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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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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 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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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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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…

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Arkansas State University Three Rivers has been in the process of renovating The Ritz theater in downtown Malvern. Through grants received from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Grant, ASUTR has been able to overhaul the previously closed theater.

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Malvern Junior Beta Club students recently finished two service projects to help students in Arkansas schools hit by tornados in December.  Beta students at Wilson Intermediate sold over 600 Kindness Clips to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17.

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The Malvern Downtown Development Corporation is the latest local entity to show public support for the Vote Hot Spring County Wet initiative, a movement led by local business and community leaders who want to see a local option on the November ballot that would empower  voters to decide if H…

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The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club held their monthly meeting at Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant at noon last Thurs.. The charitable organization’s motto is “Serving the children of the world”, and this small but dedicated group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at said restaurant to discuss ways t…

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Residents in the farthest reaches of Hot Spring County will soon boast better broadband service than many urban communities in Arkansas, thanks to the hard work of rural telecommunication service providers in the area, in conjunction with state and federal funds allotted to them for the purp…

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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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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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Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County recently received advanced gastroenterology equipment, thanks to a generous donation from volunteers with the hospital’s auxiliary.

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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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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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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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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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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.  

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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…

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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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…