Monthly Archives: September 2010

O’Brien raps Martin reimbursements in SoS race

Secretary of state candidate Pat O’Brien charged Wednesday that his opponent, Mark Martin, gouged taxpayers by accepting excessive expense reimbursements as a legislator, reports the Associated Press. Martin’s campaign countered that O’Brien didn’t fully explain his own expense reimbursements. O’Brien, … Continue reading

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$5.8M Arkansas tourism ad to hit range of audiences

The state tourism agency plans to use its $5.8 million advertising budget to promote Arkansas as a state filled with fun indoor and outdoor activities, and the ads will appear in media ranging from gas pump TVs to specialty magazines, … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s print edition of the Banner-News, you’ll find the details of convicted robber Brandon Carter’s appeal, the latest arrests from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Magnolia Police Department, the resignation of the head of the $700 billion … Continue reading

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State Court of Appeals affirms motion in Carter case

The Arkansas Court of Appeals released a decision this morning affirming an appeal by Brandon Carter of his conviction for aggravated robbery. Carter, who was sentenced to 100 years in prison after being found guilty in a jury trial of … Continue reading

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Waldo voters upset with change in polling location

Here at the Banner-News, we have for some time been reporting the polling locations for the Magnolia school board elections, held Tuesday, as the Magnolia High School Band Hall and the Waldo Fire Department. We even re-published that information – … Continue reading

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Smackover plant cited by OSHA

According to a report released last night by the Associated Press, the Martin Operating Partnership LP plant, located in Smackover and owned by a Texas company, was cited for one “willful” and 21 “serious violations” by the Occupational Safety and … Continue reading

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Alamo seeks new trial

Convicted evangelist Tony Alamo is seeking a new trial, reports the Texarkana Gazette. Alamo reportedly believes that the government failed to adequately prove that he actually transported young girls across state lines for sexual purposes, according to his lawyer’s argument … Continue reading

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Tanner, elections, arrests and more

Robert McDonald and Gregory Sanders were declared the winners in Tuesday’s school board elections for Magnolia and Emerson-Taylor, respectively. Want to know what the margins were? Pick up a copy of today’s print edition of the Banner-News, where you’ll also … Continue reading

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Welcome back bash set for Tanner Edwards

Want to meet Tanner Edwards, above, the dancing boy who lit up the stages of Good Morning America and The Ellen Degeneres Show today? Be at Kathy’s Dance Studio at 5 p.m. this evening for a reception welcoming Tanner back … Continue reading

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Ross, Rankin set for debate Oct. 14

A 4th Congressional District Candidate Forum is set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado News-Times and Noalmark Broadcasting Corp. will host the event. The forum will feature Congressman … Continue reading

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