By Tia Lyonstlyons@eldoradonews.comMain Street El Dorado is bracing itself for what the final report on MusicFest XXVII will show, with board members acknowledging Wednesday there could be a significant drop in some of the numbers for this year’s festival, which was held Oct. 3 and 4 in the Un...
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Betty Harper, left, Dave Miller and Jackie Howard unpack boxes of items and place them on tables at West Side Baptist Church on Wednesday in preparation for the three-day ‘Bargains for You on Highway 82’ sale that begins today and continues through Saturday. The massive second annual yar...
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Representatives from more than 20 colleges talked to high school students and their parents about the benefits of varying educational facilities Tuesday evening at the El Dorado Conference Center.
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A public hearing on a petition for the city to abandon an alleyway will be held at 5 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall, and a regular El Dorado City Council meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m.The alley is in the McKinney subdivision, off Park Avenue between East Eighth and Ninth streets.Lo...
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Name: Billy BlannDate of Birth: Oct. 5, 1945Age: 69How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? I was born and raised here, but I moved to Houston, Texas for 14 years and came back over 30 years ago.Occupation? Retired from Delta PressFamily: Wife, two children and three grandchildrenE...

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Two Ark. counties granted disaster declarationsLITTLE ROCK (AP) — U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers in two Arkansas counties that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on Oct. 7.Responding to requests from Gov. M...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The race for a southern Arkansas congressional seat is pitting a longtime Democratic figure and friend of former President Bill Clinton against a legislator who has been a key leader in Republicans’ recent rise in the state.Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Di...
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Picture: Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, are arranged for a photo in Philadelphia. The nation’s seco...
Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, are arranged for a photo in Philadelphia. The nation’s seco...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be p...
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Picture: Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, t...
Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, t...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun...
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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.The judge asked Da...
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Picture: June Broer displays a funeral program and a prayer card featuring images of her only son, Mark Johnson, during...
June Broer displays a funeral program and a prayer card featuring images of her only son, Mark Johnson, during...
NEW YORK (AP) — These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines — prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."But hundreds of documents obtained by The...
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Picture: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Republican majority would usher in major cha...
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Republican majority would usher in major cha...
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama’s national security policies.McCain would be on tap to serve as chairman of the Senate Armed Serv...
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Q: Sometimes I get excruciating gas pains. They usually go away after a little flatulence or going to the bathroom. What can I do to stop the agony? It always happens at the most inconvenient times! -- Scott S., DallasA: Ouch! Those gut-wrenching gastro-grumbles caused by trapped gas can knock you o...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists...
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said....
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WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle, who was released with help from a...
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Union County Circuit Clerk Cheryl Wilson, second from left, was awarded a grant in the amount of $34,500 to further digitize the land records of Union County, thus preserving the records as well as making them more easily accessible. The grant was presented through the Automated Records Fund of the...
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Liberians exiled by Ebola crisis pray for end of outbreakBUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can’t get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fi...
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