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Damaged pole causes outage, small fire

More than 1,700 Entergy Arkansas Inc. customers in the east Hot Springs area were left with power Monday afternoon when the driver of a tractor-trailer collided with a utility pole while attempting to make a right turn.

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Celebrity advice

Actor/comedian Kel Mitchell, best known for his Nickelodeon series "Kenan and Kel" and movies such as "Good Burger" and "Mystery Men," speaks about self-motivation and the importance of education during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday at Hot Springs World Class High School.

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City celebrates King's birthday

Monday's 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration focused on a commitment to excellence through service and "passing the torch" to the next generation.

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Building permits

Jan. 5 Timothy Hughes, SET Construction, LLC, 360 Arlington Park Court, $620,000, stone-and-brick, single-family home, five bedroom, three and a half bath, three car attached garage. Jan. 9 Bob Messersmith, Messersmith and Son Inc., 114 Fox Run Circle, $180,000, construction of new single-family home.

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Pet-friendly recreation offered in Hot Springs

Whether arranging a week-long vacation to Hot Springs or just a one-day outing, traveling with pets requires extra planning. When leaving a pet behind is not an option, the pet is a service animal, or the pet owner just prefers to have their furry friend along for the ride, it's important to devise a plan ahead of time to find the most pet-friendly options.

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Season underway

The Sentinel-Record/Grace Brown Laynnah Sanchez, 3, attends the opening day of Oaklawn Park's 2018 racing season Friday with her mother, Kelsie Sanchez. Gates will open at 11 a.m. as nine races are scheduled for today, one of only two Mondays on the 2018 schedule, with a first post of 1:05 p.m. The probable post time for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, the eighth race of the special Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, is 4:38 p.m. The Smarty Jones is one of Oaklawn's four major Kentucky Derby preps.

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CADC announces LIHEAP dates

The 2018 Winter LIHEAP Utility Assistance program will begin the week of Jan. 16 and continue as long as funds are available, according to the Central Arkansas Development Council.

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