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Magnolia 0-2 in conference after loss to Camden Fairview

The Magnolia Panthers fell to 0-2 in Class 4A-8 on Monday with a 4-2 loss to Camden Fairview at Panther Field. The game was scoreless until the 4th when the Cardinals scored a single run in the top of the 4th. The Panthers answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the 4th. Eli Fields singled


Parkin, Arkansas mayor arrested after allegedly slapping nephew

PARKIN, Ark. — The mayor of Parkin, Arkansas, was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping her nephew in front of police officers. The incident started March 8 when the victim, a mechanic, was working on a city government vehicle.


Unemployment statistics in county are 6.7%

CAMDEN — By TAMMY FRAZIER. The unemployment rate in Ouachita County jumped up to 6.7 percent at the beginning of the year, according to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - a division of the United States Department of Labor.


Oklahoma woman found wandering roads in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro Police Department Officer Tanner Huff tried not to arrest Amber Melina Rose West, 22, of Vinita, Oklahoma on Monday. It was around 6 AM Monday morning in Jonesboro he responded to Nettleton and Broadmoor in reference to a “welfare check.” He arrived and made contact with


Arkansas legislature advances bill to charge robocallers with a felony

Arkansas's state Senate on Monday advanced a bill that would charge robocallers who display familiar looking numbers to trick people into answering with a felony, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.


Camden Job Fair on April 16 will match employers with potential employees

EAST CAMDEN -- More than three dozen employers will be represented during the 2019 Camden Job Fair, Tuesday, April 16 in the SAU Tech Student Center. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Arkansas woman sentenced to prison after facing charges for sexually assaulting juveniles

CROSS COUNTY, AR (WMC) - An Arkansas woman accused of sexually assaulting nine juveniles was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday. Veronica Blake pleaded guilty earlier this month to a single count of rape.


Camden Job Fair Coming Up Tuesday, April 16th

Camden Arkansas serves as host to one of South Arkansas' largest Job Fairs, The Camden Job Fair, one day only! April 16th, 9 am - 3 pm, at the SAU Tech Student Center Grand Hall, E. Camden Arkansas.


Police respond to officer-involved shooting in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Authorities are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in North Little Rock. Police say the shooting occurred in the area of Locust and Rimrock sometime before 9 Tuesday morning.


Two $150,000 Powerball Tickets Sold in Arkansas

DES MOINES, IA (Ben Caxton) — Two tickets won $150,000 each in Saturday’s Powerball lottery drawing; one ticket was purchased in Hope, the second was bought at a Conoco station on Highway 49 in West Helena. No one won the $625 million jackpot so the jackpot for tomorrow’s drawing is up to $750 milli


Body found in Arkansas field, authorities say

A naked body was found in a field Monday afternoon with clothes nearby, authorities said. Deputies with the Jefferson County sheriff’s office responded to a field two miles south of the intersection of U.S. 65 South and U.S. 425 around 4:45 p.m. to find the body and clothing, which had been reported


SAU Tech providing resumé workshop prior to job fair

CAMDEN — By BRADLY GILL. SAU Tech will host a resumé-writing workshop in preparation for the upcoming Camden Job Fair in April. The workshop will be held from 6-8 p,.m. today at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 896 S. Adams Ave. This workshop is free and open to the public, and in preparation for th


VA representatives share new programs

Approximately 50 El Dorado residents turned out Monday night to meet with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and ask questions about benefits and services.


Smackover knocks off Prescott 5-1

PRESCOTT - In need of a victory to climb back into the 7-3A race, Smackover’s Josh Saulsbury delivered a terrific pitching performance, firing a three-hitter to lead the Bucks to a 5-1 win at Prescott Monday.


Area community is prepping for Hogskin Holidays Festival

The festival is an annual event that was started several years ago, and Thornton was designated as the area to begin the kickoff. The Kickoff for the Calhoun County Hogskin Holidays Festival is sponsored by Thornton Step By Step, Inc. Step By Step is an organization within the community.


Shreveport Opera to be held at EHS

The Shreveport Opera Resident Artist Program is bringing its performances to El Dorado High School for one day. Along with a free performance for the public at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the artists will put on two student shows for elementary students, one called ‘Leo the Lyin’ Lion’ and the other discus


UCAPS plans new Adoption Center

The Union County Animal Protection Society has purchased a home at 727 E. Main St. that will soon become an adoption center where potential pet owners can interact with some of the UCAPS animals.


Governor Asa Hutchinson’s address for March 22

We have successfully tackled some tough issues in the 92nd General Assembly, but not everything I sign is as serious as a highway-funding bill, raising teacher pay, or reducing the state’s top income-tax rate.


Antique Power show brings a ‘piece of history’ to El Dorado

Visitors from across the state gather downtown for annual event. Travelers from across the state lingered in downtown El Dorado on Saturday to show off their antique tractors and military vehicles.


Charity golf event will benefit Operation Christmas Child

EL DORADO – The South Arkansas Area Team of Operation Christmas Child will sponsor its 6th annual charity golf tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6. The four-person scramble will be held at Mystic Creek Golf Course. Entries are limited to the first $400 team. The cost is $400 per team. A hamburger