Picture: Talking water: Edward Swaim, with the Arkansas Natural Resources ...
Talking water: Edward Swaim, with the Arkansas Natural Resources ...
Several issues were discussed during the Arkansas Water Plan public meeting on Monday at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover.Edward Swaim, Todd Fugitt, and Kelly Collins spoke to attendees about the updated draft plan that will be available for public viewing and opinion until Oct....
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014     comments
One of two codefendants in the July 2013 murder of Eric Lashun Williams was sentenced in Union County Circuit Court, Fourth Division on Tuesday.Kametrice Richmond pleaded guilty to second degree murder, amended from first degree, and firearm enhancement, netting him a 28 year sentence in the Arkansa...
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 Sonya Stookey, right, with Therma-Flite, talks with potential employees during the ACE Expo & Job Fair in the activities building at the Union County Fair Grounds on Tuesday. The event, hosted by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, in conjunction with Arkansas Rehabilitation Servi...
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With the rapid rise of drug abuse and misuse, drug overdoses have eclipsed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and local and state law enforcement officials are doing what they can to help combat the problem in Arkansas.Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDan...
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 Burton Field, with BLB Investment Group, paints the exterior of the Alma Apartments the original reddish color on Tuesday. Fields said the building began as a ‘birthing building’ in the late 1920’s, and his plans are to bring the building back to its original state and have i...
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El Dorado’s first Film Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday at the South Arkansas Arts Center and will include numerous film screenings, workshops, guided trolley rides, a welcome party, announcement of film festival winners, times to mix and mingle, chances to work with filmmakers...
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Voters in the newly formed Smackover-Norphlet School District voted Tuesday on an issue to keep the current millage of 41 mills now paid by Smackover School District residents. Residents of the former Norphlet School District, who had previously paid 42 mills, would pay one mill less if the issue is...
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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014     comments
Picture: Measuring support: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Ch...
Measuring support: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Ch...
WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expa...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014     comments
Picture: “The reality is that it (the Ferguson, Mo. situation) certainly had a negative impact on people’s ...
“The reality is that it (the Ferguson, Mo. situation) certainly had a negative impact on people’s ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney Gen...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014     comments
Picture: Hunting a killer: A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks into a wooded area as investigators return to scour the w...
Hunting a killer: A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks into a wooded area as investigators return to scour the w...
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a l...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the Un...
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WHO warns number of cases could triple every three weeks
Picture: Fighting the outbreak: Bruce Aylward, left, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization sits b...
Fighting the outbreak: Bruce Aylward, left, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization sits b...
GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.Even as President Barack Obama was expected to announce the deployment of 3,000 American forces to...
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.The new figures drew crit...
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 These kittens 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, September 17th, 2014     comments
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