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MCSA stats stack up well against state, nation

Even recent controversy involving the acceptance of a major health care insurer doesn’t overshadow the numbers the Medical Center of South Arkansas puts up against the state and nation on hospitalcompare.hhs.gov for quality of care. Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov, a hospital quality of … Continue reading

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MusicFest clash inspires racist accusations

An alleged clash between Main Street El Dorado Director Mark Givens and former MC Hammer performer Benito Glosson resulted in accusations of racism plastered across the latter man’s Facebook page. Glosson, a former El Dorado mayoral candidate who is currently … Continue reading

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Natural gas several tax proposal fails by 41,000 signatures

A 41,000-signature deficit separated Sheffield Nelson from his efforts to put a raise in the state’s severance tax on natural gas on the ballot in November, according to Arkansas News. The former natural gas tycoon ended his campaign in July … Continue reading

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Arkansas receives $7M highway spending gift

Arkansas’ highway department has been gifted with nearly $7 million in federal earmarks that it will be required to spend before the end of the year, according to Arkansas News. The “use it or lose it” program identified $473 million … Continue reading

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Boatloads of debt accompany CHS’ decision to terminate BCBS contract

In light of the Community Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield contract non-negotiation debacle that essentially left much of El Dorado without hospital insurance coverage, a reader sent me this little tidbit Wednesday morning showing that CHS is approximately … Continue reading

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Documents: Old tanks removed from UCAPS 19th Street property

The Union County Animal Protection Society made it past its first and biggest hurdle in regards to the $90,000 property sale to Lisa Owens, owner of Sassy’s, when the shelter received a document confirming the removal of three underground gas … Continue reading

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Sales tax holiday approaches

It’s like training for a marathon. Drink plenty of fluids, carry emergency snacks for energy depletion and Band-Aids, always stash several spare Band-Aids on your person. No, it’s not Black Friday and it’s not even a triathlon, it’s Arkansas’ second … Continue reading

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Copper thefts continue

Copper theft complaints continue to pour into the Union County Sheriff’s Office where two El Dorado men today reported a total $4,150 in wire and spools stolen from locations on US 82 West and Industrial Road. One man reported more … Continue reading

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Hills’ Billiards fundraiser brings in big bucks for UCAPS

Following the Union County Animal Protection Society’s benefit concert with Cousin Earl at Hills’ Billiards on Saturday, Board President Sandra Maguire said UCAPS deposited $1,880.56 in donations into its bank account. Along with the Cousin Earl benefit concert, UCAPS sold … Continue reading

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Hospital terminates contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas patients, break your legs now because on Sept. 1, the Medical Center of South Arkansas will no longer accept BCBS-insured patients. Kyle Swift, MSCA chief executive officer, confirmed in an email this morning that … Continue reading

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Report: Well-being on the rise for Arkansas’ children

An annual report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which ranks the well-being of children across the country, listed Arkansas’ minors at no. 42, up from 47 in 2011. Released today, the 2012 Kids County Data Book puts Arkansas … Continue reading

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Huckabee urges Chik-fil-A appreciation

The Jerry Sandusky/Joe Paterno scandal wrapped up this morning leaving the only order of business to the critics on either side spitting nails at the NCAA decision as another controversy continues to heat up surrounding Chik-fil-A owners’ non-support for gay … Continue reading

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UCAPS could consider bids For Pet’s Sake

As of Wednesday, there are no official bids for the sale of the Union County Animal Protection Society property on 19th Street, according to listing broker Scott Ellen, but he said there are several interested parties that could submit bids … Continue reading

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Union County boasts high weekly wage average

Union County may fall far below the national weekly wage average of $955, however, its employees land just under the top tier of earners across the state, according to recent information released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In … Continue reading

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Casinos, medical marijuana could make it to the November ballot

A professional poker player says she has more than 80,000 of the 62,507 required signatures to get an initiative to build four casinos in Arkansas on the ballot, according to the Associated Press. Nancy Todd is proposing casinos in Crittenden, … Continue reading

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