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Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

Jacksonville police providing new way to keep thier citizens informed

Jacksonville police providing new way to keep thier citizens informed

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will now be using a new website based tool for the citizens of Jacksonville. 

At the Jacksonville police website, there is now a new tab labeled "Calls for Service" that will help the citizens of Jacksonville stay informed on what is going on in their town. The Calls for Service and Events reports is a list of the calls and self-initiated incidents the Jacksonville police enters into their Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system during the 24 hour period specified that is available for public release. 

Some events may be removed so that it will not hinder crime suppression efforts. 

Back-to-School "Splash"

Back-to-School "Splash"

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a Back to School “Splash” at Splash Zone on Friday, August 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Families are invited to slip, slide and dive into the night at the last bash of the summer.

Admission is $5 at the door, slides are free. Enter for a chance to win a backpack filled with school supplies.

Must be 48 inches or taller to ride the slides. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Concession will be available. The event will be handicap accessible. In the event that it rains the day of the party, the event will be held at the Jacksonville Community Center.

Splash Zone is located at 201 Martin Street, Jacksonville, 72076.

Call (501) 982-SWIM (7946) for more information.

A Recap of LRFW 7

By: Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark - Not even a nearly record-breaking hot day could prevent the excitement around the show and entertainment behind the outdoor event on the 4th block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock at the Big Night.

Little Rock’s very own native and TV news personality, Keristen Holmes, returned home to host Big Night, presenting returning designers and new designers as they showcased their clothing lines while models strutted in the designer’s collection on the runway at the seventh annual Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW).

Fall sports league registration

Fall sports league registration

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - Jacksonville Parks & Recreation fall sports leagues registration is now open. 

The deadline for Adult Softball is August 27. Co-ed Volleyball & Flag Football deadline is August 28. League games begin early September.

Coaches meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 at the Jacksonville Community Center.

For more information contact Megan at 982-4171 or email mhandy@cityofjacksonville.net

NLR church hosts community fun day

NLR church hosts community fun day

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bailey Chapel Baptist Church of North Little Rock will host its annual fun day on August 15 for the community to enjoy. 

From 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. the church will host their community fun day with the goal of reaching out to the area to inform, instruct and encourage. 

There will be several activities for the people of all ages to take part in. 

For information on the event, contact Reverend C. Wayne Hawkins at elevenof15@yahoo.com.