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Wes Moore continues Harding University distinguished lecture series

Wes Moore continues Harding University distinguished lecture series

SEARCY, Ark. — Approximately 700 people attended the second presentation of Harding University’s American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Nov. 3 with author Wes Moore. The message of his presentation, titled “Potential of Education for Transformational Impact,” encouraged students to use their skills, knowledge and passions to make a difference in the world.

“’What is your major?’ is not the most important question you will ever be asked. ‘Who did you fight for?’ is,” Moore said. “Higher education is defined by your ability to take the things that you have learned to make it matter to someone else besides yourself that you were even there.”

A decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of BridgeEdU, Moore shared moving stories about his friends and family making a difference in the world, and he revealed some insight into one of his New York Times best-selling books — “The Other Wes Moore.”

Searcy Armory hosting annual Winter Art Show and Sale

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -  The Creative Arts Society will be having there annual " Winter Art Show and Sale" at the Searcy Armory on November 14.

There will be artists from all over Arkansas and surrounding states offering works of paintings ( in oil, watercolor, acrylics, and  mixed mediums ), ceramics, wood turnings, stained glass and other forms of fine art.

The Diagnostic Learning Center of Searcy will beselling barbeque from Whistle Stop Barbeque and other refreshments. There will be live entertainment and a painting donated to the White County Cancer Center in remembrance of Rosalinde Gilpin. 

Police: Missing Searcy man found safe


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Searcy Police Department were searching for missing man Carl Cobb, but on Friday afternoon, police said he had been found and is safe. 

No other details were shared. 

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Searcy police searching for suspect after gas station armed robbery


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – Searcy police are searching for a suspect after a robbery early Wednesday morning.

According to the Searcy Police Department, officers responded to the Valero gas station at Benton and Park at 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 28 for a call of an armed robbery.

When they arrived, the clerk at the establishment told police that a white female entered the store demanding money while holding a gun.

The suspect is described as being 5’2”-5’5”, weighing approximately 110-120 pounds, and wearing a black hoodie, a blue mask, blue jeans, and gloves.

According to the police report, the suspect exited the store on foot travelling north. There were no injuries to anyone involved in the incident. 

Searcy PD investigating drug store burglary

Searcy PD investigating drug store burglary

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – Officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to an alarm call from Stott’s Drug Store at West Arch St. on early Monday morning.

According to Sergeant Steve Hernandez of the SPD, the call came in to police at approximately 1:38 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they observed that a rear door to the business had been forced open.

White County Reality Check Outdoor Expo

White County Reality Check Outdoor Expo

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Big C Entertainment will present the 2015 Reality Check White County Outdoor Expo on October 24 and 25 in an effort to raise money for a child in need. 

A child was diagnosed with cancer behind both eyes just 15 days after birth. Now, individuals in the White County community are coming together to raise money for her treatment. 

The Reality Check White County Outdoor Expo will be featuring various reality T.V. show actors for meet and greets with the public. Justin, Liz, Glenn and Jessica from Swamp People will be at the expo on Saturday, October 24 from noon until 4 p.m. The public can also get a chance to meet Hunter and Kelsie from Party Down South 2 on Sunday, October 25 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Other than the meet and greets, there will also be various vendors and food trucks set up as well as fun activities for the whole family. Tickets are $5 per adult each day. Kids ages 5 and under get in free.