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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Marker denotes national park's role in war

Hot Springs National Park contains no Civil War monuments or statues, but there is a marker on Bathhouse Row that denotes its unique, brief role in the conflict, according to park Superintendent Josie Fernandez.

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Arlington Hotel sells

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, an icon of downtown Hot Springs and Arkansas' largest hotel, has been acquired by Sky Capital Group LP of Little Rock in a private transaction with Southwest Hotels Inc., owners and operators of the Arlington since 1954.

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Water safety Know your limits while out on the lakes

Many of the people who will be out boating during the Fourth of July holiday cannot swim, so it's important they recognize their limits while on the water and take appropriate safety precautions, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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