Category Archives: Garland News

Aggravated Robbery Press Release

Aggravated Robbery
On February 12, 2018 at approximately 12:27 pm, two suspects robbed the two owners of the Valero, located at 3228 Central Avenue. The owners had just exited the Valero with the stores deposits. The suspects, who were armed with handguns approached the owners and forcibly took an undisclosed amount of cash from them.
HSPD Officer Richard Nunez was patrolling in the area of Central and Crawford and heard one of the victims scream. Officer Nunez then saw a GMC Acadia fleeing the area. Officer Nunez began to pursue the GMC Acadia and observed it stop between Pro Signs and Graphics (110 Crawford Drive) and Colton’s Steak House (120 Crawford Drive). As Officer Nunez pulled behind the GMC Acadia, he saw one suspect fleeing on foot.
Multiple HSPD officers responded to the area and set up a perimeter. One person, who matched the suspect description was located in the area. That person was detained, but is not being named at this time.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789.

Sonny Payne has passed away

“Sunshine” Sonny Payne, host of the long-running King Biscuit Time radio show, has passed away. He was 92 years old.

The program, which aired on KFFA 1360 AM in Helena-West Helena, was the longest-running blues show in the country. Payne began hosting the show in 1951. Artists from BB King to Levon Helm have credited him as an influence in their music. Guests included Muddy Waters and Robert Plant. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.

Courtesy of KATV 7


HSFD issues burn ban

HOT SPRINGS – Due to current dry atmospheric conditions, all open burning within the City of Hot Springs is now prohibited.

Effective at 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, September 28, all burning permits are hereby revoked. The burn ban will remain in effect until the fire danger and associated atmospheric conditions improve.

Those with questions concerning this or other fire related matters may contact the Hot Springs Fire Department at 501-321-6972 or via email at


The Lake Hamilton Fire & Rescue passed a unanimous Annexation Policy Resolution at its recent Board Meeting opposing the City of Hot Springs annexation policies.  We are respectfully demanding the City of Hot Springs repeal their ordinance to annex Enclave “B” or give all affected residents the opportunity to vote.

The complete signed text is attached. It has been adapted from the Quorum Court of Garland County Resolution No. R-16-15 on 11/21/2016 condemning Forced Annexation.

Any questions can be submitted to us. Our contact information is:



1111 Highway 290

Hot Springs, AR 71913



Garland County Library Solar Eclipse Recall

Do not use Library supplied solar eclipse glasses the eclipse glasses provided by the Garland County Library are not recommended for reviewing the eclipse on Monday, August 21 visit for more info