Nearly $30,000 will fund local learning enhancement
Following the approval of the El Dorado Education Foundation Board of Directors, $27,985.95 has been awarded for eight Fall 2014 teacher grants.Since 1997, 224 proposals have been approved for El Dorado Public School teachers. Teacher grants are available for all core curriculum subjects in El Dorad...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014     comments
By Jennifer SheridanCamden NewsCAMDEN — A young female resident of the Ft. Lookout housing complex in Camden was stabbed to death Sunday night, according to information from the Camden Police Department.The woman, 21-year-old Kiara Ward, was “play wrestling” with a male friend outs...
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After having a child of her own, adopting two others, and serving as foster parents for 30 children in three years, Jennifer Martisek still gets an adrenaline rush when she sees that the Department of Human Services is calling her with another foster child.Having worked so closely with the children...
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Picture:  El Dorado High School Homecoming Queen Charisma Owens, front row center, is surrounded by her court in f...
 El Dorado High School Homecoming Queen Charisma Owens, front row center, is surrounded by her court in f...
Homecoming is an exciting time at El Dorado High School … so exciting, in fact, that this year the celebration will span two days instead of one.EHS’s 86th annual Homecoming festivities will kick off on Thursday with the theme “El Dorado Superheroes: Saving the Town One Ring at a...
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The driver of this vehicle is attended to by emergency personnel before being taken to the Medical Center of South Arkansas for treatment after he lost control in the 3500 block of Mt. Holly Road, left the roadway and flipped the vehicle. No one else was hurt in the single-vehicle accident that occu...
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SCOTT (AP) — A man was arrested Monday in the case of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared last week, police said, while authorities were still searching for the woman.Arron Michael Lewis was arrested after someone spotted him at a west Little Rock bus stop and called police. He had b...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — By President Barack Obama’s own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.“There’s a more immediate con...
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Today is Tuesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On September 30, 1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was commissioned by the U.S. Navy.On this date:In 1399, England's King Richard II was deposed by Parlia...
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Picture:  In this April 5 photo, former President Bill Clinton, right, and congressional candidate James Lee Witt ...
 In this April 5 photo, former President Bill Clinton, right, and congressional candidate James Lee Witt ...
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will headline a series of rallies for Arkansas Democrats next week, lending a hand in the party’s efforts to fend off a Republican takeover of his home state’s top offices in the November election, party officials announced Monday.Th...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan says it’s “appalling” that Wal-Mart calls Morgan partly to blame for injuries he suffered in a New Jersey highway accident involving one of the company’s trucks.Morgan filed a lawsuit over the June...
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Fort Smith teen soughtafter fatal shootingFORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police say they’re searching for a juvenile suspected of fatally shooting another minor and critically injuring a third.Sgt. Don Cobbs tells the Southwest Times Record the shooting occurred Saturday night following a...
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 Mark Lenfest uses tile cleaner to remove mildew from the underside of a Windstar awning in front of his residence on Church Street. Lenfest just purchased the vehicle and was catching up on some deferred maintenance on the outside of the travel trailer.
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Prosecutors again seek death sentence for convicted Arizona murderer
Picture:  In this Jan. 9 file photo, convicted murderer Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superi...
 In this Jan. 9 file photo, convicted murderer Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superi...
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.Other juro...
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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter months loom largeDETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season....
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Picture: Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, the Ferguson poli...
Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, the Ferguson poli...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A county judge on Monday approved a request by prosecutors to let a grand jury review a 2013 drug case in which an arresting officer was the suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown last month.An attorney for Christopher Brooks alleges Fe...
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Picture:  Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, holds up a picture of an alleged Hamas rocket launcher sur...
 Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, holds up a picture of an alleged Hamas rocket launcher sur...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.Neta...
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ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists.I...
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world’s most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes...
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Parkers Chapel recently announced their 2014 Homecoming Court. They are, left to right: 9th grade representatives Sarah Taylor and Brian Smith; 11th grade representatives Lauren Gross and Logan Harbour; Queen and Escort Lauren Brumley and Nicky Lambis; Honor Maid and Escort Caylie Porter and Shawn V...
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Fifty-seven missing after weekend violence in MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities are searching for 57 students reported missing in a southern state after weekend violence that resulted in at least six deaths and 25 wounded.Guerrero state prosecutor Inaky Blanco says military and stat...
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On a recent evening, two of Jordan’s top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Sporting shaggy beards and robes, the Muslim preachers whispered to each other and rose occasionally from plastic chairs to greet s...
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New leadership paves way for agreement with U.S.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a contin...
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