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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Lane Closure: Malvern Avenue

The northbound lane of Malvern Avenue, between E. Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street, will be closed starting Monday, September 21, through Friday, September 25, for road construction. Traffic in this area will be reduced to one lane in both the south- and...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Town hall meetings for Dist. 1 and 2 scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22

District 1 City Director Erin Holliday and District 2 City Director Elaine Jones are hosting town hall meetings for Hot Springs Police Chief Chris Chapmond to engage with their constituents. These events will take place on Monday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. a...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Oct. 17

Garland County residents can bring household hazardous waste to the Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Avenue, for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event offers safe, free disposal of...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flow testing

The Hot Springs Fire Department will be performing hydrant flow testing starting on Monday, September 21, through October to conclude the 2020 hydrant flow testing, which began in the spring but was halted due to the pandemic.

On Monday, firefighters will ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

National report highlights need for more investment in Hot Springs and Arkansas roadways

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Arkansas motorists a total of $3.2 billion statewide annually - $1,298 per driver in the Hot Springs urban area - due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Schools seeking prospective substitute teachers/bus drivers

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At this point in the pandemic, school superintendents across Garland County are more concerned that the quarantining of teachers and bus drivers could force a change to virtual learning more so than the threat of positive cases within school districts.

At ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Director Karen Garcia earns leadership award from AML

At the Arkansas Municipal League’s 86th Annual Virtual Convention, held August 19-21, City of Hot Springs Director Karen Garcia (District 5) was honored with the Adrian L. White Municipal Leadership Award.

The Adrian L. White Municipal Leadership...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

HS/GC COVID Task Force: Superintendents remind families of quarantine guidelines

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If a member of a student’s household tests positive for COVID-19, the student is also required to quarantine rather than continuing to attend school in person. This was the primary message from superintendents during the virtual meeting of the H...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

City accepting applications for advisory boards and committees

The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until noon on Friday, October 2, 2020, for a total of 11 volunteer positions on various City advisory boards and committees.

Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Hot Springs, unless otherwise ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Compost Facility offers free loading of select materials

The City of Hot Springs Compost Facility is temporarily waiving the loading fee for compost, leaf mulch, wood grinding and “oversize” materials so the facility can make space for winter materials.

This offer continues through the month ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Task force seeks to clarify state’s quarantine and isolation guidelines

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During the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force virtual meeting on Aug. 31, school superintendents from across Garland County reported a great first week, with hopes that communication from the task force can help clear up misunderstandings in t...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

HS/GC COVID-19 Task Force: Garland County COVID cases and testing numbers are down

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Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby shared at the Aug. 24 meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force that he is pleased with the current numbers for Garland County, but he continues to stress the importance of wearing masks an...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Garland County COVID numbers have plateaued

Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby reported at the Aug. 17 meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force that following a spike in cases after the July 4 holiday, the numbers for the county seem to have stabilized and plateaued....

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

HS/GC COVID-19 Task Force: Garland County COVID trend continues in right direction

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At the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force virtual meeting on August 10, Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby said that the COVID-19 numbers from the week of August 2-9 look better, and that he is pleased with the trend.

There were 171 ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Garland County virus cases flatten, but positivity rate increases

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COVID-19 numbers from Garland County for the week of July 2 – August 2 do show some “positive aspects compared to the previous two weeks” as new cases seem to be “leveling off,” said Garland County Health ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Garland County virus cases continue on ‘major upward trend’

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Garland County averaged 30 new COVID-19 cases reported daily from July 19 – 26, with a total of 210 new cases for the week, according to Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby at the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force virtual ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

$8.2 million available to Arkansans for electric utility assistance

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has an additional $8.2 million from the CARES Act to assist Arkansas households struggling with their electric bills.

Distribution of the funding will begin on July 27, and will continue through Sept. ...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Garland County virus cases more than double in past week

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and those under investigation more than doubled this past week from 90 on July 12 to 188 on July 19, and the number of active cases went from 65 to 150.

“Garland County is certainly in the mix of this pandem...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Garland County positivity rate rises to 6.4%

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Although the number of new and active cases in Garland County has plateaued, the positive rate of infection among the 732 tests done between July 5-12 rose to 6.4%, up from the previous week’s 2.7%.

Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby s...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Garland County positivity rate cut in half from previous week

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There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in Garland County from June 28 – July 5, but because of a record number of tests performed, the positivity rate decreased from the previous week’s 5.8% to 2.7%.

Also, thanks to the number of rec...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Garland County has increase of 50 new active COVID-19 cases

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Following Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force virtual meeting on June 22, where case numbers had stabilized, data from the past week shared at the June 29 meeting showed an upward trend with 50 new cases.

Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene S...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flow testing

The Hot Springs Fire Department will be performing hydrant flow testing starting on Monday, September 21, through October to conclude the 2020 hydrant flow testing, which began in the spring but was halted due to the pandemic.

On Monday, firefighters will ...

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Hot Springs Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 2020

Official HSPD Release: E. Grand Avenue Shooting

On Saturday, September 12, 2020 at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) responded to 1374 E. Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, in reference to a shooting. Officers entered the business and found one black male, identif...

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Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Follow Up on Twin Points Rd. Shooting

On August 21, 2020, officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to 907 Twin Points Road, Hot Springs, in reference to a shooting. Officers entered the residence and found two black males, later identified as Tyson Stewart and Kason Porter, e...

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Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Christopher Jennings Homicide

On August 26, 2020, Detectives with the Hot Springs Police Department arrested five individuals in connection with the death of 20 year old Christopher Jennings, who was reported missing on August 12, 2020. Jennings’ body was discovered on Augus...

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Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Twin Points Rd. Shooting

On August 21, 2020, officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to 907 Twin Points Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival Officers made contact with the home owner who said there were people shot inside. Officers entered the residence...

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Hot Springs Police Department
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Homicide

On August 12, 2020, the Hot Springs Police Department received a report of a missing person, Christopher Lee Jennings (DOB: 06/29/00). The reporting person said Jennings had not been seen or heard from since July 28, 2020 and this was very unusual. HSPD D...

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Hot Springs Police Department