Category Archives: Money

Claiborne Parish severs historical agreement with Junction City

Claiborne Parish, La., officials announced Tuesday their intention of scrapping the 70-plus-year agreement that allows Louisiana students to attend school in Junction City, according to minutes of the most recent Junction City School Board meeting. The agreement was historically put … Continue reading

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Milbank employees ratify contract, return to work

Unionized Milbank Manufacturing employees returned to work at 6 a.m. this morning, according to Dale McCoy, an international representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker of Local Union 2284. Their return marked the end to a five-day long lockout … Continue reading

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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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SouthArk Foundation touts stellar year

South Arkansas Community College had a stellar year in 2012, highlighted by a sizable donation from a Fort Smith accountant, plans for Heritage Plaza underway and the development of a performing and media arts program, according to the Foundation’s annual … Continue reading

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McDaniel bows out of gubernatorial race

In the wake of a personal controversy that shed light on an extramarital affair, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that he won’t pursue the governor’s seat when it opens in 2014. According to Arkansas Times, McDaniel eluded to the … Continue reading

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Ouachita County judge held due to alleged threats

The government has requested Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly remain in jail while he awaits a bond hearing on federal charges of bribery and conspiracy, according to Dave Showers, the News-Times reporter on the story. Hesterly, who turned himself in … Continue reading

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Egging spree runs through El Dorado

Homeowners in several neighborhoods woke up to a congealing surprise Thursday morning when they discovered their vehicles had been egged, according to several El Dorado Police Department reports. Upward of $2,000 in damage was estimated for the four vehicles egged … Continue reading

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Free GED testing goes the way of the dodo

In cooperation with the implementation of the Common Core Standards, by 2014 Arkansas will join the majority of states that charge students for GED enrollment and testing, according to a report by KUAF. Jacqueline Froelich, of KUAF, emphasized that in … Continue reading

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$350K bonds assigned for attempted murder suspects

Charged with attempted first-degree murder and engaging in gang-related activities, Deanthony Traylor, 23, Roshune Glosson, 18, and Derrick Andrews, 25, now face $350,000 sheriff’s bonds following a session in Union County District Court this morning. The three El Dorado men … Continue reading

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LSB Industries signs on for EDC expansion

El Dorado Chemical and LSB Industries, Inc., have firmed up the details of construction on a $120 million nitric acid plant as part of a series of expansions planned in the aftermath of an explosion at the plant in May. … Continue reading

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On an interestingly morbid thought: State puts death certificates online

Ridding taxpayers of much of the drudgery and paperwork formerly involved in obtaining a copy of a death certificate, the Arkansas Department of Health rolled out a program today to allow users to state death certificates online. Currently the only … Continue reading

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LSU extends Miles’ contract with raise

Reports linking Louisiana State University’s Les Miles to an alleged $27.5 million offer from University of Arkansas have been dashed with the extension and raise of Miles’ LSU contract. According to Arkansas News, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva released a … Continue reading

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State to auction off unclaimed property

The Arkansas State Auditor’s Office will soon begin auctioning off 20 years worth of unclaimed safe deposit boxes turned over or abandoned to the state, according to a release on the auditor’s website. As the chances of the owner of … Continue reading

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Significant changes needed to maintain lottery’s lifeblood

Without extreme changes in how it functions, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could fold in just over a year, said Shane Broadway, interim director of the state Department of Higher Education. According to Arkansas News, Broadway has cautioned funds are expected … Continue reading

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