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Four-wheeler wreck puts Norphlet man in critical condition

A 44-year-old Norphlet man remains in critical condition at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences after he was discovered unconscious next to his inverted four-wheeler Saturday night at Gas Plant and Hayes City roads. Jerry Womack was traveling with … Continue reading

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El Dorado named one of America’s “best small town comebacks”

El Dorado earned a bit of national cred this morning as one of the “best small town comebacks” compiled by CNN. Citing the city’s investment in the $18 million El Dorado Conference Center and a recent boom in commerce and … Continue reading

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Calion man arrested for leaving UPS driver trapped in wreck

Union County investigators arrested on Thursday a 32-year-old Calion man who reportedly left the scene of an accident earlier this week in which the driver of a United Parcel Service truck was trapped behind his wheel, according to UCSO Investigator … Continue reading

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Son of Smackover flies Arkansas flag

Lt. Commander Jonathan Farley, of Smackover, and Lt. Dan Hilligrass, of Manila, fly over Afghanistan proudly displaying their Arkansas flag. The F-18 is piloted by Farley, according to his mother, Sherrie Graham, who forwarded the photo on to several news … Continue reading

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Spray paint wave puts vehicle owners out thousands

Nearly two months after an unidentified person went on an egging spree through several affluent neighborhoods in El Dorado, a second vehicular crime wave swept through the area with a rash of spray paintings causing more than $11,000 in damage, … Continue reading

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Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban, Senate to attempt an override

Gov. Mike Beebe stuck to the same rationale he used to veto last week’s 20-week abortion ban — quickly overridden in the House and Senate — when he vetoed this morning a measure that would ban abortions at 12 weeks. … Continue reading

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Walmart Foundation director expected to receive executive nomination

The Obama Administration is expected to go the Walmart way when it nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation, to head up the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. According to numerous sources, cited by Talk Business, the … Continue reading

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El Dorado braces for colder weekend temperatures

Those hoping the changeover from February to March would give some winter weather reprieve will be sorely disappointed this weekend as temperatures continue to plummet into the 20s, according to the National Weather Service. Heading into Saturday, the high is … Continue reading

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Promise expands to include non-resident students

The El Dorado Promise is expanding the parameters for eligibility to the scholarship program to include non-resident El Dorado Public Schools students, according to a release from Magen Olive, of the Murphy Oil Corporation. Effective with the May 2013 graduating … Continue reading

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House overrides Beebe’s abortion ban veto

In a completely anticipated move, the Arkansas House of Representatives overrode a gubernatorial veto that would have defeated a measure to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The so-called “fetal pain” bill has received huge attention across the state as the … Continue reading

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House speaker proposals $150 million in tax cuts

Arkansans could reap the benefits of more than $150 million in tax cuts if House Speaker Davy Carter has anything to say about it. Carter (R-Cabot) asked the House Revenue and Taxation Committee today to come up with proposals for … Continue reading

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Sequestration estimated to have a $920 million economic productivity impact in Arkansas

Eleventh-hour opportunities to spare the nation the economic impact of sequestration are thinning as both chambers of Legislature work on proposals that would replace the $85 billion in federally-mandated across-the-board cuts. In Arkansas, cuts are expected to signify a $920 … Continue reading

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Officials backpedal on FedEx deal saying it’s still under negotiation

El Dorado Mayor Frank Hash may have spoken a bit too soon when he revealed during Thursday’s El Dorado Civitan Club meeting that a FedEx facility would soon be built on Champagnolle Road near Therma-Flite. Negotiations have been underway since … Continue reading

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Abortion ban goes to governor

The Arkansas House of Representatives is forcing Gov. Mike Beebe to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to constitutional worries over a pair of bills that would ban abortions at 20 and 12 weeks, according to … Continue reading

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Entergy prepares for wide-sweeping outages

As of 3:50 p.m. Wednesday only 114 customers statewide were without power — two in Union County — but that doesn’t mean Entergy Arkansas isn’t preparing for wide-sweeping outages following a line of ice and thunderstorms across the state Wednesday … Continue reading

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