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Many people in Malvern will be celebrating Juneteenth this weekend, but many more still do not understand where the holiday came from, or why it’s important.

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Tuesday evening’s Quorum Court session was punctuated by a visit from several representatives from McKinstry, a national construction consulting/design firm, who were in attendance to share preliminary findings and projections they compiled during an investment grade audit of Hot Spring Coun…

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The Malvern Lions Club welcomed member R.L. Oden to speak about his role with the Arkansas State Board of Equalization at their June meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

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Anthony Peoples, 52, of Hot Springs and Horace Butcher, 82, of Hensley were both added to the list of named victims of the June 8 Interstate 30 pileup that involved 22 vehicles.

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With the closure of the brick-and-mortar SYKES location in Malvern, an even larger percentage of people are working from home than ever before in the Brick Capital of the World.

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It seems like we’ve all been there – stuck behind a logging truck on a two-lane highway for miles, passing other log trucks going the other way. Have you ever caught yourself wondering why logging trucks are driving so far and passing one another when there are mills close by?

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The Hot Spring County Historical Society welcomed Marva Jasper to their June meeting Monday evening to share information related to the history of Greater New Hope Baptist Church, where Jasper has been a devoted member of the congregation for over 60 years.

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It’s one of Malvern’s newest and most popular eateries, and they’ve allowed me to come in and get a bite to eat to write-up a review. I’m talking about Belly’s Southern Kitchen, located at 2071 Oliver Lancaster Blvd. in Rockport (the former site of Chili Peppers Tex-Mex Grill.)

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THV11’s Tom Brannon and officials with the Arkansas Foodbank made a special visit to the Malvern Walmart on Wednesday morning as part of the 22nd annual Summer Cereal Drive fundraising event. The drive collects nonperishable cereal and breakfast items to help those in need in the never-endin…

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The Hot Spring County Museum celebrated their 40th anniversary on the afternoon of Sunday, May 15. Live music and free refreshments were provided as visitors and patrons came to pay tribute to the history of Hot Spring County and the historical collections housed within the museum.

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The Lions Club welcomed local business owner and veteran Qui Phan to speak at their weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern.

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Whiskey Ridge Ranch right outside of Bismarck hosted the best kept secret in Hot Spring County last week—the 2022 Racing on the Ridge Chuckwagon Races.

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The Malvern-Hot Spring County Library hosted a Local Author Book Signing event on Thursday, May 19. Several local authors were on hand to introduce themselves to the community and share their inspired creations with the public.

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The UNITY Committee of Malvern is comprised of local individuals who want to celebrate freedom and African American culture, spread love beyond race and color and commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. As such, the committee  is currently organizing a two-day “Juneteenth…

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“Have you ever heard of the phrase river rat?” asked local author and documentary filmmaker Denise Parkinson. “I started the project to find out if they would be acknowledged as a culture and be called river people instead of [river] rats. Unfortunately my dad’s name was Matt. And all throug…

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Ken Williams was many things to many people. He was a loving husband, a caring father, a dedicated colleague and to anyone who’s taken band class at Malvern in the last 32 years, he was their fearless leader.

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Resurfacing of Main Street/Highway 9 began May 2. The project will stretch from the South side of Page Ave. to the Dallas County line.

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A longtime Malvern band director died during a vehicle crash Tuesday on Interstate 30. The accident took place at 6:10 p.m. near mile marker 86 in rural Hot Spring County, according to an Arkansas State Police accident report. 

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A team of three men from Arkansas have landed in Krakow, Poland, and are heading towards the Ukrainian-Polish border to provide medical treatment and supplies to those displaced by the war.

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Residents may have seen him walking around town. Almost everyday, 70-year-old Kenneth Davis, walks almost five miles round-trip to feed his cats at his old home site.

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Approximately 90 law enforcement officers and child advocacy professionals from multiple counties around the state attended the two-day Arkansas Heroes Conference, held at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck on April 12-13.

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Cruise Nite in Malvern put on a fundraising event for the family of 18-year-old Poyen student Nathan Charles Butt, who tragically lost his life in a recent automobile accident, during their regularly scheduled American Muscle Mania Cruise-In on Saturday,  April 9.

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Brion Brown, a suspect in the murder of Daylan Ross, was located in Pulaski County Tuesday, April 12, and was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Hot Spring County Sheriff Mike Cash.

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Cruise Nite in Malvern put on a fundraising event for the family of 18-year-old Poyen student Nathan Charles Butt, who tragically lost his life in a recent automobile accident, during their regularly scheduled American Muscle Mania Cruise-In on Saturday,  April 9.

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Community leaders from across Hot Spring County and the central Arkansas region recently attended the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chamber Banquet & Community Awards event at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern. The event, presented by Farmers…

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Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Howell announced that a Hot Spring County jury convicted James Clifton McCauley, 51, of rape, a Class Y felony during a trial last week. 

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The Bismarck Fire Protection Association worked a a structure fire Mon. morning. The occupants were not home, but there were animals inside the structure. A woods fire also resulted from the incident. Firefighter Michael Crutchfield was able to save one of the dogs that was in the structure.…

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Students from Poyen High School celebrated National Love Your Pet Day a few weeks ago by sharing information about how smoking and vaping can be harmful to pets and animals. They even brought their own stuffed “pets” to school.

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Malvern will soon be home to a beautifully renovated and historically significant vacation/multipurpose rental property, to be located near the heart of the blossoming downtown district of the city in one of the old Lawyer’s Row Historic District buildings on West 2nd Street.

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Makenzie Trammel has done great work for both the students and the community in her three years as the JAG specialist at Malvern High School. The students in her MHS JAG program have completed more community-enhancing projects this year than most charitable organizations in the area, and the…

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The Office of the Prosecutor Coordinator recently announced the creation of “PAWS for Justice”, Arkansas’ first statewide certified facility dog program. Specially-trained canines in this type of program help minimize the stress or anxiety victims feel during police and forensic interviews, …

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The MMS Choir Program participated in their region’s Choral Performance Assessment (CPA). This was the first in- person competition since COVID-19. The group has been honing their skills for months in preparation for CPA. They received overall Superior ratings in both their performance and s…

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The Malvern School DIstrict recently welcomed music teacher Maya Jackson back after the birth of her child and subsequent maternity leave. Jackson and fellow educator and band director Jon Stevenson share the load of music classes at the Wilson Intermediate campus, while Jackson pulls double…

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Investigation into the death of 18-year-old Daylan Ross is ongoing. Ross was found in a ditch in Perla on Thurs., March 10 having died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

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The Hot Spring County Historical Society welcomed Charley Sandage to their monthy meeting Monday evening in the Lecture Room at Arkansas State University Three Rivers. Sandage was there to talk about his historical novel-in-the-works that depicts the lives of the Caddo Indian community that …

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Hot Spring County Election Coordinator Liz Pfeiffer released the following list of candidates who are set to run for city and county offices this 2022 election season. Candidates who filed under the same party will meet in the Primary elections in May, with the winners moving on to compete a…

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Several of the original members of the 1961 Malvern Little League All-Stars came together Saturday morning to reminisce about their stellar achievement and pay homage to their beloved assistant baseball coach, Don Elliot.

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Members of the County Offices and Departments Committee met on Feb. 15 at the Hot Spring County Courthouse to discuss several items of business. Justice of the Peace Andrew Daily began the discussion by saying that it had been brought to the attention of county officials that an administrati…

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Jace Keeney graduated from MHS in 2016 and described his school years as a typical high school experience. He was involved in several clubs and sports throughout his high school years. Jace’s biggest challenge was time management, saying there was “never enough time” but he survived and grad…

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Malvern JROTC celebrated their 26th Annual  Ball and Banquet. This event recognizes all of the accomplishments of the cadets over the past year and honored the seniors who have contributed to the program.

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Robert Lafond, commander of the Malvern chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2586, announced that the local VFW group recently picked Mrs. Angela Greene, EAST Facilitator at Wilson Intermediate School, to be their Teacher of the Year. Greene has worked for the Malvern School Distric…

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On Friday, Feb. 18th, 2022, officers from the Malvern Police Department, Rockport Police Department and Group 6 Narcotic Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at the 100 block of Nix Rd. in Rockport.  During the search, officers seized suspected marijuana, weapons, body armor, pills, an…

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Rebecca Conklin recently obtained her GED as a result of night classes in Leola. She will now move on to a management position.

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The free-store movement began in the 1960’s, and today, there are many free stores throughout the United States. Roots United, located in Little Rock, Arkansas hosts regular free-stores to build community and reduce waste while allowing people to get rid of things that they no longer need an…

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More than 50 dogs will be transported from the City of Malvern Animal Shelter to help relieve the overburdened shelter and staff and transfer pets to high-traffic shelters where they will be placed for adoption. BISSELL Pet Foundation is facilitating and providing critical funding for this l…