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Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

You are invited to attend a "Meet and Greet Your Candidates" forum at 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Garland County Library Auditorium.  Almost all of the contested candidates for Arkansas State Representatives, State Senate, Garland County, and the City of Hot Springs have accepted our invitation to attend.  Dick Antoine will moderate and give each candidate an opportunity to introduce themselves, list their qualifications, and tell us why we should vote for them.  Refreshments will be served.  Feel free to forward this invitation and bring your neighbors with you.  See you Thursday evening!

Public event to discuss impact of President's healthcare act on Arkansas

Public event to discuss impact of President's healthcare act on Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Dick Morris, a former advisor to Senator Trent Lott and President Bill Clinton and frequent Fox News commentator, will be in Hot Springs Friday to discuss the President’s healthcare act and its impact on Arkansas residents.

Morris will join Ben Domenech of the Heartland Institute and Teresa Oelke, Arkansas director of Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fountain Lake High School Auditorium, 4207 Park Ave.

Election results for Garland judge, sheriff

Election results for Garland judge, sheriff

Today's THV will be giving you complete coverage of the election on THV2 and THV2.com. For more news on politics, including the latest in the presidential race, visit our Campaign 2012 section on todaysthv.com.


  • Rick Davis (incumbent) runs unopposed in the primary and general elections.


  • Larry Sanders (D-incumbent) --
  • Ronald Dunn (R) -- 48%
  • Thomas "W.B." Hickox (R) -- 52%

John McCain backs Cotton bid for south Ark. seat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain is backing Tom Cotton's bid for the Republican nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

Cotton's campaign announced Thursday that McCain had endorsed the Army veteran and management consultant. Cotton is running in the GOP primary for the 4th district seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. Mike Ross.

He's running against former Miss Arkansas Beth Anne Rankin and Marine veteran John Cowart.

In a statement released by the campaign, the Arizona senator praised Cotton for serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

McCain is the second former presidential hopeful to get involved in the race. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has endorsed Rankin, who worked for him as governor, and has campaigned for her. Three Democrats are running for the nomination for the seat.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

2 properties of candidate Hurst under foreclosure

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Court records show that two Hot Springs properties owned by 4th District congressional candidate Q. Byrum Hurst Jr. are in foreclosure.

The Sentinel-Record reported (http://is.gd/GuevPP ) Friday that Charters Bank filed papers in Garland County Circuit Court last month claiming Hurst defaulted on a $100,000 mortgage on the property in Hot Springs.

Hurst told the newspaper that he has not been served the lawsuit but says he has discussed the debt with the bank. Hurst says he's not behind on his payments and that will come out once he is served with the foreclosure papers.

Hurst is running as a Democrat for the seat that is coming open with incumbent Rep. Mike Ross not seeking re-election.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Rankin endorsed by former State Senator Jim Keet

Rankin endorsed by former State Senator Jim Keet

HOT SPRINGS, AR-- Today former Gubernatorial candidate and Republican State Senator Jim Keet endorsed Beth Anne Rankin in the race for the Republican nomination for the Fourth Congressional District.  In front of an enthusiastic crowd of friends and supporters at the Garland County Courthouse in Hot Springs, Keet touted Beth Anne's convictions and service to the State and Republican party as main reasons why he is endorsing her.  He urged the voters in the Fourth to send someone who not only knows the Fourth District, but has lived and worked in the District.

"Beth Anne is a woman of courage.  She demonstrated that in 2010 when she was willing to get in the Congressional race against an entrenched incumbent with a $3 million war chest.  Although she did not prevail then, she ran an enthusiastic, issue oriented campaign.  In the process she represented our party and state well, " Keet said.

Gov. Beebe to appear in Hot Springs next week

Gov. Beebe to appear in Hot Springs next week

Governor Beebe's Schedule for March 1 - 8


Thursday, March 1

10:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Batesville Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Independence Hall, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, 2005 White Drive, Batesville


Monday, March 5

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe participates in the Arkansas Children's Hospital's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock


Tuesday, March 6

12:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the 2012 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Southland Park, 1550 North Ingram Boulevard, West Memphis


7:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Hot Springs Fifty for the Future Banquet