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New developments in 2-year-old's murder


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - THV11 has been following the story for over a year, the case of 2-year-old Malik Drummond finally comes to a close.

Drummond vanished in November of last year, and now Malik's dad is sitting behind bars for his murder.

Many times closure can offer solace, but in the case of missing Searcy boy Malik Drummond, the closure that came Wednesday only brought everyone's worst fears to life

"I started crying and woke my brother up and told him Jeff killed Malik," said Nikki Slatton, family friend.

Police wouldn't say what evidence came forward, only that they had enough to arrest the boy's 43-year-old father Tuesday night, charging him with capital murder and abuse of a corpse.

ASU-Searcy: Workforce grant received for multi-skills technology program

ASU-Searcy:  Workforce grant received for multi-skills technology program

BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, has received a $345,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to be used for the Multi-Skills Technology program at the ASU-Searcy and ASU-Heber Springs campuses, in addition to classes held at Lonoke High School Carver campus.

This program, which is being funded through a grant recently awarded to ADWS by the U.S. Department of Labor, will target dislocated workers and long-term unemployed individuals, including eligible underserved and minority populations.

Grant money is available to assist the unemployed in gaining skills and knowledge needed for careers in the manufacturing, agriculture, business maintenance and service industry. The program is designed to prepare students for the careers requiring general technical skills. Tuition will be paid in full for some unemployed, qualified applicants.

Officials: Harding University recovering from building fire


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Harding University officials say the school is continuing to recover from a fire that destroyed a mechanical building on the Searcy campus.

FBI offering up to $20K for information on missing Malik Drummond


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – The search for a missing Searcy toddler continues.

According to the Searcy Police Department Facebook page, the FBI is now offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of three-year-old Malik Drummond.

He is said to have wandered away from his Searcy home on Nov. 23, 2014. He was reported missing by his father and stepmother, and a Morgan Nick Amber Alert was issued. Law enforcement agencies and volunteers searched for months after his disappearance but to no avail.

Searcy's annual 'Winter Art Show and Sale'

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -    The Creative Arts Society will be having their annual "Winter Art Show and Sale" at the Searcy Armory located at 3105 S. Main St. on November 14.

The event is bringing in artists from all over Arkansas and surrounding states offering works of paintings in a variety of different mediums , ceramics, wood turnings, stained glass and other forms of fine art.

The Diagnostic Learning Center of Searcy will be raising funds by selling food and refreshments. There will be live entertainment and door prizes every hour. There will be art from surrounding public schools with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m., where ribbons and cash prizes will be presented to the winners. There will also be a painting donated to the White County Cancer Center in remembrance of Rosalinde Gilpin at this time. 

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.