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Jacksonville PD breaking policy for cancer awareness

Jacksonville PD breaking policy for cancer awareness

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department is bending some of the rules in November to raise awareness for cancer. 

Some of the officers with the department will be taking part in "No Shave November." For the entire month of November, Chief Boyd is allowing participating Jacksonville officers to let their facial hair grow. 

Those involved will also be donating $20 towards the Susan G. Komen organization, all of it on behalf of their fellow officer and survivor School Resource Officer Jennifer Corben. 

Pancake breakfast to benefit Jacksonville PD program

Pancake breakfast to benefit Jacksonville PD program

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Jacksonville Police Department student resource officers program. 

On Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. till 10 p.m. citizens of Jacksonville and surrounding communities can join the Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association for a stack of pancakes. There will also be a silent auction and charitable donation drawing. 

All of this will be taking place at the Jacksonville Police Department located at 1400 Marshall Road. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids under the age of 10. 

Proceeds will go towards the Jacksonville Police Department student resource officers program. For more information, call Barbie at (501) 256-4487.

Safe Speed Zones in North Little Rock

Safe Speed Zones in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Several police departments across the state are setting up safe speed zones to crack down on speeding in heavy traffic areas. 

Locations in North Little Rock include: 

Community job fair with free admission

Community job fair with free admission

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders would is inviting you or a representative to attend their Job Fair on Saturday,  October  24.

The job fair will start at 9:00 a.m. and will last until 2:30 p.m. at Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders located at 6105 Father Tribou in Little Rock.  

If you are a company looking for more help, RSVP your business by October 1. 

If you have any questions/concerns or would like to confirm your attendance, please feel free to contact Darlene Lewis at (501) 603-9201 or  (501) 413-2126. You may also confirm your attendance by emailing Darlene@lewisb.org

 

 

Sylvan Hills softball to host Fish Fry

Sylvan Hills softball to host Fish Fry

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - They Sylvan Hills lady bears are hosting an all you can eat Fish Fry in Sherwood on October 9. 

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. October 9, there will be a spread of fried fish, chicken strips, drinks and cookies set out at the Sylvan Hills High School Cafeteria located at 484 Bear Paw Road in Sherwood. 

Tickets for adults are $15 and for children $10. Under the age 5 can eat free. To-go plates will be available. 

Catering of the food is being done by King Kat out of Carlisle, Ark. 

Be sure to wish Gladys Marie Dunham Griggs a happy 100th birthday!

Be sure to wish Gladys Marie Dunham Griggs a happy 100th birthday!

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - One Arkansas resident is celebrating her 100th birthday on October 2. 

Gladys Marie Dunham Griggs was born October 2, 1915.  She was married to Gus Griggs and had four children: Kenneth Griggs, Donald Griggs, Fran Griggs Honeycutt and Franklin Griggs.  She has 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great- grandchild. 

Griggs moved to Jacksonville, Ark. in 1942 to work at the ordinance plant.  She worked there for three years and was the supervisor of powdered carriers on detonator 2.  She and her husband owned Griggs Grocery in Jacksonville for 15 years, and she is mostly known for her outstanding service as a teller at First Arkansas Bank, where she retired at age 75 after 33 years.  She said she would still be working if her husband and father didn't get sick.   

Jacksonville PD participating in Crime Free Housing program

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - The Jacksonville Police Department is participating in the Crime Free Multi Housing and Crime Free Rental Property program, with the goal of keeping crime out of neighborhoods. 

Officials are encouraging property owners, managers and landlords in the community to participate in the opportunity to improve the town they live in. 

The Crime Free Multi Housing program was developed in 1992 in Mesa, Ariz. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 44 U.S. states, five Canadian Provinces, Mexico, England, Finland, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Puerto Rico. The Crime Free Multi Housing program was designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs on apartment properties.