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Knight wins professional bass fishing's Forrest Wood Cup


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Aug. 23, 2015) – Professional angler Brad Knight of Lancing, Tenn. crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita presented by Walmart.

Knight, with a four-day total of 20 bass for 51-12, won by a 3-pound, 15-ounce margin over Ramie Colson Jr., of Cadiz, Kentucky, and won the $500,000 top award in professional bass fishing's world championship that featured 50 of the best professional anglers in the world casting for the sport's largest prize.

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Alleged drunk driver hits and kills pedestrian in Hot Springs

Alleged drunk driver hits and kills pedestrian in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A drunk driver hit and killed a pedestrian on Central Avenue Wednesday night.

Police responded to a vehicle-pedestrian accident at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the driver of a 1996 Acura Integra, James Goff. According to reports, Goff was traveling down Central Avenue, when he hit a pedestrian crossing between the Crosswalk Bar and Oaklawn Race Track. 

Officials stated that the victim's injuries appeared severe, so he was transported to St. Vincent Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries while in the emergency room. 

When asked if he had been drinking, Goff responded with "couple of beers earlier." When tested with a portable breathalyzer, the results showed a .364. Goff was then taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was tested again at the Garland County Jail, where his test results came back as a .318 blood alcohol level. 

Hot Springs National Park says goodbye to Champion Trees Exhibit

Hot Springs National Park says goodbye to Champion Trees Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Hot Springs National Park is bidding farewell to the “Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist Journey” and welcomes the public to a special reception on September 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor artist Linda Williams Palmer at the Cultural Center on Bathhouse Row.

Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of Hot Springs National Park.  The Cultural Center is located at the former Ozark Bathhouse and it is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The final day of the Champion Trees exhibit is September 20.

According to the National Park Service, more than 2,400 visitors have browsed and enjoyed the Champion Trees exhibit since its opening in January 2015.

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by the Los Lonely Boys Saturday, Sept. 19 and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, Sept. 20. The event, hosted jointly by Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society, will take place in Oaklawn’s infield, and will also feature some of the region’s best barbeque.

“We are very excited to bring the Los Lonely Boys and Keb’ Mo’ to Hot Springs,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “Partnering with Oaklawn has really allowed us to take this event to a whole new level.”

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Majestic Hotel purchase postponed until further notice


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – The purchase of the Majestic Hotel has been postponed until further notice.

According to Hot Springs City Attorney Brian W. Albright, the purchase was postponed until further notice because of a court judgment.

Albright said the title company pulled a Notice of Filing of Foreign Judgment from the Garland County records Thursday.

Magic Springs Wraps Up Season with Movies and More

Magic Springs Wraps Up Season with Movies and More

Magic Springs Announces August events

 

Dive-In movies

Each Friday evening at dusk, the park will show the following movies.

August 22-“A Dolphin Tale 2”

August 29-“Remember the Titans”

August is Hero Appreciation Month

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park will honor active and retired military, law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians with free admission throughout the month of August. Official identification is required for free admission.

Cooler Sundays

Bring your ice chest on Sundays with your choice of beverages and snacks. (No glass or alcohol, please.)

 

Last Two Weeks of Everyday Operation

Magic Springs returns to weekends only after Aug. 16

Water Park closes after Sept. 7

 

 

City manager’s celebration of life set for Friday


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Hot Springs) – A celebration of City Manager David Watkins’ life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21 at First United Methodist Church, 1100 Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs.

City Hall will be closed on Friday afternoon so that city staff can attend. The family has asked that those wishing to honor Mr. Watkins’ legacy consider donating to one of the following:

- United Way of Garland County , where Mr. Watkins served as a Board member and supporter throughout his professional life;

- Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic: http://ccmchs.org/donations/ , where Mr. Watkins also served as a board member; and