Students see dangers of texting while driving

Numerous students and educators in attendance at the 2018 Environmental and Spatial Technology Conference earlier this month took the pledge to stop texting and driving after testing out AT&T Arkansas' "It Can Wait" virtual reality ...

Technicolor tulips

Lillian Rundel, 6, of Maumelle, on Monday walks past some of the 150,000 tulips that are reaching peak bloom this week during the annual Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Sheriff's log

March 16 Tony G. Liles, 1358 Pearcy Road, Pearcy, reported a theft of a vape mod. William D. Dixon, 250 Grand Isle Drive, reported a break-in to a vehicle. Missing was a wallet. Todd W. Totten, Hot Springs, reported a theft at 112 Silverwood Terrace. Missing were a game camera and two steel posts.

Citizens announces new president

BATESVILLE -- Citizens Bank, an Arkansas-based community bank, announced the appointment of Adam Mitchell as president. Mitchell will work, alongside CEO Phil Baldwin, to lead the strategic growth of Citizens Bank throughout Arkansas. Mitchell will continue to be based in Little Rock, where his efforts are expected to be instrumental in expanding the bank's central Arkansas footprint.

Government reorganization push faces pitfalls

LITTLE ROCK -- Promising to cut in half the number of agencies answering to him, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is hoping to emulate a Democratic governor who later defeated him in his first bid for statewide office. Hutchinson is also trying to avoid the pitfalls faced by the last member of his party to hold the state's top office.

Tuesday Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner in CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs cafeteria, 1 Mercy Lane. The meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions are welcome. Hot Springs National Park Rotary will meet at noon Wednesday at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Central and Fountain streets, for lunch. A meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club meets ...