Monthly Archives: August 2010

Drown campaign hosts meet-and-greet in Hot Springs

Fox News is spending a week following U.S. Senate candidate Trevor Drown, pictured above at a meet-and-greet in Hot Springs Village last weekend. The broadcasts about Drown are expected to air after Labor Day. (Note: Fox is following four Senate … Continue reading

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Boozman to campaign in Magnolia Thursday

From a press release sent by U.S. Congressman John Boozman’s campaign: John Boozman will be campaigning for his U.S. Senate bid in Magnolia tomorrow.¬†Boozman will speak to students at the Constitution Day Program at Southern Arkansas University at 2 p.m. … Continue reading

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‘Steel Magnolias’ auditions scheduled

Ever wanted to be an actor? Here’s your chance! Auditions for the Magnolia Arts and SAU Theater Department production of Robert Harling’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ have been scheduled. SAU students may audition Sept. 1-2, 5-7 p.m. Auditions for the general public … Continue reading

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Beebe: Keet’s school ideas would put Arkansas in court

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says Republican challenger Jim Keet is backing education proposals that would land the state back in court over school funding issues, reports the Associated Press. Beebe on Wednesday said that taxpayer-funded vouchers for students to attend … Continue reading

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Want to know how to get your property taxes frozen?

Then you might want to pick up a copy of today’s print edition of the Banner-News! Columbia County Assessor Cathy Allen explains what you need to do to have your property taxes frozen, and why property taxes in Columbia County … Continue reading

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Keet supports vouchers for private schools

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Keet said Tuesday that he supports creating taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing students to attend private schools, but said he wants to examine how the state could offer them without reopening a school funding lawsuit, reports the Associated … Continue reading

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Lincoln: May support look at ending some Bush cuts

Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln says she may support ending Bush-era tax cuts for the very wealthy while extending them for the middle class, reports the Associated Press. Lincoln told the Arkansas Economic Developers on Tuesday that there should be more … Continue reading

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Biddle releases candidacy announcement

Romerse Biddle announces his candidacy for mayor of Magnolia. Biddle, 26, was born and raised in Magnolia. He is currently an AmeriCorps Policy Liaison to the U.S. Congress and has worked to make two bills become federal law for AmeriCorps. … Continue reading

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Talley announces bid for Magnolia City Council

(Note: Talley informs the Banner-News Blog that his petition has not yet been certified by the Columbia County Clerk’s Office.) Zachary Talley has announced his candidacy for City Council, Ward 3, Position 2.¬†Talley, 25, is a lifelong resident of Magnolia. … Continue reading

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Pit bull fighting ring found in Magnolia

Magnolia Animal Control Officer David Cushman found the two pit bulls pictured above chained up at an alleged dog fighting ring in Magnolia’s city limits earlier this afternoon. Banner-News reporter Lauren Martin took the photo while gathering information for tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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