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Golden Globe Winners

The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler aired last night on NBC. Just in case you missed it, here are some of last night’s winners: •BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA “12 Years a Slave” … Continue reading

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Upcoming holiday events

This time next week I’ll be stuffing my face with Thanksgiving food and putting ornaments on the Christmas tree. I can’t believe how fast 2013 has gone by. It’s almost time for the New Year, but before this year is … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well, maybe not just yet. However, we just got one step closer as the Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for this year’s Christmas parade as “Christmas in Candyland.” The 2013 El Dorado Christmas Parade presented by Entegra – … Continue reading

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Amy Crain makes it to Top 15 in Miss America

Miss Arkansas Amy Crain may have not won the crown, but she did advance to the Top 15 round of the Miss America Pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City, N.J. The pageant featured 53 contestants representing the 50 states, District … 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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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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In need of some entertainment

While pondering on what shall I do this weekend in El Dorado, I realized all of the entertainment is out of town. This weekend is the 42nd annual Oil Town festival located at Broadway and 10th St. in Smackover. The … Continue reading

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Free concert in Bentonville

In efforts to promote the Essence Music Festival, an annual music festival held in New Orleans every July 4th weekend, Bentonville will be hosting “The Road to Essence Festival.” The free concert will be this Friday at 6 p.m. at … 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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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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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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Mellor Park Mall owners: TJ Maxx could lead to further national business

With the announced inclusion of TJ Maxx at Mellor Park Mall, Owners Surendra and Sajal Agarwal hope to soon introduce further national businesses planning to take up residence in El Dorado. During an interview today with the News-Times, the owners … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some Willie?

The “Whiskey River” hint was unmistakable during Travis Tritt’s acoustic performance in El Dorado last week. Not one to disappoint, Main Street El Dorado Director Mark Givens has followed through on that promise with a release stating Willie Nelson will … Continue reading

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Fireworks display renders beautiful photos

Happy News Year from the News-Times editorial department! To celebrate the turning of the year and the ringing in of 2013 — Particularly because we all thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21, 2012, right? — News-Times … Continue reading

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