Defendant accused of assaulting 8-year-old girl
Testimony was heard from several alleged victims on Monday on the opening day of the rape trial of Dameyon Malone.Malone, 38, was charged with rape after he allegedly had sexual relations with an 8-year-old juvenile on Labor Day 2013, when he was home on a break from working out of state. The allege...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
Annual events purposed to educate parents on educational options
School Choice Week began on Monday in Arkansas and across America, and through Saturday, there will be 61 school choice events across the Natural State, according to a news release from National School Choice Week.The El Dorado and Junction City school districts have exempted themselves from the 201...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington’s determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab.Yemeni tribal and security officials in the central province of Marib said the m...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
SAMA Healthcare Services (South Arkansas Medical Associates) has announced that SAMA physicians will no longer be making hospital rounds for their patients who require hospital admission. “We have reached a point in our clinic’s growth which requires that our physicians focus more on the...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
The El Dorado Fire Department is investigating a small fire that occurred Friday at a local skating rink and prompted the evacuation of the building.Firefighters and an employee said the fire appeared to have been deliberately set in the men’s restroom of Showtime Skating Rink, 1332 W. Hillsbo...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
Third annual event focuses on race issues
Picture:  Doyle Webb, chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party, right, and Bishop Robert E. Smith, senior pastor ...
 Doyle Webb, chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party, right, and Bishop Robert E. Smith, senior pastor ...
The Union County Republican Committee hosted its third annual round table discussion in the community room of Simmons First Bank on Monday, focusing on the role and responsibility of the Republican Party in minority and urban communities.With a diverse panel, the event was co-moderated by Bishop Rob...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
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 Wes Lowery, with Artattack, uses a tape measure to center the El Dorado logo sticker on one of the new garbage trucks as Diana Araiza and Lendsey Perry help hold it in place. The new truck is one of three that are part of the new garbage collection system.
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
Brunt of blizzard expected to continue into today
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.Snow was blowing sideways...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
Bodies of Georgia couple found near submerged carMcRAE, Ga. (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday.Ronnie Adrian ...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
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 An El Dorado Water Utilities truck travels down Hillsboro Street on a rainy Friday afternoon. A Magnolia tree is reflected in one of the many large puddles left behind after two days of rain in El Dorado.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
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