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April 22, 2018
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Kinleys want plea deal in fraudulent-will case

A document from the United States District Court’s Western Division of Arkansas on Wednesday shows that John Wayne Kinley Jr. and Marion Diane Kinley - co-defendants in the fraudulent-will case involving the late Matthew Seth Jacobs - have requested a change-of-plea hearing.

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Ouachita Enrichment temporarily halts its lawn care services

Ouachita Industries is abruptly stopping its lawn care in an effort to redesign its program. OI Operations Director Gary Huddleston explained that a group of OI clients are in the process of fulfilling its last customer commitments so the yard servicing program can take its time to rebuild. Huddleston said that the OI clients that have provided yard services have done a great job of managing an average of 40 accounts in the area for almost 10 year...

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‘Grandparent Scam’ hits area again

A Camden resident has alerted the Camden News that her mother who is suffering from early dementia was targeted by scammers posing as a lawyer representing her grandchild in order to obtain money from the women. The resident informed the Camden News that her son is stationed in Japan and was never in any danger or the hospital. Attorney General Rutledge offered the following tips to avoid falling victim to the “favorite grandson” scam:

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Fire breaks out at co-op building Monday

Fire breaks out at co-op building Monday Several local fire departments respond to a fire at the South Central Service Cooperative building located on U.S. 79 South on Monday evening. The cause of the fire has not been determined, and no injuries were reported at the time of the fire. Firefighters were dispatched to the building again this morning after the fire reignited.

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Autism Walk set for Saturday

The seventh Annual Walk for Autism will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Coleman Stadium. Door prizes, games and activities that will allow for participants to learn while having fun will be available. The theme for this year’s event is “It’s in my DNA.”

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Driver crashes into sign and utility pole

A vehicle that was possibly stolen crashed into the Guadalajara sign along Lincoln Drive and additionally destroyed a light pole early Saturday morning, according to a Camden Police Department incident report. The report states:

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April is declared as month for safe digging

April is “Safe Digging Month” and state law requires that a person must call 811 - the national Call Before You Dig number - or your local One Call Center at least 48 hours (two working days) before digging or excavating. The following will attempt to dispel some common safe digging myths:

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Jon Harrell is named the vice chair of the ABA

LITTLE ROCK — Camden native Jonathan (Jon) Harrell was installed as the 2018-19 vice chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association at the 128th Annual ABA Convention on Tuesday, April 3, at the Robinson Center in Little Rock, according to a news release. He is the son of the late Searcy Harrell of Camden.

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Camden Historic District’s nomination has been accepted

The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program recommended 18 Arkansas properties in 13 counties—including the Washington Street Historic District Boundary Increase at Camden in Ouachita County—for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it met on April 4, states a news release.

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