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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. 

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.

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.
 

Searcy officials responds to vehicle fire and rescues driver

Searcy officials responds to vehicle fire and rescues driver

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Officers from the Searcy Police Department responded to a vehicle fire Friday morning.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. Friday, July 17, the Searcy Fire Department and Searcy police were on the scene of a vehicle on fire located at 1621 West Beebe Capps.

According to reports, two people were riding bicycles past a vacant business when they saw a vehicle on fire. One of them waved down a fire truck as it passed by and the other called 911. Firefighters were able to help the 26-year-old driver out of the burning vehicle.

The driver was taken to the Unity Health emergency room by Northstar with non-life threatening injuries.

At this point, the cause of the vehicle accident and fire has not been determined. The case is under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, will host an ASU-Searcy Information Expo on Tuesday, July 21; Thursday, July 30; and Wednesday, August 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Building, Room 117 on the Searcy campus.   

Do you want a second chance at college, obtain your GED, or would you like to increase your earning potential? The ASU-Searcy Information Expo is an excellent opportunity to visit the Searcy campus, learn more about the programs offered, receive information on earning a high school diploma, or explore the funding options and available scholarships. A personal guide will be available to answer questions and assist with the admission process.

ASU-Searcy serves a range of students from high school, through the Regional Career Center or concurrent classes, to non-traditional students earning certificates or associate degrees.

CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Mayor David Morris of Searcy completes 40 years of public service

Mayor David Morris of Searcy completes 40 years of public service

SEARCY, Ark. - Growing up in Searcy, Ark., Mayor David Morris witnessed firsthand the positive impact public service has on the community.  With his mother working for the University of Arkansas Corporative Extension Office for fifty-five years and a father that served in the U.S. Navy for eight years prior to becoming a postal worker retiring after forty-two years of service, he knew this was the direction his future was heading.  In addition his grandfather Harvey Morris served as Assessor for White County during the 1940’s.

Morris graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree and received a Master of Health Services Management and a Masters in Business, both from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.