Category Archives: By John Worthen

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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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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Gov. Beebe in town

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

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Water billing issues

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

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A good, fun cause

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More on pilot who lost life in El Dorado crash

The Austin, Texas, newspaper has a stirring piece about pilot Charles Miller. It’s a good read. Click here for more.

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Wedgeworth guilty of capital murder

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.

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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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Star connection

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

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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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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

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Remember to vote

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.

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Thanks for being patient

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

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A taste of MusicFest to come

Marty Stuart rocks.

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The gas game

Monticello is roughly 67 miles from El Dorado, yet a gallon of regular gasoline there is nearly 40 cents cheaper than in El Dorado. According to Arkansas Gas Prices.com, gasoline is selling for $2.41 per gallon at the Valero station … Continue reading

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