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Crews still fighting fire at Majestic Hotel


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – A day after the historical landmark caught fire, crews remained on scene of the Majestic Hotel in downtown Hot Springs, working to control hot spots that remained from the night before.

Hot Springs Fire Chief Ed Davis said Friday morning that crews were continuing to contain the fire to the oldest part of the hotel complex and keep it from jumping to Lenai Towers to the southwest. To do this, firefighters have been using up to 500,000 gallons of water. Residents are being asked to preserve water to help with the cause.

ASMSA campus to close because of Majestic Hotel fire


HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will close at noon today in consideration of issues related to the ongoing fire at the historic Majestic Hotel in downtown Hot Springs.

"I have been in communication with City of Hot Springs officials this morning regarding the fire at the Majestic Hotel complex. With the fire department's efforts to combat the fire continuing into the weekend and expected, prolonged issues related to water pressure and air quality, campus will close following the (West Central Regional) Science Fair/SRS (Senior Research Symposium) awards ceremony this morning," Director Corey Alderdice said in an email.

Residents leave memories of Hot Springs' Majestic Hotel


Moments after news broke that the historic Majestic Hotel in downtown Hot Springs was on fire, people started remembering memories they had at the old landmark.

These are just a few of the memories shared on THV11's facebook page:

Patricia Lunsford The Majestic has so many great memories for our family is a shame we love this place

Barbara DeJarnatt Alston My parents went there on their honeymoon in 1947

Work on HWY 70 in Saline, Garland Counties will require lane closure

Work on HWY 70 in Saline, Garland Counties will require lane closure

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Work on Highway 70 will require lane closures in Garland and Saline counties between Hot Springs and Interstate 30, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be performing geotechnical drilling and sampling in preparation for widening Highway 70. The closures will be weekdays, Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 14, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and flaggers.

The moving lane closures will begin on the eastbound lane at Hot Springs near mile marker 3 and continue to I-30. Once drilling and sampling is complete on the eastbound lane, crews will perform work on the westbound lane, beginning at I-30 and moving toward Hot Springs.

Bring in the Spring at the 21st Annual Camden Daffodil Festival

Bring in the Spring at the 21st Annual Camden Daffodil Festival

CAMDEN, Ark. (CDF) -Join Camden as we Celebrate Spring at one of South Arkansas' largest and most beautiful events, the 21st Annual Camden Daffodil Festival, March 7th & 8th in Beautiful Downtown Camden.

Join thousands from all around the region and nation at this unforgettable weekend for the entire family at the 2014 Daffodil Festival! Tour the amazing Daffodil Gardens, with over a million blossoms! Enjoy the rich History of South Arkansas with guided tours through Camden's famous museums, antebellum homes, and historical sites complete with costumed re-enactments.  Or shop ‘till your heart's content along the sidewalks of downtown Camden displaying a myriad of food, collectables, and crafts.