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January 24, 2018

City to get reimbursed for mercury cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to reimburse the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission nearly $13,000 for the cost it incurred to clean up a mercury spill following a double-fatality wreck on one of its parking lots in May 2016.

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Entergy wants shorelines kept clear of debris

Given the recent springlike weather, Entergy Arkansas Inc. asks lakefront property owners to refrain from the practice of disposing of yard waste in the waters or shorelines of lakes Hamilton or Catherine, which are set to refill next month.

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Accidental fire claims two lives

Despite what Hot Springs Fire Chief Ed Davis called a "valiant" lifesaving effort, two Hot Springs residents died in an accidental fire that was confined to a single bedroom in an apartment at 115 Wade St. Wednesday night.

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Oaklawn to introduce Show Bet Bonus

Oaklawn Park is trying to make wagering more fun for newcomers this year by offering a bonus on winning show bets placed on-track during the live meet, which begins Jan. 13

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'Getting Ahead' graduation set for Monday

Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic's Bridges out of Poverty "Getting Ahead" program will soon graduate a total of four classes of individuals striving to move from poverty to self-reliance.

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Bridges to Hope attains success

Ninety days after being hired, four graduates of the Bridges to Hope program who were employed by Oaklawn Park have a 100-percent success rate, Oaklawn's general manager, Eric Jackson, said Friday.

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New charges in multiple shooting

The Hot Springs Police Department a short time ago said it had amended the capital murder charge to first-degree murder for both fugitive suspect Stephon Harris and Anthony Camden, who remains in custody at the Garland County Detention Center.

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Condolences, 15 years later

With summer waning and the start of the school year fast approaching, we decided to forego the usual trip to the beach this year, in lieu of a closer destination.

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Mercury originated in Cleveland County

Mercury that spilled from a wrecked car in May, leading to an environmental cleanup that cost the city thousands of dollars, was reportedly stolen from the son of a deceased dentist in Cleveland County.

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FEMA grant to fund fire training simulator

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, on Monday presented a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $409,091 to the Hot Springs Fire Department to purchase a live fire training simulator.

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Study says travel-related spending up since 2010

Visitors to Garland County generated $745 million in 2015, and visitor spending in the county generated more than $57 million in tax revenue for state and local governments, according to a new economic impact study released Friday.

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