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Jack Wilson addresses the haggis and then puts a knife in the dish at the annual Burns Night at the South Arkansas Arts Center. The haggis is considered the honored guest at the fun affair and Wilson’s stabbing of the meat added to the fun of the night.
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservative...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials.In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that critics fear could allow busine...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Youthís work to be featured at silent auction
Picture: Emmaline Rahaim puts the finishing touches on a painting to be auctioned at the annual Union County Animal Pro...
Emmaline Rahaim puts the finishing touches on a painting to be auctioned at the annual Union County Animal Pro...
Emmaline Rahaim, 12, a student at Barton Junior High School in El Dorado, recently completed a painting of a Boston terrier she named “Petunia,” that will be auctioned at the upcoming Union County Animal Protection Society’s annual Mardi Gras Furball.The annual fundraiser for UCAPS...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.“Every movement we make in farming takes fuel,” Kansas cattle rancher and h...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Laura Allen, editor of the El Dorado Insider’s Guide, and Sarah Shell Teague, associate editor, will be the guest speakers when the Rotary Club meets at noon on Monday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.Allen began working with The Diamond Agency shortly after moving to El Dorado in 2009; la...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
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Two vehicles were involved in an accident on the Ouachita River Bridge at Calion early Saturday morning. A News-Times reader contributed this photo while stopped in traffic control by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Ambulances were dispatched to the scene, but as of press time, no fatalitie...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Picture: Officials from the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office, assiste...
Officials from the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office, assiste...
LITTLE ROCK(AP) — An Arkansas funeral home and its director have voluntarily surrendered their state operating licenses after an inspector found bodies stacked in a cooler packed beyond capacity and other bodies that hadn’t been embalmed lying out in the open.The state Board of Embalmers...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Man hurts back escaping plant fire MINDEN, La. (AP) — One man was reported injured after a fire broke out at a natural gas plant in Webster Parish.KSLA-TV in Shreveport reports that Webster sheriff Gary Sexton said the fire started Saturday afternoon at a collection tank at the plant in Dubber...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation’s new monarch, the White House said Saturday.The scheduling shift, announced just befo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Picture: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pose for the media prior to...
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pose for the media prior to...
ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election signals deep U.S. concerns about postelection violence in a country already devastated by an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.No chief A...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Picture: Burned cars are seen on a destroyed parking site in a residential area in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday. A crowd...
Burned cars are seen on a destroyed parking site in a residential area in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday. A crowd...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Leftists ahead in Greek polls before  national electionATHENS, Greece (AP) — Syriza, the radical left-wing party that has vowed to rewrite the terms of the country’s international bailout and end harsh austerity measures, held the lead in the last polls released ahead of Sunday&rsqu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
Picture: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks after an emergency Cabi...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks after an emergency Cabi...
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed.While the Japanese government and others cast doubt on the a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
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TNT All-Stars of South Arkansas competed in their first competition of their season - the Mardi Gras Nationals in Hot Springs on Saturday. Final results were: Level 1 Mini Prep - first place, Mini Pops; Level 2 Junior Prep - first place, Dynamite; Level 3 Senior Prep - first place and overall prep g...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Sunday, January 25th, 2015     comments
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