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A final note

Today (Monday, Oct. 6) will be my last day at the News-Times. I have accepted a position at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as a reporter in the Pine Bluff Bureau. I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to those of … Continue reading

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MusicFest 2010 Friday night

MusicFest 2010 started off with a bang this year with Uncle Kracker headlining the main stage on Friday night. Check out other photos of Uncle Kracker, Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights, Go-Fast, Trey Hawkins Band and L-Boogie by clicking on … Continue reading

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Crash victim out of ICU

I spoke with the mother of auto accident victim Dustin Gathright, 13, of 104 Vestel Loop, Strong, who was injured in a Sunday evening car crash that killed driver Caci Cavalier, 17, of 113 Shirley Lane, El Dorado. For full … Continue reading

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Waiting patiently

Photo by: Christopher Smith A golf player waits patiently as the ball crawls toward the hole during the Share Golf Tournament at the Country Club on Saturday.

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All the fun of the fair

Photo by: Christopher Smith The Union County Fair will be open one last day tomorrow. From 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm kids get in free.

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Governor Mike Beebe visits new high school

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe toured the new El Dorado High School campus, currently being built on Timberlane Drive, during a stop in El Dorado on Thursday.

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It’s Fair Time

The Union County Fair has arrived! With a midway full of rides and games, caramel apples, funnel cakes, extra long corn dogs, beauty pageants, livestock shows, and exhibitions of all types. The fair opens today, Tuesday, Sept. 21 and will … Continue reading

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Watch for flying objects

There have been a few reports of motorists seeing youths throwing objects at passing cars on U.S. 82 just west of El Dorado recently. At least two cars have been hit. No injuries were reported. I’m working on a more … Continue reading

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Wildcats Practice on Turf

Under the watchful eye of head coach Scott Reed, #4 Wendall Thompson uses his velcro hands to make a great catch as the El Dorado Wildcats practiced for the first time on the new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium. The … Continue reading

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Getting closer

A view from the visitors side of Memorial Stadium of the workers installing the new artificial turf. The turf, funded by private donations and installed by Athletic SurfacePlus, is on schedule to be used on Friday, September 3, at Memorial … Continue reading

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One stitch at a time

Roy Rogers, with cowboy hat, uses a sewing machine to sew two pieces of artificial turf together, as Denny McGann keeps an eye on the stitch underneath the turf. The workers were installing the new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium … Continue reading

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Awaiting for Turf

The final layer of rock base is packed and ready for the new artificial turf that will be installed at Memorial Stadium in El Dorado, Arkansas. The stadium is getting an all around upgrade with the new turf, a new … Continue reading

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Lighting up the sky

Lightning streaks across the sky as a thunderstorm approaches El Dorado on Sunday night. The storm brought much need rain for the area and slightly cooler temperatures to give a little relief from the high temperatures that we have had … Continue reading

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2010 Chesley Pruet Memorial Junior Golf Tournament

The Chesley Pruet Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament got underway today Friday, August 13 with the Junior Tournament. The Junior tournament is unique in that only golfers 18 years or younger are allowed to play in the two person scramble. On … Continue reading

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2010 M*A*S*H B*A*S*H

A restored US Army Jeep sits next to a tent with cots in front of Medical Center of South Arkansas. The artifacts were used as props for the 2010 M*A*S*H B*A*S*H blood drive held by LifeShare Blood Centers on Friday … Continue reading

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