Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wow! Look at all that candy!!

Area trick-or-treaters are lining up at various “Trunk or Treat” events around town, including the one hosted by First Baptist Church in Magnolia in the parking lot across from Central Elementary. To see a few more photos of our local … Continue reading

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Arkansas board cracks down on natural gas drilling

Arkansas soon could become the second state to require companies to reveal what chemicals they use in drilling natural gas wells, reports the Associated Press. The state Oil and Gas Commission is in the final stages of developing a rule … Continue reading

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Lake of Fire in Northwest Louisiana

A blaze touched off by a trash fire has been smoldering for two months — with occasional flareups — in the bed of a twisting, narrow lake drawn down as part of northwestern Louisiana’s fight against an invasive water fern, … Continue reading

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Early votes down from 2008 election year

It may be no surprise, but the number of early voters is 30 percent below what it was in the 2008 general election, according to state election officials. In a report by the Associated Press, the Secretary of State’s office … Continue reading

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2010 Southern Arkansas University Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Above, Billy Ross, widow of the late Dr. Delwin Ross, former Southern Arkansas University, accepts an induction into the SAU Sports Hall of Fame on his behalf from Dr. David Rankin, SAU president. Ross and several other former Muleriders were … Continue reading

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Pleas from politicians

As Election Day draws near, we’ve noticed that we’re receiving more and more pleas for support from politicians, including one just moments ago from Congressman John Boozman (R), candidate for U.S. Senate, asking supporters to help raise “an additional $10,000 … Continue reading

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Halloween Reminder

Halloween is actually Sunday, Oct. 31, but the majority of Columbia County residents will celebrate it tomorrow. Magnolia, Emerson and McNeil have all announced that their communities will officially observe Halloween Saturday, and we assume that other local communities are … Continue reading

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Rankin to make appearance on Fox News

Beth Anne Rankin (R), of Magnolia, a candidate for the 4th Congressional District, will appear at 6 p.m. today with David Asman on Fox News Business. As election day looms around the corner, Rankin’s candidacy has become even more a … Continue reading

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Don’t forget about the SAU Sports Hall of Fame banquet tonight!

It’s not too late to purchase a ticket for the Southern Arkansas University Sports Hall of Fame banquet tonight at the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and the program … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel films in Caddo Parish

Caddo Parish Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says a TV crew is making a show about an April 2005 murder for the Discovery Channel’s Main Street Mysteries series, reports the Associated Press. Thirty-year-old Tosha Lampkin of Houston was visting family in … Continue reading

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