A request from local realtor Steve Carrington for a lot split of land at the intersection of U.S. 82 and North Vine Street died for lack of a motion, and no action was taken Monday night at the Magnolia Planning Commission meeting. Carrington explained that he represented the owner, who wished to d...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
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At the March 31 meeting, the Magnolia Regional Medical Center Board of Commissioners heard an update on the hospital’s overall strategic plan and means of adapting to health care changes related to the Affordable Care Act. Margaret West, administrator and chief executive officer, explained th...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 26, and for the first time this year the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance will be participating in a food drive as well. Those dropping off prescription drugs are also being asked to contribute non-perishable food to help local food ban...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
Columbia County had total Arkansas Scholarship Lottery ticket sales of $365,515 in March, according to statistics released this week from the ASL Commission. This is  up from $358,914 in February and $277,873 in January. Columbia County had lottery winnings of $233,196 in March. Past months&rs...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 13 drilling permits, 4 well completions and 4 well recompletions. By county, they were: DRILLING PERMITS COLUMBIA — Urban Oil & Gas Group LLC of Plano for Hutcheson B No. 2-16 to TVD: 7,900 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of Atlanta Fld. Lo...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
Powerball April 19, 2014 5-6-29-35-51 Powerball: 21 Current Jackpot: $150 million Mega Millions April 18, 2014 18-25-38-45-63 Megaball: 9 Current Jackpot: $48 million Natural State Jackpot April 21, 2014 1-7-20-21-35 Current Jackpot: $70,000 Decades of Dollars April 21, 2014 15-20-32...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a small school district’s request to block an Arkansas Board of Education’s order that dissolves the district into three nearby districts. The Stephens School District had asked U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey to issue a temporary r...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
The Magnolia Police Department reports the following arrests: •William D. Crisp, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested April 21 for driving on suspended drivers license following a traffic stop. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports no arrests or incidents today.
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
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Special to Banner-News Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann and water utility manager Robert Baxley (second and third from right) met recently with Verizon Wireless engineers regarding Verizon’s tour of Magnolia in search of locations for small cell sites. A small cell is a small box that will be att...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
To submit your group event to our community events calendar, bring information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to news@bannernews.net; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130.   Columbia County Library is...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
How to control anger will be discussed at Lifetree Café, 320 W. Main St. in Magnolia, Tuesday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 7, at 12 noon. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Admission to...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
To submit your church event, bring your information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to news@bannernews.net; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130.   TUESDAY - April 22 Youth revival services will be at...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
Frankly, these days I’m embarrassed by my craft, but every once in a while, I consider it a real privilege to be associated with journalism. This is one of those times. The Pulitzer Prize, which is awarded by those in news to those in news, recognized this year a team that exemplified the high...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Yet when it comes to smoking causing cancer or that a genetic code determines who we are, the doubts disappear. When consi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
SAU is hosting Harding at 3 p.m. today in non-conference baseball action at Goodheart Field. It is the Muleriders' final regular season game at home.  
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
After an eventful week of remembering the 150-year anniversary of the occupation of Ouachita County during the Civil War, it was only fitting to go out with a ‘bang’ as the...  The closing ceremony of the Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial in Camden took place Saturday at C...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
The Associated Press  WASHINGTON—Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too.  A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze.  Economists had expected growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow an...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis ap...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     comments
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