Picture: Sgt. Vincent Mills of the Ouachita County Sheriffs Office displays the items that the department has recovered...
Sgt. Vincent Mills of the Ouachita County Sheriffs Office displays the items that the department has recovered...
By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer The Sheriff’s office has been busy over the last few weeks with a string of burglary related arrests in the Chidester and Amy areas. According to Sergeant Vincent Mills of the Ouachita County Sheriffs office, the initial investigation started about a month a...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 18th, 2014     comments
Picture: Amy Varner-Olvey, right, is sworn in Thursday as Interim Ouachita County Judge by Britt Williford, Ouachita Co...
Amy Varner-Olvey, right, is sworn in Thursday as Interim Ouachita County Judge by Britt Williford, Ouachita Co...
BY PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Interim Ouachita County Judge Amy Varner-Olvey was sworn in again as a part of a special ceremony on the second floor in the courthouse for her family and the media. Before the ceremony started, Ouachita County Clerk Britt Williford said he considered it a privile...
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Members of the CFHS yearbook staff display their Hall of Fame award following the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association convention in Rogers April 14-15. Pictured are, standing, Houston McCullough, Lindsey Bradshaw, Anita Stafford, and Rachel Clayton. Kneeling are Edward Gates, Skylen Delorme, Anton...
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Picture: Twin brothers Mackey, left, and Michael Bright of the CO A, 9th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry from Bismarck insp...
Twin brothers Mackey, left, and Michael Bright of the CO A, 9th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry from Bismarck insp...
The Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration contiunes today with an exhibit of items at the Leake Ingham Building next to the McCollum-Chidester House, 926 Washington St. The items will be on display through Friday. Also, “Letters and Memoirs of the Civil War” event wil...
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Ouachita County Emergency Management Director Andrea Tippit released a prepared statement concerning the severe storm which struck Ouachita County on April 3with 85 mile per hour winds. “In regard to the damage done within the county, the damage did not meet necessary levels in dollars to bri...
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Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day Ouachita Electric Cooperative is recognizing April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the hardworking men and women, who work often in challenging conditions to keep the power on, according to a release from the company. We are recognizing...
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The Camden Fire Department will be performing hydrant maintenance at the following locations today: • In District 2, In the areas of Macon, Penn, and Houston Streets and the east side of the bypass. • In District 3, California Avenue, Longview , Walmart Drive and Cash Road, Cash to U.S....
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Why I love taxes, and other wonderful things
By Dr. James L. Snyder Last week I was getting along just fine. Things were being accomplished and I was rather enjoying myself. Dutifully, I was checking off item after item on my “to-do-list.” I love it when a plan comes together. However, at the top of my exuberance, the Gracious Mis...
Category: Church News    Published: Friday, April 18th, 2014     comments
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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.)   County offices to be closed Friday The Ouachita County Courthouse and the Ouachita County Exte...
Category: Announcements    Published: Friday, April 18th, 2014     comments
Marriage licenses William Warren Bastress Jr. of Jacksonville, to Janice E. Barron of Camden, April 11. Divorce filings Christopher Flagg vs. Iva Daleena Owens, April 8. Jeffery Thomas vs. Joyce A. Thomas, April 8. Beatrice Bursey vs. Bobby J. Mitchell, April 8. Warranty deeds Fred Earl Walke...
Category: On the Record    Published: Friday, April 18th, 2014     comments
Wal-Mart CEO gives $1M to University of Arkansas FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has received a $1 million gift from the CEO of Wal-Mart and his wife to benefit the school’s business college. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon and his wife, Shelle...
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Nine colleges target of equal gender complaint WASHINGTON (AP) — A women’s legal organization claims that nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students. The Title IX discriminati...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.  Flight controllers confirmed today that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to...
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HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff’s deputies said today. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held today without bail at the Citrus County J...
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. The three people killed by the...
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up i...
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DENVER (AP) — A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado. What became known as the Ludlow Massacre quickly evolved into a national rallying cry fo...
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NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense att...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact of life in American politics, justices will...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear....
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an electronic device...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.  The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending t...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. Nicholas Slatten and three other form...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation. The first lady told a group of students Thursday t...
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said today. The announcement underscored that Japan hasn’t abandoned its...
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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said today they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns. Denis Pushilin, a chairman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Re...
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Investigations into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said today, as rescuers scrambled to find so...
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SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Cathol...
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