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Startup Summit planned at Henderson

ARKADELPHIA -- The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present a Small Business Startup Summit on July 13 in Arkadelphia.

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Wreck injures one

Emergency personnel work the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Adcock and Marion Anderson roads. Arkansas State Police Capt. Forrest Marks said the male driver of a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup, above, pulled onto Marion Anderson off Adcock and failed to yield to the female driver of a 2004 Nissan Altima headed toward Airport Road. The pickup was hit on the driver's side by the front of the Altima, causing it to roll several times and come to rest on its side.

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Sheriff's log

June 27 Jeffery F. Ward, 130 Ledgerwood Drive, reported a burglary. Missing items included jewelry, a television, firearms and cash. July 1 Ricky Malliard, 3340 Marion Anderson Road, reported a theft of a generator.

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City offers $680K for Majestic

The Hot Springs Board of Directors voted 6-0 in a special called meeting Thursday afternoon to offer $680,000 for the purchase of the Majestic Hotel complex.

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HSCS hosts CSI camp

Hot Springs Community School will offer a science camp for middle school students July 13-17 patterned after the tasks of crime scene investigators.

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Garage fire

Hot Springs firefighters Clint Reynolds and Kenny Talbert extinguish a structure fire Thursday morning at 207 Plateau St. Assistant Fire Marshal Carlton Scott said the fire was contained to the garage and nobody was in the residence. "There were no utilities to the building," he added. Scott also said neighbors in the area have called the police several times to keep people out of the building, but the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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Teacher selected for Presidential Award

PEARCY -- Brian Leonard, Lake Hamilton High School mathematics teacher, was selected by President Barack Obama as one of 108 teachers to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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