February 13, 2016

Total loss

A mobile home at 102 Sequoyah Loop was a total loss after fire broke out around 10 a.m. Thursday, Piney Fire Department Chief Tim McDorman said. No one was injured in the blaze, he said, ...

Rollover accident

Personnel from the Hot Springs police and fire departments work the scene of a two-vehicle accident Thursday between a Honda Accord and Buick Lacrosse. The Buick flipped onto its side in the ditch after the ...

Single file

Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School students return to class midday on Thursday after they were evacuated due to a report of smoke on campus. A small fire was caused by an electrical vent ...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

MUNICH -- Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.

Retirement party

O.A. Wynn, sex offender registrar, and Judy Wynn, his wife, celebrated Wynn's retirement recently after 20 years of service at the Garland County Sheriff's Department.

Sanders support saddening

Dear editor: It really hasn't been too far back in time in which the overwhelming majority of Americans regarded socialism and communism as being undesirable, evil systems of government! That was true in both the Republican Party under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush and in the original (less liberal) Democratic Party led by President John F. Kennedy. The communist countries have always been regarded as some of America's worst enemies!

Oxner's 100

Shelbie Oxner, back left, and her fellow kindergarten teachers at Fountain Lake Elementary School dressed as centenarians for the 100th day of school. Oxner celebrated with her class on Jan. 29, the 100th day.

Friday's Datebook

Civic clubs Hot Springs Jesse D. Hawkins Lions Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 497 Crescent. Guests are welcome. Call 262-9792 for information. Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. (two ...