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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Public input sought for City’s comprehensive plan Forward Hot Springs

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Following a nine-month process to create an update to the City of Hot Springs’ comprehensive plan, Forward Hot Springs, feedback from the public will be sought daily as the plan’s introduction and seven themes will be introduced from J...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Hot Springs 2020 Board of Directors Packets available

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City of Hot Springs 2020 Election Packets available for distribution beginning Friday, May 15, 2020.  

Qualified Electors of Districts One, Three and Six, are encouraged to participate in the election process by running for one of the three eligib...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Public input sought for City’s comprehensive plan Forward Hot Springs

Following a nine-month process to create an update to the City of Hot Springs’ comprehensive plan, Forward Hot Springs, feedback from the public will be sought daily as the plan’s introduction and seven themes will be introduced from J...

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

Flooding damages dog park

Fencing at the City of Hot Springs Bark Park, located on the corner of Shady Grove Road and Hollywood Avenue (410 Hollywood Avenue), was damaged along the southwest fence line due to the recent heavy rain and flooding of the Hot Springs Creek. Visitors sh...

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

Fireworks prohibited inside the city limits

As a reminder to residents and guests of the City of Hot Springs from the Hot Springs Fire Department, the use of fireworks is prohibited inside the city limits.

Hot Springs City Ordinance 15-7-3.1 (b) prohibits the use of fireworks Hot Springs, and anyone...

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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
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing event on July 8 at Forest Lakes

A free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event is being held at the Centre at Forest Lakes, 305 Forest Lakes Boulevard, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8.
 
Healthy Connections is performing the testing, and the event is being hosted by...
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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

City of Hot Springs Shouldn’t Be Confused With Neighboring County in COVID-19 Statistics

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Pullman Trail Opens to Mountain Bikers and Hikers

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

Operation Clean Sweep planned for area of Greenwood Ave. and W. Grand Ave.

The City’s second Operation Clean Sweep of 2020 is scheduled for Monday, July 20, through Friday, August 7, to include approximately 400 structures in the area between Greenwood and W. Grand avenues and between Second and Summer streets.

Operatio...

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

CDBG sidewalk construction for Hobson and Linwood area

The sidewalks and curb cut ADA accessibility ramps along Hobson and Linwood avenues, located around the Hot Springs School District Central Office building will be under construction from Thursday, June 25, until Friday, July 10, 2020.

This is the first ou...

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

Planning Commission Public Hearing set for July 9

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following land use requests:

  • 3021, 3023 and 3027 Central Avenue; 127 Golf Links Road - Zoning ch...
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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Solid Waste Spring Fling event cancelled; extra CAPS pickup added

The City of Hot Springs Solid Waste’s annual Spring Fling Citywide Cleanup event that was previously postponed has been officially cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. In its place, however, Hot Springs residents will be allotted one ...

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

Garland County has increase of 20 new active COVID-19 cases

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With a one-week jump from six active cases to 26, Garland County is trending in the wrong direction; but the area’s increase in cases has not translated to a rise in COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby...

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

Street closure: Walnut Street

Walnut Street, between Whittington Avenue and Robin Street, will be closed from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to through traffic beginning today, June 9, until Friday, July 10, for storm drain improvement.

Traffic and detour signs, barricades and flaggers will be po...

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

Active COVID-19 cases in Garland County staying low

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As northern parts of the state are experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, Garland County and most of the southwest quadrant of the state seem to be fortunate as active cases are remaining low.

To maintain low numbers, the continuation to test, contact trac...

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

Four additional COVID-19 testing locations in Garland County

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There are now nine COVID-19 testing locations in Garland County with the addition of four new sites courtesy of the Garland County Health Department, Healthy Connections Community Health Network and Walmart.

At the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task ...

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

City of Hot Springs 2020 Board of Directors Packets available

City of Hot Springs 2020 Election Packets available for distribution beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. 

Qualified Electors of Districts One, Three and Six, are encouraged to participate in the election process by running for one of the three eligibl...

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

COVID-19 testing site opening at Walmart in Hot Springs

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A new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is opening Friday, May 15, in the Walmart parking lot located at 1601 Albert Pike Road, with tests to be offered at no cost to the individual.

The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

‘Hyper vigilance’ needed next few weeks to maintain positive trend

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With only five active COVID-19 cases and the rate of positive test results this past week falling to just .2%, the early and robust testing in Garland County seem to be paying off according to Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby.

“It is...

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

City of Hot Springs will allow restaurants to offer extended outdoor dining

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In an effort to support the overall resurgence of Arkansas’ number one tourist designation – Hot Springs – and to keep residents and visitors safe, the City has worked to allow the May 11 Phase One reopening of restaurants in...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

UAMS to bring free COVID-19 testing to Hot Springs

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As COVID-19 restrictions in Arkansas become lifted, the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force is working to extend the area’s already high testing capacity. 

At the task force’s virtual meeting on May 4, it was announc...

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

COVID-19 positive test result percentages dropping in Garland County

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Garland County continues to lead the state in per capita COVID-19 testing, but there is yet work to be done in planning how to safely re-initiate elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures in line with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, accor...

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

COVID-19 testing in Garland County continues to mitigate the spread

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The coordinated efforts of the Hot Springs/Garland County Call Center, hospitals and clinics and city and county authorities who are acquiring testing kits and supplies continue to be the driving force behind the successful COVID-19 mitigation in our area...

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

Garland County testing more per capita than any county in the state

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At the virtual meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force on April 13, the rise in confirmed cases in Garland County was attributed to the county’s high rate of testing.

“Our area hospitals and clinics have really ste...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Area first responders bracing for projected late-April COVID-19 peak

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At the virtual meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force on Monday, April 6, local hospital and first-responder representatives reported they are hopeful the virus-related hospitalizations remain low, but they are prepared for a possib...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Intracity Transit to screen passengers for COVID-19 symptoms

Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, all individuals attempting to board the Intracity Transit buses will undergo a body temperature check with a non-invasive, no-touch thermometer, effective immediately and until further notice.

Individuals with an ele...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

THIRD UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM GARLAND COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

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Garland County District Court will continue to operate its essential court functions. All cases currently scheduled through May 1...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Hot Springs receives more than $250K in CDBG COVID-19 aid

Hot Springs will receive a total of $254,743 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which recently became law.

The grant funds can be used to make improvements to publi...

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

Additional Closures at Hot Springs National Park

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Hot Springs, AR – Hot Springs National Park, in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health authorities is a...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Task force: Non-emergency callers should call COVID-19 hotline

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Reiterating the importance of COVID-19 non-emergency callers using the local hotline, steps taken by hospitals in Hot Springs to prepare for the possibility of an increase in cases and the continued efforts to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE) w...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Hot Springs airport restricting access to FBO

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Hot Springs Memorial Field airport will restrict access to the Private Aircraft Terminal (FBO) starting Monday, March 30.

Individuals will be screened, and only arriving and departing passengers and pilots will ...

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

City Hall screening visitors and employees

There are currently no plans to close City Hall at this time, but changes have been made to how City departments are delivering services in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Effective today, March 26, members of the public will not be able to immed...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Extension of alcohol taxes and business licensing fees

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Hot Springs has decided to extend the deadline for February alcohol taxes and for business licensing fees.

The deadline for February alcohol taxes that were originally due on March 20 has been...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Second Updated Press Release from Garland County District Court

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GARLAND COUNTY COURTS BUILDING 607 OUACHITA, ROOM 150

HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS 71901 

Phone (501) 321-6765  Fax (501) 321-6764

 

Garland County District Court will continue to operate its e...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Local authorities bracing for rise in COVID-19 cases

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The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force met this morning, March 23, 2020, to continue to coordinate efforts in what is anticipated to be a continued rise in coronavirus cases.

National authorities agree that the number of cases will continue to ...

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

Issues related to flushing paper towels, wipes, etc.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland County, the Hot Springs Utilities Department would like to remind our homebound residents of the dangers of flushing disinfecting wipes down their commodes. That also goes for paper towels, tissues, napkins and f...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Local call center and evaluation clinics operational

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The Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 call center is available at 501-760-4307, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, as a first line of triage in an effort not to overrun our hospitals.

The main goal of the call center hotline is to assess individuals from Hot S...

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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Majestic RFP & COVID-19 Impacts

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Development Opportunity for the City-owned property located at 101 Park Avenue, the Majestic Hotel site, will have an extension for the response closing date due to COVID-19 impacts. The closing date has been extended f...

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

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM GARLAND COUNTY DISTRICT COURT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY March 18, 2020

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GARLAND COUNTY COURTS BUILDING 607 OUACHITA, ROOM 150

HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS 71901 

Phone (501) 321-6765  Fax (501) 321-6764

Garland County District Court will continue to operate its essential c...

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

Proclamation of Emergency issued for Hot Springs

With the rapidly evolving scenarios associated with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), City Manager Bill Burrough has issued a Proclamation of Emergency pursuant to State law.

In addition, the Board of Directors adopted an Ordinance at their March 1...

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

SOUTHERN AIRWAYS POLICIES REGARDING COVID-19

Pompano Beach, Florida -- Southern Airways today announces the most customer-centric policy in the industry for flight changes needed as a result of COVID-19, the “novel Corona virus.” With the understanding that travel within...

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

Animal Services closing lobby due to COVID-19

In response to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control relating to social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the lobby of the City of Hot Springs Animal Services will be closed to customers until further notic...

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

Hot Springs Fire Department Suspends Open Burn

Hot Springs Fire Department is temporarily suspending all open burning and the issuance of burn permits inside the City of Hot Springs. These actions are being taken due to the complications imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak. We will return to our normal b...

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

Utility Billing Services opens service window and urges use of alternate payment options

In response to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control relating to social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the lobby of the City’s Utility Billing Services (UBS) location, 517 Airport Road (Suite C)...

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News Flash

Posted on: July 6, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Mica Street Homicide

On July 4, 2020 at 10 a.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to the intersection of Mica and Maiden Street, in reference to a welfare check on a car parked with a male subject inside. Upon arrival, officers located a black male, l...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Theft on Malvern Avenue

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, Hot Springs Police Department officers responded to the Regions Bank, 1555 Malvern Avenue, in reference to a theft in progress involving an ATM. Upon arrival, officers located a red Ford truck with a chain attached to the ATM. Ac...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Official HSPD Release: Cones Road Shooting

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:10 a.m., officers responded to 401 Cones Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Andrew Johnson (22) of Hot Springs suffering from several gunshot wounds. Johnson was transported to a local hospital ...

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