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Sample general election ballot

Below is a copy of the ballot as it will appear to Columbia County residents for the upcoming general election. Early voting begins next Monday, October 22, and will continue through Monday, November 5. The clerk’s office at the Columbia … Continue reading

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“Go Pink for the Cure Day”

Mayor Parnell Vann has proclaimed today, October 5, as “Go Pink for the Cure Day” in Magnolia. The mayor requests all Magnolia citizens to join in helping to promote efforts for the prevention and treatment of cancer by wear pink.

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Leadership Magnolia to host raffle

The Leadership Magnolia class of 2013 is holding a series of raffles to raise money for the class’ upcoming project to help renovate East Side Park. One raffle will be for free deer processing from C&C Packing, a deer shoulder … Continue reading

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Campus building named after Watkins

An open house ceremony was held today for the newest addition to the campus of Central Baptist College in Conway, now known as the “David T. Watkins Academic Building.” The 38,000 square foot, three story structure bears the name of Watkins, … Continue reading

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FB&T Distinguished Speaker Series

With tonight’s event, the Farmers Bank & Trust Distinguished Speaker Series surpassed the $200,000 mark in total funds earned for scholarships at Southern Arkansas University. Guest speakers David and Julie Eisenhower gave a view of growing up in the White … Continue reading

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The Power of Music

Aaron Morris’ column in this morning’s South Arkansas Sunday News referenced this video concerning the powerful, potentially medicinal effects of music. Music & Memory

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Fair Queen deadline approaches

Sunday is the deadline for entry into the Columbia County Fair Queen Contest and the Teen Miss Pageant. The Columbia County Fair Queen Contest, sponsored by Quota International of Magnolia, will be Sept. 17. This competition is for ages 17 … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Isaac update—August 30, 2:30 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaac is currently situated about 10 miles west-southwest of Baton Rouge, La., and is moving northwest at 5 mph. Maximum sustained winds are currently 50 mph. This movement is expected to continue today, taking the storm on a … Continue reading

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Rooftop rescue conducted downtown

The Columbia County Ambulance Service was assisted by the Magnolia Fire Department and Magnolia Police Department in the rescue of a worker who collapsed Thursday morning on top of Warnock’s Furniture. At approximately 9:15 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to … Continue reading

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Walmart bringing back holiday layaway

After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year’s winter holiday season, Wal-Mart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas. The new program will last a month longer than last year’s and will include more items than the … Continue reading

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