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Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe announced Monday that two arrests have been made in Louisiana in connection with a theft of oilfield equipment from Quantum Resources Management in Columbia County. According to the sheriff's statement, on July 5 deputies were dispatched to Columbia Road 227 to Quantum Resources Management. Pumpers there had chased a vehicle out of the well-site that morning loaded down with oilfield equipment. Pumpers were able to get a license number off the vehicle, as well as the vehicle description. There were items missing from the scene, including metal valves, and dam... Continue reading ->
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The older of the two juveniles who escaped from South Arkansas Youth Services early Monday morning has been charged with terroristic threatening and fleeing, and will be going to the SAYS Detention Facility. No charges have been filed at this time against the younger boy. Jerry Walsh, SAYS executive director, told the Banner-News late Monday morning that the two juvenile runaways, in the age 15-16 range, were both from El Dorado. Walsh verified that the two boys knew one another. The older boy had been charged with commercial burglary and was awaiting trial. Walsh said authorities wil... Continue reading ->
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Mayor, sheriff say interest builds in new state facility
Picture: Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe discusses the needs of the Detention Center on a recent tour of the facility....
Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe discusses the needs of the Detention Center on a recent tour of the facility....
Civic and community leaders in several South Arkansas areas are beginning to look at - and pursue - the possibility of having a new state prison built in their communities. According to both Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann and Sheriff Mike Loe, this will be a topic when the Arkansas Legislature convene...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
Several candidates have filed for municipal offices throughout the county as of Friday afternoon, according to documents filed in the Columbia County Clerk’s Office. The filing period for all municipal candidates opened Friday, and will continue through 12 noon on Friday, Aug. 15. These candi...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
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Logoly State Park will be offering a hunter education course on Aug. 23 and 24. This is the only session of Hunter’s Education that is scheduled at Logoly this year. With the construction of a new Visitor Center it will not be possible for them to schedule more classes. Classes will begin at...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson improperly took Arkansas' homestead tax credit during four tax years before making a partial repayment shortly before he announced his campaign for governor, according to an official with the Pulaski County ass...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
Two juveniles who escaped around 4 a.m. today from South Arkansas Youth Services have been apprehended as of around 10 this morning, according to Jerry Walsh, SAYS executive director. A spokesman with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a search was underway in the...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
Real estate transactions as filed in the Columbia County Circuit Clerk’s Office for the week ending July 25: James Ellis and Nancy Anderson to Randy Reed and Paulette Reed, Lot 62 in the NE/4 SW/4, Section 22, Township 16 South, Range 21 West (1431 Hwy. 371 North, Waldo), NSR. Curtis Owen an...
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The Magnolia Blossom Festival and Steak-Cookoff will be featured in tonight’s debut episode of “Eating America With Anthony Anderson” on The Food Network at 8 p.m.   The Banner-News is looking for military veterans with stories to tell. Please contact us at 870-234-5130. &n...
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McNeil Masonic Lodge Master Bert Maness (left) presenting Brother Kenneth Nixon his 50-year recognition and pin on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 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.   MONDAY - July 28 Annual Revival Service will be held...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
Producers who suffered eligible livestock, honeybee or farm-raised fish losses have until Aug. 1 to submit a notice of loss and application for payment under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP). ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible produce...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 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.   MONDAY - July 28 Look Goo...
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Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 28, 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. On this date: In 1540, King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed, the same day...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 11 drilling permits 1 well recompletion. By county, they were: DRILLING PERMITS COLUMBIA — Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC of Denver for Franks No. 8-16 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,883 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macdonia Fld...
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Records for the week of July 18-25 included the issuance of four marriage license applications in the Columbia County Clerk’s Office, and one divorce filing in Columbia County Chancery Court. Marriage licenses issued Ruben Milton Compton Jr. of Cotton Valley, La., and Rebecca Jean M. Drake o...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved. The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago, which has r...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014     comments
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early t...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the...
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SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there. Government troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian sepa...
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans A...
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NEW YORK (AP) — A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination. The "Dating Naked" series is the latest example of reality television's newest trend. Nud...
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(AP) — Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allow...
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WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents. George Manko sells Hawaiian shave ice in a p...
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