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June 12th, 2014
United States Magistrate Judge Barry A. Bryant heard testimony from ProMed Ambulance, LifeNet and the City of Malvern at the federal court building in Hot Springs on Wednesday, June 11. Bryant made no decision on ProMedâ€™s motion for preliminary injunction or the City of Malvernâ€™s motion to dismiss. Bryant said he expected to set a hearing relatively quickly, addressing both the injunction and the dismissal requests together.
Malvern resident Diana Reggans was recently appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to the vacant District 5 position on the Hot Spring County Quorum Court after a vacancy was declared when David Smith resigned. Reggans was approved by the court in a regular meeting Tuesday evening and took her seat as Justice of the Peace that evening. Reggansâ€™ appointment will end Dec. 31, 2014.
Recently, Malvern/Hot Spring County Library Regional Director Ashley Parker-Graves presented the libraryâ€™s 2013 Annual Report to the HSC Quorum Court and to the Malvern City Council as mandated by state law. The report covers information collected from January to December of 2013 and was reported to the Arkansas State Library and the federal government.
After numerous sightings of a large cat around the Hot Spring County, an investigation by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers and Hot Spring County sheriffâ€™s deputies led to an unrelated arrest.
Malvern Elementary School received a $10,000 grant from â€śKeys + Kidsâ€ť Piano Grant Program. Sara Bareilles and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation announced the winners on May 30. MES received a total of $10,000 worth of equipment for their music room. They were awarded a Yamaha NU1 upright hybrid piano, a Yamaha StagePass 600i portable PA system, and a Sure SM58 vocal microphone.
A block of Reyburn Road at its intersection with Babcock was blocked off for street work Wednesday morning as crews worked to relieve draining issues along the sides of the street. Street superintendent Glenn McCloud said the city will also be repairing large potholes caused by water buildup and winter weather. Repair will begin next week, weather-permitting, he said. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)
Four Malvern Middle School students received recognition from Duke Universityâ€™s Talent Identification Program at the awards ceremony held at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. These seventh grade students took the ACT test along with senior high students from around the nation and scored 21 or above in one or more of the core areas. Nathan Cowling received national as well as state recognition for his achievement. The students are Nathan Cowling, Chance Lund, Zaine Stoecker and Taylor Doddridge. (Photo submitted)
LifeNet began officially operating its ambulance service in Malvern on Sunday, June 1. According to Robin Halbert, Hot Spring County 911 director, LifeNet software has been installed on computers at Hot Spring County 911 which allows dispatchers to view the location of ambulances.
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David Coston, general manager of Malvern Water Works, opened the Malvern City Council finance meeting Monday night, June 2, with the topic of raising water utility deposits. Coston said he wants to raise residential homeownersâ€™ deposits to $75 from $50. As of now, the renterâ€™s deposit is $75 and MWW wants to raise that to $100. Coston said he wants to increase commercial deposits from $50 to $100. Coston approached the matter of raising the rates as a comparison to paying first and last monthâ€™s rent.
This past Saturday, May 31, much of the Malvern area saw a tremendous amount of rainfall. According to Robin Halbert, director of 911, Malvern experienced approximately 2 1/2 inches of rain fall in a very short amount of time.