January 28, 2015

Local News

HR panel approves captain's position

The county's Human Resources Committee on Tuesday approved the creation of one new captain's position for the Garland County Sheriff's Department and a raise for the chief deputy.

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Mayor removes campaign sign

A street-level billboard promoting Mayor Ruth Carney's re-election campaign at 100 E. Grand Ave., which was in an apparent violation of city ordinance, was removed Tuesday afternoon after it was called into question by the newspaper.

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Man sentenced for crime spree

A local man pleaded guilty last week to multiple charges stemming from two separate incidents in 2013, including one where he almost ran over a man while stealing his pickup.

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Police log

Jan. 26 Lee Stiles, 1100 Woodlawn Ave. Unit 65, reported a break-in. Missing items included a Benelli shotgun, duck calls and a hunting bag.

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Sheriff's log

Jan. 26 Kaleb Cobb, Lonsdale, reported a theft of an iPhone at 101 College Drive, National Park Community College. Richard D. York, 525 Highway 290, reported a theft of a Lincoln Town Car. Harold Crays, Hot Springs, reported an arson in the 1700 block of Airport Road.

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Fountain Lake group leads Great Kindness Challenge

FOUNTAIN LAKE -- A new group formed this year at Fountain Lake is leading the middle school's participation in the Great Kindness Challenge, a nationwide initiative aimed at promoting kindness, improving school climate and increasing student engagement.

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Sweet developments at CCMC

Though Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic has experienced shifts in service since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, those changes won't affect the array of tempting confections to be served during the 11th annual Chocolate Festival.

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Industry of the Year

Jim Fram, left, president and CEO of The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Bryan Smith, right, outgoing chamber board president, present Alliance Rubber Co. President Bonnie Swayzie with the Industry of the Year Award on Thursday during the 2015 annual meeting & awards banquet in Horner Hall at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

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