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Tara & Co Fine Diamonds celebrates Grand Opening

Tara & Co Fine Diamonds celebrates Grand Opening

Van and Rachael Simpson, owners of Tara & Co Fine Diamonds, celebrated the opening of their new store with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 6, 2013.  The new store, located at 2719 East Race Avenue, features a blend of rustic and modern interiors that will inspire you to pick out something special for that special someone. 

For over 35 years, Tara & Co. has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Searcy region.  They are a well-established jewelry store that has grown with our community from a small store to a multiple brand jewelry retailer.  They specialize in brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles and expert jewelry repairs.  Tara & Co. is committed to make every customer "feel at home" with their personalized service and classic to cutting edge jewelry designs.

BBB: Watch for post-disaster 'red flags'

BBB: Watch for post-disaster 'red flags'

The damage caused by natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes can often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out persons who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

Some of the most common "after-disaster" scams involve home repairs, clean-up efforts, heating and cooling equipment and flood-damaged cars.

The Better Business Bureau has the following advice for consumers:

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If you still haven't sent out your holiday gifts yet, you still have some time, and a few options. Though the deadline for pre-Christmas delivery via FedEx Ground is December 17th, last-minute shippers still have options. More than 82 percent of all packages shipped via FedEx Ground are delivered in three business days or less. Plus, procrastinators have until Saturday, December 22nd to ship items via FedEx Express for delivery in the continental U.S. on December 24th.   

As online and in-store shoppers check off their lists, FedEx expects to see more than 280 million shipments pass through its worldwide shipping networks during the holiday season. To manage the extra volume, FedEx has increased its workforce by approximately 20,000 seasonal positions.

(source: FedEx)

City Council meeting changed

City Council meeting changed

SEARCY, Ark. - The Searcy City Council “Committee of the Whole” meeting previously scheduled for Monday, December 17th at 5 p.m. has been changed to Thursday, December 20th, at 5 p.m.  The meeting will be in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The purposed of this meeting is to continue discussion of the 2013 Revenue Projection and 2013 Budget Proposal.

(source: City of Searcy)

Free advance screening of 'As Goes Janesville' Oct. 2

Free advance screening of 'As Goes Janesville' Oct. 2

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “As Goes Janesville” as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Screenings will be held in the library’s auditorium.

Simmons First succession announced

Simmons First succession announced

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Dr. Harry Ryburn, Lead Director of Simmons First National Corporation announced the anticipated retirement of J. Thomas May to be effective December 2013.  Dr. Ryburn announced that George Makris, a longtime director, will succeed J.

Bliss Salon moves downtown

Bliss Salon moves downtown

The downtown area just got a bit more stylish with the addition of Bliss Salon & Boutique to the Main Street Searcy district.  Bliss, previously known as Salon Bliss, moved from its Beebe Capps location to serve clients in their newly opened location at 219 West Market Avenue. 

Owner Paige Norman worked with Hoffmann Architectural and Hart Construction, LLC to completely rehabilitate the downtown building on the corner of Market and Gum Streets that stood vacant for several years.  Norman purchased the property in January of this year and has worked extensively to renovate the interior and exterior of the property.  Norman, who has a degree in design from the University of Central Arkansas, worked hard to update the building while maintaining the historic character of the early 1900s building.