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LR man sentenced for robbery

A Little Rock man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to an amended felony charge stemming from his robbery of a convenience store last year.

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More than $58K spent to support bond issue

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce-affiliated committee that advocated for the passage of the sales tax-supported road improvement bond issue spent $58,600 on the campaign, according to the final financial report the group filed earlier this week with the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

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Correction

An article published on July 19 gave the incorrect web address to purchase tickets for the Aug. 9 jazz concert featuring violinist Oksana at Coronado Community Center in Hot Springs Village.

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Unity in Community dinner at Haven UMC

A Unity in the Community fellowship dinner to honor local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other city officials will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. today at Haven United Methodist Church, 107 Burroughs St.

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Fishing hole

Cash Johnson, 8, reels in a fish at Gulpha Gorge Tuesday while fishing with his grandfather. The pair were releasing their catches back into the creek each time. The highs today are expected to be in the upper 80s or low 90s, offering a little relief from the upper 90s and triple digit heat indexes of last week.

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Advocates for seniors

Members of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, including Hot Springs Village CFO Lesley Nalley, fourth from right, recently met for a quarterly meeting in the Arkansas state Capitol. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin addressed the group on his passion for a "Spend Less, Tax Less" state government, and, according to a news release, one of his most powerful statements of the day was that "state government has a moral obligation to spend taxpayer dollars efficiently." Both he and Division of Aging & Adult Services Director Craig Cloud spoke of their various activities targeting monetary waste.

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Wilson honored as top HSV Rotarian

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- During the annual "Change of Gavel" dinner for Hot Springs Village Rotary Club, Villager Larry Wilson was given the prestigious honor of being named Rotarian of the Year.

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