Monthly Archives: October 2010

Long may she wave . . .

It may be a tad windy in Columbia County this morning, but the swift breeze certainly makes for a beautiful picture! Above, the Star-Spangled Banner waves mightily from the Columbia County Courthouse lawn. But be advised – although the sun … Continue reading

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State school official accused of anti-gay comments

According to a report from the Associated Press, the Arkansas Department of Education has condemned the comments of Midland, Ark., School Board member Clint McCance. He is accused of referencing a campaign that encourages people to wear purple to support … Continue reading

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Republican candidate ordered off ballot in West Arkansas

A judge says the Republican Party’s nominee for a state House seat in western Arkansas can’t hold the seat because of a bribery conviction, reports the Associated Press. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Collins Kilgore on Wednesday ruled that Tommy Fite … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, look for photos of a multi-vehicle accident that occurred yesterday afternoon, an explanation of why the election may not end on Nov. 2, and the details of a great volunteer opportunity that benefits the entire county! Also … Continue reading

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SWEPCO construction halted by judge

A federal judge has issued an injunction ordering Southwestern Electric Power Co. to stop construction work on part of the land where a $1.7 billion coal-fired power plant is being built, reports the Associated Press. U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson … Continue reading

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More news from the Lincoln campaign

We’ve just received three press releases involving U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D), pictured above during a visit with local voters, who is campaigning to keep her seat in the U.S. Senate. In the first of those releases, Lincoln announced a … Continue reading

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463 Louisiana inmates released for ‘good time’

Louisiana Department of Corrections officials have announced that 463 of the state’s inmates have been released for good behavior. None of those released were violent criminals or sex offenders, the officials said. A change in the state’s ‘good time’ law, … Continue reading

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News Flash: Republican candidate dies

The campaign of Keith Crass, Republican candidate for an Arkansas House of Representatives seat from Garland County, says he has died, reports the Associated Press. The 51-year-old Crass, an accountant, was running for the District 24 seat now held by … Continue reading

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Columbia Christian gets high-flying visitor!

Eddie Eagle, the mascot of Albemarle Corp., visited Columbia Christian School’s K-3rd grade students on Tuesday, October 26.  Also pictured is Tami Rogers, CCS Elementary principal. Thanks, Columbia Christian School, for sharing your photos with us! If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Should Arkansas go nuclear?

(The following is a press release received this morning from Progress Arkansas, a coalition of business and community leaders with a mission of building consensus and support for economic, energy and environmental policies that will facilitate growth and prosperity of … Continue reading

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