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Enjoy Wildflower Week at Petit Jean State Park

Enjoy Wildflower Week at Petit Jean State Park

The public is invited to spend a week enjoying the wildflowers of spring at Petit Jean State Park.  Weekday programs will be geared toward senior citizens, while weekend programs will be family oriented.  

Burn ban in effect for the city of Searcy

Burn ban in effect for the city of Searcy

SEARCY, Ark. (Searcy) - Due to the dry and windy conditions, effective immediately  the City of Searcy is being placed under a Burn Ban until further notice.

This is being done to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and their property.

David Morris
Mayor of Searcy

(Source: City of Searcy)

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The weather has started to get a little more interesting. It usually does as we head toward spring. THV's head meteorologist Ed Buckner shared an important reminder for Arkansans on "THV 11 News at 10:00".

Recently our neighbors In Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama have experienced devastating EF 5 tornadoes wiping out huge chunks of their cities. THV 11 urges you to have your plan in place because it could happen here as well.

FULL INTERVIEWS: http://on.kthv.com/1dzRc8d

As winter slowly turns to spring. We see more people out and about doing what they love and enjoying the weather.

Area Photo: Searcy, Arkansas

Area Photo: Searcy, Arkansas

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – This photo, sent in to the THV11 Facebook page by Kathy Hinson Smith, was taken near the city of Searcy on Jan. 16.

Searcy was established in 1837 after the State Legislature officially established it as the seat of White County and was named after Richard Searcy, who was a transplanted attorney that helped the territory reach statehood.

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

MORRILTON, Ark. (Petit Jean State Park) - During the Thanksgiving season, visitors to Petit Jean State Park are invited to take a step back in time to the early 1800s, at the park’s 16th Annual Mountain Rendezvous.

Beginning on Friday, November 29th, park visitors will be able to see how people dressed and lived when much of Arkansas was an unsettled wilderness, a place of French exploration and fur trade.  The rendezvous camp will be open to the public on Friday, November 29th, Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st. 

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”