Multiple fire departments on scene of house fire Multiple fire departments were at the scene of a house fire in Mountain Pine Wednesday. by Staff reports 11 hrs. ago
DREAM MAKER: Garvan Woodland Gardens’ wedding coordinator retires After 15 years of making brides' wedding day dreams come true, Hot Springs native Suzie Burch is retiring from her trailblazing position as Garvan Woodland Gardens' wedding coordinator. On Jan. 11, the staff of Garvan threw her a retirement party to bid farewell with a cake, gifts and a plaque to commemorate her years of service. "Suzie literally wrote the book on how to do weddings at the gardens. There was no manual, there was no how-to book. We just said, 'Suzie, do weddings,'" Executive Director Robert Bledsoe said. by Emily Baccam 20 hrs. ago
LH board may rescind, redo, motion to hire superintendent, attorney says PEARCY -- The Lake Hamilton School Board may rescind and redo its motion "to consider to hire" Karla Neathery, the assistant superintendent of the Benton School District, as its new superintendent at its next meeting on Jan. 22, the school district's attorney said Tuesday. by Beth Reed 20 hrs. ago
Felon waving gun around while intoxicated sentenced to prison A Hot Springs man with multiple prior felony convictions who was arrested last year after waving a gun around while intoxicated was sentenced to six years in prison Monday. by Steven Mross 23 hrs. ago
Nighthawks bounce back against Arkansas Baptist National Park College's men's basketball team bounced back from its first defeat of the season with an 86-74 win on Monday at home against Arkansas Baptist College. by Staff Reports 23 hrs. ago
Demolition starts at baseball complex Site preparation for the future Majestic Park Baseball Complex began Tuesday at the former site of the Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs. by Beth Reed 23 hrs. ago
Sheriff's log Jan. 14 James Adkins reported a break-in at 124 Country Walker Terrace. Four Husqvarna riding lawn mowers were missing. David Sepe reported a burglary at 203 Albright Road. Missing items included two televisions, a gun telescope and ammunition. 23 hrs. ago
Police log Jan. 14 Walmart, 1601 Albert Pike, reported a theft of assorted merchandise. Lindsey Allen Fraser reported a theft of a repair kit and trigger plate at 118 Shady Heights Road. Dolena L. Mourton reported a theft of a license plate at 413 Audubon St. 23 hrs. ago
DREAM MAKER: Garvan Woodland Gardens’ wedding coordinator retires After 15 years of making brides' wedding day dreams come true, Hot Springs native Suzie Burch is retiring from her trailblazing position as Garvan Woodland Gardens' wedding coordinator. On Jan. 11, the staff of Garvan threw her a retirement party to bid farewell with a cake, gifts and a plaque to commemorate her years of service. "Suzie literally wrote the book on how to do weddings at the gardens. There was no manual, there was no how-to book. We just said, 'Suzie, do weddings,'" Executive Director Robert Bledsoe said. by Emily Baccam
LH board may rescind, redo, motion to hire superintendent, attorney says PEARCY -- The Lake Hamilton School Board may rescind and redo its motion "to consider to hire" Karla Neathery, the assistant superintendent of the Benton School District, as its new superintendent at its next meeting on Jan. 22, the school district's attorney said Tuesday. by Beth Reed
Governor sworn in for 2nd term, promises state 'growth agenda' LITTLE ROCK -- Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was sworn in for a second term Tuesday and took the opportunity to portray his re-election victory as a mandate for a "growth agenda" that includes an income tax cut, a teacher pay raise and a plan to reorganize state agencies. by ANDREW DeMILLO The Associated Press
Bill would add conditions for medical pot LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas lawmaker has proposed adding 40 more conditions that would qualify patients to use medical marijuana in the state. by The Associated Press
Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday denied he ever worked for Russia against U.S. interests, addressing an extraordinary question that has haunted his presidency and shows no sign of going away. by DARLENE SUPERVILLE JONATHAN LEMIRE The Associated Press
Trump points to farmers as benefiting from wetlands rollback WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. by ELLEN KNICKMEYER The Associated Press
UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed LONDON -- British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. by JILL LAWLESS, GREGORY KATZ and RAF CASERT The Associated Press
Congo's surprise election result could face challenge KINSHASA, Congo -- Congo appeared on the cusp of its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory Thursday of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, despite clear signs that a rival opposition leader actually won in a landslide. by MATHILDE BOUSSION The Associated Press
Remember virtual reality? Its buzz faded at CES 2019 NEW YORK -- Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer headsets about to hit the market and industries from gaming and entertainment to social media ready to hop on the bandwagon. by MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press
Harper promoted to senior VP Community First Trust recently announced the promotion of Cindy Harper to the position of senior vice president of Trust Administration, according to a news release.
Razorbacks crack top 20 in preseason poll FAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas Razorbacks are ranked No. 16 in the D1Baseball.com preseason poll released this week. by Staff Reports
Lady Rams turn in season-best performance for win in Conway Lakeside's boys and girls bowling teams picked up a pair of wins over the weekend with the Lady Rams turning in their best performance of the season Friday night. by STAFF REPORTS
Wednesday's Letters to the Editor The Wall Mall Dear editor: Complaining is easy. Offering solutions takes thought. I am convinced that the Mexicans should build the wall. The wall should be along the entire border of the United States and Mexico. It will consist of shops, restaurants, places for dancing and formal occasions, motel and hotel suites, conference centers, clothing boutiques and all kinds of stores, manufacturing and industrial centers, health centers (including hospitals), universities (that include language training), viewing stations toward the United States to view the restored Rio Grande and its bird sanctuaries, casinos to fund the restoration of the Rio Grande and to fund border security, pharmacies where Americans can obtain prescription medications at far lower costs, beauty and barber shops, etc., so that it will be like a giant land cruise.
Thumbs column Hot Springs and Garland County residents have jumped into January, welcoming new challenges and opportunities, finding new ways to serve our community, making new friends, and schooling themselves via new books that instruct and entertain.
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Religion briefs Bible prophecy seminar continues through February
National Park College announces fall '18 honor roll The National Park College Office of Student Affairs has released the dean's and president's lists for the fall 2018 semester.
Continuing education award Submitted photo P.E.O. Chapter CY of Hot Springs Village sponsored and presented a Program for Continuing Education Grant to Lillian Alderman, second from left, in the amount of $1,400. Alderman will graduate with a master's degree in school counseling from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 2019. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education was created to provide need-based grants to women in the U.S. and Canada whose educations have been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and their families. Alderman was presented the grant by Glenda Reed, left, committee chairman, Jeannie Nelson and Bettie Ann Harwood, committee members.
Item of interest The Extension Homemakers Fiber Therapy Club is collecting crochet or knit red baby caps for the American Heart Association Little Hats Big Hearts campaign. Club members met recently and have collected almost 100 hats so far.
Wednesday Datebook Civic clubs Scenic 7 Rotary Club meets at noon the first, second and third Thursdays at Charlie's Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, and adjourns by 1 p.m. On fourth Thursdays, it meets at 5:30 p.m., dismissing by 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Members and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meetings in order to socialize and have time to place menu orders. For more information, call Amanda Kennedy, 922-0227. Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will meet at 7 p.m. today. Chicken-fried steak will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $8 per person.