Category Archives: By Sherelle Black

Obama calls for a new college rating system

President Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 7,000 today at the University of Buffalo. The university was his first stop of a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. While speaking to the university, the President proposed … Continue reading

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‘American Idol’ bus to stop in Little Rock

“American Idol” will be sending its audition bus to Little Rock on Saturday to find new talent for it’s 13th season, according to an article on www.arkansasonline.com. Those that audition in Little Rock will have first dibs on a spot … Continue reading

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Today is for the lefties!

Today marks the 21st annual International Left-Handers Day, where all left-handed people are celebrated around the world. The day began in 1992 by The Left Handers Club,an organization formed in 1990 aiming to keep members in touch with developments, make … Continue reading

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rue21 opens tomorrow!

In addition to T.J. Maxx, Mellor Park Mall will also be home to the trendy specialty discount retailer, rue21. A ribbon cutting and grand opening will be held at 9:55 a.m. tomorrow. With more than 950 store locations, rue21 aims … Continue reading

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Golf Classic seeking teams and individuals

The Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic benefitting KidsNGolf will be held at the El Dorado Lions Club Golf course Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in conjunction with the Union County Sports Hall of Fame weekend. This is a 4-person team … 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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Electric chair possible solution for executions

An Arkansas judge ruled on August 15, 2011 that certain sections of the state’s execution law are unconstitutional. The question revolved around the wide allowance of drugs used in the lethal injections. Now, some state legislators are considering other options … Continue reading

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Residents lose power

At approximately 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, around 3,507 Entergy users located on the west side of El Dorado just below the intersection of College and Timberlane and south of Mount Holly lost power. Bill Luther, customer service manager of El … Continue reading

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Unemployment remains unchanged

According to data released Friday from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas’s unemployment rate remains at a 7.3 percent for the month of June. The national unemployment rate is still at a 7.6 percent making Arkansas’ rate a tad … Continue reading

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I’m loving it?

Telling someone that they will end up working at McDonald’s has sometimes been used as a way to motivate people to pursue an education or simply get their life together. Well, what if you did end up working at McDonald’s … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Bay prisoners subject to inhumane force-feeding

It’s hard to believe that just 90 miles south of Florida, prisoners at the United States Guantanamo Bay are being inhumanely force fed in a process that allows for them to be shackled into restraint chairs while a tube is … 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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Job economy rises; unemployment 7.6 percent

U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June, which is more than what they previously expected. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and means the Federal Reserve could slow its bond purchases as early as September. The unemployment rate remained … Continue reading

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Time to light up the sky!

It’s almost Independence Day, and you are probably looking for a great fireworks show. Parkers Chapel is having a community barbecue party, Veteran’s Program and fireworks display at their football field at 5 p.m. The event is free, open to … 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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