New semester opens to encouraging survey results
With classes beginning next week at South Arkansas Community College and orientation this week, the board of trustees heard a series of upbeat reports during its monthly meeting Tuesday.Dr. Stephanie Tully-Dartez reviewed a survey taken this spring regarding student engagement. The randomly selected...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014     comments
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Sylvia Thompson, director of the El Dorado Promise scholarship, leads Kim Fuller’s kindergarten class at Northwest Elementary through the El Dorado Promise cheer before presenting the students with purple El Dorado Promise backpacks. Simmons Bank donated the backpacks to all kindergarten stude...
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An El Dorado man who allegedly “shot up” a house in the 800 block of West First Street in May was granted his plea for a reduction in bond by Circuit Judge Robin Carroll Tuesday in Union County Circuit Court, Fourth Division.Erik Wade, 33, who is charged with one count of terroristic act...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014     comments
Several persons filed as independent candidates for municipal offices in Union County, and several races have developed for the Nov. 4 General Election. The deadline to file as an independent for positions in Norphlet, Felsenthal and Calion was Aug. 15, according to information received from the Uni...
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Coach Billy Blackburn gets kindergarten students in shape during physical education class at Hugh Goodwin Elementary School. The kids were doing a few sit-ups and other exercises under the covered pavilion on the school playground Tuesday afternoon.
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Giving and eye-opening and somewhat disturbing look inside the world of patients with dementia, the South Arkansas Center on Aging hosted Business After Hours at its facility on Tuesday. Nancy Arn, of the Barton Library, and Jay Helm, of Noalmark Broadcasting, participated in the experiment and saw...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scandal have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, prosecutors said Tuesday.Janett Dixon, of Northport, Alabama...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014     comments
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least two Palestinians...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government’s health care website be...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014     comments
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 Construction workers and street department employees work on the second phase of the sidewalk project in downtown El Dorado on Tuesday. The crews are racing to get the project done before this year’s MusicFest, which is scheduled for October.
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OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that forced about 1,000 people from their homes in the foothills near Yosemite National Park held steady Tuesday as humidity and calmer winds aided the fight against the second blaze around the park in recent weeks.The fire in Madera County remained at a litt...
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 These cats are now available for adoption at the Union County Animal Protection Society shelter, 100 Sunset Road, El Dorado. The UCAPS shelter is open from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call UCAPS at 862-0502.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014     comments
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