Only one mayoral candidate to take part in nonpartisan event
A Meet the Candidates focusing on local races is scheduled to follow an El Dorado City Council meeting today, but two El Dorado mayoral candidates have declined to participate.Aldermen will convene for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall, and the forum – sp...
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Youngsters at West Wood Pre-School parade down the street near their school to kick off HEAD Start’s 50 year celebration on Wednesday. The students wore red, white, and blue decorated hats, carried celebration banners, and released balloons to begin their celebration.
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Codefendant scheduled for circuit court trial in October
On Tuesday, one day after his 18th birthday, Kametrice Richmond, one of two codefendants in the July 2013 murder of Eric Lashun Williams, accepted a plea deal in Union County Circuit Court, Fourth Division that landed him a 28-year sentence in the Arkansas Department of Correction.According to a pro...
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The South Arkansas Community College board of directors heard positive news and results concerning the annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo during their monthly board meeting on Tuesday. Cynthia Reyna, Foundation director at the college, reported that this year’s expo surpassed last year’s by $1...
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Emily Cole performs at the Welcome Film Festival Party at PJ’s on the Square Wednesday evening. The inaugural El Dorado Film Festival begins today at the South Arkansas Arts Center and continues Friday and Saturday. On the agenda are numerous feature-length and short films and several workshop...
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During Wednesday’s meeting of the El Dorado Kiwanis club, Tara Anglin, coordinator of community education for South Arkansas Community College, gave Kiwanians insights into an educational, and often fun, division of the college — community education.She explained that the basis of the di...
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Backers push dismissalof alcohol lawsuit LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state’s highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot.Representatives from Let Arkan...
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PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff officials are taking corrective actions in response to finance violations found in a recent audit report, they said Tuesday.The Arkansas Legislative Audit report for 2013 found Mayor Debe Hollingsworth spent almost $17,000 on monogramed shirts for the police and fi...
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Picture: Republican candidate for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson and his wife Susan arrive at a meeting of the Politi...
Republican candidate for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson and his wife Susan arrive at a meeting of the Politi...
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that Arkansas residents are about to be treated to something that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire see every four years — a barrage of political advertising.Speaking to the Political Animals club in Littl...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports.The Federal Aviation Administration grants are to be used to support upgrades and expansions at the airports.The eight a...
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatme...
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A worker with Frank Sharum Landscaping spreads cedar mulch between the newly planted landscaping in the South Arkansas Community College’s Heritage Plaza on Wednesday. The plaza will be a green space with a tree-lined pathway, grassy areas, a fountain, and park benches for SouthArk students to...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new fund will help provide seed money for sustainable waterfront development in cities and towns along the Mississippi River, the mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, said Wednesday.Roy Buol is co-chair of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, which consists of mayors of 6...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.The Fed said it intends to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as inflation remains under control, until it see...
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Picture: In this Tuesday photo, smoke and flames loom above the King Fire ...
In this Tuesday photo, smoke and flames loom above the King Fire ...
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.Hundreds of additional firefighters were dispatched to the fire ne...
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South Carolina father accusedof killing his five children COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids “were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs,” according to an unredacted arrest warrant release...
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Q: I'm thinking of cooking up meals for my dog, Oscar. Should I also give him vitamin supplements, like the ones I take? -- Jamey W., Portland, Oregon.A: You need to be careful on this one, Jamey. If you feed him a reliable commercial dog food, chances are it will provide sufficient, even great nutr...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on the...
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the “puzzling” exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Isla...
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Suicide car bombing kills at least 11on commercial street in Baghdad BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bombing on a security post outside Baghdad and explosion on a crowded commercial street in the Iraqi capital killed at least 11 people Wednesday, officials said.The deadliest attack took place af...
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SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police made a series of arrests on Thursday in a counterterrorism operation that comes just days after the country lifted its terrorism threat to the second-highest level in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group.State and federa...
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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.A full 97 percent of those eligible h...
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