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Crowds watch Independence Day fireworks display

We’re sharing a few photographs from the fireworks display Tuesday night at East Side Park. Crowds filled the park and surrounding areas to watch the

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West Nile Virus Expected in Arkansas

Positive lab results for human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported in Texas and Mississippi so far this year, and the virus is probably on its way to Arkansas, health officials say. The Arkansas Department of Health … Continue reading

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SAWN presents four local women with awards

The South Arkansas Women’s Network presented four local women with awards last night at a ceremony at Southern Arkansas University’s Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The awards were: Horizon, Career and Lifetime Achievement. Chelsea Spurlock received the Horizon … Continue reading

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Daniel Burford makes “miraculous” recovery

Daniel Burford, 12, of Taylor, has made a remarkable recovery, according to his father from his heart surgery and stroke, according to his father Larry Burford. Daniel was featured last month in The Sunday News in an article written by Banner-News reporter … Continue reading

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Arkansas Human Development Corp. awarded $1,144,854 as a part of US Labor Department’s $84 program to aid career training and housing assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday $83,941,360 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs. A total of $78,253,180 … Continue reading

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Congressman Mike Ross to speak tomorrow at Rotary

Mike Ross, who represents Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes 29 counties throughout much of the southern and western parts of the state, will speak tomorrow at the Magnolia Rotary Club meeting. According to Rotarian Chris Gillam, Ross’ presentation will … Continue reading

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One World, Many Stories

Children’s Librarian, Susan Walker, invites all area children to participate in the Columbia County Library’s Summer Reading Club. One World, Many Stories is this year’s theme and great programs are planned for children entering grades K-2 grades Tuesdays at 2 … Continue reading

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MRMC looks at employing a rural health physician/hospitalist

The Magnolia Regional Medical Center Board of Commissioners voted Monday to authorize Administrator Margaret West to move forward with pursuing a “hybrid program” under which the hospital would employ a rural health physician/hospitalist. West reported there is a potential candidate … Continue reading

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MRMC Foundation Fundraiser features Arkansas Iron Chef

Arkansas Iron Chef Jacob Peck prepared several hors d’oeuvres Friday night during the MRMC “Stars of Arkansas” VIP reception and demonstrated how to make the dishes. Peck even allowed attendees of the reception to help him make the dishes, and shared … Continue reading

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PurpleHull Pea Festival ‘Pea-tacular’ Fireworks Show still on

The fireworks display scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight at the Emerson Purple Hull Pea Festival will proceed as planned, Fire Chief Dewayne Waller said this afternoon. Despite Columbia County being under a burn ban, County Judge Larry Atkinson left the … Continue reading

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