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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Armory named to National Register

The Hot Springs National Guard Armory, 210 Woodbine St., has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, along with 10 other properties in Arkansas, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Monday.

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Water main repairs to resume

Hot Springs Municipal Utilities will resume repairs to a water main that runs from its treatment plant on the upper end of Lake Hamilton to a storage tank on Music Mountain on Monday, which could cause tap water to become cloudy or milky next week.

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Democrats denied access to event held by Westerman

The Democratic Party of Garland County says its members were denied entry into an event U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, held in Hot Springs Village on Thursday, despite the fact that many had preregistered for it, but a spokesman for the congressman said it was a private campaign event, not a public event.

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Flotilla urges caution on lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary advises boaters to exercise "extreme caution" on area lakes due to the amount of debris that has been washed into the water by recent heavy rainfall.

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Entergy repairs outages, advises caution on lakes

Entergy Arkansas Inc. had restored power by Monday morning to nearly all of the households in Garland County that lost service during severe weather over the weekend, and both Entergy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cautioned boaters to watch for debris washed into area lakes by the storms.

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Coalition condemns bomb threat

The Concerned Citizens Coalition, which has been protesting at the real estate office of District 5 City Director Rick Ramick, on Saturday condemned a bomb threat at the business on Friday while continuing to attack the director's residency.

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Dreary weather didn't dampen spirits or crowd at parade

An intermittent rain didn't dampen the spirits of parade-goers at Friday's First Ever 14th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, which produced one of the memorable moments in the parade's history: Alfonso Ribeiro performing his signature dance, "the Carlton."

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