El Dorado News

April 25, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Recent Stories

Junction City man arrested in kidnapping, rape case

Sheriff’s Department: Suspect confessed to May 2017 assault

A Junction City man who was arrested in connection with a kidnapping and rape that occurred over the weekend has reportedly confessed to the kidnapping and rape of a 61-year-old that happened last spring.

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El Dorado receives ‘D’ rating from state

District superintendent: Grade is not an ‘accurate representation’

The Arkansas Department of Education released letter grades for the 2016-17 school year for over 1,000 schools in Arkansas last week, with El Dorado High School receiving a D and two El Dorado elementary schools receiving F’s.

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Setting up the booths

Programming: Above, left, Kermit Parks and LaQuita Rainey, election commissioners on the election committee, review the voting machines that will be used during the primary election. The machines were programmed in the County Clerks office in the Union County Courthouse Tuesday. Early voting for the primaries will begin May 7 and Election Day is May 22. Right, Tanner Hayes, with Harp Enterprises Inc., programs a voting machine Tuesday that will be used in the primary election.

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Relay for Life

Proclamaition: Union County Judge Mike Loftin proclaimed April 9 through April 13 as “Relay For Life days in the city of El Dorado.” Various Relay For Life committee members and sponsors gathered Monday on the east side of the Union County Courthouse to hear the proclamation and participate in a balloon release. Relay For Life of Union County 2018 Relay is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday on Elm Street in downtown El Dorado. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and funds that are raised are used for cancer research and to support those living with cancer. Luminary bags may be purchased at the relay in memory of a loved one. The Union County Relay will be free and open to the public.

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