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Sherwood Neighborhood Watch Fair

Sherwood Neighborhood Watch Fair

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Sherwood officials are hosting a Neighborhood Watch Fair on February 23 at 6 p.m.

Several speakers from the Sherwood Police Department, Sherwood Fire Department and business in the city will be discussing safety with the residents in the area. 

Some of the topics they will be discussing will include:

-Gun Safety and permits

-Surveillance video and alarms

-Financial protection

-Home security

-Citizens Police Academy

There will be presentations, door prizes and refreshments at the fair. Organizers hope that the event will help those in the community learn how to make their home, car, valuables and most importantly their loved ones safer. 

PTC Anthropology Club to host documentary screening

PTC Anthropology Club to host documentary screening

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Pulaski Technical College's Anthropology Club invites the community to watch a screening of the documentary "The Anthropologist" at noon on Friday, Feb. 19. 

The documentary is a follow-up to Seth Kramer, Daniel Miller, and Jeremy Newberger's Sundance Film Festival hit "The Linguist." The Anthropologist chronicles the lives of pioneer Margaret Mead and environmental anthropologist Susie Crate as told through the view of their respective daughters.

The 81-minute documentary premiered at the DOC NYC Film Festival in November and is currently screening at film festivals around the world.

The Little Rock screening will be in the Celebrity Chef Theater at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute located at 13000 Interstate 30.

The screening is free and open to the public.

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. 

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.