Fire damages home MOUNTAIN PINE -- A home at 302 Ninth St. in Mountain Pine was heavily damaged by a fire that prompted a response from two fire departments Wednesday afternoon. by staff reports 9 hrs. ago
Medical marijuana coming to HS One of 32 businesses the state selected to dispense medical marijuana is coming to Hot Springs, joining two others licensed to sell the drug in Garland County. by David Showers 9 hrs. ago
Water still flowing Dean Rush, of Royal, fills jugs with thermal water from Hot Springs National Park Wednesday at the south end of Bathhouse Row. 9 hrs. ago
Wolves win 5A-South scrap at Hot Springs Lake Hamilton may typically be a third-quarter team, but Tuesday night, Hot Springs forced the Wolves to use the final eight minutes to secure the 39-36 win. by James Leigh 9 hrs. ago
Sheriff's log Jan. 15 Stella Fries reported a burglary at 128 Pocola Drive. A DVR was missing. 9 hrs. ago
Former HS woman pleads guilty to felony battery for injury to mother's eye A former Hot Springs woman who seriously injured her mother's eye during an altercation in 2017 was sentenced to six years' probation Monday after pleading guilty to a felony battery charge in Garland County Circuit Court. by Steven Mross 9 hrs. ago
Shutdown impacts reopening of Hale The reopening of the Hale Bath House as a boutique hotel has been pushed to late February or early March due to unexpected delays, including the partial shutdown of the federal government, Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe said earlier this week. by Emily Baccam 9 hrs. ago
Sheriff's log Jan. 15 Stella Fries reported a burglary at 128 Pocola Drive. A DVR was missing.
Water still flowing Dean Rush, of Royal, fills jugs with thermal water from Hot Springs National Park Wednesday at the south end of Bathhouse Row.
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
Syria attack kills 4 Americans, raising questions on pullout WASHINGTON -- A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces. by LOLITA C. BALDOR BASSEM MROUE 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
May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit LONDON -- British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office -- but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. by JILL LAWLESS DANICA KIRKA 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
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.
No. 3 Tennessee rips Arkansas, 106-87 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said he does not like referring to Lamonte' Turner and Jordan Bowden as reserves. by Steve Megargee The Associated Press
Thursday's Letters to the Editor Explosive thought
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.
Religion digest Center for Spiritual Oneness
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.
Bargain hunter's bragging tries her friend's patience DEAR ABBY: I have a friend I'll call Rose who likes to brag about how cheap she is. Sometimes when we're talking, she will interrupt me and ask, "How do you like my pants? I got them for a dollar at a yard sale." Or she'll say, "I got them for free." by Abigail Van Buren
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.