Hash, McGhee trade verbal jabs in City Council confrontation
Picture: Mayor Frank Hash, left, and Alderman Willie McGhee had plenty of words for one another during Thursday’s...
Mayor Frank Hash, left, and Alderman Willie McGhee had plenty of words for one another during Thursday’s...
An attempt to suspend funding for a proposed $5.6 million renovation of the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium failed to pass the El Dorado City Council Thursday evening, with aldermen knotted at 4-4 in two votes on the issue. The council will revisit the matter during its September meeting.The motion t...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
A hearing on a petition to revoke suspended imposition of sentencing — which consisted mainly in a lengthy bout of he-said-she-said from the defendant, his disabled sister, and the victim — resulted in a five-year sentence in the Arkansas Department of Correction for an El Dorado man.Ran...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Milligan says new practices will prevent corruption
Picture: Dennis Milligan campaigns in El Dorado on Thursday. Mulligan is running for Arkansas treasurer on the Republic...
Dennis Milligan campaigns in El Dorado on Thursday. Mulligan is running for Arkansas treasurer on the Republic...
Republican nominee for Arkansas State Treasurer Dennis Milligan passed through El Dorado on Thursday, holding a news conference on at the Republican Victory Headquarters and explaining his “Best Practices” plan for the office that he says will prevent future corruption like that seen in...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
The Union County Election Commission will meet at noon today in the Union County Clerk’s office to determine the order in which the names of candidates will appear on the ballot for Union County in the upcoming General Election that will be held Nov. 4. Candidates are invited and encouraged to...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic Attorney General hopeful Nate Steel on Thursday proposed that sex offenders no longer be eligible for parole and that the state require them to carry designated driver’s licenses.Steel, a state representative from Nashville, proposed the new sex offender res...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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Pat Rackow, front, Willie Haney, left, Karen Jones and Jo Canterberry with Breast Friends, a local cancer support group, donated 166 new pillows on Wednesday from a fundraiser that will go to meet the needs of patients at Life Touch Hospice. The group is in the process of collecting items for its tr...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers’ minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It’s equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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Employees of Courtyard Health and Rehabilitation pose with a group of Champagnolle Landing seniors during their Tailgate Party on Thursday at Champagnolle Landing. The seniors enjoyed finger foods, fun and games, and hamburgers for lunch.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Federal judge strikes downFlorida’s same-sex marriage banMIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hi...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days.The pinpoint pre-...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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An electrician catches a break in the rain as he works out of his bucket to replace a defective bulb on the traffic signal at the intersection of Timberlane and West Hillsboro Street earlier this week.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
Voice, images offer cluesinto Foley killer’s identityLONDON (AP) — The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.But police and intell...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, August 22nd, 2014     comments
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