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City of Searcy offers up Pothole Hotline

SEARCY, Ark. (Searcy) - "Due to the unusually harsh winter, the City of Searcy has experienced an increased number of potholes. This is a direct result of moisture penetrating the cracks in the asphalt paving which freezes and thaws weakening the pavement. As traffic passes over the weakened areas, potholes soon develop," said Searcy Mayor David Morris. "

To address this concern, the City is establishing a 'Pothole Hotline' and is requesting assistance from the public in locating all the potholes in need of repair".

Please call Searcy City Hall (Pothole Hotline) at 268-2483 to give the location of potholes.


Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

6 Arkansas Banks Lost Money in 2013

6 Arkansas Banks Lost Money in 2013

Six of the 120 lenders based in Arkansas lost money during 2013, according to call reports compiled by BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla... Read More

Little Rock selected for U.S. Navy Band's 2014 National Tour

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Navy Band Public Affairs) -- America's Navy is coming home to Little Rock, Ark., one of 18 cities in six states selected to host a performance by the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus during its 2014 national tour -- one of the Navy's signature outreach programs.

he United States Navy Band Sea Chanters' performance is scheduled for Mar. 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 North Mississippi St., Little Rock, Ark. They will also perform Mar. 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Auditorium, Harding University, Harding University 10877, Searcy, Ark.

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy's official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music.

Students, Admins make fun YouTube video about snow days

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - After multiple snow days due to winter weather in Arkansas, students and administrators in the White County Central School District had a little fun with the amount of cancellations.

Check out their renditions of "Let Us Go" and "Walkin' on Sunshine" ... watch the video below!

Suspect steals surveillance camera: Do you know her?

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Searcy Police Department is asking for help with identifying the female shown in the video.

The suspect is a white female, driving a Toyota Highlander or something similar. The female stole an outside surveillance camera as well as causing $1200 in damage to the Paws Inn building.

The Searcy Police Department has responded to several calls in the past to this business for reports of someone using a BB gun to shoot out their windows.

On this occasion, Feb 16, they did the same thing as well as damaging the siding on the building.

Anyone with information can contact the Searcy Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-268-3531.

Searcy sailor named MPT&E Sailor of the Year

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) -- Cryptologic Technician Collection 1st Class James R. Lee Jr. was selected as the 2013 Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Sailor of the Year (SOY) at a luncheon ceremony held in the Port O' Call Banquet and Conference Center on Naval Station Great Lakes here, Feb. 28.

The four MPT&E SOY finalists included Lee from Naval Education and Training Command (NETC); Yeoman 1st Class Tiffany N. Summers, from Navy Personnel Command (NPC); Yeoman 1st Class Dewayne L. Toon, from the Chief of Naval Personnel office; and Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Gemmy W. Tyson II, from Navy Recruiting Command.