Picture: Dr. Kathleen Mallory receiving a standing ovation at a 2010 Mallory Lecture.
Dr. Kathleen Mallory receiving a standing ovation at a 2010 Mallory Lecture.
The life of African American trailblazer and Southern Arkansas University icon Dr. Kathleen (Jordan) Mallory is being celebrated upon news of her parting from this world. “Dr. Mallory was a compassionate fighter for equality all around her. It did not matter who the person was, she took o...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
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Magnolia Fire Chief Greg Pinner, left, hands the keys to a pumper truck purchased by the City of McNeil to McNeil Fire Chief Bo Huffman Tuesday evening at the Magnolia Fire Department. The City of Magnolia on May 5 voted 7-1 to sell the 18-year-old truck to McNeil for $75,000. Magnolia will purchase...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Tuesday defended the July 7 deadline they used for ballot measure petitions, saying it's a longtime practice to push back the date for submitting signatures if it falls on a holiday. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Mark Martin's office sa...
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Plans are under way for the annual South Arkansas Youth Service/Family Care Fair and “Back to School Bash,” scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the SAYS juvenile probation parking lot at 301 S. Boundary St. in Magnolia. This is the ninth year for the SAYS event, accor...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning amounted to a rebuke of Obama's proposed solution to the cri...
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A group of Magnolia teen-agers visited Angola State Prison in Louisiana for a tour of the 18,000-acre facility. There are 6,500 men incarcerated at Angola and the prison is staffed by 1,500 workers. This was the third time a group from Magnolia toured the prison, with previous tours taking place in...
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Caller says she enjoys reading the Banner-News every day and likes the way the paper is laid out. It’s easier to find things now, caller says.   Two feature stories written by Bryan Brickley of the Banner-News were picked up for statewide publication by the Associated Press — the...
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The Magnolia Police Department reports the arrest July 19 of Brandy Leshun Harden, 27, of Magnolia, on charges of battery first degree. According to a report from MPD’s criminal investigation division, police responded on July 19 to a report of a person who had been stabbed during a fight tha...
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In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
Picture: Emerald ash borers like the one above have been found in Nevada County.
Emerald ash borers like the one above have been found in Nevada County.
HOPE  — The emerald ash borer, a tiny Asian insect responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of trees since its accidental introduction to the United States in 2002, has been confirmed in Nevada, Clark, and Hot Spring counties, according to the state Plant Board and the Arkansas Agri...
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The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 22. The CPI program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 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 23 Vacation Bible School will be he...
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President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation's forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the profe...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary presented a list of demands to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; Serbia's refusal to agree to the enti...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them. It was the latest illustration that presidents help sha...
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