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Unemployment remains unchanged

According to data released Friday from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas’s unemployment rate remains at a 7.3 percent for the month of June. The national unemployment rate is still at a 7.6 percent making Arkansas’ rate a tad … Continue reading

Posted in By Sherelle Black, Economy, Jobs, News | 1 Comment

I’m loving it?

Telling someone that they will end up working at McDonald’s has sometimes been used as a way to motivate people to pursue an education or simply get their life together. Well, what if you did end up working at McDonald’s … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Bay prisoners subject to inhumane force-feeding

It’s hard to believe that just 90 miles south of Florida, prisoners at the United States Guantanamo Bay are being inhumanely force fed in a process that allows for them to be shackled into restraint chairs while a tube is … Continue reading

Posted in By Sherelle Black, General, Health, News, Religion | 1 Comment

Seeking local businesses to feature

The El Dorado News-Times is looking for a locally owned business to feature for this Monday’s upcoming paper. We only require that the business has been in operation 40 or more years. Please let us know if you have any … Continue reading

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Job economy rises; unemployment 7.6 percent

U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June, which is more than what they previously expected. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and means the Federal Reserve could slow its bond purchases as early as September. The unemployment rate remained … Continue reading

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Time to light up the sky!

It’s almost Independence Day, and you are probably looking for a great fireworks show. Parkers Chapel is having a community barbecue party, Veteran’s Program and fireworks display at their football field at 5 p.m. The event is free, open to … Continue reading

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Poor Paula Deen?

If you haven’t picked up a newspaper or watched TV lately, Paula has gotten herself in a world of trouble for admitting using the N-word. Today, Target Corp. and Home Depot, Inc. announced it is severing all ties with southern … Continue reading

Posted in Business, By Sherelle Black, News | 6 Comments

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional. “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose … Continue reading

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Hostess makes a return

For 82 years, Hostess has been filling bellies with delicious snacks such as DingDongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and CupCakes amongst others. In November, the company filed for bankruptcy leaving many people in an uproar about their beloved sweets being taken … Continue reading

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In need of some entertainment

While pondering on what shall I do this weekend in El Dorado, I realized all of the entertainment is out of town. This weekend is the 42nd annual Oil Town festival located at Broadway and 10th St. in Smackover. The … Continue reading

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Looking for a job?

After much anticipation, El Dorado’s Mellor Park Mall is finally receiving a new addition to their shopping center, department store T.J. Maxx. T.J. Maxx will be holding a hiring event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 24-25. It … Continue reading

Posted in By Sherelle Black, General, News | 1 Comment

Garland County Deputy held in County Jail

Garland County Sheriff Deputy Neil Parliment, 39, was booked into the Union County Jail Thursday where he is on hold for the U.S. Marshals Service. According to a press release from United States Attorney Conner Eldridge, Parliment was arrested for … Continue reading

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Free concert in Bentonville

In efforts to promote the Essence Music Festival, an annual music festival held in New Orleans every July 4th weekend, Bentonville will be hosting “The Road to Essence Festival.” The free concert will be this Friday at 6 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Is the gun control movement over?

After mass shootings in a Colorado theater and a Connecticut elementary school last year, the push for gun control was on every news channel and more importantly on Congress’ agenda. This week is the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook … Continue reading

Posted in By Sherelle Black, News | 4 Comments

Meet El Dorado News-Times newest reporter

Hello! My name is Sherelle Black and I will be your newest blogger. I am a Bossier City native and a recent journalism graduate from Louisiana Tech University. Go Bulldawgs!! You’ll find my writing is very straight to the point … Continue reading

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