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Harding University begins $12 million student housing project

Harding University begins $12 million student housing project

SEARCY, Ark. -- Dr. David Burks, president of Harding University, today announced the launching of the largest single construction project in the school’s history.

Speaking to an assembly of more than 3,400 students, Burks said workers have begun site preparation for a $12 million project to build 84 new apartments on the Searcy campus.

The ambitious plan approved by the school’s board of trustees at its May meeting calls for the apartments to be ready for use by the beginning of the fall semester 2012. The new apartments will house approximately 200 students.

Sixty-four apartments will be built on the west side of the campus to expand housing for women and married students. There will be one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The apartments will be built on an area bordered by West Pleasure, Dr. Jimmy Carr Drive and East Park Ave.

Burks told the students the new facilities are unlike any of the current apartments on campus.

Brass in the Clouds on Sunday atop Mount Nebo

Brass in the Clouds on Sunday atop Mount  Nebo

Musicians from Arkansas Tech University will provide an evening of entertainment at one of the Arkansas River Valley's most beautiful points of interest on Sunday, Sept. 18.

The seventh annual Brass in the Clouds concert, which is co-sponsored by Mount Nebo State Park and the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo's Sunset Point. The public is invited to attend.

The annual event showcases the talents of the Arkansas Tech Brass Choir. The performance will last until sundown.

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Students discuss coming to HU

On Monday morning, some students at Harding University heard a sound they might not have heard a lot this summer — their alarm clocks.

SPD encourages crosswalk safety

SPD encourages crosswalk safety

SEARCY, Ark. – The Searcy Police Department is urging the community to help out in school zones around the city. There are two tasks the community can help with in this effort to keep our children safe.

  1. Instruct children to use crosswalks when walking to and from school. This is especially important on busy streets, such as Maple near Searcy-McRae Elementary and Race near Ahlf Junior High. The Maple Street crosswalk is near Cherry and usually has a police officer to assist students across the street.
  2. Drivers need to be aware of school zones and be alert as children are arriving to and leaving school. When approaching a crosswalk, be prepared to stop – and do so if there is anyone present trying to cross.

These two tasks seem very simple but can provide the citizens of Searcy with a safer community.

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Life's not always a cake walk -- especially if you're a single parent. Getting ahead with your education can present even more of a challenge.

But there is help out there. Joining Dawn Scott with details is Ralph Nesson, executive director of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.

Nesson talks about the applicant criteria, how to apply and more.

Back to school we go

Back to school we go

Children in the city of Searcy will be heading back to school on Monday, August 15. The Searcy Police Department reminds drivers that school zone speed limits will be back in effect. The following are school zone areas and their respective speed limits.

Searcy High School – On Ella St. from W. Arch Ave. to Meadow Ln., the speed limit is 25 mph. There are two speed bumps.

  • Ahlf Junior High School – The surrounding streets – Elm, Gum, Moore, and Vine – have a 25 mph speed limit. There are speed bumps.
  • Southwest Middle School – On Beebe Capps, when children are present, the speed limit is 25 mph.
  • Searcy McRae Elementary School – on Maple St. (Hwy 16) from W. Vine to W. McRae, there are flashing lights to signal the school zone. W. McRae has a 20 mph speed limit. W. Moore St.