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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).

Back to School Blitz: Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – In the first stop of this week's Back to School Blitz, Craig O'Neill and THV11 stopped by the Wal-Mart in Jacksonville to kick off a full week of donating!

Take a look at the video from today's event:


For more information on Back to School Blitz, click here.


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

New company buys Arkansas Funeral Care

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - After the investigation that shut down Arkansas Funeral Care, the old building has been purchased.

The facility will now be called A Natural State Funeral Service. It's owned by RPS Ventures Inc. and is now open.

The company wants locals to know it is in no way associated with the Woods and that the Woods are not investors.

A complete new staff has been hired, none coming from Arkansas Funeral Care.

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Arkansas police medical training saving lives

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- More than 15 Arkansans are alive right now because of a growing specialized training course for central Arkansas police officers.

The training is a part of a program that teaches officers tactical medical techniques to treat fellow officers and victims before EMS arrives. It's been in Arkansas for three years, but has already saved more than seven lives of police officers in Texas, and almost 70 in Arizona.

"S.W.A.T. team has obtained this training for years," said training instructor and North Little Rock police officer Robert Cupps.

"Your heart rate goes up, you can feel that same kind of stress," added Officer Benjamin Pace who took part in Wednesday's training.

Officers learn how to tactically neutralize a target, while applying pressure and a tunicate to an injured officer or person.

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 


July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*


Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)