Students of eXtreme Youth bring awareness on Kick Butts Day Students from El Dorado High and Barton Junior High Schools’ eXtreme Youth Programs made a stand against smoking Wednesday at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of Kick Butts Day, a national day for youth anti-smoking activism. by Caitlan Butler 18 hrs. ago
Performers lined up for April Boomtown Opry show The monthly performances brought by the Boomtown Opry will return to the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium on April 13. by Madeleine Leroux 18 hrs. ago
Chamber of Commerce to host annual Banquet on April 9 The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Banquet is slated for April 9 at the El Dorado Conference Center. by News-Times Staff 18 hrs. ago
Trojans’ fast start keyed by dominant pitching Nearly one month into the season, Parkers Chapel has ridden dominant pitching to a 9-2 start. by Jason Avery 18 hrs. ago
Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday , an acknowledgement it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online. by The Associated Press 10 hrs. ago
Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader CARACAS, Venezuela — Masked security forces detained a key aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in a raid on his home early Thursday, arriving in a convoy of vehicles and breaking down his door in a show of force that escalated tensions with the United States. by The Associated Press 11 hrs. ago
People near burned Texas chemical plant told to stay indoors HOUSTON — Authorities on Thursday warned people to stay indoors after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a scorched petrochemicals storage facility outside of Houston. by The Associated Press 11 hrs. ago
Dates officially announced for 2019 MusicFest The Murphy Arts District and Main Street El Dorado have officially announced the dates for MusicFest 2019 as Sept. 27-28. by News-Times Staff
American Legion Entertainments set for Friday Lost Prairie will be performing at 8:30 p.m. at Club 10 today. Non smoking environment. Everyone 21 and over is invited.
Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag fails again LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor. by The Associated Press
Arkansas governor signs a 'truth in labeling' bill LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with "truth in labeling" legislation that aims to protect Arkansas' meat and rice producers from outlets who, the bill's sponsor says, mislead consumers into thinking their products are something they are not. by The Associated Press
Balanced attack aids Hogs in win FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas basketball team got a glimpse of life without Daniel Gafford on Tuesday night in Providence, R.I. by Bob Holt
Analog and then some: the allure of the fountain pen In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive anymore, fountain pens — along with their old-timey accoutrements like blotters, bottled ink and fancy nibs — are making a comeback. There are jazzy new colors and styles, and an array of affordable options. by The Associated Press
Meet the News-Times Staff: Dorothy 'Dee' Burns This week, we say hello to Dorothy “Dee” Burns, customer service representative.
From the Pulpit, 03-16-19 Ancient Words: Faces of the Cross, Face of Enmity
In the Churches, 03-16-19 • Mt. Sinai Freewill Baptist Church: Will have the Rev. John M. Miles of Morning Star Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, speaking at 11 a.m. tomorrow. The public is invited to attend.
Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. by The Associated Press