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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.”

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Child abuse suspects plead not guilty


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A Hot Springs woman and her boyfriend plead not guilty after her children were found locked in a home without food or water.

Eric Gentry and Tiffany Tucker both pleaded not guilty to three charges of endangering the welfare of a minor on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Tucker's 12-year-old son admitted to breaking into a nearby home to get food while his two brothers were in the home next door.

Tucker told police she locked them in their bedroom as punishment.

New jail opens in Garland County


GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - It was announced on Friday that the new Garland County Detention Center is fully operational.

The Detention Center located at 525 Ouachita Ave. in Hot Springs was closed for booking and intake processing as of midnight Monday, June 15. At the time, the new Detention Center located at 3564 Albert Pike Road had begun accepting new arrestees. According to officials, nearly 200 inmates were relocated to the new facility without a single notable incident. Transports occurred in staggered increments around-the-clock for five days.

The new facility processed 67 arrests and 49 inmates were released from custody, while detention staff operated both detention centers simultaneously.

Girl Scouts takeover Magic Springs


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Over 300 Girl Scouts are camping out at Magic Springs Friday night.

The group will be setting up their 'Camp Out and Rock & Roll' at the Timberwood Amphitheater around 5 p.m. Friday, June 19.

People who attend can expect to learn all about roller coasters from the Girl Scouts, as well as watch a movie on the big screen.

There will also be a special visit from Dora the Explorer at 9 p.m.

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'Shootout of the South' in Hot Springs

'Shootout of the South' in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Twenty four of the best teams from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas will be facing off in one of the South’s premier 7 on 7 H.S. football events. 

The tournament will last from Friday until Saturday afternoon. The address for the event is 6800 Pinnacle Valley Road in Little Rock. 

Start time is at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19. A BBQ dinner sponsored by Landers Toyota will be held at 5:30 p.m. 

On Saturday, games will resume at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon sponsored by Bancorp South at noon. That afternoon the tournament will end with championship games in three different divisions. Awards like Outstanding QB, WR and DB will be presented at approximately 4:30 p.m.

All-day admission into the tournament is $3 per person, and concessions will be available. 

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage on June 27

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage on June 27

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Country star and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will take the stage Saturday, June 27, at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Nashville-based singer Cody Purvis opens at 7:00 p.m.

In Woods Expo Coming to Hot Springs June 18-20

In Woods Expo Coming to Hot Springs June 18-20

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – The In-Woods Expo - a live, outdoor forestry event open to the public - takes place just outside of Hot Springs this coming June. The Arkansas Timber Producers Association (ATPA) and Hatton-Brown Publishers Inc. have partnered to bring a larger-than-ever expo show, sure to entertain families, educate forestry professionals from across the South, and exhibit the latest advancements in forestry and logging technology.