Searcy County, AR

Four waterfalls in 40 steps

EULA — Richland Creek is an important water source for Searcy County. The creek wanders through the hills and valleys of the Richland Wilderness Valley and eventually finds its way into the Buffalo National River. Along the way to the Buffalo, the creek creates and is the end source for...
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Area man arrested on rape, incest charges

A Searcy County man is behind bars, charged with rape and incest. Thirty-year-old Devin Lars Williams of Marshall is being held on a quarter of a million dollars bond. Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell says the investigation began last Friday when a twelve year-old female contacted law enforcement and alleged she had been sexually assaulted on May 29 by Williams, who is a semi-truck driver.
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Wildlife Officers rescue two people on Buffalo River

ST. JOE -- Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife officers quickly put training into practice Friday when they rescued two people from the Buffalo National River, according to a Facebook post on the commission's page. Officers were training for swift-water rescues near the Shine Eye Campground in Searcy County, when...
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Two people rescued from the Buffalo River

SEARCY COUNTY, Ark. — A quick response by wildlife officers training along the Buffalo National River is credited for saving two lives. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers were involved in swift-water rescue training near Shine Eye Campground in Searcy County when they noticed a young boy struggling to swim in the water. A man fishing nearby attempted to help the boy but was pulled away from the bank into the current.
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High-speed chase leads to arrest, seizure of 3 pounds of meth

A 30-year-old Harrison man was arrested with three pounds of methamphetamine after a high-speed pursuit last week in Searcy County. Austin Glenn Angel faces felony charges of trafficking of a controlled substance; felony possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to plant, manufacture, prepare or repack; fleeing; and possession of drug paraphernalia; as well as misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, display of license plates and driving on a suspended license. Angel also received penalty enhancements of being a habitual offender.

NARMC honors EMS Team

For more than 50 years, the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) EMS team has served the community and during National EMS Week, they are honored. In 1969, Boone County Hospital took over the county-ran EMS service. From then on when emergency services were needed in the community, you have encountered the NARMC EMS crew.
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Man arrested for threatening to kill judge, police

A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to get an AR15 and kill a judge and police officers. The threat was sent via text to an unnamed individual following 57-year-old Jeffrey Len Tanner’s court appearance May 10 in Searcy County. Court documents in the case indicate law enforcement became...
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Home visits lead to five arrests in Searcy County

Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reports that home visits conducted by agents with Arkansas Community Corrections have lead to the arrests of five Searcy County residents. Agents conducted a home visit on April 21 at the residence of 49-year-old James Douglas Watkins, who is a parolee, and 47-year-old Nellie Leann Ford in Marshall. After advising Watkins for the reason of the visit, agents began a search of residence looking for compliance checks.

Marshall seniors graduate Thursday evening

The Searcy County School District’s Marshall High School hold its senior graduation ceremony Thursday evening. Marshall’s graduation will be held at 8:30 at the Kenda Drive-In. Marshall will have 45 seniors walking in the graduation ceremony. The valedictorian of the class is Rayya Smyth, and the salutatorian is Emily England.
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Earthquake reported in Searcy County

An earthquake has been reported in Searcy County. The quake, which registered 2.4 on the Richter scale, was centered 1.9 miles north, northwest of St. Joe which is 20 miles southeast of Harrison or 31 miles southwest of Mountain Home. The earthquake happened at 8:40 Tuesday night. Normally, earthquakes below...
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Marshall man arrested after fleeing on 4-wheeler

A Marshall man has been arrested after fleeing from police officers. On the evening of Sunday, while on patrol, Searcy County Deputies assisted the Marshall Police with a complaint call concerning a 4-wheeler driving down Spring Street. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, deputies went down Highway 27 South...
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Man allegedly trespasses, digs up ginseng

Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reports that on Apri 21 deputies were called to a home in Harriet after the sheriff’s office received a call concerning a trespasser.When Searcy County Deputies Troy Dye and Dakotah Springstead arrived at the home, they found 58-year-old Larry Moe Massey of Marshall sitting in the woods. Massey reportedly told deputies he was digging up ginseng in the woods, and was not on the homeowner’s property.
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Toss evidence, drug case lawyers say

Attorneys for a Searcy County man accused in a federal indictment of drug trafficking presented arguments Thursday attempting to suppress evidence collected during a search of his property that the attorneys maintain was obtained improperly. Jeffrey Rogers, 64, of Marshall was arrested Jan. 19, 2019, by Searcy County deputies when...
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Sybil Halsted-Treat

Sybil Halsted-Treat, 81, of Springdale, went to her permanent home in Heaven on April 23, 2021, in Broken Arrow, Okla. She was born on September 29, 1939, in Searcy County to Lonnie Halsted and Pernie Mae Duncan Halsted. Sybil was a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church, where...

Encyclopedia Of Arkansas Minute: Snowball, Arkansas

A Searcy County town may have been named through a clerical error. The first white settler in the area around Calf Creek may have been John Campbell, who moved there around 1837. The settlement continued to grow over the years, and in 1885 Calf Creek Masonic Lodge No. 426 was founded. A year later a lodge was built and named Snow Hall in honor of county Sheriff Benjamin Franklin Hall.