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Jacksonville PD announces first certified multi housing in Crime Free Program

Jacksonville PD announces first certified multi housing in Crime Free Program

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - The Jacksonville Police Department is proud to announce that the first multi housing property is set to become CERTIFIED in our Crime Free Multi Housing Program on September 27 at 6 pm.

The Jacksonville Police Department acknowledges that Eastwood Apartments at 1011 S. James St. has completed the 3 phase program in order to become certified.

Certification is awarded after the minimum requirements are met or exceeded. The requirements include background screening, implementing the Crime Free Lease Addendum, door and window security, landscaping, lighting and attendance of our Crime Free Training class.

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

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

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.

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville Parks and Recreation and Arkansas Game and Fish are sponsoring a Youth Fishing Derby for fishing enthusiast ages 15 and under, Saturday, September 19 at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex.

Registration is free and will be at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 19. Tournament will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., rain or shine.

Prizes will be awarded after the derby for different categories such as smallest fish caught, most fish caught and longest fish caught. You must be present to win.

For Derby regulations and more info, call (501) 982-4171.

Jacksonville police to host Citizens Police Academy

Jacksonville police to host Citizens Police Academy

 JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will be conducting a Citizens Police Academy at the end of September. 

The eight-week information course beginning on September 29 will be designed to inform citizens 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 Citizens Police Academy will be held on Tuesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m. The course will be fee to the public, however attendance will be limited. The CPA is limited to those who live or work inside the city limits of Jacksonville, are over the age of 18, pass a background investigation, have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for at least one year.

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ak. - The Regional Veteran Affairs Mobile Command Veteran Center will be at Pulaski Technical College's Main Campus from 8 am.to noon on Friday, August 21, to provide clinical, social and administrative services to veterans.

The unit will be parked by the Campus Center on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive. More than 500 veterans attend PTC; however, services are available to all veterans.

The services are part of a three-day orientation for vets who will be attending PTC this fall or in the future.

For more information, contact Roslyn Tillman at (501) 812-2809 or rtillman@pulaskitech.edu.