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The Charlie Daniels Band to celebrate July 4 at Magic Springs

The Charlie Daniels Band to celebrate July 4 at Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Southern country legend Charlie Daniels will be celebrating the Fourth of July with his band at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs. 

Performances will begin at 3 p.m. with country singer Blane Howard followed by Hot Springs native Aaron Owens at 7 p.m., leaving the Charlie Daniels Band at 8 p.m.

Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country and southern rock music. He is best known for his No. 1 country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.” He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Daniels won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100.

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Hot Springs park officials warning public of firework fines

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The fourth of July is just around the corner, and park officials are reminding the public of what can happen if you shoot off fireworks on National Forest lands.

Officials with the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are urging for the safety of the public to not shoot fireworks on National Forest Lands as Independence Day is fast approaching.

Hot Springs tears down now-vacant BBQ favorite

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday, the final remnants of Dewey's Town Talk BBQ in Hot Springs could be seen heaped in piles.

The local spot has been vacant for more than 15 years, but the old building stood as a landmark of memories and good local food.

"There are new restaurants that try to have that old feel It actually had that old feel," said local 48-year-old Albert Harris.

Harris owns a family-owned funeral home a few stores down from the old BBQ pit and says he remembers grabbing food in his teenage years.

"My parents would drop me off after school and they didn't want to cook sometimes," he said laughing, which quickly turned to somber nostalgia. "The current feeling is sad, because of the current condition. It's gone essentially."

The city used two days to clear the property, which local officials say had become run down.

Highway crews closing Carpenter Dam Road lane in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas highway crews will close a lanes on Highway 128 near Hot Springs so they can inspect a bridge.

Crews from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will inspect the Carpenter Dam Road bridge over Lake Catherine. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge; flaggers will control traffic.

The inspection will take place Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If the weather is bad, the work will be delayed.

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Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:


THV in Your Town for Brickfest

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The annual Malvern Brickfest is set to kick off on Friday, June 26, and THV11 wants to join in on the festival fun. 

THV11 is holding its monthly THV in Your Town in Malvern during the month of June. Some of the newsroom team will be joining in on the Brickfest festivities as part of our visit. Be prepared for some interactive props and Craig O'Neill's standup comedy. 

Brickfest is a family-friendly event full of activities including face painting for the kids and shopping for the adults. There will also be live entertainment including Diamond Rio, followed by live bull riding at the rodeo arena. 

Join the THV11 team and the Malvern community for a fun night at the 2015 Brickfest. 


LRFW impacts local community

LRFW impacts local community

By Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is preparing for another great year and people in the community have the event marked in their calendars.

Every year, LRFW exceeds the expectations of an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind experience that merges designers, models and artists together to connect and establish their brands.

“LRFW is a great platform to allow those seeking careers in the modeling and fashion industry a leg to stand on in hopes of creating or expanding their brand,” said fashion designer, Nichole McGehee, who has been participating in LRFW since 2009. “As for me, LRFW has benefited me in helping to put my brand in the “spotlight” of the media. I feel that being a part of LRFW played a great part of my line becoming known on both a local and national level.”