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Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

Jacksonville Junior CPAs graduate

Jacksonville Junior CPAs graduate

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will graduate their fifth class of youth citizen police academy attendees. 

The Junior Citizens Police Academy is a five-day training experience for the youth to see the day-to-day procedures of police officers in their neighborhood. 

The academy began on Monday, June 22 and will last until Friday, June 26. Participants were informed on different aspects of law enforcement including Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Duties, Use of Force, Firearms, K-9 Duties, SRT Demonstration, Narcotics and Less Lethal Weapons. 

The course was free and lunch was donated by local businesses each day. 

The graduation ceremony will take place at noon on Friday in the safe room of the Jacksonville Police Department. The guest speaker at the ceremony will be the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. 

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock and North Little Rock's finest will be hosting the annual "Battle of the Badges Blood Drive" for American Red Cross on Friday. 

There is reportedly always a big need for blood donations during the holiday weekend, so North Little Rock Officials began an annual blood drive to help. 

The North Little Rock Police and the North Little Rock Fire Department will be competing and against Little Rock police and the Little Rock Fire Department for the team with the most blood donations. 

The blood drive will be held in the ballroom of the Patrick Henry Hays Center from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. While all blood donors are needed, the type 'O' is most needed. 

There will be free t-shirts being given out, as wells as plenty of food and drinks. 

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Fish enthusiasts ages 15 and under are preparing for a day of outdoor fun in Jacksonville. 

Jacksonville Parks and Recreation along with Arkansas Game and Fish are hosting their 18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, June 20 at Dupree Lake at #1 Park St. 

Registration is free and will begin at 7 a.m. The tournament will start at 8 a.m. and will last until 10 a.m. rain or shine. 

Prizes will be awarded for different derby categories such as smallest fish caught, most fish caught and longest fish caught. Participants must be present to receive the awards. 

For more information on the Youth Fishing Derby, call (501) 982-4171.

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. 

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.