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LR man sentenced on drug charges

A Little Rock man was convicted of felony and misdemeanor drug charges after a one-day trial Wednesday in Garland County Circuit and sentenced to prison and jail time.

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Civil War Expo set for Village

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War in 1865, and the Civil War Roundtable of Hot Springs Village will present the Hot Springs Village Civil War Expo at the Coronado Center from 9 a.m. to noon June 10.

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Sign of progress

Ouachita Job Corps Center brick and masonry students Joseph Shannon, left, of Marion, and Markel Waller, of Osceola, work on bricking the 10-by-21 foot Garland County Detention Center sign facing Highway 270.

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Seventh fish caught

Butch Culbreath, of Hot Springs, reeled in a $500 largemouth bass from his boat Wednesday night on Lake Hamilton. He said he almost threw the prize fish back before seeing its Hot Springs Fishing Challenge tag.

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Sheriff's log

May 27 Gary C. Jones, 164 Briar Ridge Court, reported a theft. Missing were a weed trimmer and gas cans. Nola J. Chandler, Royal, reported a theft at 112 Cavanaugh Trail. Missing was a GPS. Charles Olive reported a break-in at 4897 Malvern Ave. Missing were vehicle insurance, backpack and shoes.

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Police log

May 27 Gretta Walker reported thefts at 409 and 516 Linwood Ave. Missing were two air conditioners and copper.

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Stormy weather

Hot Springs Memorial Field's control tower is silhouetted Thursday by storm clouds that moved through Garland County around 1:30 p.m. At the height of the storm, about 1,700 Entergy Arkansas Inc. customers lost power for about two hours after lightning struck a circuit and locked out the circuit breaker.

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Detention center fits new model

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., was assured before embarking on his tour of the new Garland County Detention Center Thursday that pains had been taken to prevent inmates from escaping through windows.

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