– Arkansas Deptartment of Health Directive – Revised – (May 12 2020)
– COVID-19 Press Release – COVID-19 Update (April 24 2020)
– COVID-19 Press Release – Updated Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Testing (April 23, 2020)
Previous COVID-19 Updates & other Information
Hot Spring County was formed on November 2, 1829, by the Territorial Legislature from a part of Clark County. The county’s name came from the natural hot springs that later became world famous as a part of Garland County. Malvern is the county seat for Hot Spring County Arkansas. The landscape is forested ridges, and river bottomland, with the Ouachita Mountains in the north and west and rolling hills in the southeast. Hot Spring County’s economic base is beef and dairy cattle, and the cultivation of hay, soybeans and rice. Industrial development includes lumber mills, brick plants, metals, and small industry. Many residents commute out of the county for work. The county has many varieties (65) of valuable minerals, including the nation’s greatest concentrations of novaculite and vanadium and magnet ore, which is in the roadbed of U.S. Highway 270. Malvern calls itself the “Brick Capital of the World.” In July of each year, Brickfest is celebrated with arts, crafts, games, and entertainment. The county courthouse, constructed in 1936 by the WPA, is built of local brick. Lake Catherine, set in a forest of tall pines and hardwoods, offers a getaway for fishing and other water sports, and Lake Catherine State Park offers campsites, cabins, hiking trails, and a marina. The Ouachita River, which runs through the county, is well known for it’s fishing and floating.
Census / 2020
From the Office of Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton:
HOT SPRING COUNTY CENSUS RESPONSE CHALLENGE
The Census Response Rates link will allow you to see how our individual communities are responding to the 2020 Census. Please go to https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
The Hot Spring County self-response rate is now at 49% and I am pushing to get it to 51% so we can turn our county from yellow to blue. Even though the calendar said that all households would receive a paper questionnaire by April 15, that has not been the case. We need to encourage as many people as we can to respond by phone or internet within the next day or so.
Completing the 2020 Census is a very easy way to increase revenue for our county. I am challenging all HSC citizens to respond online or by phone and be counted as we strive to make Hot Spring County a better place to live, work, and play!
Instructions for completing Census/2020
CodeRED Notification Enrollment
Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information below to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations and weather related alerts.
Click Here for CodeRED Notification Enrollment. OR You may text hscdem to 99411 to sign up for CodeRed notifications.
Quorum Court Meeting Details
Regular monthly Quorum Court meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month and committee meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Click Here to find the instructions for connecting to these committee and Quorum Court meetings via ZOOM
The courthouse will be closed:
- May 25th, 2020
- July 4th, 2020
- November 26th, 2020
- December 25th, 2020
- Assessment Due: 5/31/2020
- Taxes Due: 10/15/2020
News From The Malvern Daily Record
- Malvern defeats Harmony Grove, prepares for Arkadelphia
- Spike in COVID-19 cases reported in Hot Spring County
- Offices, screening site to close Friday
- Lady Leopards volleyball selling tickets for Dorey’s Catfish
- Residents encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications
- Rook leads Warriors defense to 2-1 victory against Cardinals
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