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This weekend in El Dorado

The South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform Saturday with special guests Cherish the Ladies, the all-female Irish/American singing group. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium. Also in El Dorado this weekend, the Cedar Place Acoustic … Continue reading

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Huckabee attacks Republican elitism, discusses lame duck session

During an interview yesterday on the Laura Ingraham radio show, former Gov. Mike Huckabee touched on the expanded school lunch and DREAM acts, both of which he termed unnecessary tackles for the federal government, and spoke brutally of what he … Continue reading

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South Korean anxiety rises

Tensions between North and South Koreans following the shelling which killed two marines and two civilians on the South Korean’s island of Yeonpyeong on Tuesday, spiked again this morning when artillery fire was heard from the Northern island of Pyongyang. … Continue reading

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“Burlesque” doubles up on divas

The fabulously-timeless Cher will re-debut in “Burlesque” on Nov. 24 in one of a miniscule number of appearances in which her predominant role is not one of a performer (though she will almost undoubtedly showcase that voice of hers in … Continue reading

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A busy night for El Dorado

Two separate events will be vying for some holiday attention this evening in El Dorado. The annual holiday lighting ceremony will take place at the Union County Courthouse at 7 p.m. bringing with it the promise of an even brighter … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day celebrates those who served

In what’s become traditional El Dorado fashion, residents celebrated the many who served in the various military branches over the years with a parade and a flag-folding ceremony in front of the courthouse today. View the video here: Veteran’s Day

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Driver killed in gravel truck overturning

A gravel truck overturned at 11:24 a.m. instantly killing the driver who had been traveling west on U.S. 167 B and had difficulty in maneuvering through the tri-pointed intersection at North West Avenue, El Dorado Police said. According to several … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart favors a more Republican approach

Top earners in the United States as ranked by Forbes were also, not coincidentally, top contributors to political campaigns during this year’s midterm elections, according to a study by Follow the Money. In our neck of the woods, Wal-Mart and … Continue reading

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A new feature

Be sure to vote in our poll, a new feature just added to the blog. Updated constantly, the poll will be available on the right-hand side of the page. This week’s question: Who will you vote for in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Who let the dogs out?

The Third Annual Mutt Strut hosted by the News-Times, Barkingham Acres and El Dorado Main Street turned out a huge crowd Saturday complete with dogs dressed like their humans and humans dressed like their dogs. Watch the video here: Mutt … Continue reading

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Early voting wait times reach unprecedented highs

Early voting wait time is currently around 45 minutes due to the fact that two of the three machines responsible for all districts other than Junction City, Smackover and Strong have filled up. If the third machine fills up the … Continue reading

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A list to snuggle up with Halloween weekend

Losing yourself in the plight of the super model skinny actress running blindly (and almost inevitably half-naked) from an unknown terror down Elm Street while you and your loved ones are in actuality wrapped snug in a blanket at home, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin carving completely out of its gourd

Check out the amazing pumpkin-carving skills of one Michigan sculptor who has raised the yearly tradition to an art form. The Art of Pumpkin Carving — CBS News Video Think you have what it takes to pit your skills against … Continue reading

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Gear up for Halloween with these spooktacular events

Parents and trick-or-treaters take note, the city will observe Halloween on Oct. 30 since the actual holiday falls on Sunday. The announcement was made by Mayor Mike Dumas during Thursday’s city council meeting. The American Legion, the Crabapple at Calion … Continue reading

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Program to fund suffering poultry farmers

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is holding a workshop from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the El Dorado City Hall to provide information about the United States Department of Agriculture’s new disaster assistance program to benefit Union County … Continue reading

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