By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Ouachita County Sheriff David Norwood has informed the Camden News that an inmate was found dead at the Ouachita County Detention Complex on Tuesday. Jessie Bart Purifoy, 55, of 144 Ouachita 147, Camden, was found unresponsive in his cell.  Norwood said that...
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Picture: First responders of the Camden Fire Department, Ouachita County Emergency Medical Services, and Camden Police ...
First responders of the Camden Fire Department, Ouachita County Emergency Medical Services, and Camden Police ...
By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Two occupants of a vehicle were taken to the Ouachita County Medical Center on Tuesday after a wreck which occurred on Arkansas 7 South. An Arkansas State Trooper reported that around 6 p.m., he was working a minor accident along Arkansas 7 North when another veh...
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By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Camden Fairview School District Superintendent Robert Davis is still urging the parents of new students to preregister for the upcoming school year. Davis said that he has put up contact information at the stores and the bank in Stephens to emphasize that the stud...
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Assistant Mayor Kathy Lee, pictured third from left, enjoys a farewell party at the Camden Municipal Building before moving to Long Island, New York. Lee has been hired as a senior grant manager for HGA LLC, and will be part of a team centered around New York City. Lee left for New York on Sunday. S...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Members of the Camden Advertising and Promotion Commission approved a request for advertising funds for the Ouachita County Fair Board during a meeting Tuesday. Missy Chambers, OCFB chairperson, went to the commission to ask for $5,000 to use for advertising the...
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Autism event held Thursday An event to raise autism awareness will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ouachita County DHS office. Relay for Life holds wrap-up A RFL wrap-up will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Baptist Church.
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Book-reading is held in Chidester Children's Book-Reading Time will be held beginning today at the Chidester Public Library, 118 Willow St. The sessions will be 30 minutes each and will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. RFL wrap-up to be held Thursday The Ouachita County R...
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Attorneys say law OKs polling of city directors FORT SMITH (AP) — Attorneys say Fort Smith city officials didn't violate the state's Freedom of Information Act by individually polling board members. Resident Jack Swink filed a lawsuit earlier this month against City Clerk Sherri Gard and fou...
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DANVILLE (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. Brooke Floyd, who was the wife of Brian Floyd and mother of Harper Floyd, rema...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson said he will pay $1,750 to Pulaski County for improperly claimed homestead tax credits from 2008, even though the statute of limitations has expired. His statement came hours after Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross an...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — On an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame for hitting a tourist with a softball. Standing behind home plate, the two s...
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Passenger suddenly dies during U.S. Airways flight PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan says the passenger was a woman in her 50s. Santilla...
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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes today between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepeni...
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks. The incident happened just before sunrise on July 10 on a bridge northeast...
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. National rescue personnel reached the area before nig...
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Southern Arkansas University Tech has recently opened its new student activity center for public as well as student use. The new building was constructed after twin tornadoes struck the campus of SAU Tech in the fall of 2009. Chancellor Dr. Corbet Lamkin said the school knew it needed a larger plac...

Picture: <p><strong>SAU Tech's student activity center also includes a cafeteria with a seating area</strong></p>
<div><strong><br /></strong></div>Picture: <p><strong>Students, faculty and others visit the new cafeteria at the student center</strong></p>
<div><strong><br /></strong></div>Picture: <p><strong>SAU Tech's new student activity center is now open</strong></p>
<div><strong><br /></strong></div>Picture: <p><strong>Visitors check out the space and decor of the new student center</strong></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
CAMDEN - Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Camden for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families (tradi...
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University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces spring chancellor’s list LITTLE ROCK - University of Arkansas at Little Rock recognizes those students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of each semester and in which the following qualifications have been met: At least n...
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MONTICELLO — Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center of the UA Division of Agriculture, has been elected chair of the southern region of the National Association of University Forest...
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(BPT) - It is no secret that kids love video games - they’re exciting, fun and engrossing. As a parent, you worry about the negative effects of screen time. Nevertheless, many video games are not only fun, but also build and strengthen cognitive development - skills in problem solving, reasoni...
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JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. Israeli air strik...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a week-long effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes. Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that chil...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they were determined to make President Barack Obama heed the Constitution as they began muscling legislation through the House today authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting he has exceeded his executive powers. Democrats branded the effort a political...
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BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released Sept. 23. "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little mo...
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PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site. Located in Paris, the Louvre is one of the largest palaces in the world an...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers The deal...
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