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Water production spikes in hot weather

June and July production through Monday at Hot Springs' two water treatment plants has twice crossed the threshold the state has set for water systems to begin planning for additional capacity, according to production data provided by the city.

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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area: A 'jewel' of the Ozarks

Outdoor writer and photographer Corbet Deary is featured regularly in The Sentinel-Record. Today, Deary writes about Blanchard Springs Recreation Area. I recently covered the Ozark Folk Center, located just outside the town of Mountain View. Well, opportunities abound in this particular section of the state for outdoor enthusiasts. That in mind, I decided to cover yet another destination that is located close to the quaint Ozark town. In fact, those who decide to take advantage of the amenities at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area can likely spend a day or two at the facility prior to ever striking out and experiencing what north-central Arkansas has to offer.

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Hotel behind on ad taxes

The Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission said Thursday The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, 305 Malvern Ave., has fallen behind on remittances of the 3-percent sales tax the commission levies on prepared food and lodging inside the city.

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Governor speaks to AREA schools

Gov. Asa Hutchinson focused on economic development and teacher salaries when speaking to superintendents and school administrators with the Arkansas Rural Education Association at Lakeside High School on Wednesday.

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Report recaps county's 'impressive' year in 2017

Tourism in Arkansas increased impressively in 2017 over 2016, with over 3 million visitors spending nearly $800 million in Garland County alone, ranking the county second in the state for total travel expenditures, according to a report prepared by inVeritas for Visit Hot Springs.

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Sheriff's log

July 10 John Ward reported a theft of cash at 2535 Marion Anderson Road. Shirley Patterson reported a theft of checks at 155 School St. AT&T reported a theft of phone cable at 2400 Amity Road.

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Police log

July 10 Yvette Barnes reported a theft of a Samsung tablet at 389 Lake Hamilton Drive. A break-in was reported at 209 Frieda St.

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Circuit judges recuse from Gates case

All four of Garland County's circuit court judges have recused from the felony tax case of state Rep. Mickey Gates, R-District 22, and have asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a special judge from outside the county to hear the matter.

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Tasty treat

Stella Rogers, 2, of Benton, tastes a crumpet during the Fairy and Wizard Tea at Garvan Woodland Gardens on Tuesday. The food and beverage event was conducted in the traditional English style with patrons enjoying assorted finger foods and a variety of flavorful teas.

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Furry therapy

Leigh Anne Forehand visits with Cy, a service dog, as he makes his way around the room greeting school counselors attending a seminar about therapy dogs in schools hosted by Cheryl Daniel, of Rogers, Tuesday during the Arkansas School Counselor Association's 2018 conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

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