News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2020

Lane closure: Lakeshore Drive

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The westbound lane of Lakeshore Drive, between Panama Street and Casalinda Circle, will be closed from 8 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for right-of-way pavement repair.  

Detour signs and flaggers will be posted, and motorists are advised t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Street closure: Shady Grove Road

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Shady Grove Road, between Hollywood Avenue and Mote Street, will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for utility repair.  

Detour signs and flaggers will be posted, and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Some parking spots at Exchange Street Parking Deck to be closed on Oct. 20

Portions of the front parking rows at the Exchange Street Parking Deck, those facing Exchange Street, will be barricaded off on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7 a.m. until workers complete power washing the exterior of the facility. The remainder of the parking d...

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

HSPD seeking community sentiment via online survey

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The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) is seeking input from community members from across Hot Springs through an online survey that will be available between Friday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 23.

“As we build our strategic plan for the police ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Lane closure: Woodlawn Avenue

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Woodlawn Avenue (500-800 block) will be reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 23, for road repair.  

Detour signs and flaggers will be posted, and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route whil...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Board of Adjustment and Appeals public hearing for Oct. 28

The Hot Springs Board of Adjustment and Appeals will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following request: 

  • Hot Springs School District parking lo...
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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

HS/GC COVID-19 Task Force: Continued vigilance needed to keep local COVID curve flat

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Hot Springs and Garland County continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases, but members of the area COVID-19 task force caution that vigilance is needed to continue to keep down the spread of the virus.

“Our community cannot let our guard dow...

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

Street closures: Wynn and Cooper streets

Wynn Street, between W. St. Louis Street and Albert Pike Road, and Cooper Street, between Albert Pike Road and Ardmore Street, will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 30 for utility cons...

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View the current City street and lane closures... City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

CHS Board of Directors public hearing for Oct. 20

The Hot Springs Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, to consider the following: 

  • Bellissima Salon – 104 Southview Circle – Ap...
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City of Hot Springs News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Water tank in running for "Tank of the Year"

The newly finished Hot Springs 3-million gallon Water Tank located behind the Cornerstone Marketplace is in the running for the ‘2020 Tnemec Tank of the Year’ contest. Currently, the tank is in the top five for the “Tank of t...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Survey being sent to Hot Springs commercial water customers

In an effort to protect the public water system, the City of Hot Springs comprehensive cross-connection control program will begin sending routine surveys to commercial customers, as mandated by the Arkansas Department of Health.

More information and paper...

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

Hot Springs awarded AARP grant for photo platform at mural

The City of Hot Springs was the recent recipient of an AARP 2020 Community Challenge grant for the addition of a photo platform to bring an interactive element to the Musical History Mural at 350 Malvern Avenue.

“This is a wonderful opportunity t...

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

Operation Clean Sweep planned for areas of N. Patterson St. and W. Grand Ave.

The City’s third Operation Clean Sweep of 2020 is scheduled for Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 23, to include approximately 500 structures in the areas from N. Patterson to Mason streets and between W. Grand Avenue and Albert Pike Ro...

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

State and local health officials dissuade Covid fatigue

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Recognizing that many people are experiencing fatigue in respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby seeks to remind the community of the deadly and communicable nature of this coronavirus.

At the Sept. 28 virtual meetin...

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

HS/GC COVID Task Force: No jump in cases following latest holiday weekend

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Garland County Health Officer Dr. Gene Shelby is optimistic about where Garland County stands in the pandemic as two weeks have passed since Labor Day, yet the COVID-19 numbers locally have not increased as they did following Memorial Day and Independence...

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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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