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Dollarway School District dodging distress

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - "I don't blame our students for anything," Dollarway Superintendent Bobby Acklin said. After more than two years of state control, Superintendent Acklin said he is working hard with one main goal. He said, "We have to put student achievement first. To get the achievement level to where it's satisfactory. Not just with the state standards, but our standards."

The state voted to take over the Dollarway school district in June 2012 after it failed to meet standards for two consecutive years. "Not taking care of transcripts, attendance issues," Acklin explained.

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

Craft Beer: What Willis Was Talking Bout

Craft Beer: What Willis Was Talking Bout

Join us for the 3rd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival presented by Edwards Food Giant, benefiting the Argenta Arts District, October 24, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy All-You-Care-To-Taste sampling of over 250 American Craft Beers from 50 Brewers. Arkansas Ale House (Diamond Bear), Crush, Cregeen’s, Butcher & Public, The Fold, Whole Hog NLR, Bossa Nova, Old Chicago NLR, and Edward’s Food Giant will be providing delicious food samples to compliment the beer sampling at no additional charge.

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

Pine Bluff man found shot to death in car

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police investigating the shooting death of a local man.

Just before 11 p.m. Oct. 16, officers were called to the 1600 block of W. 7th Street about a shooting. They found 27-year-old Antonio Hart in the driver's seat of a white 2005 Mercury Mountaineer parked on the street with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A motive for the shooting is still under investigation and no suspects have been named or arrested at this time. Police do not know if the home where Hart was found in front of is involved.

Anyone who has information about this homicide is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.