29 Jan

Early Spa Gaming

Gambling Comes to Hot Springs:  City Coffers Explode.  Economy Never Better. by Mike Brooks photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society At one point in its history, Hot Springs welcomed any and all gambling.  The attraction of it and the healing thermal waters of the hot springs is what earned the city of Hot […]

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28 Jan

State & Pride

Arkansas Loving Provisions Company Adds Eclectic Flair to Hot Springs Retail by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Did you get   what   you asked for  this Holiday season?   Do you feel like you nailed the difficult, maybe  even  impossible, task of giving the perfect gift to everyone? Holiday shopping has taken on a different […]

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27 Oct

Albert Pike Treasure

Tall Tales of Confederate Gold by Josh Williams photos courtesy of Barbara Williams & the Garland County Historical Society Everyone loves a good lost treasure story. People all over the world have devoted many months or even years trying to uncover buried receptacles of riches they once heard about in a story in the dark. With the exception of very few, none of […]

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27 Oct

The Greatest Game on Earth

The Roots of America’s Pastime are Surfacing in the Ouachitas by Josh Williams photography courtesy of Larry Foley & the Garland County Historical Society “An old friend once told me, ‘This is a simple game: You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.’ Think about that for […]

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27 Oct

Photographer’s Favorite

Section 8 of the Ouachita Trail by Josh Williams photography by Jeremy Rodgers & Chris Sale They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes one will see an image so powerful that it will burn itself into one’s conscience like a cattle brand forever. However, not every picture taken has the ability to change lives or shift the world’s […]

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27 Oct

Reinventing a Village

Putting a Youthful Spin on a Classic Model & Creating a Community That Stands the Test of Time “It’s not about losing anything, but about creating additional lifestyles that will both enhance our lives and create a more meaningful place to live.” – David Twiggs, COO of Hot Springs Village by Rex Nelson photography by Jeremy Rodgers […]

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22 Oct

Beastman Caravan

Making Art That is Literally Skin Deep by Angie Ezekiel photography by Jeremy Rodgers Leather working is one of man’s oldest crafts. As soon as mankind started hunting, they started tanning the hides of their kills to keep warm, to provide shelter, and to fashion tools and decorations. Early societies learned to soften the leather and make it useful. As their techniques […]

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22 Oct

Sweet & Lowdown

Magnolia Sons, the face of the Motown Renaissance by J. L. James photography courtesy of Magnolia Sons Take the soulful Motown sound, add a big band horn section topped with a little ska salsa, and then garnish with wedding suits, bowties and go-go dresses; yields one wicked soul, rock and blues 10-piece big band experience. They call it Magnolia Sons. On Saturday Oct. 3 […]

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22 Oct

Not Just an Address

Cal-Tex Cuisine Meets Down Home Cordiality by Kristal Mackey photography by Chris Sale Hot Springs is, it seems, in a period of re-invigoration of the local community. Both locals and tourists are increasingly supporting shops, boutiques, markets, and restaurants owned by their fellow Hot Springs residents. Enter the small eatery. Dining out locally offers no shortage of cozy cafés, bistros, and diners. Downtown and […]

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22 Oct

Geocaching Hunt

It’s Like a Pirate Treasure on Land, Without the Scurvy by Josh Williams photography by Jeremy Rodgers Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using only Global Positioning System(GPS)-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates anywhere on the globe and then attempt to find the “geocache” hidden at that location. This game became a reality on May 2, […]

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