Archive - 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith.
An environmental consulting firm submitted a final remedy work plan to the state environmental agency this week on behalf of Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp.
The plan, which calls for chemical oxidant injections and continued monitoring, comes decades after Whirlpool ceased using trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the Fort Smith site.
Thursday morning Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire said he would probably know by Friday if he would issue a burn ban for the county. After Thursday's thunderstorms moved through, that decision became easier.
â€śI talked to people and everybody I talked to said they got some rain at their house,â€ť Scrimshire said Friday. â€śI just wish we hadn't got some storms. It really downed some trees.â€ť
Scrimshire said he hadn't heard much about damage around the county but a billboard on his property was damaged.
Jerry Lee â€śPaâ€ť Bell, Sr., age 94, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects. Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs. The half-cent tax increase is set to expire by 2023.
â€śDifference Makers:â€ť Nominate and surprise someone who makes a difference in our community or in your life. We secretly interview family, friends and/or coworkers. Please provide names and numbers or emails of contacts.
â€śWhere Are They Now:â€ť Let us know about someone who has either moved away and is successful in their field or has moved here and had a successful past.
Jessie Mae Moore, age 72 of Malvern, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at her home.
Wanda Lou Butler, age 70, a resident of Poyen, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the National Park Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Charles Richard â€śRickâ€ť Cross age 65, of Malvern, formerly of Brinkley passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 surrounded by his family and close friends.
Bonnie Jean Williams, age 76 of Malvern, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home.
One of the many things I love about my job is how involved the community is when it comes to sports.
Whenever there is an event out of town that I cannot make it to, someone usually supplies a picture from the event so the kids can get the recognition they deserve.
Soon we will be starting a new weekly segment that consists solely of submitted photographs.
This is where you get to shine.
For the full story, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.