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The Lantern brings etiquette to Conway

The Lantern brings etiquette to Conway

Manners matter, a seemingly powerful mantra taught to children when placing their elbows on the table or eating with the mouths open, but in the 60’s it seemed that manner schools ran rampant.

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My Town Hero: The Motivator

My Town Hero: The Motivator

JACKSONVILLE Ark. (KTHV) - Every now and then, we find ourselves stuck in a rut. One man in the city of Jacksonville has made it his duty to inspire just about everyone he encounters. It's one of many reasons he was nominated for My Town Hero.

When James Bolden is on the move, he's bound to light someone on fire with enthusiasm.

"He makes people feel motivated by his demeanor, his behavior, personality everything about him," said Jill Ross, Jacksonville human resource director. Internationally, he's known as The Motivator, but Ross also knows him as a city alderman. When employee morale was down, she knew exactly who to turn to. "He spent 15 hours of his own time training 300 city employees.”

She said Alderman Bolden spent an hour teaching them how to handle stress and stay motivated during tough economic times.

Green Bay Packaging to Spend $30M for New Equipment at Morrilton Plant

Green Bay Packaging to Spend $30M for New Equipment at Morrilton Plant

Green Bay Packaging Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., says it will spend $30 million to upgrade equipment, which it says will increase efficiency and production at its Arkansas Kraft Division plant in Morrilton... Read More

Bird knocks out power to 6,900 in Conway


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A bird knocked out power to nearly 7,000 Conway Corporation customers on Tuesday.

Conway Corporation officials told THV that a bird was responsible for taking out two transformers at the city's west substation.

Officials say half of those customers power is back on, but 3,500 are still without. They expect power to be back up and running for everyone within the next 2 hours.


Mayhem on the golf course: Conway teen clubs golfer in head

Mayhem on the golf course: Conway teen clubs golfer in head

A Conway man was injured Sunday evening in a bizarre golf club attack at the Conway Country Club course.

According to a Conway Police Department incident report released today, the 28-year-old victim was golfing with a friend when they saw one 19-year-old member of another golfing party of young men “yelling [and] cursing loudly” with his trousers pulled down, exposing himself on the course.

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Bethlehem House Resident Receives Drug Court Award

Bethlehem House Resident Receives Drug Court Award

Bethlehem House resident Shay Brown recently received the Character Achievement award from the Faulkner County Drug Court. The award was presented by Judge Charles E. Clawson, Jr, who oversees the court.  “This is an award given quarterly to drug court participants that show good character qualities both in and out of the program,” said Drug Court Counselor Katy Stark  “The award is given in honor of a past drug court participant that died from leukemia while he was in our program.  He exhibited a positive attitude, even while going through the stress of working a recovery program and going through his illness and diagnosis, so after his passing, we wanted to come up with an award in memory of him.”

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month


FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month.

Bargains Galore on 64 will Aug. 7-9 and stretch from Fort Smith to Beebe. It'll be open to both shoppers and vendors.

Event coordinator Linda Hiles tells the Southwest Times Record (http://bit.ly/1jOYjlW) that the long yard sale is a good opportunity for civic or religious organizations to make a little extra money.

Cities participating in the sale waive garage or yard sale permits for those three days, but food vendors must comply with Arkansas health regulations.

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Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/