Columbia County is ranked 48 in health outcomes among Arkansas’ 75 counties in the 2014 County Health Rankings, up from 37 in 2013.This is the fifth year for the County Health Rankings. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute began their c...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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Students at Amalia Weiser Child Enrichment Center celebrated Arkansas Childrens Week with fun activities. In photo,  Lisa Henricks’ and Ben Temple’s students participate in Crazy Hat Day. A picnic capped off the day’s activities.
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
STEPHENS — The Stephens School Board has yet to throw in the towel regarding the recent forced break-up of its school district as seen by what transpired at a meeting of the board Monday night. It was stated during the meeting that the decision made by the Arkansas Board of Education last week...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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Sunset casts reflections of trees on the surface of Lake Columbia Tuesday evening. Mild temperatures and sunny skies have been the norm for the past couple of days.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, saying prosecutors proved she illegally influenced interstate commerce and rejecting her argument that the case against her should have been heard by state authorities.Lawyers for M...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Magnolia Police:Jaquazeus King, 20, of Magnolia, was arrested Tuesday for theft of property under $1,000. Police stated King was allegedly stealing items from a local auto parts store where he was employed.An 11-year-old of Magnolia was arrested Tuesday for criminal mischief in the second degree.Jer...
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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.WEDNESDAY - April 16Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will b...
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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.WEDNESDAY - April 16Life Touch Hospi...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new...
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