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Next week is “Mass Flu Week,” and the Hot Spring County Health Unit will be giving free flu shots—drive-through only on September 21 through 25 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The clinic is located at 2204 E. Sullenburger Street in Malvern.  The flu shot is available at no cost and must bring an…

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During the Malvern City Council’s regular meeting Monday, Greg Pumphrey of Pumphrey Architecture, Inc. provided a presentation via teleconference to up date the council members on the sketch plans of remodeling the Fred’s building for a new Malvern Police Station on 110 N Main and the Malver…

Hot Spring County Master Gardeners will host a plant sale at the Hot Spring County Fairgrounds, in the Cattle Barn, behind the Exhibit building on Friday, September 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or until plants are sold out if earlier than 1 p.m.) to help gardeners and house plant lovers tra…

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On September 12, 2020 at approximately 0020 hours, officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to 1374 E. Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, in reference to a shooting. Read more about the shooting in Wednesdays September 16 MDR newspaper edition.

The Malvern City Council approved two items of new business during its monthly meeting Monday. The council agreed to accept the 2019 audit report from legislative audit and approved extension of water service on Babcock Street. Read more details from the meeting in Wednesdays September 16 MD…

The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department notified residents in the county about the arrest of Gary Lee Efird recently. Efird, a level four sexual dangerous suspect was arrested on two counts of rape a Class Y felony. Read more details in Tuesdays September 15 MDR newspaper edition.

Ouachita Elementary School will be having a fundraiser catered by Dorey’s Catering held on September 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and purchased at the Ouachita Elementary School. All tickets are $12 per plate—which includes four pieces of catfish or chicken, fr…

Arkansas saw more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 during the weekend, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. On Saturday, the state reported 727 positive cases, while Sunday saw a slight decline with 508. See how COVID-19 numbers fared in Tuesdays September 15 MDR newspaper edition.

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Recently, Arkansas State Trooper First Class Ryne Shelton, 30, of Pike County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission. The recommendation for promotion was made by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and approved b…

Miranda Diaz, Virginia Cardin and Joye McCarley-Short are very happy that the Hot Spring County Museum has received a Small Museum Grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, funded by your 1/8 cent conservation tax, Amendment 75. Read more details in upcoming MDR newspaper editions.

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Honor our heroes of 9/11 and today with your personalized hand print. Come out Thursday to the parking lot beside the Ritz Theatre from 4:30 to 6 pm to put your hand prints on a board honoring these heroes. The temporary mural will be on location through Monday when it will move to the courthouse.

The Malvern/Hot Spring County Library has several events planned for the month of September. The library has declared September “Sign-up Month, “ and if anyone signs up for a new library card during the month of September, you will be entered in a drawing for a Wonder Woman prize package. Re…

Did you know that 3.3 million Americans suffer from migraines, including children? It can run in families and is considered the sixth-most debilitating illness in the world. Read more details about the effectiveness of migraines in Wednesdays September 9 MDR newspaper edition.

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Election day has arrived today for the Rockport registered to vote in the Rockport special election held at the Hot Spring Election Office located at 230 W. Second Street in Malvern. The Rockport special election pertains to increase the sales and use tax by one percent. Read more details in…

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Due the Labor Day holiday on Monday, the Malvern City Council will have its regular monthly finance/agenda meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight live streamed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The public can join the agenda meeting via teleconference by going to the online link at https://bit.ly/2Btcx…

AmeriCorps VISTA members will lead volunteers in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers will hold a 9/11 Day of Service in downtown Malvern, joining hundreds of thousands of citizens …

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During their regular committee meeting in August, the Justices of the Peace voted on three bills of consideration ordinances to be placed on the agenda for its upcoming regular Hot Spring County Quorum Court meeting Tuesday, September 8. Read more details in Thursdays September 3 MDR newspap…

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On Tuesday, Sept. 1 at approximately 8:30 am, officers from the Malvern Police Department responded to the 800 block of East Page Avenue in reference to shots being fired. Upon officers' arrival, they secured the crime scene and began gathering statements and collecting evidence. Read more d…

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The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest Wednesday morning. Charles Duboise, 41, turned himself in for a rape charge and is currently being held in the Hot Spring County Jail according to HSC Sheriff Mike Cash. Read more details in Fridays September 4 MDR newspaper edition.

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With Americans celebrating the warm Labor Day holiday weekend with extra enthusiasm this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving. Read more important details in Wed…

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An increase in visitors at several state parks has prompted park officials to remind the public that COVID-19 restrictions remain in place and will be enforced. Pinnacle Mountain, Petit Jean, and Devil’s Den State Parks have all experienced similar rule infractions recently. Read more detail…

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The state has received an additional 11,300 negative COVID-19 test results after determining one of the commercial labs was only sending positive PCR test results and not negative.  Many of the tests were for Benton and Washington counties, which will affect the positivity rates for those co…

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Today, early voting begins for Rockport registered voters to vote in the Rockport special election pertaining to increase the sales and use tax by one percent at the Hot Spring County Election Office—located at 230 W. Second Street in Malvern. Early voting is scheduled Sept.1 through 4 —hour…

A Division of Correction inmate was recently pronounced deceased at CHI St. Vincent – Hot Springs. The Ouachita River Correctional Unit inmate was undergoing treatment for COVID-related symptoms. The inmate was in his late 60s and serving a sentence for first-degree murder.

Mark Cramer, State Farm agent, presents a check to Don Walsh of the Cup of Water food pantry. Cramer of State Farm Insurance recently contributed $500 to the Cup of Water food pantry to purchase food for the hungry here in Hot Spring County.

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK— The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management activated to Level I (Full Activation) Thursday in response to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Laura. Multiple roads closed due to downed trees were reported throughout Hot Spring County. To see more damages in other counties, a list …

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Wilson Intermediate School Special Education Teacher Trinity Hughes provided a thorough in-depth presentation on high impact laws in special education to the Malvern School District administrators, teachers and staff. Read more about Hughes' presentation in Fridays August 28 MDR newspaper edition.

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During his daily briefing Thursday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced school district specific data will be available through a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Read more details in Fridays…

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Daniel Lee Graham, a  55-year-old sex offender, was arrested Monday on armed robbery charges and taken into the custody at Hot Spring County Jail by the Malvern Police Department and Hot Spring County Sheriff’s department. Read how Graham was captured in Thursdays August 27 MDR newspaper edition. 

For customers of JJ’s prior to the coronavirus pandemic, a typical weekend usually included dining in the restaurant during its famous Sunday buffet. See how JJ's owner Ann Duran reflects about the restaurant business during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tuesdays August 25 MDR newspaper edition.  

During the daily COVID-19 briefing Monday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson discussed the first day of school. Read more details about what the governor addressed in Tuesdays August 25 MDR newspaper edition.

With many concerns to begin the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Malvern School District educators and students provide their perspectives about returning. Read what they had to say in Saturdays August 22 MDR newspaper edition. 

Allison Malone, Director of Learning Resources at ASUTR, has been selected to serve on the Nominating Committee for ARKLink Library Consortium, Inc. for 2021-22. Read more Malone's honor in Saturdays August 22 MDR newspaper edition.

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The return to on-sight learning Monday was the main topic of the Ark. Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed during his daily COVID-19 briefing Thursday. Read more in-depth details in Fridays August 21 MDR newspaper edition.

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Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness is excited to announce that it has been awarded a two-year $3.4 million grant through the SAMSHA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion grant. Read more details how the grant will benefit the clinic in Fridays August 21 MDR news…

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Late Wednesday night around 8:35 p.m., the Malvern Fire Department, Southwest Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Arkansas State Police and LifeNet, EMS were called to a high angle rescue off a bridge on I-30. Read more details of the rescue in Fridays August 21 MDR newspaper edition.

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With the upcoming 2020 November General Election just months away, plans and preparations were discussed during the Hot Spring County Election Commissioners meeting in August at the Hot Spring County Election Office.

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On Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 officers from the Malvern Police Department, Group 6 Narcotic Enforcement Unit, Arkansas State Police, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Clark County Sheriff’s SWAT team executed several search warrants within our jurisdiction.  

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There are various reasons why teachers enter the education field, but Malvern Middle Schools’s newest English teacher, Gervante Campbell, says he doesn’t think he ever decided to become a teacher, he was just  born wanting to teach. 

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Arkansas State University Three Rivers (ASUTR) TRiO Student Support Services program is excited to announce the continuation of their grant program. On August 10, the program director received a phone call from the Legislative Assistant for Congressman Bruce Westerman, Patrick Dumas, providi…

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Dr. Cynthia Newborn received a doctor of philosophy in Christian Counseling. She is excited, motivated and driven to effectively use faith based principles and psychological instructions to help people better manage and resolve any issues in their lives. Her plan is to pursue her passion as …

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During the Hot Spring County Election Commissioners meeting Wednesday, plans and preparation were discussed for the upcoming Rockport special election September 8 at the Hot Spring County Election Office.

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Educators, staff and administrators in the Malvern School District have had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, teaching styles and techniques in the public school system this week by attending professional development sessions and training in an effort to prepare for a challenging