Picture: Pryor, center, visits Camden on Monday.
Pryor, center, visits Camden on Monday.
By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Sen. Mark Pryor was the guest at the White House Café on Monday to visit with the Camden and Ouachita County community on the first day of early voting. “This is one of those years where every single vote counts,” Pryor began his speech to the...
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Picture:<p>Roger LaBossiere of Star City reads the names on life-sized cut-outs of the &ldquo;Silent Witness Project" displayed during the Poker Run. The cut-outs represent individual women killed in Arkansas due to domestic violence.</p>Picture:<p>Members of the Conway group &ldquo;Bikers Against Child Abuse&rdquo; set up their booth as part of the Women&rsquo;s Crisis Center of South Arkansas&rsquo; &ldquo;First Annual Rally on the River&rdquo; Family Poker Run on Saturday at the Camden Riverwalk area.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014     comments
By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Members of the Natural Resources Conservation Service are asking private landowners to apply for forestry aid grants. A local meeting was held Monday evening in the post office in downtown Camden to discuss the focus for grants from the United States Department o...
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WindSync, a wind quintet based out of Houston, Texas, performs at the Camden Fairview Middle School auditorium for the first performance put on by the Ouachita County Community Concert Association of the 2014-2015 season. Four more performances are set to go through the beginning of 2015 and members...
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Bill Archer of the SAU Tech aviation department will be the guest speaker at this week's meeting of the Lions Club, held at noon Wednesday at Catherine's Bistro. Archer will give the club an overview about the aviation program.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday's data may quickly find its way into lat...
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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 email at camdennews@camdenarknews.com.) H.G. group will  hold blood drive The National Honor Society will sponsor a "Fall Blood Drive" from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the s...
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Woman gets 10 years for killing boyfriend at home DOVER (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting her boyfriend at a home they shared with his ex-wife. The Russellville Courier reports  37-year-old April Derrick pleaded guilty Monday to mansl...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross took swipes at each other's tax cut plans and political backgrounds Monday night as the two ex-congressmen running for Arkansas governor squared off in their fourth and final televised debate. The rivals sparred over familiar...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and Democrat John Burkhalter both say the Arkansas lieutenant governor's office is still very much needed, even though the post has been vacant for nine months and some lawmakers are working to eliminate the job altogether. The two are vying...
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Chief says failures with Ebola will be transparent GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) -  The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus. In the draft document ob...
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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle agai...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder. In a ruling Monday, the World Trade Organization rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Th...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have acce...
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OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections. Nine Republican g...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday t...
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