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Crenshaw Springs in White Hall opening Saturday

Crenshaw Springs in White Hall opening Saturday

WHITE HALL, Ark. (KTHV) – The city of White Hall will open its new water park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Mayor of White Hall Noel Foster told THV11 news that the park, Crenshaw Springs, has passed all inspections and employees will go through one more round of training and emergency drills Friday night just before they open the gates.

Foster said the park is named after a natural spring that still wells up beneath a pavilion on Dollarway Road near Anderson Avenue and Church Drive; it brought travelers to the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city is hoping the new Crenshaw Springs will do the same.

Area Photos: Crenshaw Springs in White Hall (http://on.kthv.com/1noXcoJ)

The new park features a walk-in pool, fountains and pool areas for small children to play in, water slides, an aquatic rock climbing wall, and a concession stand.

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.

LYON COLLEGE

The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (6-13) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will repair the bridge deck on the Arch Street overpass. The work will require closing the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 30. The lane closure will extend east from near 65th Street (mile marker 134) to the I-30/I-530/I-440 interchange (mile marker 137).

The lane closures will be Monday, June 16th through Tuesday, June 17th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs. The work had been scheduled to be complete June 12th, but work was postponed that week, due to weather.

Dollarway schools removed from state control


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Board of Education has voted to remove the Dollarway School District in Jefferson County from state control.

The state took over the district in 2012, citing problems with Dollarway's administration and student performance. The nearly 1,300-student district had been on probation for two years before the state takeover.

After the takeover, Dollarway's school board was dissolved and a new superintendent was appointed.

The state board voted Thursday to remove Dollarway from state control, effective Oct. 1.

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Pine Bluff man wanted for arson, theft


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Pine Bluff Police Detective Division is asking the public for help in locating a man who is wanted in connection with a theft of a motor vehicle and arson that occurred Wednesday.

On June 11 at about 9:45 a.m. Alfred Flowers was seen taking a pick-up truck from the area of 27th and Hickory Street. That vehicle has since been recovered but not before it was burned.

Mr. Flowers is a 38-year-old black male, who is 6'1", weighing about 185 pounds. Flowers doesn't have a known residence. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Flowers is asked to contact the police dispatch center at 870-541-5300 or the Detective Division at 870-730-2090.