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Camden Fairview Head Football Coach Buck James has resigned from the CF School District to take an assistant coaching job at Little Rock Christian. A complete story will be in Friday’s edition of the Camden News. Continue reading ->
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Locals tour the Arkansas Civil War 150th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit that is housed in the Leake-Ingham Building, next to the McCollum Chidester House, on Washington Street this week. The exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday as part of the Ouachita County Civil War...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 17th, 2014     comments
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The traffic light at the intersection of Cash Road and U.S. 278 is still not functioning correctly and has been out since the strong wind storm on April 3. City workers are stating that a pole fell and caused the electrical wiring in the area to burn. The city is waiting for replacement wire to arri...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 17th, 2014     comments
By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer The Camden Fairview School District will have a couple of familiar faces returning for the upcoming school year.  Superintendent Robert Davis announced in March that he is planning to retire at the conclusion of this school year because of health issues. Howe...
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By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer After concerns about how service would continue at the Christian Health Center after implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it appears the organization has found an answer. The center has been selected to receive a much-needed donation. The CHC has provided he...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Ouachita County’s unemployment rate decreased from January to February, according to statistics released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. The county’s unemployment rate was 9.5 percent for the month of February, and 10.2 for the month...
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The 1st Annual Searcy Harrell Memorial Golf Classic will be held at Saturday at the Camden Country Club. The format will be a 4-Man Scramble, and will have flights at both 9 a.m and 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $240 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, cart fee, and a hamburger lunch. Prizes inclu...
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(Items for What’s Happening may be submitted to the Camden News, P.O. Box 798, Camden, AR 71701, or by e-mail at camdennews@camdenarknews.com. Items will be listed in order of event date.) Sesquicentennial  is held April 14-19 Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial events in will b...
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Lake Village man killed in Desha County wreck McGEHEE (AP) — Authorities say a backhoe operator was killed in southeast Arkansas when a truck crashed into him. Arkansas State Police say 29-year-old Brian Morgan of Lake Village died in the incident Sunday on U.S. 65 in McGehee. According to a...
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WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Despite being shot down twice over the jungles of Vietnam during his tours in the war, pilot Gerald Loyd still loves climbing into a cockpit and soaring in the air.  His first experience flying came when he was just a teenager.  “I was a 16-year-old kid wh...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — With his left hand on the edge of a microscope and his right hand tapping commands into a keyboard, cell biologist Dr. Richard Kurten nods to the computer screen. The tissue under the microscope - a live, human lung - is reflected as a dark oval outlined with what look like...
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Redwood City boating accident leaves one dead REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says one person was killed and one was injured when a sailboat taking part in a race collided with a channel marker buoy in San Francisco Bay. KTVU-TV reports the crash involving the 42-foot Catali...
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MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape today, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in on his neighbor’s future for hours from Moscow. Still, the constella...
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Davis Tiffany and Eric Davis announce the birth of a daughter, Erica Davis, at 1:49 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 14.8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her siblings are DeMarcus Miller, Michael McElroy, DeMario Miller, and Jerreion M...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday. The Association of American Railroads said in a r...
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NEW YORK (AP) — A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him. About 70 people had given a total of more than $3,500 to the cam...
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MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into a restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said. The crash Wednesday afternoon ripped through the front of Lu Dumpling House, witnesses sai...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn’t report. He spent the next 13 years tur...
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DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.  A homicide detective who listened to the 911 call s...
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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev’s family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty....
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WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact of life in American politics, justices will...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The incremental assistance would be aimed...
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