Record expunged for defendant who contributed to friend’s death
What some would call injustice, others may see as redemption.Tears were shed and the scabs which covered four-year-old wounds were ripped off in a courtroom at the Union County Courthouse during a former El Dorado resident’s sentencing on Friday.What was a long and excruciating trial that span...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014     comments
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Northwest Elementary students watch as a seven-story hot air balloon lifts off from the school grounds on Friday. The balloon was piloted by Lisa Archer, owner/president of The Great War Memorial Balloon Race, LLC, of Maumelle and carried the Northwest Roadrunner mascot high above for an exciting ri...
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Proposed upgrades to the El Dorado Water Utilities building and various meter presentations were the main topics of discussion during the El Dorado Water and Sewer Commission’s meeting on Wednesday. Representing CADM Architecture, Blake Dunn passed around floor plans for an upgrade to the util...
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Issues regarding a tower located at the El Dorado Recreational Complex was the topic of discussion during the El Dorado-Union County Recreational Complex Board meeting on Friday.John Turbeville reported that he had spoken with attorney Gary Burbank about an existing agreement regarding a tower with...
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Union County Election Commissioner James Baine, right, holds up a box of ping-pong balls as Commissioner Greg Harrison draws for ballot positions for the upcoming election and Commissioner Yancey Kyle writes down the results. The Union County Election Commission met on Friday in the Union County Cle...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross on Friday used a forum to draw distinctions between their plans for managing the state budget and their priorities for cutting taxes.Speaking before a convention of the Arkansas Association of Counties, Ross attacked Hutchinso...
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Inmate wins suitagainst two guards LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas inmate won his lawsuit against two of four state Department of Correction officers whom he accused of deliberately provoking him into attacking one of them so that they could beat him.Keith Moore, 26, is serving a 20-year sente...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-...
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• Immanuel Baptist Church: The Ladies Only Luncheon will be held Tuesday in the Family Life Center of the church, located at 701 S. West Ave. Serving will begin at 11:30 p.m., and the program will get under way at 12:10 p.m. Accord-ing to a release, “for the 21st year, Dianna Walker will...

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Category: Church News    Published: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014     comments
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Students in the Kidz Klub at Marrable Hill Chapel, standing from left, Andrew Clawson, Kaden Luker, Evan Pietranski, Avery McGoogan, Hyleigh Webb and Hunter Luker, present Justin Parker, Joshua Duncan, Kailynn Norman, Rodsey Grady and Halli Walthall, students at ECCEL, with toys.
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Workers at Christian radio station carry on gospel tradition
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AVA, Ill. (AP) — Apparently, working at a Christian radio station is like being part of a big family.At least that is what 103.9 WXAN Christian Radio General Manager Will Stephens said."I don't know if there is any better place (to be) than here," Stephens said. "We are a family here. There is...
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Church cautions schools on ice bucket challenge CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to non-embryonic cell r...
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq.It was not immedia...
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Nancy Reid, right, takes the microphone from moderator Andrea Hammett after being crowned Miss Courtyard. The contest was held at Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014     comments
Hamas kills 18 suspected spiesin attempt to deter others GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike...
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Bret Williamson, right, accepts a plaque on behalf of the Murphy family from Capt. Bobby Carr, center, and Capt. NaKisha Carr, with the El Dorado Salvation Army. The plaque serves as a token of appreciation for over a century of support to the community by the Murphy family, Murphy Oil, and the Murp...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014     comments
Punishment meted out for derogatory comments made about reporter on chief’s Facebook page
JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates was suspended Friday for 30 days without pay for derogatory comments he made on Facebook about The Jonesboro Sun and a former reporter who covered his agency.In announcing the suspension, Mayor Harold Perrin said Yates would have to write l...
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