Category Archives: By Allison Gatlin

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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Jury deliberations begin in Wendi Cox trial

Less than two days after opening statements began at the Union County Courthouse, the jury has entered into deliberations on whether Wendi Cox is guilty of a multitude of thefts in connection with the Mulerider horse case of late 2011. … Continue reading

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Tax cut deal likely around the corner

State legislators are likely days away from brokering an agreement on approximately $100 million in tax cuts, according to breaking coverage from Arkansas News. Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux said today the deal is expected within “a day or … 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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Going West

If you happened to grab today’s paper in hopes of checking out Kevin Sims’ column for whatever antics he got himself into this week then you’ll already have heard the news. For those who haven’t, we’re headed to California! It’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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Do you know this woman?

If so, you might try explaining to her the implications of allowing selfie pictures from the iPad she stole to end up in the owner’s cloud. Allen Engstrom, of North Little Rock, was en-route from Phoenix to Denver when he … Continue reading

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Pope question still up in the air

Black smoke rising from the Sistine Chapel signaled to the world the Cardinals of the Catholic Church have yet to select a new Pope on the first day in conclave. All 115 Electors will be secluded in the Santa Marta … Continue reading

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Four-wheeler wreck puts Norphlet man in critical condition

A 44-year-old Norphlet man remains in critical condition at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences after he was discovered unconscious next to his inverted four-wheeler Saturday night at Gas Plant and Hayes City roads. Jerry Womack was traveling with … 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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Calion man arrested for leaving UPS driver trapped in wreck

Union County investigators arrested on Thursday a 32-year-old Calion man who reportedly left the scene of an accident earlier this week in which the driver of a United Parcel Service truck was trapped behind his wheel, according to UCSO Investigator … Continue reading

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Son of Smackover flies Arkansas flag

Lt. Commander Jonathan Farley, of Smackover, and Lt. Dan Hilligrass, of Manila, fly over Afghanistan proudly displaying their Arkansas flag. The F-18 is piloted by Farley, according to his mother, Sherrie Graham, who forwarded the photo on to several news … Continue reading

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Harlem Shake rolls through Yocum

Yocum Elementary School students do the Harlem Shake with El Dorado Police Officer Chris Lutman. Video by Karen Lutman, on YouTube, who aptly puts it, “Now THIS is community policing.”

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Spray paint wave puts vehicle owners out thousands

Nearly two months after an unidentified person went on an egging spree through several affluent neighborhoods in El Dorado, a second vehicular crime wave swept through the area with a rash of spray paintings causing more than $11,000 in damage, … Continue reading

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Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban, Senate to attempt an override

Gov. Mike Beebe stuck to the same rationale he used to veto last week’s 20-week abortion ban — quickly overridden in the House and Senate — when he vetoed this morning a measure that would ban abortions at 12 weeks. … Continue reading

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