City aldermen rescind action taken last week on Christmas bonuses, return to 2013 schedule
The El Dorado City Council re-thought Tuesday the way Christmas bonuses are going to be doled out to city employees.Aldermen rescinded the action they took last week and voted Tuesday on a bonus schedule that is based on the rate from last year.The council agreed on a total amount of $133,126.14 for...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
El Dorado police are working to sort through the details of a shooting that occurred Monday night and injured a 15-year-old boy.The boy was struck near his left elbow during a shooting that occurred in Murmil Heights, and he was transported by private vehicle to Medical Center of South Arkansas for...
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Volunteers work long hours to pack shoes boxes for OCC
Scores of volunteers worked long hours throughout last week and late into the night Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church in El Dorado to pack shoe boxes filled with gifts to be distributed to needy children throughout the world.“What an amazing week we have had at the collection center. Scores of...
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Systems Contracting Corporation has revealed that for the third year, the company has been ranked as a top 600 specialty contractor in the Engineering News-Record, a leading U.S. construction/engineering industry publication.Headquartered in El Dorado, SCC has offices in several other states and is...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.Like several states, Arkansas and Mississippi had vo...
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 A couple of cats enjoys the strokes of volunteer Melissa Bradley and her daughter Samantha Easter’s hands as they begin to awaken after participating in the Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS) Spay and Neuter Clinic in the fellowship hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church on...
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 As the last day of the annual Operation Christmas Child collection week drew to a close Monday, scores of volunteers worked late into the night to make sure every shoe box that could be packed and wrapped for needy children was loaded into a crate and onto a trailer for travel to a processing...
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio family is searching for Sasquatch no longer.The Spence family in Delhi Township says their 400-pound concrete statue of the mythical beast, which was reported stolen Saturday, has been found. Sixty-one-year-old Ralph Spence says his two sons bought the statue...
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A section of U.S. 82 near Old Hillsboro Road was blocked Tuesday afternoon after a truck belonging to Mashburn Logging of Crossett spilled its load of logs as it came out of Hillsboro Road onto the highway. The back wheels slipped into the ditch, turning the truck and spilling the logs.
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Picture: Protesters take their pictures in front of the burning Juanita's Fashion R Boutique on West Florissant Avenue ...
Protesters take their pictures in front of the burning Juanita's Fashion R Boutique on West Florissant Avenue ...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.Hundreds of additional...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary.KOB-TV reports that Christopher Banegas recently was arrested and charged in connection with the September 2013 heist at an Albuquerque home.Police sa...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday moved to drop their charges accusing former Arkansas state Treasurer Martha Shoffner of spending thousands in campaign cash on personal items, a little over two weeks after a judge rejected Shoff-ner's bid to plead guilty in the case.U.S. Attor...
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SEARCY (AP) — The search for a missing Searcy boy was in its third day Tuesday with no meaningful clues about where the child might be.Malik Drummond, 2, has been missing since his father and stepmother made the report Sunday evening. Dozens of volunteers have searched his neighborhood, and po...
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Arkansas Lottery, vendor cannot   agree on contractLITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lottery officials and a vendor are deadlocked over terms for a contract extension.Intralot Inc. had agreed to cut its share of revenue in a new three-year contract, but the company and the Arkansas Scholar...
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 KidsNGolf was the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Lion Oil at the Lions Club Golf Course on Tuesday, in support of their work with junior golf and Union County young people. ‘On behalf of our players, families, coaches and board, we are extremely grateful to Lion Oil for this very gener...
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Picture: In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, oil personnel work at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, Ira...
In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, oil personnel work at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, Ira...
NEW YORK (AP) — These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day.The 12-member group's purpose is to coordinate how much oil is produced in order to keep prices high and stable and maximiz...
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BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off her explosives, killing dozens mor...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.A North Carolina school, High Poin...
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Two men have been detained in the slaying of a Washington lawyer who was found dead last month at his home in the Dominican Republic, a police spokesman said Tuesday.The suspects confessed to killing 55-year-old Van Teasley as part of a robbery scheme t...
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash, fetching more than $28,000 for its first bottle of bourbon.The bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold.  Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Associa...
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Picture:  Arkansas Razorbacks guard Michael Qualls (24) dunks over So...
 Arkansas Razorbacks guard Michael Qualls (24) dunks over So...
DALLAS (AP) — Playing as a ranked team for the first time in seven years, No. 25 Arkansas established itself quickly against SMU.The Razorbacks never trailed against the Larry Brown-coached SMU team that rarely loses at home, getting 22 points from Bobby Portis in a 78-72 win Tuesday night."A...
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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.
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