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Becky Davis, left, and her daughter, Bailey Tharp, far right, give a tour of the McCollum-Chidester House Museum to the descendants of the Chidester family. Pictured from left, Davis, Mary Chidester, Patricia Chidester Reed, Don Chidester and Tharp. Mary and Don Chidester are husband and wife from N...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Ouachita County Judge Amy Varner has confirmed that a recent accusation made against county workers is false. In early October, a rumor circulated in the area accusing county workers of illegally putting gravel on a driveway. Varner said that she visited the area...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Safety during Halloween 'Trick or Treating' is important, and the Camden Police Department is offering safety tips to the community during this time of year. CPD Chief Bo Woody informed the Camden News that, in order to keep Trick or Treaters safe, he has sent a...
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Courtney Yerkes, right foreground, performs during the “Eternity House” event at Shaddock Field House on Wednesday evening as youth watch from the audience. The event is geared towards teaching about Christianity. “Eternity House” will also be open Saturday from 6-10 p.m.
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer With all of the hype about Ebola in the news currently, Dr. Jim Rocconi wanted to set dog lovers’ minds at ease about the perceived risks involving the disease and animals. “I think people are overreacting to Ebola because it is such a scary deal,&rdq...
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The Ouachita Industries Thrift Store will be closed until further notice due to a bee infestation. However, donations will still be accepted in the recycling area at the back of the building from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The third quarter result, which was slightly better than economis...
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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. Items will be listed according to event date.) Jaycees hosting ‘Scareview’ event “Scareview Presents: Massacre on Maul Road”...
Category: Announcements    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
AG warns residents of new Ebola-related scams LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is urging residents to beware of Ebola-related scammers. McDaniel has issued a consumer alert and says an increasing number of organizations are offering "cures" and opportunities to do...
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Suspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men. Nash County jail officials say 36-year-old Demond Levar Morris of Rocky Mount was jailed today on two counts of assault wit...
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule announced today by the Obama administration stand to lose access to feder...
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Katherine Helen Defrance, daughter of Chris and Sally Defrance of Camden, and Steven Charles Mitchell, son of Charles and Bobbie Mitchell of Tucson, Ariz., and Elizabeth Covington of Lewisville, announce their engagement. The bride elect’s grandparents are the late Fred and Dorothy Defrance o...
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Brunston Chelsea and Terrence Brunston announce the birth of a son, Chesley La-mar Brunston, at 1:47 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He weighed 9 pounds, 0.2 ounces and was 22.25 inches long. His grandparents are Audry Brunston, Rickie Dawn, Gloria and Carl...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — One pet owner made a promise when her toy poodle fell ill and its vision started to dim. If her dog lived, she would help it overcome any disabilities and give a paw up to other pooches in the process. Silvie Bordeaux of Los Angeles kept that vow after Muffin survived a can...
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ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — One sells a cheeseburger whose patty is 100 percent cheese, another sells meatballs the size of baseballs and a third tempts palates with insects on a skewer. Belgium takes its food seriously - and adventurously- so when the American-style food trucks started rolling i...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market — a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike. The Fed did reiterate its plan to maintain its benchmark short-term rate n...
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's latest hot fashion item? The traditional peasant blouse. The garment dates back centuries but it disappeared from sight during the communist era, as authorities tried to stamp out rural traditions. Now the blouse is making a comeback — even featuring...
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WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the justices to r...
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