect to see the opening of a new burger restaurant on September 14. 

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, owned by Louis and Shannon Froud and operated by Billie Pritchett, will open its doors to the Searcy community on Monday, September 14. It will be located at 212 E. Beebe Capps Expy. 

“We’ve found success in business, but with Hwy 55 we feel we can help shape young people in a positive way,” said Shannon Froud.

Louis and Shannon have signed a contract to bring 30 Hwy 55 restaurants to Arkansas over the next decade, adding an estimated 750 jobs to the state.

Yarnell's Ice Cream announces partnership with University of Arkansas


SEARCY, Ark. (Sept. 5, 2015) - Yarnell's Ice Cream is once again the exclusive ice cream sponsor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, officials announced on Saturday at the season-opening football game held at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The partnership brings two beloved Arkansas standards back together for the first time since the ice cream company relaunched in 2012.

"We are so pleased to reunite these two Arkansas traditions," said Kevin Boyle, CEO of Schulze & Burch Biscuit Company, the Chicago-based business that purchased Yarnell's in November 2011. "Arkansans love Yarnell's Ice Cream, and they love the Razorbacks."

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

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Stylish bridal show in Cabot

Stylish bridal show in Cabot

CABOT, Ark. - Come to Cabot's first and only stylish wedding showcase at Greystone Country Club on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a fabulous selection of vendors, design ideas, the latest trends in fashion, swag bags, cake and food tastings and a grand prize worth thousands to one lucky bride.  

The show dubbed Bridal Savoir Faire brings you a convenient and exciting array of virtually everything you’ll need to plan your wedding, pre-nuptial events, honeymoon, and future lives together.

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rodney and Jerry Bise of Heber Springs, Ark. 

Deana Carter to headline 2015 Get Down Downtown

Deana Carter to headline 2015 Get Down Downtown

SEARCY, Ark. - Main Street Searcy and BHP Billiton are proud to announce Deana Carter as the main headliner for the 2015 Get Down Downtown festival, which will be held in historic downtown Searcy on September 25-26.

The festival will include various performances on two stages throughout Friday and Saturday leading up to Carter’s performance on the Ritter Communications Stage at 8pm on Saturday, September 26.

Carter is a multi Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer, known for her multi-platinum international album “Did I Shave My Legs For This?”, which debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart and sold over five million copies. Her hit song “Strawberry Wine” reached number one on the U.S. Billboard “Hot Country Singles and Tracks.”