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The Hot Spring County Homeless Coalition was established in 2011 by concerned individuals who wanted to offer coordinated assistance and make a lasting improvement in the lives of the often-overlooked homeless population in our community.

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Pharmacist Brandi Dingler had worked at Young’s Health Mart Pharmacy on South Main Street for almost nine years when, one day this past August, the owner, Mr. Doug Young, informed her and her fellow employees that he was retiring and had sold the business.

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Amanda Anderson is singing the praises of John Bates, a nurse practitioner at Higginbotham Family Clinic/Covenant Health Urgent Care, and the entire staff at the local family-practice/urgent care facility located at 1580 Tanner St. in Malvern. “I feel our community doesn’t know about this ur…

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The Perla City Council meeting will take place at 6 p.m. today at New Director Baptist Church at 116 Adams St. in Perla. Central Arkansas Water is scheduled to make a presentation. 

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Malvern and Perla city officials attended a two-day hearing Dec. 1-2 in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court at the Hot Spring County Courthouse as part of a lawsuit Malvern filed against Perla to recoup unpaid water fees.  Malvern also sought to have Perla’s water service placed into receivership…

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Early this week, the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office posted the following notice on their Facebook page:

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A group of local organizers has been working hard to bring a skateboard park to the area, with Malvern native and skateboarding enthusiast Lance Brownfield leading the charge for the last seven years. “Since high school, we were going to city council meetings and meeting with the mayor,” sai…

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Sixth-generation farmer and Friendship native Mickey Shaffer has worked on the family farm all his life. He said that even when his parents moved him to Texas for a short time when he was little, they’d travel back to the homestead in Friendship every week or two to visit his grandparents an…

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Local resident Heather Keen will be appearing on ABC’s long-running hit game show “Wheel of Fortune” this Friday, Nov. 19. Keen is a Glen Rose native, graduating high school in 2011. She and her husband, Jarrod, also a Glen Rose native, still reside there with their son, Noah.

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Blossom Garden Boutique has been a journey in the works for years. Andrea Emerson is a certified fitter of mastectomy, and her boutique is uniquely able to fit those that have had a mastectomy surgery with custom-fit bras.

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A Veterans Day Celebration Motorcade was held yesterday for American pride, American strength, and American heroes. The event, sponsored by EAST @ Wilson and SuddenLink, began at the HSC Boys and GIrls Club and ended at Wilson Intermediate School. Before the parade started, the American flag…

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Chief Donnie Taber and other members of the Malvern Police Department were hard at work Monday buttoning up the broken windows in the old waterworks building across from the Malvern train station.

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The bodies of a man and woman were discovered inside a Hot Spring County residence earlier today.  The home at 4671 Military Road, north of Malvern, was also the scene of a fire that had damaged the property.

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Courthouse Christmas Committee members met Wednesday to review plans for the upcoming "Christmas on the Courthouse Square" event. The celebration will take place on Dec. 9 in downtown Malvern, centered around the Hot Spring County Courthouse.

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Malvern Daily Record extends a sincere ‘Thank You’ to all the men and women who have served, and are currently serving, in the armed forces. Veterans and active-duty members with proof of military service can take advantage of these awesome deals on Nov. 11.

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Virginia Cardin has worked at the Hot Spring County Museum for 40 years. She remembers when the Bank of Malvern first donated the Jacob Boyle House to the city in 1979. “This house used to sit on the other side of the street,” Cardin stated.

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The Natural Skate, a bi-weekly podcast that reports on skateboarding news in Arkansas, announced on their Facebook page that mayor Brenda Weldon and city officials have agreed to let the organization build a skatepark in Malvern.

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Members of the Malvern Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday, Oct. 21, for their monthly breakfast in the Great Room at Arkansas State University Three Rivers. Chamber Chairman Lance Howell opened the meeting with a warm welcome to the Chamber’s newest members: Amma’s Attic, Intrepid Managem…

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Dara Casey, President of the Malvern Downtown Development Corporation, welcomed Ed Kim from the Amtrak corporate office to Malvern on Monday, Oct. 18, to officially wrap up a long-awaited lighting project at the train station platform on East 1st Street.

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 Angela Sexton, Director of Financial Aid at Arkansas State University Three Rivers, will represent as Mrs. Hot Spring County in next year’s Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant which is set for June 25, 2022.

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Lil Lions Daycare, located at 3350 Finch Rd. in Bismarck. officially opened its den Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their location behind Bismarck Elementary School.

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Domenique Harper, Jr. is a 2021 graduate of Malvern High School.  He completed basic training and advanced individual training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  He graduated from AIT on the Commandant’s List.  Soldiers on the Commandant’s List must earn an average GPA of 90 percent or h…

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The city of Perla is in a bit of a mess when it comes to their water situation. Currently using Malvern’s water, Perla owes more than $699,000 to creditors including $300,000 to Malvern over which the two towns are currently in court.

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Glen Rose School District presented its Annual Report to the Public Monday evening in the school cafeteria. The comprehensive report cited data concerning enrollment changes, accreditation details, budget information, and test score statistics, as well as recommendations for improvement.

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Malvern native Lieutenant Colonel Aubrey Bruce Stacy will be inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame next month. Stacy has been acknowledged repeatedly for his courage on the front lines and his leadership ability, both in the military and in the corporate world. He is the…

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Volunteers with the Will and Daisy Community Garden in Donaldson presented the Fall Pumpkin Fest on Thursday. The garden is located right beside Ouachita School District on Hwy. 67, and students from Ouachita Elementary School were invited to join the festivities.

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Being a member on the Malvern Downtown Development Corporation we are always trying to improve the Main Street area. I personally have had downtown merchants and the public asking about monthly activities like our neighbors have bringing in food trucks, live music, family activities, etc.  

Members of the Hot Spring County Quorum Court gathered for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening in the big courtroom of the Hot Spring County Courthouse. Several points of business were discussed, as three bills were given their first reading and three more bills were voted into…

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Members of the Malvern Fire Department joined the Arkansas Task Force-1 Urban Search and Rescue Team and the National Guard 77th Combat Aviation Brigade for a joint helicopter training exercise Tues. afternoon at the Ouachita River Whitewater Park on Riverview Drive in Malvern.

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 Hot Spring County Election Commission on Monday at the Election Office building to discuss new information being utilized for redistricting purposes. The redistricting project will apply data collected in the 2020 Census results to draw new voting lines in the county.

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Magnet Cove native and author Robert Campbell has recently finished his anticipated novel The Legend of the Cove Witch,  a young-adult horror story set in the Magnet Cove area. Campbell started writing this book in 2016. Five years and three drafts later, Campbell’s labor of love is set to b…

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Newspapers have enjoyed a long and reverent past as a most trustworthy avenue of information   for those who want to be in the know. Millions of people start their daily ritual with a hot cup of coffee and the morning newspaper laid out before them. This medium has been the primary source of…

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Wilson Intermediate School is proud to announce that their Gifted and Talented Specialist, Mrs. Brenda Rush, has been named Arkansas’s teacher representative for the 2021 Global Learning Fellowship. The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship is a year-long program that brings teachers fro…

Virginia Pitts is a Bismarck native who graduated high school in 1992. She attended the University of Arkansas for a short time right after high school but had no idea what type of career to prepare for at that age. “I was too chicken to declare a writing major. Writing just seemed too out o…

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When he was just 18 years old, Bud Legrand Dawes stepped on the Big Boy train for the first time. That was 1945. Now, with the help of some great people, he got to board the engine one last time.

Tonight at 6 p.m., the Malvern City Council will have a special called meeting pertaining to approving a bid for the Police Station Project. The meeting will be live streamed from the Mayor's Office. The public may tune in by joining the following link https://bit.ly/mlvccaug2

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Nicholas Cage’s new film Pig is a movie so disarmingly honest and bittersweet that it seems impossible to have been released in 2021. What starts off as a low-rent John Wick clone ends up becoming one of the most revelatory films in recent years. 

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During their regular monthly meeting Monday, the Malvern City Council approved one item of new business, which pertained to the appointment of Michael Acord of BZA from Ward 2 to the Planning Commission. The council met via teleconference and streamed live to utilize communication from the M…