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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.

Water park opens Saturday at Magic Springs

Water park opens Saturday at Magic Springs

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. 

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.

Hearing to discuss mobile food vendors within city limits

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkadelphia Planning Commission will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss an ordinance allowing mobile food vendor courts within city limits.

This topic has been under discussion for many months, and was deferred from the city board back to the planning commission for review. 

For more information on designated areas for the mobile food vendor courts and details on electrical access please see the Siftings Herald website

 

AHTD to hold public involvement meeting in Arkadelphia

AHTD to hold public involvement meeting in Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting in Arkadelphia to discuss plans to rehabilitate 4.7 miles of Highway 51 in Clark County. 

The work is planned to occur between Highways 26 and 8, south of Arkadelphia.     

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 27th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Park Hill Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall). It is located at 3333 Hollywood Road in Arkadelphia.   

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.