Monthly Archives: August 2010

Lafayette Co. School District drops Bible history course idea

The Lafayette County School District has dropped the idea suggested by a school board member of adding a Bible history course to its social studies curriculum, reports Eric Nicholson of the Texarkana Gazette. Board member Johnny Brown suggested the class … Continue reading

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Candidates draw for ballot positions

The Columbia County Election Board held a drawing for ballot positions at 6 p.m. this evening at the county courthouse. Above, Leslie ‘Les’ Kent, left, and Larry Talley, right, draw numbers to see whose name will go first on the … Continue reading

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It’s over! Jury finds for nursing home in wrongful death case

That’s right – the wrongful death lawsuit that’s been featured on the front page of the Banner-News print editions for the past week is now over! The jury received the case earlier today and after approximately 45 minutes of deliberation, … Continue reading

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Official list of 2010 municipal candidates released

All candidates listed below have been certified by the Columbia County Clerk’s Office, which released the following official candidates list just moments ago. (New additions are in bold print.) • Magnolia: Mayor: Bob Flaherty, Sam Whitelaw, Parnell Vann, Romerse Biddle … Continue reading

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Yes, we goofed . . .

The 2009-2010 graduating class of the Leadership Magnolia Program met at the Ole Feed House on Tuesday for their graduation ceremony with special guest Corbet Lamkin, SAU-Tech Chancellor, as guest speaker. Leadership Magnolia 2010-2011 is currently accepting applications. More information … Continue reading

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Spill panel probes Obama’s drilling decision

The chairmen of the presidential panel investigating the Gulf oil spill are expressing disappointment that the Obama administration didn’t consult with senior U.S. environmental officials before announcing plans to expand offshore drilling before the accident, reports the Associated Press. The … Continue reading

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SBTDC, SAU College of Business offer market research to local businesses

The Southern Arkansas University Small Business and Technology Development Center and the SAU College of Business will team up again this semester to provide market research projects to local small businesses.

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Home security? There’s an app for that . . .

An iPhone application helped a Dallas man, while visiting relatives hundreds of miles away in suburban Hartford, Conn., watch as two burglars broke into his home, reports the Associated Press. Vincent Hunter told WFAA-TV that he called 911 at the … Continue reading

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A picture is worth 1,000 words . . . and jail time

The camera of a vacationing New Jersey family who posed for a picture in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol captured more than smiles, reports the Associated Press. It also caught a thief in the act. John Myers, of Bloomfield, … Continue reading

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Bullet to the head? Nah, just fireworks . . .

We adore “weird” news, which is why this Associated Press article about a gentleman from Berlin caught our eye. It seems he walked around for about five years with a bullet in his head – turns out, the guy thought … Continue reading

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