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2 contested races held for city council seats

Early voting gets under way Monday for the Nov. 6 General Election, and among the ballots for El Dorado voters are two contested races for El Dorado City Council seats. Voters may begin casting their ballots at 8 a.m. in the county clerk’s office in the Union County Courthouse. Residents in Ward 1, Position 2 and Ward 4, Position 1 will have two candidates each from which to choose.

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Council tables MAD funding request

City, MAD and Municipal League officials to meet next week

City officials will schedule a specially called meeting to sort through issues surrounding a funding request from the Murphy Arts District.

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Tourism Conference moves to Hot Springs

For the first time in more than four decades, El Dorado was set to host the annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Now, the city will have to wait a little longer for the opportunity.

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EWB recommends $2.2M MAD funding request

After a lengthy and frank discussion, the El Dorado Works Board agreed to recommend to the El Dorado City Council a $2.2 million-plus funding request from the Murphy Arts District to cover cost overruns in the construction of the MAD amphitheater and playscape.

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Deputies respond to shots fired during funeral

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of gunshots fired Saturday outside an Urbana church where a funeral was taking place for the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred in El Dorado earlier this week.

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$1M bond set for third shooting suspect

Bond was set at $1 million Friday for a third El Dorado man who has been arrested for first-degree murder and other felony charges in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred earlier this week.

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2 men arrested in relation to murder

Bonds were set Friday at $1 million each for two El Dorado men, one the son of a city alderman, who are accused of first-degree murder and other felony charges in connection to a fatal shooting that left one man dead Sunday.

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