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Berrish, Hamilton make appearances in horse theft case

Two defendants in the case of the November 2011 horse theft from Southern Arkansas University appeared before Judge Larry Chandler Thursday in Columbia County Circuit Court. George Berrish III of Ashdown was allowed to remain on house arrest with his … Continue reading

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Hope officials concerned about early watermelon harvest

A mild winter has led to an early crop of Hope watermelons. But with the early bounty, leaders in Hope are crossing their fingers there will be enough fruit for the city’s annual Watermelon Festival in August. Hempstead County Agricultural … Continue reading

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2012 World Championship Rotary Tiller Race winners

Winners of the 2012 World Championship Rotary Tiller Races at the Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival are: Men’s Modified Division: Mike Davis Women’s Modified Division: Tasha Davis Adult Stock Division: Wayne Waller Flower Bed Division: Brandon Hanson

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Entire state under “Extreme Wildfire Danger”

All of Arkansas’ 75 counties have been placed under an “Extreme Wildfire Danger” by the Arkansas Forestry Commission. “Open burning should not be attempted during extreme fire danger,” the AFC website states. “High winds and extended dry periods lead to … Continue reading

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Logoly State Park to offer Hunter Education course

Logoly State Park is offering the Arkansas Hunter Education course July 21-22. It is state law for any person born after December 31, 1968, to have successfully completed an approved hunter education course before hunting in the state of Arkansas. On … Continue reading

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Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Hunt-Clue #2

Tuesday’s clue in the 2012 Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Hunt: If you’re searching East to West You need to turn back If you’re searching North to South You’re on the right track Monday’s clue: I’m in Emerson school district … Continue reading

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PurpleHull Pea Festival Quilt ready

  The 2012 PurpleHull Pea Festival Quilt is ready and will soon be owned by some lucky individual. The festival is conducting raffle for the quilt. Tickets are now on sale for $2 each, and are available from festival committee … Continue reading

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Local veterinarian takes part in national testimonial campaign

Magnolia veterinarian Don Impson recently took part in a nationwide testimonial campaign for General Motors. Impson has over 520,000 miles on his 1986 GMC truck. Read more about Impson’s truck at the link below: Three GMC truck owners combine for … Continue reading

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Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Hunt-Clue #1

The first clue in the 2012 Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Hunt: I’m in Emerson school district On private property I’m not I’m on a letter of the alphabet I stay in one spot Clues for the $250 treasure, sponsored … Continue reading

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Election committee announces polling sites, times

The special election for the city of Magnolia on the issue of sales tax will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Magnolia Wards 1 and 2 will vote at the American Legion and … Continue reading

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