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Jacksonville votes in favor of millage


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The votes are in and it looks like the new Jacksonville School District is getting the money to build new schools.

Tuesday’s millage vote passed with 55 percent for and 44 percent against.

The money will go to building a new high school, elementary school and adding four multi-purpose classrooms to another elementary school.

Education Corp. Spokesperson Laura Walker said that the voter turnout was surprising.

Taxes for the city will now increase to $152 for every $100,000 in home value. The millage covers about 45 of the $80 million needed to fund the new district.

 

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Jacksonville confident millage vote will pass


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Tuesday, the city of Jacksonville will face the final barrier in getting its brand new high school a millage vote.

The vote is for 7.6 mills, which would increase taxes $152 for every $100,000 in home value.

The district has about $80-million to fund. If it passes the mill will cover upwards of $45-million of that. If not, however, they'll have no way of getting money.

“This has been decades in the making,” said Jacksonville North Pulaski School Board President Daniel Grey. “We are looking to improve upon our schools and our facilities for our kids.”

There are two types of confident in this world. Self-assured confident and Daniel Grey confident.

“We're excited man,” he said. “Ready to set some records and see how much we can run it up.”

MTTC After Dark presents...

MTTC After Dark presents...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join MTCC "After Dark" on February 13 at 6 p.m., for a Valentine's Day affair with a special screening of the 1997 New Line Cinema film Love Jones starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long. 

Sherwood firefighter laid to rest


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - On Thursday, family, friends and colleagues said goodbye to a man they call a hero in the community. 

Hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women wearing black, blue and tan uniforms filled the McArthur Church in Jacksonville, where first responders from all over came to pay their respects to Lt. Jason Adams.

Those who knew and loved the 29 year-old shared memories of his bravery and service he provided for the people in the community.

"The thing about Jason and the choices he made in his life is that he just went all out, no fear. Because he wasn't worried about him. He was worried about you. You don't go out and do the jobs that these men and women do and do it for yourself, because it's not about them. It's about us," said one of the funeral attendees. 

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Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement officers from Cabot and surrounding areas will plunge into the wintry waters of the Cabot Community Pond on Saturday, February 20.

What is the Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support SOAR athletes by taking an icy dip in the frigid waters of the Cabot Community Pond. The event is open to the public—all spectators are welcome free of charge, so invite your friends to come watch you plunge and then encourage them to get involved. Visit www.specialolympicsarkansas.org/polar-plunge for more details on the Cabot Polar Plunge.

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How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

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Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Community Center is doing their best to help the community maintain New Year's resolutions for 2016. 

For the early risers needing to work out before they start their day, Jacksonville Parks and Recreation is offering morning Boot Camp classes Monday through Friday, starting at 5:15 a.m. TG Fitness Trainer, Tony Gordon, will provide you a regimen of strength moves and cardio that will make you stronger, fitter, and a happier person. 

These classes are free to members of the Center. If you need additional information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net