Medical marijuana sales finish 2020 with record day Dispensaries reported $1.22 million in sales on New Year's Eve, the highest revenue day for the medical marijuana business since the state's first legal sale of the drug in May 2019. by David Showers 10 hrs. ago
AARP to conduct Tax-Aide Program primarily virtually The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will return to the Garland County Library this year to coordinate virtual tax preparation services to residents 50 years and older, or who are low- to moderate-income. by Cassidy Kendall 10 hrs. ago
Local teen arrested on gun, drug charges after DTF investigation A Hot Springs teen was arrested on numerous felony charges Wednesday morning after two loaded guns and almost half a pound of marijuana were allegedly found in his bedroom during an investigation by the local drug task force. by Steven Mross 10 hrs. ago
NAACP to host MLK breakfast virtually this year The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Branch No. 6013 will present the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Saturday morning via Zoom. by John Anderson 10 hrs. ago
Biden unveils $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan WILMINGTON, Del. -- President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout. by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BILL BARROW The Associated Press 10 hrs. ago
COVID-19 update: Positive cases back in triple digits After 27 new confirmed cases, the fewest since Jan. 4, were reported Wednesday in Garland County, new reported polymerase chain reaction-confirmed cases reached triple digits for the sixth time in 10 days Thursday. 10 hrs. ago
Westerman releases reasoning on impeachment vote U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, of Hot Springs voted Wednesday not to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of inciting an insurrection following last week's invasion of the Capitol by a violent mob of the president's supporters. by Tyler Wann 10 hrs. ago
State education board OKs charter renewals, including Hot Springs LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday gave final approval to the five-year renewal of charters for the continued operation of eight open-enrollment and conversion charter schools. by Cynthia Howell 10 hrs. ago
COVID-19 update: Positive cases back in triple digits After 27 new confirmed cases, the fewest since Jan. 4, were reported Wednesday in Garland County, new reported polymerase chain reaction-confirmed cases reached triple digits for the sixth time in 10 days Thursday.
AARP to conduct Tax-Aide Program primarily virtually The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will return to the Garland County Library this year to coordinate virtual tax preparation services to residents 50 years and older, or who are low- to moderate-income. by Cassidy Kendall
Arkansas governor: Don't retreat from virus safety steps LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson urged lawmakers Tuesday to not "retreat" from the state's coronavirus safety measures and to enact hate crimes legislation as he delivered a State of the State address 11 months into the pandemic. by ANDREW DeMILLO The Associated Press
State Legislature begins session in middle of pandemic LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Senate rejected an effort Monday to penalize members who don't wear face masks, as lawmakers returned to the Capitol in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. by ANDREW DeMILLO The Associated Press
Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy WASHINGTON -- Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 "zero tolerance" border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released Thursday has found. by The Associated Press
WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins WUHAN, China -- A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. by The Associated Press
Most major US airlines to prohibit guns in checked bags for DC flights Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags. by The Associated Press
Visit Hot Springs recognizes employees for length of service Each January, Visit Hot Springs celebrates employees who have reached length of service milestones of five years or more with special logo pins. It also recognizes employees who did not take sick days in the past year.
Lack of intensity leads to Hogs loss at LSU FAYETTEVILLE -- In a four-day span the University of Arkansas went from beating Georgia by 30 points to trailing LSU by 31. by Bob Holt
Thursday's Letters to the editor Our flag, our future
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Religion digest Christian Science Christian Science, 808 Central Ave., will hear the lesson "Sacrament" on Sunday. Call 501-623-5622 for information. Cones Road MBC Cones Road Missionary Baptist Church, 405 Cones Road, will have a lesson on "Esau and Jacob" at 9:45 a.m. with a message on "The Lord Sustained Me" at 11:20 a.m. by Brother David Roark on Sunday.
REFLECTIONS: ‘I am Lazarus’ He was Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, a good friend to all, and a close confidant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now he was dead, gone, buried in the tomb, his body decaying for four days. Because Lazarus was, Jesus was, there, right by the family's side, grieving, even unto tears. Jesus loved him, this we know. by Pastor Chuck DeVane
School news: PEO grants PEO Chapter BJ recently presented Program for Continuing Education grants. The grants are for adult women wanting to continue their education.
School news: HSSD donation WoodmenLife Chapter 6005 of Hot Springs provided a $1,000 donation to Hot Springs School District students on Aug. 28.
Local teen arrested on gun, drug charges after DTF investigation A Hot Springs teen was arrested on numerous felony charges Wednesday morning after two loaded guns and almost half a pound of marijuana were allegedly found in his bedroom during an investigation by the local drug task force. by Steven Mross
Police log Jan. 13