Representatives of the Mosaic Templar Museum will visit Camden Fairview High School and the Camden Fairview Intermediate School on Thursday as part of the Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial event, according to a news release. There will be two presentations: The first presentation is 10 a.m...

Picture: <p><strong>Photo of African-American soldiers during the Civil War</strong></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p><strong>Hurley McMoran reads letters from Judge John Brown&rsquo;s diary dating back to the 1860&rsquo;s during the &ldquo;Letters and Memoirs of the Civil War&rdquo; portion of the county&rsquo;s observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The event was hosted by the Tate&rsquo;s Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and held inside the First United Methodist church fellowship hall due to the weather.</strong></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014     comments
By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writers The Stephens School Board has yet to throw in the towel regarding the recent forced break-up of its school district as seen by what transpired at a meeting of the board Monday night. It was stated during the meeting that the decision made by the Arkansas Board of...
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Gary W. Vaughan, director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Camden operations, third from left, presents Brigette Williams - communication information officer for the American Red Cross - with a check for $5,000 to the Southern Arkansas Tornado Relief. Also pictured are Bryan Myers, director of EHS at Aerojet...
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By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Ouachita County Office of Emergency Management Director Andrea Tippit is not sure if the county will receive funds to help repair damages from the recent severe storm, but is stating that help is greatly needed. A storm that has, so far, been categorized as straig...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Danny L. Jones of Camden will be a member of a group of participants who  will reenact the actions of a posse that ambushed the infamous duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as they were on their way to their hideout about 10 miles outside of Gibsland, La., acc...
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Rebecca Wright will be the guest speaker at this week’s meeting of the Lions’ Club, held at noon Wednesday at Catherine’s Bistro. Wright is the administrator at the local health unit and she will discuss the county’s health rankings.
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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 e-mail at camdennews@camdenarknews.com. Items will be listed in order of event date.)   Highway unit will work on roadways The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department wi...
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Okla. couple sentenced in Ark. kidnapping death TEXARKANA (AP) — An Oklahoma couple has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in Arkansas for a kidnapping that ended with a man dead in 2011. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge says 49-year-old Leslie Larcade and 38-year-old Chrystal Larcade were ea...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge on Monday said he’ll allow the Arkansas Republican Party to help defend the state in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the state’s new voter ID law, saying he wants to resolve the case quickly as the first statewide test of the law...
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CAVE CITY (AP) — Joyce Barkoff wouldn't know what to do without the kids. Or the hugs. "When you stop loving animals and children, you're taking up too much room," she told The Batesville Daily Guard. Her mother has been gone for years, but Barkoff has never forgotten that advice. Today, she...
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Holder urges approval of $15M for gun training WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.  Holder’s comments follow the recent shootings at a Jewish Community Center...
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BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony today morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first resp...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall today after a more than 2,000-mile journey from Montana. For the first time since its dinosaur hall opened in 1911, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will have a nearl...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting...
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It’s been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more eff...
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader wat...
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed today that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the violence, but not before five...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That’s because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose. In fact, it can make them...
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LONDON (AP) — One of Britain’s most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student.   The North London Collegiate School and its public relations firm have not denied reports in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that a teache...
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