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Residents lose power

At approximately 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, around 3,507 Entergy users located on the west side of El Dorado just below the intersection of College and Timberlane and south of Mount Holly lost power. Bill Luther, customer service manager of El … Continue reading

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Unemployment remains unchanged

According to data released Friday from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas’s unemployment rate remains at a 7.3 percent for the month of June. The national unemployment rate is still at a 7.6 percent making Arkansas’ rate a tad … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Bay prisoners subject to inhumane force-feeding

It’s hard to believe that just 90 miles south of Florida, prisoners at the United States Guantanamo Bay are being inhumanely force fed in a process that allows for them to be shackled into restraint chairs while a tube is … Continue reading

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Job economy rises; unemployment 7.6 percent

U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June, which is more than what they previously expected. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and means the Federal Reserve could slow its bond purchases as early as September. The unemployment rate remained … Continue reading

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Poor Paula Deen?

If you haven’t picked up a newspaper or watched TV lately, Paula has gotten herself in a world of trouble for admitting using the N-word. Today, Target Corp. and Home Depot, Inc. announced it is severing all ties with southern … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional. “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose … Continue reading

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Hostess makes a return

For 82 years, Hostess has been filling bellies with delicious snacks such as DingDongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and CupCakes amongst others. In November, the company filed for bankruptcy leaving many people in an uproar about their beloved sweets being taken … Continue reading

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Looking for a job?

After much anticipation, El Dorado’s Mellor Park Mall is finally receiving a new addition to their shopping center, department store T.J. Maxx. T.J. Maxx will be holding a hiring event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 24-25. It … Continue reading

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Is the gun control movement over?

After mass shootings in a Colorado theater and a Connecticut elementary school last year, the push for gun control was on every news channel and more importantly on Congress’ agenda. This week is the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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New Century and Mellor Park in lease negotiations

Rumors that New Century Chinese Restaurant might be vacating its premises in Mellor Park Mall are right now merely a matter of negotiation, said Sajal Agarwal. Agarwal, one of the owners of the mall, declined to comment further saying he … Continue reading

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Jury deliberations begin in Wendi Cox trial

Less than two days after opening statements began at the Union County Courthouse, the jury has entered into deliberations on whether Wendi Cox is guilty of a multitude of thefts in connection with the Mulerider horse case of late 2011. … Continue reading

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UCAPS to discuss expansion

Nearly a year after the resignation of the former board and the growing pains associated with passing new bylaws, the Union County Animal Protection Society has set its sights on a new venture and plans to talk expansion at tonight’s … Continue reading

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Willie prepares to rock El Dorado

Crews at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium work to put together the set for “Willie Nelson and Family Live” set to roll at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The show is completely sold out, however, interested parties may call Main Street El … Continue reading

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Do you know this woman?

If so, you might try explaining to her the implications of allowing selfie pictures from the iPad she stole to end up in the owner’s cloud. Allen Engstrom, of North Little Rock, was en-route from Phoenix to Denver when he … Continue reading

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Pope question still up in the air

Black smoke rising from the Sistine Chapel signaled to the world the Cardinals of the Catholic Church have yet to select a new Pope on the first day in conclave. All 115 Electors will be secluded in the Santa Marta … Continue reading

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