By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Lisa Pickett, executive director of the Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County, has informed the Camden News that she is now hopeful that the new library building will have permanent power by the end of this week due to a recent response from Entergy about a...
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Mother and daughter duo Lynley Summers, left foreground, and Jazz Summers, left background, tell the stories in period costumes of Annie McElrath and Iva Worsham - a mother and daughter duo from long ago - as guests listen during the All Hallows Eve Cemetery Walk in the historic Oakland Cemetery on...
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A two-vehicle accident occurred on California Avenue at Sweety Donuts on Friday afternoon. Occupants were checked for injuries. No further information was known at press time.
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The Camden Rotary Club will hold its Community Service Award event at noon Tuesday at the Camden Country Club. The award honors members of the police department, sheriff's office, fire departments and EMTs.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year. Like earlier orders in North...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less than 2...
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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 the date of the event.)   OCCCA season will begin today The 2014-2015 season of the Ouachita County Community...
Category: Announcements    Published: Monday, October 20th, 2014     comments
Early voting begins for midterm election today LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansans can begin early voting in this year's busy midterm election. Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Early voting wraps up at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3...
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BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Being a small business owner is no easy feat, and in a town with a population the size of Blytheville's it can be even more challenging to sustain a business and see steady growth. A recent growth in social media marketing is changing the small business climate, however, gi...
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Knight says she now forgives Ohio kidnapper CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, s...
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GARY, Ind. (AP) — The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and leading investigators to at least three other bodies, authorities said today. The Lake County coroner’s office said t...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in an...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that onl...
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The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 24 drilling permits, 16 well completions and 8 well recompletions. By county of interest, they were: DRILLING PERMITS COLUMBIA — Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC of Denver, CO for Jeff Hunt No. 5 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,844 ft. in Co...
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SAU training coordinator Julia Nipper will speak at the "Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Email Marketing."  The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the OPED building. Nipper will discuss the benefits of email marketing and how to use it effectively.  The event is free and co-sponsore...
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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared today of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s containment of Ebola is a “spectacular success story,” WHO’s director for Nigeria, Rui Gama Vaz...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC News’ chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious...
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DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall posed today by U.S. safety regulators covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla and Matrix, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia and the 2003 to...
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• On Sept. 26, Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Adam LaDuke spoke to Allen Brooker on the phone. Brooker wanted to report that someone had taken his tackle box. Brooker said that he had stopped at Jay’s County Store on his way back from fishing and noticed that his tackle box...
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• On Oct. 6, a female was arrested for being on the ban list at Walmart, according to a report for the Camden Police Department. While the officer was talking to the manager, he observed Nia Taji Key, 25, 821 Sax St. in Camden, shopping in the store. The officer had prior knowledge that Key wa...
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Marriage license Christopher Joe Dowell of Camden to Katie Lynn Blanton also of Camden, Oct. 8. William Hardy Floyd III of Camden to Joanna Ellen Stinnett also of Camden, Oct. 10. Herbert Wayne Smith of Camden to Kimberly Monique Reed also of Camden Oct. 13. Civil filings Security Bank vs. Gale...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans. Cards issued by the federal...
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