Monthly Archives: September 2010

The many faces of the governor

One of the best things about wandering the background of a crowded event is that few people notice when a camera is pointed in their direction, which allows us to capture candid moments rather than posed photos. And at last … Continue reading

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Maloch’s Supporter Appreciation Fish Fry

State Representative Bruce Maloch’s supporter appreciation fish fry was a hit Monday night – hundreds of his fans and friends swarmed the grounds, all with glowing things to say about Maloch. We were lurking in the background and managed to … Continue reading

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Beebe makes appointments

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe announced the appointments of 54 Arkansans to various boards and commissions yesterday, including Magnolia’s own Dr. Jamie Brandon to the State Review Committee for Historic Preservation. His appointment expires June 30, 2014. Brandon replaces Roger Coleman.

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Follow those snack wrappers!

In today’s installment of weird news, the Associated Press reports that a Little Debbie snack truck stolen from a Walmart parking lot in Wichita, Kansas, left a trail of empty boxes and snack cake wrappers behind it that made it … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, look for the details of a murder trial set to begin today in Columbia County Circuit Court, find out whether the Magnolia Regional Medical Center saw profits this month, and learn what plan the city is considering … Continue reading

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Have you read up on the 2010 ballot issues?

On the 2010 general election in November, voters will be presented with three ballot issues. We’ve spent a little time reading up on these issues, and you’ll find a generalized summary of each below, along with a link to “fact … Continue reading

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AEDC awards grants to 12 cities, counties

Unfortunately, though, Magnolia and Columbia County aren’t among the recipients. A press release issued this morning by the AEDC indicates grants were awarded to the following: $244,880: City of Mena – waterline to The Oaks, an assisted living center. $215,000: … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . . bullet?

According to the Peninsula Daily News, a Sequim, Wash., man was surprised Saturday afternoon to find himself shot in the nose while relaxing in his back yard. The victim told authorities he felt a pain in his nose and when … Continue reading

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Ross issues statement on Small Business Jobs Act

“One of the driving principles of the American Dream is that each one of us has the opportunity to take an idea, trade or skill and start our own business in an effort to seek prosperity and security for our … Continue reading

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Mentions of Magnolia

We always enjoy doing random Internet searches for people and events with Magnolia and Columbia County ties, and today’s search turned up quite a few: • Katherine Fell, a native of Stamps, Ark. and a graduate of Southern Arkansas University, … Continue reading

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