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Hot Springs man sentenced to over 10 years for distribution of crack cocaine

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that James Dawson, aka "J.D.", age 42, of Hot Springs, was sentenced today on one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Crack Cocaine. Dawson was determined to be a career offender and was sentenced to 130 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. The sentencing took place before the Honorable Susan O. Hickey in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in Hot Springs.

U.S. Attorney Eldridge stated, "Another career criminal has now been brought to justice. Drug trafficking brings crime and violence onto our streets and exposes our kids to serious risks. Hot Springs has been plagued by violence, and we are committed to investigating and prosecuting these crimes in order to keep all of the residents of the Western District of Arkansas safe."

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Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:


All yard sales have passed.


Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free! ***We will need at least two days notice on all posts!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Items you’ll be selling

Once sale information starts coming in, we’ll share the details with your community on THV11 in My Town, and keep the pages running until yard sale season is over.

More information on THV11 in My Town and how to become a community blogger:http://on.kthv.com/1m0hby7

List of shows scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium

List of shows scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium

September 11th, 18th, 25th              
“Saturn – Jewel of the Heavens”

The Cassini space craft has lifted the veil on this once mysterious giant of our solar system. Data has been collected, not only on the giant itself, but also on the many moons orbiting Saturn and the countless particles encircling the planet known to all as the rings of Saturn. This data will be studied for years to come. (36 min) 

October 9th and 23rd                         
“IBEX – Search for the Edge of the Solar System”

Six Garland County superintendents file pleading in federal court

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Six Garland County public school districts have filed a pleading in federal court seeking an end to a long-running consent decree that has prohibited student transfers based on public school choice in Garland County. The school districts of Lake Hamilton, Lakeside, Cutter-Morning Star, Jessieville, Fountain Lake, and Mountain Pine seek to set aside the consent decree on the basis that it enforces race-based student assignment provisions from the 1989 Public School Choice Act, which was repealed in 2013.

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Historic gown collection to undergo conservation process; may be removed from public exhibit

Historic gown collection to undergo conservation process; may be removed from public exhibit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (OSHM) - The Old State House Museum’s First Ladies’ Gown collection, which contains over 120 years of inaugural gowns worn by Arkansas’s First Ladies, will temporarily close to the public on September 8, 2014, so the gowns can be assessed for conservation needs. The last day to see the collection before the assessment is September 7, 2014.

“The Arkansas First Ladies Gowns at the Old State House Museum are, through the years, our most popular artifacts,” said Bill Gatewood, director of the Old State House Museum. ”Our responsibility to preserve the gowns yet make them accessible to the public creates a very challenging situation.  The Museum staff's decision to begin conservation of the gowns exhibit must balance both considerations.”

Prep Academy receives $490,552 grant renewal

Prep Academy receives $490,552 grant renewal

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (HSU) – The Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy (SWACPA) has received a $490,552 grant to fund the Prep Academy for 2014-2015. This is the fourth year that the College and Career Readiness Planning (CCRP) grant has been awarded to the academy.

The academy is designed to prepare high school students for college.  It targets eighth-grade students who want to attend college but score below the benchmarks required for unconditional admission to college. The scores are determined by the EXPLORE pre-ACT test.

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Honey!

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Honey!

THV 11 is wishing a very happy birthday to Sarah “Mrs. Honey” Davenport!

Davenport will turn 100 on August 21 and has had the pleasure of seeing 5 generations of her family.

This birthday announcement was sent in by Davenport’s granddaughter, Kianna Austin.


Do you want to wish a loved one a happy birthday or happy anniversary? We can help! Simply email ageswein@thv11.com, include the following information:

  • Your birthday/anniversary message,
  • A photo of the person
  • Their hometown

Include 'Birthdays and Anniversaries' in the email subject line. Our web producers will publish it to appear on our site. You can then share the link with anyone you would like!