Category Archives: Business

Stage gives back to community

HOUSTON – Stage is turning the month of March into “30 Days of Giving”. All Stage customers who visit the El Dorado store between March 1-30, 2014 will be invited to donate to Thirteenth South Judicial District CASA, a valued … Continue reading

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JCPenney to host Halloween event

In celebration of Halloween this October, JCPenney will be hosting a “Monster Sale” this weekend (Oct. 25-26)! Customers can bring their kids in costume to any JCPenney store on Saturday to: •Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the store • Take advantage of free hair chalking and … Continue reading

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We all scream for ice cream!

El Dorado Creamery is opening in downtown El Dorado and celebrating their grand opening with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 30. This frozen yogurt shop will offer 12 rotating flavors with more than … Continue reading

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Decisions…Decisions

If you have picked up this morning’s paper you may have noticed the article on the state’s sales tax holiday. It states the third annual holiday will be this weekend, but what they didn’t mention is Louisiana’s sales tax holiday … Continue reading

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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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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

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New Century and Mellor Park in lease negotiations

Rumors that New Century Chinese Restaurant might be vacating its premises in Mellor Park Mall are right now merely a matter of negotiation, said Sajal Agarwal. Agarwal, one of the owners of the mall, declined to comment further saying he … Continue reading

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UCAPS to discuss expansion

Nearly a year after the resignation of the former board and the growing pains associated with passing new bylaws, the Union County Animal Protection Society has set its sights on a new venture and plans to talk expansion at tonight’s … Continue reading

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Willie prepares to rock El Dorado

Crews at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium work to put together the set for “Willie Nelson and Family Live” set to roll at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The show is completely sold out, however, interested parties may call Main Street El … Continue reading

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El Dorado named one of America’s “best small town comebacks”

El Dorado earned a bit of national cred this morning as one of the “best small town comebacks” compiled by CNN. Citing the city’s investment in the $18 million El Dorado Conference Center and a recent boom in commerce and … Continue reading

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Walmart Foundation director expected to receive executive nomination

The Obama Administration is expected to go the Walmart way when it nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation, to head up the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. According to numerous sources, cited by Talk Business, the … Continue reading

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Promise expands to include non-resident students

The El Dorado Promise is expanding the parameters for eligibility to the scholarship program to include non-resident El Dorado Public Schools students, according to a release from Magen Olive, of the Murphy Oil Corporation. Effective with the May 2013 graduating … Continue reading

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Sequestration estimated to have a $920 million economic productivity impact in Arkansas

Eleventh-hour opportunities to spare the nation the economic impact of sequestration are thinning as both chambers of Legislature work on proposals that would replace the $85 billion in federally-mandated across-the-board cuts. In Arkansas, cuts are expected to signify a $920 … Continue reading

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Officials backpedal on FedEx deal saying it’s still under negotiation

El Dorado Mayor Frank Hash may have spoken a bit too soon when he revealed during Thursday’s El Dorado Civitan Club meeting that a FedEx facility would soon be built on Champagnolle Road near Therma-Flite. Negotiations have been underway since … Continue reading

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Entergy prepares for wide-sweeping outages

As of 3:50 p.m. Wednesday only 114 customers statewide were without power — two in Union County — but that doesn’t mean Entergy Arkansas isn’t preparing for wide-sweeping outages following a line of ice and thunderstorms across the state Wednesday … Continue reading

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