Closures forced in some areas

Heavy rainfall that totaled more than 5 inches and counting in some areas of the county led to flooded roadways and prompted Entergy Arkansas Inc. to open spillway gates at Remmel and Carpenter dams to maintain lake levels Wednesday.

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Boys & Girls Club to close at month's end

The board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs said Friday the club will close at month's end after 75 years in operation, following notice from Boys & Girls Clubs of America that it would revoke the local charter at the end of February.

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Hot Springs residents join effort to replace Medals of Honor

Members of a goodwill group of Arkansans who visited Ireland last year in part to honor John King, an Irish-American War hero buried in Calvary Cemetery in Hot Springs, have renewed an effort to replace his two Medals of Honor, which were lost while in the possession of the U.S. Navy.

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Oaklawn's patriarch leaves legacy of growth

Charles J. Cella, whose innovative leadership over the course of the past half century helped turn Oaklawn Park into one of the nation's premier racing centers, has died of complications from Parkinson's disease, his family said Wednesday. He was 81.

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HS man charged with murder

A Hot Springs man was apprehended in Malvern Wednesday by multiple law enforcement agencies and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the homicide of Cory D. Richardson, a Hot Springs man whose body was found dumped in Greenwood Cemetery last month.

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Ad panel OKs mountain bike trail system proposal

The Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission on Monday unanimously approved a nearly $1.3 million proposal from IMBA Trail Solutions to construct the first phase of a mountain bike trail system on the Northwoods/Cedar Glades properties north of downtown Hot Springs.

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