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Hot Springs considers purchase of Majestic Hotel property

Hot Springs considers purchase of Majestic Hotel property

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.— The City of Hot Springs, on Thursday, July 2, will consider approving purchase of the site of the historic Majestic Hotel, part of which was destroyed by fire February 27-28, 2014.

“The property, which is the entryway to Hot Springs from the north and which serves as the gateway to the city’s historic downtown district, is key to ongoing plans for the redevelopment of the downtown area,” said David Watkins, Hot Springs’ city manager. “Acquisition of this property presents an enormous array of great opportunities on several fronts.”

The rubble of the destroyed portion of the hotel has remained since the night of the fire. Ongoing talks with owner Gary Hassenflu of Kansas City had proven unsuccessful in getting the rubble cleared and remediating the unsafe condition of the remaining portion of the buildings. The Hot Springs Board of Directors condemned the property in March of this year.

The Charlie Daniels Band to celebrate July 4 at Magic Springs

The Charlie Daniels Band to celebrate July 4 at Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Southern country legend Charlie Daniels will be celebrating the Fourth of July with his band at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs. 

Performances will begin at 3 p.m. with country singer Blane Howard followed by Hot Springs native Aaron Owens at 7 p.m., leaving the Charlie Daniels Band at 8 p.m.

Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country and southern rock music. He is best known for his No. 1 country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.” He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Daniels won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100.

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The annual Malvern Brickfest is set to kick off on Friday, June 26, and THV11 wants to join in on the festival fun. 

THV11 is holding its monthly THV in Your Town in Malvern during the month of June. Some of the newsroom team will be joining in on the Brickfest festivities as part of our visit. Be prepared for some interactive props and Craig O'Neill's standup comedy. 

Brickfest is a family-friendly event full of activities including face painting for the kids and shopping for the adults. There will also be live entertainment including Diamond Rio, followed by live bull riding at the rodeo arena. 

Join the THV11 team and the Malvern community for a fun night at the 2015 Brickfest. 

 

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. 

215 Arkansas schools honored with reward funds

215 Arkansas schools honored with reward funds

UNDATED, Ark. (Arkansas Learns) - Being a high performing and improving school not only draws recognition and honor, it also can result in additional funding.

In the 2014-2015 school year, 215 public schools were recognized as high performing and gaining schools through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of schools based on academic achievement, academic growth and graduation rates.

According to the Arkansas Department of Education, “pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-15-2107, the Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, high graduation rate.

ASMSA ‘Coding Arkansas’ Future’ through new program

ASMSA ‘Coding Arkansas’ Future’ through new program

HOT SPRINGS – The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will serve as a leading provider of computer science education and educator training in the state through its “Coding Arkansas’ Future” program.

Coding Arkansas’ Future will provide expanded computer science education courses for schools across Arkansas through ASMSA’s digital learning program. ASMSA will also provide training, support and mentoring to teachers across the state in computer science. Bob Gregory, ASMSA’s dean of academic affairs, announced the new program during the school’s annual Community of Learning Luncheon, which featured Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the guest speaker at the Arlington Hotel on Friday.