September 04, 2015

Local News

Applications available for CDBG fund work

Applications for about $300,000 in fiscal year 2016 Community Development Block Grant funding for eligible neighborhood revitalization, new affordable housing, and certain municipal infrastructure to support economic development projects will be accepted through Oct. 30, a city news release says.

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HOBY student

Lake Hamilton student Natalie Bryan recently attended a weekend Leadership Seminar at Henderson State University. The seminar is part of the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program started in 1958 by actor Hugh O'Brien. After attending seminars, students are challenged to 100 hours of community service each year.

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Ready to deliver

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, left, and UPS driver Brandon Ward listen as UPS Business Manager Doug Dodson gives safety instructions Wednesday. Westerman, dressed in a UPS uniform, rode with Ward on his route to better understand the challenges faced by constituents working in the field, the regulatory hurdles facing companies like UPS, and to meet constituents.

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ADEQ receptive to Majestic cleanup plan

Interim City Manager Bill Burrough said Tuesday that Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality officials were "very receptive" to the city's plans to clean up the Majestic Hotel complex, which it purchased a week ago.

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