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With the Thanksgiving holiday shortly approaching, Victory Praise and Worship Church in Malvern is hosting a free meal-to-go pre-Thanksgiving dinner event for the community Wednesday, November 18.

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On November 17, Central Arkansas Development Council is scheduled to finish its emergency food distribution in Hot Spring County at the HSC Fairgrounds in Malvern. Distributions will begin at 10 a.m. and will proceed while supplies last. 

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The Malvern City Council held its monthly council meeting Monday via teleconference. During the meeting, the council approved four items of business. The council agreed to accept an ordinance levying 2021 taxes following its third reading. The ordinance was introduced by the council and read…

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The Malvern City Council met for its monthly agenda meeting Monday—the council voted to include several items of business to be placed on the agenda for its upcoming meeting November 9.

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This Saturday, the Malvern Downtown Development with the Hot Spring County Conversations—Malvern Beautification Action Team is hosting its annual Malvern Quarterly Clean-Up beginning at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Registered voters continue to pile in to vote during early voting for the 2020 November 3 General Election. at the Hot Spring County Fairgrounds in Malvern.

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The Malvern City Council will have its regular monthly finance/agenda meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday live streamed due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

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The Malvern/Hot Spring County Library has provided several events planned during the most thankful  month of the year in November—"We Give Thanks For Books." The library is presenting a reading challenge for November, "DEAR Season Reading Challenge." To participate, visit READsquared and log…

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The Hot Spring County Election Commissioners met recently with County Clerk Sandy Boyette and Liz Pfeiffer, HSC deputy of elections to have its logic and accuracy testing of all necessary software, printer and the ExpressVote machines for the 2020 November General Election at the HSC Electio…

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As of Wednesday, officially 778 absentee ballots have been mailed out for the 2020 November General Election, according to Hot Spring County Clerk Sandy Boyette. She noted, her office staff have received more than 200 ballots back from registered voters.

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The Malvern City Council met for its monthly agenda meeting Monday via teleconference through the Teamup Microsoft web app online to utilize communication with Malvern Mayor Brenda J. Weldon at Malvern Water Works board room.The council voted to place several items of business on the agenda …

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The 2020 November General Election for the state of Arkansas is quickly arriving and is one of the most highly anticipated presidential elections. 

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Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malvern Downtown Development Corporation has informed the public that the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event is canceled this year. The organization announced the cancellation Tuesday on its Facebook page.

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Pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year. This year, students at Malvern Middle Sc…

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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.

During his daily briefing today, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that Baptist Health System will be assisting the Arkansas Department of Health with testing. He said this will increase the state’s testing capacity by 20 percent. Read more details in Thursdays September 10 MDR newspaper edition.

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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.