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Sen. Boozman talks economic development Friday

Sen. Boozman talks economic development Friday

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- U.S. Senator John Boozman will spend Friday afternoon in Hot Springs meeting with city and county officials, talking healthcare with local doctors and touring the Triumph Fabrications plant. His visit will focus on economic development in Hot Springs.

First Sen. Boozman meets with Garland County Judge Rick Davis, Sheriff Larry Sanders and Mayor Ruth Carney at City Hall. At 3 p.m., he will then tour Tour Triumph Fabrications at 1923 Central Avenue.

Sen. Boozman’s schedule for the week included stops in Arkadelphia, Camden, Conway, Russellville, Fort Smith and Mena.

Hot Springs Republican sworn into Ark. House

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- House Speaker Robert Moore swore in Hot Springs Republican Bruce Cozart Friday morning.

Cozart was seated Friday for the House District 24 seat in Garland County. The seat became vacant because of the death last fall of Keith Crass, whose name remained on the Nov. 2 ballot and was the top vote getter in the Nov. 2 general election.

One vacancy remains in the 100-seat House. Former Harlem Globetrotter star Fred Smith resigned from an east Arkansas seat in January after a judge found him guilty of theft of property delivered by mistake. A special election to fill that post is scheduled for July 12.

Cozart is a builder from Hot Springs. He was elected Tuesday, beating Democrat Jerry Rephan.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)  

Garland Co. voters cast their ballots in special election

Garland Co. voters cast their ballots in special election

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Secretary of State Mark Martin is encouraging voters in Garland County to head to the polls March 8, 2011, to vote in the District 24 Special General Election.

The Special Election is being held to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of Keith Crass, who won the General Election in November. Republican Bruce Cozart is running against Democrat Jerry Rephan to fill the vacancy.

“The people of Garland County deserve representation in our State Capitol, so I urge all eligible voters in District 24 to cast their ballots,” Secretary Martin said. “I urge voters to double-check your voter registration before going to your polling site.”

For more information on your voting status, please go to: www.voterview.org

Rep. Ross moves Hot Springs office

Rep. Ross moves Hot Springs office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott announced his Hot Springs office has moved to the Federal Building in downtown Hot Springs National Park and invited the public to use his office as a resource.

“This is not my office, it’s your office.  It is here to serve you and to help you cut through the red tape of the federal government to get the help you need,” said Ross.  “One of the most important parts of my job is taking care of people, many of whom have nowhere else to turn, and that’s exactly what we will continue to do in this new location.  Whether you are dealing with a federal agency, having trouble getting your Social Security or VA benefits or if you’re a student looking to apply to a U.S.

Mike Ross discusses development

Mike Ross discusses development

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott will address members of local Chambers of Commerce Thursday, Feb. 24.  In a roundtable discussion, Ross will listen to their concerns, discuss job creation opportunities for small businesses and discuss ways the public and private sectors can better work together to foster economic development.

Pine Bluff – 9 a.m., The Alliance Board Room, 510 Main Street

Malvern – 11 a.m., Malvern Chamber of Commerce, 213 West 3rd Street

Hot Springs – 1 p.m., Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, 659 Ouachita Avenue