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Tee Time

Although school doesn’t officially start for most area schools until next week, the golf teams have been in full swing since the beginning of August. To see more photos of area golfers, click on “read the rest of the story”.

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Are you ready for some Football…..?

Friday night football is just around the corner and just about everyone has the Fever! Here are a few photos from area teams as they participate in their 2-a-days this week. Click on ‘Rest of the story’ for more photos.

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Years of knowlege

Lynn Staton of Old Union, left, and Orie Felton Morgan share the bed of a pickup as they listen to speakers of the Conservative Action Project of Union County (CAP) during a rally on the East steps of the Union … Continue reading

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Who says girls are not tuff….?

I was looking through some old files today, and came across this photo of Horatio’s second baseman making an awesome stop in their 7-5 loss to the Lady Dragons during the Class 2A semifinals game. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Wet Weekend

Motorist drive through a flooded portion of East Hillsboro Street during a heavy afternoon rain shower on Friday afternoon.  The forecast calls for 60% of rain tonight, 50% scattered thunderstorms on Saturday and 40% Sunday. It looks like it is … Continue reading

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2.9 Million funding awarded

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln was in town Wednesday, July 7, to announce that nearly $3 million in federal funding has been awarded to a local rural water association to extend sewer service to residents who live outside the El Dorado … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Boozman in El Dorado Wednesday

Senator Lincoln will appear at the chamber of commerce to announce a rural development grant related to water projects outside the city; Rep. Boozman, while not making an official appearance, will drop by the News-Times for an interview. Boozman, you … Continue reading

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Oil Town Celebration Thursday !

The Oil Town Celebration in Smackover, Arkansas started off Thursday with a kids horseshoe contest and a watermelon eating contest along with the bands Arka and Ambush. Enjoy other photos of the Celebration by clicking on “read the rest of … Continue reading

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Beauty before a storm

I was stepping out of the office for an assignment and couldn’t resist….enjoy!

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Hot Soul, Southern Style

Southern Soul singer Steve Perry entertains at the annual Soul Fest at the Union County Fairgrounds. Despite the hot temperatures, Saturday’s event in El Dorado drew many from the area to hear great soul music. Due to press time, I … Continue reading

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Relay for Life Kickoff

El Dorado Mayor Mike Dumas, center, along with Relay For Life staff, supporters and team members, released balloons on the east side of the Union County Courthouse at noon on Wednesday to kick off El Dorado’s 2010 American Cancer Society … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough !

Parents, teachers and students in the Strong-Huttig School District are angry this week over the reassignment of the elementary school principal – so angry, that community members organized a protest and picketed the school on Wednesday.

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Our neighbor from Sunday was a hoot

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Riding for Hope

Severe weather in the area Friday night did not scare away the crowd nor all the cowboys and cowgirls from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas that took part in the 2nd annual Hope Landing Championship Rodeo at the Union County … Continue reading

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Together we are One

Firefighters from El Dorado, Norphlet and Parkers Chapel worked together Wednesday evening to battle a fire on North Wyatt Drive. Although the two structures were a total loss, the teams collaborated flawlessly to extinguish the fire. Click on ‘read the … Continue reading

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