Category Archives: General

Lots of Fun

Years ago youngsters had a wonderful place to go in the summer. It was called Y-Land. Now days it has been replace by Lots of Fun at the east campus of SouthArk Community College .

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Worth’s second time around the jail block

Upon prompting from a blog commentator, I did some more checking into the background of Eric Paul Worth, 25, who was arrested last month on charges of computer child pornography and Internet stalking of a child. Though Worth was busted … Continue reading

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Lottery Commissioner resigns

Being the Arkansas Lottery Commissioner has deemed to be too much for Joe White as he announced his resignation on Thursday in a letter to Arkansas House Speaker, Robert Moore. According to Greenwich Time, the commissioner told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette … Continue reading

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Music lovers rejoice

South Arkansas will be jumping this weekend as the Bugs, Bands & Bikes Festival kicks off on Friday. The festival will include tribute bands, crawfish and, of course, a poker run. There will be a lot more entertainment in and … Continue reading

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Reported drowning in Calion

There was reportedly a drowning at the spillway in Calion this morning. We don’t have much information at this time, but stay tuned to the Between Editions blog, the News-Times Facebook and ElDoReporter on Twitter for more soon. Also, check … Continue reading

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Flying Burger to open around August

Ryan’s may have closed yesterday but things are looking up when it comes to the new Flying Burger location on Timberlane set to open around August, said Robert Smith, restaurant owner. His son, Michael, has been in training for two … Continue reading

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Travis Tritt performs for El Dorado

Noted country singer Travis Tritt will perform in El Dorado Saturday night. It should be a special evening with just Tritt and his acoustic guitar. Weekend Editor Roderick Harrington will preview the show in his Friday column. Also read about … Continue reading

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Now on Facebook

The El Dorado News-Times is now on the popular social network site facebook. We will post top news stories, photos and more.

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Winter weather: A photo montage

A wintry mix fell on El Dorado and Union County Thursday around midnight continuing through Friday.

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Preview button makes debut

Brought to you by popular demand (and by that I do mean a suggestion by a regular commentator) we now have a “preview” button for comments that’ll allow those of you who use html tags to check them before posting. … Continue reading

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And we thought we had it bad here…

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Crystalline substance causes panic

A woman could be heard on the police scanner about an hour ago worried about a powdery, crystalline substance on her lawn, and asked that someone be sent to check it out. Immediately, everyone in the newsroom just kind of … Continue reading

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News-Times enrolls in NIE

The News-Times has signed up to participate in Newspapers in Education, a national nonprofit organization that provides newspapers to school for classroom use. Any teachers interested in benefiting from the program can visit the NIE website. There’s no password needed. … Continue reading

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Enjoy a weekend of music in El Dorado

Musicians/singers Trey Johnson and Dave Almond will be back in El Dorado Saturday night for a show at Marilyn’s At The Rialto. Also Saturday, Still Kickin’ will be at the Crabapple at Calion Lake and a benefit will be staged … Continue reading

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Beebe to focus on education, economy

It looks like much of the legislative session is going to be geared toward education and economic develop — two pegs that Gov. Mike Beebe has always seemed to hang his hat on. Despite a balanced budget, Beebe said in … Continue reading

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