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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.

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thea Foundation’s 10th annual sidewalk chalk event, Thea Paves the Way, will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, on the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, where students and families will share in the creative community effort to cover the sidewalks in vibrant chalk art.

Thea Paves the Way will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the front lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center.

Registration is free and open to school groups, church groups, families, clubs and other organizations. Teachers who register their students and compete together as a school group have a chance to win one of two $250 gift certificates for art supplies from Dick Blick.

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.
 

Pulaski Tech students receives $14,000 in culinary scholarships

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Seven Pulaski Technical College students have received a combined $14,000 in scholarships from the Arkansas Hospitality Association.

All of the students attend PTC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Each receives a $2,000 award for the 2015-16 school year.

Dale Brooks, of Mayflower, received the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas Scholarship.

Rachel Nelson of Perryville, received the Tim Mathis Memorial Scholarship, presented to an outstanding student with a committment to the hospitality industry. The award is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Mathis in memory of their son, Tim Mathis.

Brittany Cargile of Greenbrier (Culinary)

Somerly Crawford of Little Rock  (Culinary)

Michaela Culp of Vilonia (Culinary)

Jason Lively of Conway (Culinary)

Amber Macombe of Conway (Baking and Pastry) 

Back to school youth conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On September 12, 2015 Arkansas Stop the Violence will be having a Back to School Youth Conference at Greater Trinity, located at 2400 Wright Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to show people the good that our children are doing and to try to show them the importance of education, being on task and trying to be successful in life.  

For more information contact Benny Johnson at (501) 541-1951 or Walter at (501) 351-1066.

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.

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist INC and the Argenta Arts Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Argenta.

Artist INC Live Argenta is a ground-breaking program that will empower you to take control of your career and create opportunities you've only imagined. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business
skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.