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Jacksonville announces bench warrant amnesty program


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (JDC) - Judge Robert Batton of the Jacksonville District Court has announced that the Court is holding a bench warrant amnesty day on June 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM

Anyone with a bench warrant from Jacksonville District Court, whether it is for failure to appear or failure to pay fines, can come to the Jacksonville Police Department, turn themselves in, be processed and see the judge. The normal $260.00 court cost will be suspended if the balance of the warrant is paid in full at that time. If not paid in full on this date subjects will be put on a monthly payment schedule. A $25.00 warrant fee (cash or check) will still be needed to complete the book-in process. (Warrant fee not applicable if warrant is recalled.) "Failure to Appear" warrants will be recalled.

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Military museum holds holiday events


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Museum took part in the holiday weekend festivities on Saturday.

Just days before Memorial Day, the Jacksonville Museum held a 'can drive' for the Little Rock Air Force Base food pantry. There was also a cookout alongside vintage military vehicles.

"The ultimate sacrifice that you can give, is to serve your country, and we want to make sure that the men and women of our armed forces know that we appreciate their sacrifice," said Director of Jacksonville Museum of Military History Dannakay Duggar.

The museum aired two documentaries over the course of the day including the film "The Last Days of Vietnam" here on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.


Crews pump water from soaked Jacksonville ballfields


JACKSONVILLE, Ark.(KTHV)- The wet weather has left several central Arkansas diamonds in the rough. Many were quite soggy, even after a sunny day Wednesday. Officials at Dupree Park in Jacksonville say their fields will be ready for a big tournament this Memorial Day weekend.

Grounds crew member Joe Harris says from the outfield to the infield, the ground is soaked.

"We've been having a little trouble with the water, it's mainly with the rain that we've been having trouble with, but we've been getting it done pretty good."

After the rain let up Wednesday, Harris and his crew got to work preparing the fields for 60 teams to play on this weekend.

"We're just working our way down the line and getting water off the field. That's all we plan to do for the next two days."

Arkansas Game and Fish host youth shooting championship

Arkansas Game and Fish host youth shooting championship

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Youth Shooting State Championship will be held this weekend at the Arkansas Game and Fish complex in Jacksonville.

Junior high and high school students from all over the state of Arkansas will compete in the trap shooting championship both Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23. 

More than 300 students, representing the top 16 schools in Arkansas are competing for the 2015 State Championship. 

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Splash Zone celebrates its 10th year

Splash Zone celebrates its 10th year

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Splash Zone wants to celebrate their tenth year of business with the public, so they are having a party. 

On Friday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Splash Zone at 201 Martin Street in Jacksonville, Ark. will be having a celebration that will include chances to win Splash Zone passes and other giveaways. Admission in to the park will be $5, and slides will be free. Those who attend must be 48" or taller to ride the slides. 

Concession food and drinks will be available. 

Local junior golfers compete for national competition

Local junior golfers compete for national competition

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Conway Country Club plans to host a tournament for local junior golfer at the beginning of June. 

The Arkansas District of Optimist International is inviting all local junior golfer to compete in the Arkansas Junior Optimist Qualifying Golf Tournament Saturday, June 6. Girls and boys ages 10 through 18 are eligible to compete. 

Winners of the competition can qualify to compete in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort and Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. in late July. 

If you would like to register for the Arkansas Junior Optimist Qualifying Golf Tournament or find out more information, please call the Conway Country Club at (501) 450-9159.

 

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.