May 1st, 2014
This is Part Two of a three-part series featuring the Malvern and Hot Spring County candidates and the speeches they gave at a recent political rally. Part One was published in the Wednesday, April 30 MDR
In the political rally held Friday, April 25, candidates running for office in the May primary and the November general election were on hand to present their ideas and to introduce themselves to the community.
Malvern Mayor Steve Northcutt says he will take no action regarding the completed investigation of several allegations about Malvern Street Department Superintendent Glenn McCloud. Northcutt said the investigation stemmed from a letter sent to the Arkansas Municipal League by a â€śdisgruntledâ€ť former street department employee who had been terminated. Northcutt said he asked Malvern Chief of Police Donnie Taber to conduct an internal investigation regarding the letterâ€™s allegations.
Rand Scroggins gets his face painted at Malvern Elementary Schoolâ€™s Field Day. Students braved the chilly, windy weather to take part in activities that ranged from a leaky pipe relay to hurdle races to jump ropes and hula hoops. They even had a marble pool, where students removed shoes and socks and had one minute to remove as many marbles as possible with their toes. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on MDR website)
Julius Hughes age 75, of Donaldson, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Baptist Health- Hot Spring County in Malvern.
Check out our headlines for Tuesday.
Kizzia announces campaign for state representative, Cox announces
The Glen Rose School Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in the High School Library. The purpose of this meeting is the ongoing selection of the new superintendent.
Concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.
Malvern and Hot Spring County escaped damaging storms over the weekend, unlike the destruction a Sunday night tornado brought to Vilonia and Mayfllower. Barbara Key, administrative assistant to the Hot Spring County Judge, confirmed that Monday morning reports from personnel across the county indicated no local damage.
David Kizzia, 42, announced his campaign for State Representative today. Kizzia, serving in his first term as State Representative, said his campaign would focus on making state government more responsible and accountable, helping businesses preserve and create jobs, protecting our local hospital and strengthening our K-12 and junior college education.
â€śIt has been a great honor to serve the people of Malvern, Hot Spring County and Garland County. Iâ€™m running to ensure my son will have a first rate education that prepares him for the jobs of the future,â€ť Kizzia said. â€śWe must all do our part to continue growing our local economy, looking for new, innovative ways to draw on our manufacturing know how, so our children can plant their lives in Hot Spring and Garland counties as we have,â€ť Kizzia said.
Ernie Cox is the incumbent candidate for Hot Spring County Coroner. Â He was born and raised in Hot Spring County and graduated Malvern High School. Â After completing 1 1/2 years at Henderson State University, Cox was drafted into the US Army, serving two years as a medic, Chaplainâ€™s assistant and on the Whitecoat Project of USAMRID (United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases). With an Honorable discharge, Cox returned home to Malvern and worked eight months as an EMT for Hot Spring County Ambulance Service.