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Bugs, Bands & Bikes approaches

Despite the drizzling weather set up has begin in downtown El Dorado for the Bugs, Bands & Bikes Festival, scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. today for two days of crawfish, live music and motorcycles. Registration for events including … Continue reading

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Mayhaw Festival approaches

Only hours away, the 2012 Mayhaw Festival is set to begin this afternoon with bluegrass performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. by Effron White and the Travelin McCourys at the El Dorado Conference Center. On Saturday, the festivities continue … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules anti-scalping laws apply to Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster and like agencies may come under fire following an Arkansas Supreme Court decision on Thursday that ruled the online site and similar cohorts come under the state’s anti-scalping law. According to Arkansas News, the 4-3 ruling affirmed allegations that … Continue reading

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Kentucky Headhunters to appear

Preparations for the Bugs Bands and Bikes festival are coming along smoothly with an addition that Main Street El Dorado believes will bring in an even greater mass of locals looking for beer, crawfish, bikes and free music. A performance … Continue reading

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Fred Smith ruled ineligible for May primary

A judge in Pulaski County wrapped up a statewide controversy today when she ruled that former Harlem Globetrotter and former state legislator Fred Smith will not appear on the ballot for the May primary. Smith, who filed for state Senate … Continue reading

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Sidewalk chalkers

Sidewalk chalkers took to the pavement on Elm Street outside HealthWorks. Check out the artwork they left behind.

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Mellor Park Mall to receive a makeover

Kimberly Florsheim, of Keller Williams Realty-Parishwide Partners, confirmed this morning that she’s taken over management of the long-neglected Mellor Park Mall and has plans for bringing business back to its quiet halls. Florsheim, the wife of Henry Florsheim, president and … Continue reading

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Skate rink to host final bash

For those still considering their Friday night plans, consider stopping by the former Hot Wheels Skating Center, 1334 W. Hillsboro, which will be hosting a final bash from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight before it closes its doors for good. … Continue reading

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Busted?

After inadvertently shooting a cannonball sky-high only to have the projectile smash through a neighboring house and come to stop in a nearby vehicle, Mythbusters hosts traveled to California to apologize to the victims whom law enforcement officials say only … Continue reading

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Ted tries to fly free

Despite the promise of a pardon from becoming Thanksgiving dinner, one of the presidential flock tried to make a break for it during a ceremony in D.C. last week, according to Obama Foodorama. “Ted,” the tom who flapped his way … Continue reading

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After the fact, but… El Dorado’s own flash mob performs Thriller

Note News-Times Photographer Jim Lemon passing through the frame as he captures the mob on camera. Months of planning went into bringing it all together, according to Lemon, who was informed of the event days ahead of time.

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Sawyer Brown to replace Easton Corbin at MusicFest

Main Street El Dorado Director Mark Givens announced this morning that Sawyer Brown will take the place of Easton Corbin at MusicFest. Corbin cancelled late last week citing a throat illness leaving MusicFest organizers in the lurch as they scrambled … Continue reading

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For all who’ve ever wanted to crowbar a politician…

Combining a current sweeping trend of all things zombie and a totally rationale fear of the right of the right of the Tea Partiers, a new viral game tagged “Tea Party Zombies Must Die!” gives players the chance to dispatch … Continue reading

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“Billy Blythe” makes debut in New York

An operatic rendition of a day in the life of a teenaged Bill Clinton made a debut this weekend in New York City under the title “Billy Blythe.” The creator of the opera was reportedly inspired by Clinton’s biography, according … Continue reading

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Check out the music scene this weekend

Noted Contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith will make a stop in El Dorado on Saturday for a solo concert. Read more in Friday’s News-Times when Weekend Editor Roderick Harrington will profile the artist. Also find out which local band … Continue reading

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