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Ouachita River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony

Ouachita River Bridge groundbreaking ceremony

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - Members of the Arkansas State Highway Commission will gather on Friday for the Highway 51 Ouachita River Bridge Groundbreaking ceremony. 

At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, officials will gather on S. 1st Street in Arkadelphia to begin the construction of the Ouachita River Park Amphitheater. 

All of the public is welcome to attend. 

Directions to the location are as follows:

From downtown Arkadelphia, travel Highway 51 East and turn right on to South 1st Street. 

Boating emergency training on DeGray Lake

Boating emergency training on DeGray Lake

CLARK COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Crews from 34 Arkansas fire departments will be out on DeGray Lake and near the Caddo River on Saturday, May 30 to train people on how to act in various life-threatening scenarios.

The 12th annual Arkansas Fire Boat School training event will include a strenuous day of exercises designed by leaders in emergency response. Officials from the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Arkansas Fire Academy, LifeNet, Air Evac, and a host of fire departments from across the state will act out scenarios for those registered to show different tactics on handling certain fire and water situations. 

Scenarios include: Wildland Fire Scenario, Urban Slackwater Scenario, Gas Pump Explosion Medical Scenario, Water Stream Operations, and a Defensive Driving Serpentine Course.

Over 300 people are registered to train, participate, volunteer, and instruct. 

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Boys and girls of all ages will hit the basketball courts on June 6 not only for the competition, but also for a good cause. 

Chick-fil-A off Reynolds Road in Bryant is teaming up with Landers of Benton and Team USA to host a Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Bishop Park in Bryant and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Team USA.

"We are very grateful for our growing customer base and believe strongly in giving back to the community where ever we can. It's a must," said Guy Parker, owner/operator of Bryant Chick-fil-A and sponsor of the tournament. The Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament will be a great way to provide fun and entertainment, while raising money for...two organizations that help ensure great futures for our local youth."

Gov Hutchinson to visit AHS, present coding initiative to students

Gov Hutchinson to visit AHS, present coding initiative to students

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (Arkadelphia Public Schools) - Governor Asa Hutchinson will visit Arkadelphia High School on Monday, May 11, as part of a state tour promoting his computer science initiative.

After his arrival at 2 P.M., the governor is scheduled to observe AHS’s GeoDesign classroom in action. Student ambassadors of the AHS New Tech program will guide a half-hour long tour of the project based learning (PBL) GeoDesign class, led by the co-teaching team of engineering instructor Bud McMillion and geometry instructor James Williams, which prepares students for future AHS classes that utilize computer coding in projects such as robot programming.

Hutchinson will conclude his AHS visit on Monday by delivering a presentation to AHS’s students explaining the importance of computer science, and to encourage participation in newly credited computer-coding classes, which he has supported.

Ribbon will be cut on new Malvern LifeNet location

Ribbon will be cut on new Malvern LifeNet location

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - On Thursday, April 23, Malvern officials will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new LifeNet location.

The company will be located on Highway 270 behind Fred's. The ribbon cutting cermony will begin at 10 a.m. and it is open to the public. 

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

To get the full details, click here

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Youth Leadership Initiative) - Kids from across Arkansas will convene in Little Rock to join in the fight against tobacco and other nicotine use on Wednesday, March 18th with a Silent March and Mock Funeral along Capitol Avenue, followed by a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative and other public health partners, Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids are sending two powerful messages on this day: They want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.