El Dorado News

May 27, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Crank up the Hank

Battle: Chris Nale sings, “Family Tradition” by Hank Williams Jr. during the Crank Up The Hank Lip Sync Battle in downtown El Dorado Saturday. The event is a precursor to the June 1 Hank Williams Jr. concert with special guest Pat Green at the outdoor Murphy Arts District Amphitheatre.

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Honored: The Division Services of the Blind of the Department of Health Services honored Larry Woods (seated center) during a recognition ceremony Thursday. Family, friends and colleagues gather to honor Woods, who lost most of his vision due to complications with glaucoma. Woods graduated from South Arkansas Community College this spring. Jessie Foster, vocational rehabilitation counselor of DSB, said that against all odds with God, family support and DBS, he made it.” During SouthArk’s student recognition ceremony, Woods received an outstanding academic student award. He also was inducted in to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

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Program: Local Banks Provide Financial Literacy Program: Back Row: Katrina Ponder of Southern Bancorp, Aimee Beebe of BancorpSouth, David Skinner of BancorpSouth, Kristen Williams, CEO of First Financial Bank of El Dorado Chris Hegi, Rihanna Gray, Meya Hampton and Amber Murphy of First Financial Bank. Front Row: Serenity Colvin, Navah Burks, Breena Kilgore and Jayla Johnson.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of businesses over workers

Case comes down in favor of Murphy Oil

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

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Flying high

Motocross: Mitch Hall completes a jump at Cuz’s Playground motocross training facility Saturday. Hendricks was one of many regional riders sharpening their skills while attending the facility’s benefit ride for Murphy Kemp, a colleague who was injured.

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Heated court fight, US House race dominate Arkansas election

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A race for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that has drawn heavy spending from outside groups and a four-person race for the Democratic nomination to run for a Little Rock-area U.S. House seat headline the ballot in the state's primary and non-partisan judicial election this week.

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Retaining the Title

Retaining the title: Wrestler Damon Windsor holds up his title belt before wrestling in the Imperial Wrestling Revolution’s World Class Revolution wrestling match at Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District Saturday. The event featured 2018 World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee “Double J” Jeff Jarrett and WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund and was headlined by former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger defending the World Class Heavyweight Championship against Matt Sydal. The event was taped for an upcoming television pilot.

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2 Arkansas judges issue contradictory orders on election ads

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas judges issued contradictory orders Friday on efforts to halt a conservative group's attack ad against a state Supreme Court justice, with one judge ordering several stations to stop airing the spot and another judge allowing other stations to run it.

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