Category Archives: By John Worthen
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
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
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe will make three stops in El Dorado today. He will be at the Salvation Army at 3 p.m., the new El Dorado High School at 3:40 and he will host a fish fry at 5:30 at … Continue reading
The El Dorado Water Utilities is working this month to catch up on its schedule for monthly billing, and as a result, most customers will be receiving two water bills, one for usage in July and the other for usage … Continue reading
The Austin, Texas, newspaper has a stirring piece about pilot Charles Miller. It’s a good read. Click here for more.
James William Wedgeworth, 30, of Smackover, has been found guilty of capital murder in the gun slaying of Megan Harbison, 31, of El Dorado. Look for more in Saturday’s News-Times.
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
Don’t forget to watch the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” this evening at 10:30. Ten-year-old actress Joey King, who has family ties to El Dorado, will appear. King is the star of the new film “Ramona and Beezus,” which is … Continue reading
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
Mike McGough wins the Democratic primary runoff for Union County sheriff with 4,536 votes. Clark Burton received 3,665 votes. McGough will face Johnnie Mitchell in November. Luther Lewis beat Clara Jones with 1,639 votes in the Democratic runoff. Jones received … Continue reading
Today is the last day to vote early. Tuesday, polls are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. I will bring you the results here Tuesday night.
The past few weeks have been hectic, at best. I know you know that my primary job is writing articles for the News-Times print edition. I appreciate your patience. And please know that the blog is on my mind. Fresh … Continue reading
Marty Stuart rocks.