Monthly Archives: July 2010

No fly-bys for Chelsea . . .

Don’t expect any aerial photos of Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming nuptials, reports the Associated Press – it seems the event has been declared a no-fly zone by the Federal Aviation Administration. The former president’s daughter will wed Marc Mezvinsky Saturday in … Continue reading

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Welcome aboard!

Welcome to the Banner-News Blog, the best place in Columbia County to find the latest in news pertaining to our area! In the coming weeks, as we become more familiar with the concept of blogging, you’ll see more additions, including … Continue reading

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Is the zoo for you?

Alexandria’s Zoological Park will host ‘Les Fest’ – a two-day event that will include live music, a 5K fun run/walk and family-friendly activities – Aug. 20-21. For more information, visit the Les Fest website at http://thealexandriazoo.com/lesfest/about.html

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Pryor legislation fighting border patrol clears committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor said today his legislation to prevent corruption of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents by Mexican drug cartels has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  The bill must now … Continue reading

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Columbia County’s DMAT Team

Banner-News reporter Lauren Martin wrote a feature article for The Sunday News about Columbia County’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team last week, but space allowed for only a few of the incredible photos that were submitted by team member John Burge. … Continue reading

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Texarkana couple pleads guilty to kidnapping

Prosecutors say a man and a woman from Texarkana face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, reports the Associated Press. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Joshua Joe Oden and 43-year-old Patricia Mae Hendrix also face robbery, theft and … Continue reading

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Fans of Beth Anne

The Columbia County Republicans attended the state Republican Convention in Little Rock July 24. Pictured are Ralph Weiser, Carmen Waller, Julia Smith, Neva Baker, Claude Baker, Lindsay Givens, Sissy Rich, and Paula and Jim Hughes. Not pictured are Gene and … Continue reading

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Rankin wants immigration laws enforced

Congressional Candidate Beth Anne Rankin says news reports from Arizona make her wonder what would happen if the federal government enforced the existing immigration law. “The news reports say that  the days leading up to the Arizona law going into effect … Continue reading

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Economic Issues Breakfast Series

The Golden Triangle Economic Development Corp. will host its annual Arkansas Economic Issues Breakfast Series beginning Sun., Aug. 18, at 7 a.m., at the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center, Salons A and B, on the Southern Arkansas University … Continue reading

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