By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer A celebration event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday at the Camden Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Camden to announce the results of the month’s donations to assist the Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkansas. During July, KFC has be...
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Donor Trisha Peterman of Chidester, right, looks on as American Red Cross Collector Tech 2 Tasha Thompson, left, prepares to draw blood during the drive Friday afternoon in the Atwoods parking lot.
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By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer Arkansas will hold its sales tax free weekend starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and ending at 11:59 Sunday night. Local stores in Camden will participate in the event. The sales tax free weekend has been held the first weekend in August since 2011. According to the...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Construction of the new building for the Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County is progressing nicely, according to the library's executive director, Lisa Pickett, during a meeting with the Camden Rotary Club this week. Pickett shared that construction work...
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Sammy Word, owner of Biomass Trucking Inc. based out of Bearden, removes logs from a wreck that occurred along U.S. 79 North on Tuesday. The driver reportedly attempted to turn onto Ouachita 255 near Bearden when his load shifted and overturned the truck. The driver was taken by ambulance to be trea...
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The Ouachita County Relay for Life wrap-up event will be held at 6 p.m. today at Hillside Baptist Church. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite potluck dish to share with others as photos of the recent RFL are displayed.
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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 in order of event date.)   Book-reading is held in Chidester Children's Book-Reading Time is now being held  at the Ch...
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Arkansas man gets life in prison for 2013 killing TEXARKANA (AP) — An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done in retaliation for missing crack cocaine. The Texarkana Gazette reports a Miller County jury returned the verdict for 26-year-old Serandon Ramon St...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office asked U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to reject the motion f...
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Obama is set to hold  meeting with lawmakers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss a myriad of pressing foreign policy issues. The meeting comes amid fighting between Israel and Hamas and a new round of U.S. sanctions on Russia. Obama...
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization today announced dozens of new fatalities. In Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma vowed to quarantine sick patients at home and have authorities conduct...
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Kenneth and Virginia Whittington
Virginia Sue Priddy Whittington and Kenneth Dale Whittington will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. The couple was married on Aug. 2, 1964. A celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Vicksburg Church of Christ, located at 3333 N. Frontage Road in Vicksburg, Miss.
Category: Announcements    Published: Thursday, July 31st, 2014     comments
Murphy-Foster Michael and Stacey Murphy announce the engagement of their daughter, Hanna Murphy, to Johnathon Andrew “Drew” Foster, son of Pat and LaDonna Foster. The wedding will take place on April 25, 2015 at the State Capitol Building in Little Rock. A reception will follow. The b...

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Category: Announcements    Published: Thursday, July 31st, 2014     comments
NEW YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money f...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women...
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