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The Muses presents Christmas Concerts

The Muses presents Christmas Concerts

Each December, The Muses Creative Artistry Project inspires and entertains audiences with two sparkling Christmas celebrations, one sacred and one featuring familiar holiday favorites. 

This year, The Muses’ cabaret-style concert is entitled “It’s Christmastime again, my Dear!” with fabulous selections of old and new holiday standards -- such as White Christmas, The Christmas Song, and maybe even the Naughty Santa song.

Authorities search for girl missing since 1985

Police tell Today's THV that they didn't find anything during Tuesday's search related to the disappearance of 16-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Smith. They used cadaver dogs to search the wooded area east of Hot Springs.

Smith vanished Dec. 4, 1985, while walking home from school and police initially considered her a runaway but now believe she was kidnapped.

Police reopened the case after Smith's sister, Lisa Murray, began investigating the disappearance and learned that someone who knew Smith had pawned her birthstone ring after the disappearance.

Hot Springs Police Sgt. Jeff Michau said police have a suspect in the case but declined to release that person's name.

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Hot Springs' Most Wanted

Hot Springs' Most Wanted

Contact the Hot Springs Police Department directly if you know anything about this suspect at 501-321-6789, ext. 6717, or the anonymous hotline, 501-321-6742.

Dana Lynn Johnson

DOB: Dec. 2, 1966

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Hair: Blonde Eyes: Hazel


Johnson is alleged to have deliberately rammed the parked vehicle of a former boyfriend on Nov. 11 at about 11:30 p.m. The vehicle was parked in front of a residence in the 100 block of Leach Street. A warrant for criminal mischief in the first degree, a class C felony, has been issued for Johnson’s arrest, with a bond amount of $3,500.

Source: Hot Springs Sentinel-Record

Hero Central: Salvation Army in need of angels

There are thousands of excited kids counting down the days until Santa arrives, but hundreds of them are listed on Angels Trees and there is only one week left to buy them a gift. The Salvation Army is worried about what the count down will be like for those children, so we're calling all heroes in Hero Central.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at a highly secure warehouse where Salvation Army volunteers are stuffing boxes with toys and clothing, but if you look closely most boxes are empty.

Major April Taylor says "We don't open this up to just anyone. We want the community to know we are careful about their resources and that those who are receiving truly are in need."

Pavement testing to require lane closure on I-30 in Haskell

Crews performing pavement testing will require a lane closure beginning this week on Interstate 30, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The testing will be located on Interstate 30 just east of the Saline/Hot Spring County line (Milemarker 108 to 110).  The testing will require the westbound, outside lane to be closed on Friday, December 10th and continuing Monday, December 13th through Thursday, December 16th. 

The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

(Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department)

Utility work to require lane closures in Hot Springs area

Crews mapping the sewer system for the City of Hot Springs will require lane closures this week on Highway 7 in Hot Springs, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The lane closures will be located between Whittington Avenue and Fox Pass and will require alternating lane closure between the northbound and southbound lanes on Thursday, December 9th. 

The lane closures will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

(Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept.)

Statewide public education tour focuses on cigarette litter prevention

The Arkansas Cigarette Litter Prevention Tour is specifically designed to educate Arkansans about the harmful effects of cigarette litter. The tour features an SUV "wrapped" with a cigarette litter prevention message, along with free information, pocket ashtrays and portable ashtray giveaways.

"Our goal is to visit as many Arkansas cities as possible to educate people about the impact of cigarette litter and provide solutions to combat this problem," said Adam Roberts, executive director of the Hot Springs/Garland County Beautification Commission. "Cigarette butts are the most-littered item in America, representing nearly 30 percent of all items collected in cleanup initiatives. Focusing on small improvements such as reducing cigarette litter creates safer and more economically vibrant communities."