Picture: The director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training on Tuesday advised officials...
The director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training on Tuesday advised officials...
Ken Jones, director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, spoke to members of the Magnolia Economic Development Corp. and county and city officials about the process of trying to attract a new state prison to this area. Mayor Parnell Vann; Sheriff Mike Loe; County Ju...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
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 From left, Kate Slaton-Bunner, Victoria Allison and Audree Beavers sell fresh lemonade and collect donations on North Jackson Tuesday afternoon. All proceeds go to CCAPS.
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
Vote for Growth has met the basic state requirement of 4,954 verified signatures in order for the wet/dry issue to make the November ballot, David Nelson, chairman, said Tuesday. He said more than 38 percent of registered voters had signed petitions to get the question on the ballot. They “a...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
ATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides. But Theodore "Dutch" Van...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
Now that we know the wet/dry issue will make the November ballot, which way do you think Columbia County will vote?   If you missed seeing the Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-off on Food Network, you have three more chances to see it. Here are the next run times:...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
A Magnolia man was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor first degree, after Magnolia Police Department officers found a 12-year-old child left in an abandoned vehicle for about two hours. According to Lt. Todd Dew with MPD’s criminal investigation divi...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 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.   WEDNESDAY - July 30 Revival Service will be held at...
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The Emerson Class of 1964 met recently for their 50th Class Reunion. Those attending were, seated, left to right, Juanita "Nita" Hines Singer, Judy Mayfield Hudman, Brenda Jones Waller, Terry Foster Couley, Johnette Roberson Basinger; standing, left to right, Joe Mullins, Carlos Holland, Danny Fitzp...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 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.   WEDNESDAY - July 30 Harve...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
Entries are now being sought for the 2015 Arkansas Beef Ambassador Competition, sponsored by the Arkansas CattleWomen’s Association (in cooperation with the Arkansas Beef Council). The competition will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, in Fort Smith at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Winners will r...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
The following students from Magnolia graduated from the University of Arkansas at the end of the 2014 spring semester: Tanner Burge with a master of education degree, Jeffrey Cheatham with a bachelor of science in business administration degree, Jacob Connelly with a master of accounting degree, Kou...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally. The new poll found 5...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defens...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014     comments
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