Searcy Daily Citizen moves to new location. Historic picture 209 W Arch.

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Searcy Daily Citizen old photo

The Searcy Daily Citizen has moved and the newspaper has been running the notice of their move for several weeks.  Their new location is 723 W Beebe Capps Expressway beside the RE/MAX Advantage West Branch. 

I found this old clipping that was run when the Citizen last moved.  Forgive the condition because clippings kept in attics don't fare well.  This was run in approximately 1974 when the Citizen moved to the old Volkswagen building on East Race Street.  This editorial, also in poor condition, was also in the attic. 

Searcy AR Daily Citizen move

This old editorial gives the history of the Searcy Citizen and makes interesting reading. However, I like the old picture with the folks in front of the building which was the Citizen office that was located at 209 W Arch.  Since it has been torn down, I can't drive by and take a picture. 

Best wishes to the Daily Citizen in their new location!

 

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Harold Gene Sullivan

This picture of the Citizen office on Arch Street brings back memories. On election night, they had the large blackboard they would hang outside on the wall. The top row listed the townships and the left column the races and candidates. When the count for a township would be reported to the courthouse, a runner would come down and post it on the blackboard. The street in front of the Citizen (and across from the Coke bottling plant) would be full with people watching the election results. It would often be early morning before some of the key races were determined and the street would still be crowded. Much more fun than sitting home and watching results on TV with the winner being declared after only a few counts were in.

Jun 23, 2014 05:02 AM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Harold Gene, I had barely moved to Searcy but somewhat remember election night postings.  I was thinking they were at the court square then.  I admit I never attended the all-night affairs but they must have been very interesting.  And fun, as you remember it!  Thanks for filling us in on how it used to be.

Jun 23, 2014 10:02 PM #2
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Don Thompson
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Harold, I bet you knew about this from watching to see if you dad had been elected.

Thanks for the memory.

Jul 01, 2014 09:52 AM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, what was Harold Gene's dad running for?

Jul 01, 2014 11:23 AM #4
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Don Thompson
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I'm hoping Harold Gene will come back and tell us.  Here's a teaser from HG.

 

Wilber Mills was a very interesting person.  Everyone in White County considered him a personal friend and always just referred to him as Wilber.  When people had federal government problems they would just go talk to Wilber when he was in town and more often than not the problem was taken care of.  He had an unbelievable memory of people’s names and could walk down the street recalling them when he met them.  My dad was involved in state politics and I had met Mills several times, he always called me “Little Sam” after my dad, Sam Sullivan.  Anyway, I had not seen him in at least 10 or 15 years and I was back in D.C. on business and had some time free so I went over to the capital building to look around.  I was in the Gallery of the House Chambers, just above the aisle as he walked up to aisle, he glanced up and saw me and said, “Hello, Little Sam” and walked on. 

March 08, 2009 10:11 PM

 

 

 

Jul 01, 2014 11:59 PM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Where are you, Harold Gene??????

Jul 02, 2014 10:37 AM #6
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Harold Gene Sullivan

I have been busy as my grandkids (2 and 4 years old) from Denver have been visiting, so I have had better things to do than get on line. :-)

Dad was a State Representative from While County for 4 terms in the late 1940s.

Jul 03, 2014 01:46 AM #7
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Harold Gene, I have no doubt that with 2 kids that young running around, you had no time for blogging!  I'll bet your dad was a good representative.

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