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NCAA puts Henderson State on probation

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - The NCAA has placed Henderson State on two years of probation and fined the school $2,500 for rules violations that included a coach offering a loan to a prospective athlete, exceeding phone contact limits and holding impermissible tryouts and practices.

The Division II school in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, self-imposed several penalties in 2012 after an inquiry into possible violations. Those included a loss of nearly half the women's basketball program's 10 scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year and limiting recruiting activities on and off campus.

Henderson State's self-imposed probationary period ended May 1, but the NCAA extended that through July 2016. It also issued show-cause orders for two of the school's former head coaches. The NCAA didn't name them.

Henderson State is a member of the Great American Conference.

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:


  • 1131 James Drive

Aug 9-10; 8 am til late; Multi Family Yard Sale-  some furniture, clothes, knick-knacks, housewares and more


Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to ageswein@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free! ***We will need at least two days notice on all posts!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Items you’ll be selling

Once sale information starts coming in, we’ll share the details with your community on THV11 in My Town, and keep the pages running until yard sale season is over.

Wait, Morgan Freeman gets bees from Arkadelphia?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Actor Morgan Freeman appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, and revealed an Arkansas connection.

Freeman, who was promoting his new film "Lucy," also talked about a hobby of his – beekeeping.

In the sit-down with Fallon, he said he gets his bees from Arkadelphia… To which Fallon asks if he legally imported them from the Natural State. 

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

"That Dam Night Run" for Zack Towers Fund

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansans are raising money in memory of a Star City football player who died earlier this year.

This Saturday, the Arkadelphia Runners Club is hosting its annual "That Dam Night Run." All proceeds will go to the Zack Towers Scholarship Fund.

Towers was a linebacker who suffered a severe brain injury in 2012 and passed away this past February.

For more information, click here.

Ouachita to host annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia Aug. 26

Ouachita to host annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia Aug. 26

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia community and service fair is set for Tuesday, Aug. 26, the first day of the 2014 fall semester. It will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Heflin Plaza and the Student Village circle.

The annual event draws hundreds of Ouachita students, faculty and staff, providing area businesses, churches and organizations the opportunity to interact with the Ouachita community. It is co-hosted by the OBU Office of Campus Activities and Office of Communications.

“Our students always enthusiastically support Spotlight on Arkadelphia,” said Trennis Henderson, OBU vice president for communications. “It’s a fun way to kick off the new school year with an evening of celebration and fellowship. We invite local businesses and organizations to help welcome our students back to campus and let them know all the great things our community has to offer.”... Read More

4 airports to get more than $500k for upgrades

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of the state's congressional delegation have announced more than $500,000 in grants for upgrades at four airports around Arkansas.

The announcement of the Federal Aviation Administration grants was made Wednesday.

The airports receiving funding are the Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field in Arkadelphia, which will receive $150,525 to update the existing master plan and identify future airport growth and development needs.

Saline County Regional Airport in Benton will receive $51,000 to fund the design and expansion of the airport apron, which is needed to accommodate the increased use of the general aviation facilities.

Magnolia Regional Airport will receive $270,000 to support the milling and overlay of the apron.