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Get your Magnolia Blossom Festival Bike Show T-shirts now!

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One year later, it’s time to take down the Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn story

More than one year ago, I began researching the Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn disappearance, which as many readers know, is one of the most famous missing person cases in South Arkansas. The story took more than six months to write, … Continue reading

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Columbia County Community Foundation disperses grants

Each year, the Columbia County Community Foundation awards funds to various local non-profit organizations. The foundation presented awards Tuesday evening at the Magnolia Arts Center in Downtown Magnolia.

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Oops! Minnesota councilman suffers e-mail regret over topless woman photo

MAPLEWOOD, Minn.  — A Maplewood City Council member who emailed a picture of topless women to a reporter says the email was inadvertent, and that he meant to forward it to friends because he found it so shocking, reports the … Continue reading

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‘Moonwalk or else,’ says Idaho gunman

SANDPOINT, Idaho — An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the “moonwalk” at gunpoint, reports the Associated Press. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with … Continue reading

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Meth lab explodes in Okla. man’s pants

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a portable methamphetamine lab exploded in a man’s pants as he tried to run away from a state trooper during a traffic stop, reports the AP. Tulsa television station KOTV reports the incident happened shortly … Continue reading

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La. inmate sentenced for threatening letter to Obama

U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi has sentenced a federal prison inmate to five years for writing a threatening letter to President Barack Obama, the AP reports. Federal court documents say Carlton Neil Norah was incarcerated at the Oakdale Correctional Complex … Continue reading

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Wanna meet the ‘Swamp People’ and hear the Kentucky Headhunters??

Main Street El Dorado, Murphy USA and El Dorado Festivals & Events are proud to present its annual Bugs, Bands & Bikes Weekend Friday and Saturday, May 11th & 12th in the Union Square Entertainment District in historic, Downtown El Dorado. Over the … Continue reading

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Do you know a victim of domestic abuse?

Dozens of women stand on the lawn of the Columbia County Courthouse. They are silent, these cutouts representing those who have fallen victim to domestic violence, but today, they have been given a voice. On each cutout are plaques that share … Continue reading

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New rabies cases reported in Garland County

New cases of rabies have Garland County officials warning residents to beware of wildlife, reports the AP. According to the Arkansas State Department of Health, more than 50 animals have tested positive for rabies so far this year, just 10 … Continue reading

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