By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Charlotte Young contacted the Camden News and spoke about the impact the Community Storm Assistance Grant has had on the victim’s of the April windstorm damages. Young said the grant was made possible through the Lion’s Club International Foundation an...

Picture: <p>Foreman Donnie Anderson, top, and laborer David Harrison, bottom, of the Fence World company in Little Rock, work to put a new fence behind home plate at the Camden Fairview High School baseball field this week. The company is replacing and repairing fences around the campus that were damaged by the strong windstorm that hit the area on April 4.</p>Picture: <p>Keith Kesl, an employee for Sutliff Construction&nbsp; of White Hall, works to replace wall panels on the exterior of the Camden Fairview High School gymnasium that was damaged on April 4. Sutliff was subcontracted by East Harding, the general contractor for the campus. Wall panels for most of the campus have already been replaced, and other work includes replacing the grandstand and press box - which will also be receiving an exterior stair tower, and replacing the baseball field&rsquo;s bleachers.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Dr. George Betts and his wife, Dr. Diane Betts, shared the experiences they had during a recent trip to China with members of the Camden Rotary Club on Tuesday. Betts said he noted several differences in the Chinese culture compared to that of Arkansans. Being av...
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Ouachita County Clerk Britt Williford will be the guest speaker at this week's meeting of the Kiwanis Club, held at noon Thursday at the Camden Country Club. Williford will talk about past and upcoming elections.
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK - The greatest need for the hungry is in the summertime. And this summer it is especially true. Kids are home from school so the grocery bill increases and many families find themselves in need of more food. With April’s tornado, resources at the Arkansas Rice Depot have been deple...
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TAIWAN - (AP) A plane crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather at a small airport in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 47 people, according to China's Xinhua news agency. Taiwan's Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih told the government's Central News Agency that 47 people were "trapped...
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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.) Union Grove set to hold SMARTS Union Grove Concerned Citizens, Inc. is hosting its SMARTS summer enhancement program through July 31.  The pro...
Category: Announcements    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
Groups searching for 6K eligible for degrees LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas higher education leaders are searching for about 6,000 people in the state who have earned or almost earned their associate degree and don't know it. The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges has launched a statewid...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Avis Cotton and Barbara Pryor both wear mementos near their hearts that remind them of their sons. For Barbara Pryor, it’s a shiny silver antique broach shaped like a donkey that Mark Pryor and his brothers gave her decades ago. “I’ve worn it every time w...
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Largest ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois store BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. A “For Sale” sign is in front of what’s billed as the “World&rs...
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BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police today after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China’s food safety agency said o...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve. Mississippi was rated the worst state...
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KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of “black boxes” to retrieve data on the flight’s last mi...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama’s health care law. A three-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington said the plain language of the law states that financial aid to h...
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians. The bomber had rammed his explosives-packed car into...
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has...
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control. Seventy-nine-year-old Rosa Verduzco spoke with the Univision television network in an interview, excerpts of whic...
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FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has announced that Jackson Mosley of Camden Fairview High School is among the 66 high school students who have been chosen to receive one of the University of Arkansas' Honors College Fellowships.  The new class is drawn from a fi...
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Sean Kirkendall, SAU Tech Computer Information Technology major, displays the awards he won for placing seventh in Help Desk and sixth in Cyber Security at the 2014 Phi Beth Lambda National Leadership Conference held June 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn. More than 1,800 of the best and brightest college st...
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University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces its May 2014 dean’s list LITTLE ROCK - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces its May 2014 Dean’s List, those students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of the semester. Students must have at least nin...
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnapped, Chibok, is cut off by militants, who have been attacking villages in the region. Seven f...
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LONDON (AP) — The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the much-delayed probe...
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