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County judge ready to shift focus after jail opens

A news release County Judge Rick Davis issued Sunday signaled the end of his direct involvement with the new Garland County Detention Center, the 168,000-square foot facility the Garland County Sheriff's Department said housed all detainees in county custody as of June 19.

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Police log

June 26 Ryan's Family Steak House, 4538 Central Ave., reported a burglary. Missing was copper pipe. Finish Line Liquor, 3912 Central Ave., reported a theft of alcohol.

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Sheriff's log

June 25 Candice L. Coleman, Lonsdale, reported a burglary at 1433 Highway 128. Missing items included a DVD player, DVDs, clothes, a computer and a television. Bradlee R. Bassett, Lonsdale, reported a theft at 1433 Highway 128. Missing was a Hyundai Elantra.

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Barbecue icon razed

A former Hot Springs barbecue icon was demolished Saturday after an emergency condemnation was initiated by the city in the interest of public safety.

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Man given 22 year suspended sentence

A former jewelry store employee previously charged with more than 25 various counts involving theft and fraud was sentenced Monday to a total of 22 years in prison, with the entire sentence suspended, on three felony counts.

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Park Service to pay remaining tower LSI

The National Park Service has sent a letter to the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission that proposes remitting the remaining Leasehold Surrender Interest balance of $646,624 on Hot Springs Mountain Tower in two separate payments.

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