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Searcy's quaint square getting makeover

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Corporations like Wal-Mart have taken over small towns all over Arkansas, stealing the business from those who need it most. In Searcy, a city with two large Wal-Mart distribution centers, there's an effort to reverse that trend.

City leaders in Searcy know we live in a world of hubs and spokes. It's how our stuff gets to us and how many of our systems run. As an effort to bring customers back to those mom and pop stores, a quaint square in the center of Searcy is also becoming the center of action for a revitalization plan.

"The concept of the master plan is we wanted to tie different areas into the court square," said Richard Stafford with Whitlow Engineering Services.

The area around the state's oldest working courthouse in White County is getting a makeover.

DNA results confirm Jackson Co. remains as Malik Drummond

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Searcy Police Department issued a statement on Friday, confirming the DNA results to be missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond. 

The statement included the following:

"In reference to the DNA results on the remains found in Jackson County, Arkansas; they have returned and have now confirmed what we have expected. The results conclude that the remains were those of missing Searcy toddler Malik Drummond. "

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How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:


Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

Searcy to host high school robotics competition

Searcy to host high school robotics competition

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The city of Searcy will be participating in a worldwide kickoff of the 2016 season of FIRST® Robotics Competition.

The Searcy competition will include 17 high school teams, grades 9-12. At kickoff, teams will be shown the FIRST STRONGHOLDSM game field and challenge details for the first time, and they will receive a Kit of Parts made up of motors, batteries, control system components, construction materials and a mix of additional automation components – with limited instructions. Teams will have six weeks to design and build a robot to meet this year's engineering challenge.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that challenges high-school students, working alongside professional mentors, to construct a robot of their own and compete in the ultimate Sport for the Mind™ that measures the effectiveness of each robot and the power of teamwork and collaboration.

Wednesday's storms trap Searcy neighborhood for 5 hours

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -- One woman was killed when severe weather hit Arkansas on Wednesday, others were left cleaning up the damage and treading flood waters.

The Northfield neighborhood in Searcy was inaccessible for five hours Wednesday after flood waters made the road to and from impassible.

"You know it's just something you're not used to seeing," said Kyle Davidson who lives in the area.

The water that covered the north end of Main Street didn't know how to stop.

"Well there was just a whole lot of water, it was covering from the bridge all the way to the last street coming into Northfield. It just looked like a lake out here," added Donald Castleberry, a Searcy maintenance worker who was sent to work on the flooding.

Memorials & peace walk for Malik Drummond

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - It was a day of memorials in Searcy on Saturday as friends, family and members of the community held multiple services for Malik Drummond.

Malik was the toddler that was found dead earlier in the month of December. He had been missing for over a year when his body was discovered in Jackson County. His father, Jeffery Clifton was charged with his murder after he was able to lead police to where he allegedly buried the boy.

On Saturday, friends of the family put together a "peace walk" in Malik's honor. They believe that it helps them remember what they went through a year ago and why.

Searcy community bands together at candlelight vigil for Malik

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Searcy community has been shaken this week as the gruesome details of Malik Drummond's death have been unraveled.

"He's a monster,
said Malik
s Stepfather.