Monthly Archives: December 2010

Three confirmed dead in Cincinnati, Ark.

Emergency management officials are receiving reports of storm damages in parts of northwest Arkansas that were struck by an early morning tornado, reports the Associated Press. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says damages and power outages are being reported throughout … Continue reading

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Batesville considers creating town police force

With Batesville’s population climbing to almost 10,000, local officials are considering the possibility of creating a police force for the town, reports the Associated Press. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that since 1982, Independence County sheriff’s deputies have patrolled Batesville as part … Continue reading

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Good afternoon, Magnolia!

Our offices are closed today, but as you might have noticed, your Banner-News is already in the racks and possibly in your driveway! Today has turned out to be a beautiful day in Magnolia – the sun is shining, the … Continue reading

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Bell named to Board of Directors

Columbia County Clerk Sherry Bell is the newest member of the Executive Board of the Association of Arkansas Counties. She succeeds Doris Tate of Sebastian County, who retired at the end of 2010.

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More lignite meetings scheduled

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A postscript to the previous post . . .

A Banner-News visitor tells us that all those calls and e-mails expressing support for the local Kroger store may pay off. She says another community with which she is familiar found success in that tactic, rallying enough support to keep … Continue reading

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More Kroger news . . .

We’ve just gotten off the phone with Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Director Cammie Hambrice, who tells us that she has been in contact with JD Ashley and Associates, the Little Rock-based company that handles the lease for the Kroger … Continue reading

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Consolidation battles continue in Arkansas

A group that filed suit challenging the consolidation of the Weiner School District with the nearby Harrisburg school system has filed a notice saying it will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of the suit, reports the Associated Press. The Arkansas … Continue reading

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Special election set for Garland County

Hot Springs builder Bruce Cozart is set to formally receive the Republican nomination for a vacant Arkansas House seat, reports the Associated Press. The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reports that the Garland County Republican Party will meet Thursday night to nominate the … Continue reading

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More news on the Kroger front . . .

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