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June 17th, 2013
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) â€” A service will be held Wednesday for a Texas police officer who died after being hit by a truck during a disturbance at a park.
Texarkana police say a suspect was being held Sunday over the death of Officer William Sprague.
Sprague was hurt early Friday responding to a call about fights that broke out as about 100 people were at Grady T. Wallace Park. Police later arrested a man on a charge of aggravated assault of a public servant. The charge could be upgraded due to Saturday's death of Sprague.
There will still be music, food and entertainment, but due to high waters the Remmel to Rockport RegattaÂ float downstream has been called off.
The event is a fundraiser presented by Sykes to benefit the First Step Foundation.
The event will still begin Saturday, June 15, but instead of noon, it will start at 4 p.m. in Rockport whereÂ Smokinâ€™ in Style will serve BBQ at the Whitewater Park along the banks of the Ouachita River and then Tragikly White takes the stage.
On June 9, 2013 at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Hot Spring County Sheriffâ€™s Office was dispatched to the Lono â€śCountry Cornerâ€ť store in response to a 911 call wherein an individual was threatening to shoot deputies, himself and others.
Deputies arrived on scene at approximately 1:30 a.m. and confronted the subject, identified as David Alexander.
Since working at the Malvern Daily Record I have been involved with a few tabs, which is short for tabloids. They are the sectional inserts dedicated to certain topics like softball, graduation, volunteers or health.
My favorite tab, that I became involved with, was â€śArmed Forces Day.â€ť Go figure.
I have just heard about a new tab of ours called â€śA Day in the Life,â€ť that is coming out in July.
This is going to be cuter than kittens.
Thursday, June 27 has been chosen as â€śThe Day,â€ť that will focus on all of our lives here in Hot Spring County.
Both Malvern Mayor Steve Northcutt and Malvern Street Department Supervisor Glenn McCloud said the stage being constructed in Malvern City Park is a huge bonus for the park, the citizens of Hot Spring County and tourism, which translates to commerce.
In last weekâ€™s Malvern City County meeting it was discussed that the original cost of the stage at the City Park would be $40,000, not the $20,000 that had been earlier figured.
A mistake in bookkeeping by one the contractors revealed Malvern would need to come up with a extra $20,000 for their part of the stage.
Bob Smith taught accounting and math at Ouachita Technical College (now College Of The Ouachitas) from 1988 until 2000. Donâ€™t worry about Smith staying busy in retirement. He has already published one book and has another ready for the press.
Smith, now living in Hot Springs Village, has written a book that he says is a â€śmystery, science fiction novel.â€ť
(Pick up a copy of Tuesday, April 30 MDR for full story)