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City of Hot Springs to announce major downtown initiative


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (City of Hot Springs) – The City of Hot Springs will launch a major initiative to spur downtown residential development at a press conference on Wednesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the top floor of the Exchange Street Parking Plaza, 128 Exchange Street, across from Bathhouse Row.

The new program, which will actually benefit all new home building within city limits, targets downtown Hot Springs as a prime location for residential living. Details of the program will be made available to press representatives at the press conference. Parking for the event will be available on all floors except the top floor.

The city continues to partner with local, state and federal agencies as well as the local business community and area residents to advance downtown development. The new program is intended to kick start residential construction, particularly in the downtown area.


1 killed, 4 hurt in Garland County collision


LONSDALE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say one person was killed and four others injured when a driver crashed into two vehicles that had stopped on the side of the road.

State police say the wreck happened Tuesday night on U.S. 70. According to state police, two vehicles had stopped for unknown reasons, and an oncoming vehicle crashed into them.

A preliminary report says 58-year-old Scott Andrew Burnham, who was standing outside the vehicle, was struck and killed. Burnham was from Fort Worth, Texas.

Four others were injured in the collision. State police say the driver who struck Burnham and the two vehicles wasn't hurt.

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Happy Birthday to THV staffer Rolly Hoyt!

Happy Birthday to THV staffer Rolly Hoyt!

Happy Birthday to Rolly Hoyt!

Rolly is a producer at THV11, and is celebrating his birthday surrounded by co-workers, friends, a lot streamers, and tons of confetti.

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Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry to headline at Magic Springs concert June 28

Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry to headline at Magic Springs concert  June 28

Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry will take the stage at Magic Springs on Saturday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. Opening for Daughtry at 7:00 p.m. is Arkansas-based 9 Miles Ahead.

The park will host a pre-concert party at 3:00 p.m. at The Hideaway.  The $20 party ticket includes live entertainment from local band Redd Tape, appetizers from Trejo's, two drinks, early entry into concert venue and chance to win a Meet-n-Greet with Daughtry.

Chris Daughtry, a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, fronts Daughtry. Their self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, went on to sell more than 4 million copies in the United States, and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tonight's My Town Hero is a legendary Little Rock basketball coach. He's accomplished some remarkable things on the court over the years, but it's what the Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer is doing off the court that makes him so worthy of being called a Town Hero.

This man needs no introduction. Just take a look at the plaques along his wall, and you'll know right away you're in the presence of greatness. Charles Ripley, Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Arkansas Baptist College, wears many hats, but the most significant pertains to meeting the needs of his young athletes.

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.

LYON COLLEGE

The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.