By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor John Burkhalter revealed during a visit to Camden that he has lived a “blue collar” life and is not the typical politician. He said he grew up in Sylvan Hills in a family of four sisters. His mother and fath...
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Shaun Best, of Smackover, speaks to the class at the Ouachita Child Enrichment Center recently about the importance of helmet safety. Best is part of “Challenge Conquistadors” and travels as often as possible to spread the word about preventing cognitive challenges, or brain injuries, an...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Camden Housing Authority Executive Director Jim Coleman has made an official statement about the recent homicides and a violent act that took place in two of the city's housing complexes. Coleman’s response comes after an editorial was published by columnis...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Bill Archer of the aviation maintenance department at SAU Tech shared information with the Camden Noon Lions Club this week about the different programs offered at the college. Archer informed the Lions that he has received a new title at the college: Coordinator...
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Melissa Vaughan, voter registration deputy clerk, right, prepares paperwork as registered voters place their ballots in the voting booths at the Ouachita County Courthouse during early voting. Early voting is being held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 27-31. The poll will also be open...
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The local BPW group will host Business After Hours from 5:30 - 7 p.m. today at Catherine's Bistro.  Prizes donated by crafters at the 2014 Barn Sale will be given away, and refreshments will be served.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam. Applications rose 17,000 last week...
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Biz After Hours will be held today The local BPW group will host Business After Hours from 5:30 - 7 p.m. today at Catherine's Bistro. Prizes donated by crafters at the 2014 Barn Sale will be given away, and refreshments will be served. Jaycees hosting ‘Scareview’ event "Scareview Pre...
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Grant to help assess risk of mudslides, rock falls FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The funding inc...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The unobtrusive white box in the center of the break room's ceiling is all but unnoticeable unless you're specifically looking for it. It's doubtful that University of Arkansas students even look up when they pop into the second-floor room to grab a soft drink or a bag of c...
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Coin toss set to decide winner of Peru election LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Wilber Medina was chosen mayor of Pillpinto near the tourist center of Cusco Wednesday after he and...
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DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States. A Colorado school official said the Denver-area girls — two sis...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists...
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press Thursday...
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Irene V. Galbert, third from left, is presented with a plaque at the Arkansas Joint Council held in Ashdown for her longevity of service for over 20 years as Worthy Matron of Mary Bethune #11 Order of Eastern Star. The award was presented by members of Mary Bethune #11. Shown from left are Cynthia M...
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Ouachita-Calhoun Genealogical Society The Ouachita-Calhoun Genealogical Society met at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Great Hall of the First United Methodist Church with 11 members and 2 guests present. President Gerald Keith gave the opening prayer and welcome. Mary Anne Williams read the minutes fro...
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Blakely Crystal Taylor and Antwann Blakely announce the birth of a daughter, Gabriella Blakely, at 7:58 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Jerry and Lisa Sherman of Rosston, Cleave Taylo...
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