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Proposal would reduce Garland City Council pay


GARLAND CITY, Ark. (AP) - Voters in the small southwest Arkansas town of Garland City will decide Nov. 4 proposals to reduce the pay to City Council members and limit the use of city money for attending conventions and banquets.

Local Constable Charles Walthall circulated petitions and got the necessary 21 signatures of registered voters to place the questions on the ballot. Garland City has 116 registered votes and 15 percent were needed.

The town's population is 242.

One proposal would reduce pay to councilors from $125 per meeting to $120 per year. The second says City Council members are not entitled to attend banquets, annual conventions or other events at city expense.

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Hot Springs woman killed in Garland County crash


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a 29-year-old Hot Springs woman has been killed in a head-on collision in Garland County.

A police report says Chelley Conrad died in the crash Friday on Highway 227 North.

The report says Conrad was a passenger in a northbound car when the car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the car and two people in the second vehicle were taken to a Hot Springs hospital with undisclosed injuries suffered in the collision.

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IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

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Update: Hot Springs missionaries delay West Africa trip


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The First Baptist Church in Hot Springs has decided to delay its mission trip to West Africa.

At first, the church had decided that despite the current Ebola outbreak fears, they were going to continue with their trip. Two people, Pastor Michael Pounders and Dr. Jack Porter, would have been traveling with Nashville's Baptist Church to Senegal next month.

"We do missions because we feel that we're called to do so," said Dr. Porter when asked about the mission trips the church organizes. "We're providing medicine to those who wouldn't have access any other way."

In a statement released by the church Friday morning, it states, "Out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding the Ebola crisis, First Baptist Church of Hot Springs has elected to delay a church sanctioned mission trip to Senegal West Africa."

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.