Monthly Archives: January 2011

Columbia Countians reportedly in Egypt

We’ve heard of several Columbia County residents, both current and former, who are in Egypt right now, and who have been evacuated due to conditions there. We are working to confirm those rumors now, and even more importantly, to confirm … Continue reading

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Let the Banner-News and Pizza Inn buy your lunch this week!

That’s right – the Banner-News is announcing yet another new feature! The weekly “Who Am I?” contest begins tomorrow, and Banner-News Blog readers are being treated to an advance version of the rules! The contest works like this: Each week, … Continue reading

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Winter weather expected in North Arkansas

A winter storm is expected to drop a layer of freezing rain and snow in Northwest Arkansas today, reports the AP. Naturally, with our high weekend temperatures, we shouldn’t expect the same down here in our neck of the woods, … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

Once again, you’ll find all the local news you’ve been ¬†looking for in today’s edition of the Banner-News, including the details of a county homeowner who frightened away with a weapon two would-be burglars who entered his residence through a … Continue reading

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Good news for Arkansas . . . just not for our area

The AP announced today that Tyson Foods plans to spend $1 million on an expansion of its deboning plants in Berryville and Green Forest. The move will add 300 jobs at the two plants. The company says the expansions are … Continue reading

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Judge: No more tattoos for you, lady

We do love our weird news stories, and we couldn’t resist sharing with you the tale of Tamraka McGriff, of Beaumont, Texas, who has been barred from undergoing any more plastic surgeries or getting any new tattoos until she re-pays … Continue reading

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Challenger accident anniversary is today

We remember, in 1986, as a third-grader in a Louisiana elementary school, being herded into the auditorium to watch the launch of the Challenger space shuttle on television. We remember our teachers being thoroughly excited to watch as one of … Continue reading

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New editor for El Dorado News-Times announced

We’re so pleased to welcome our friend, Chris Qualls, of El Dorado, to Wehco Media’s editorial team! Chris, whom we are proud to have worked with in El Dorado, has assumed the role of El Dorado News-Times editor, and editor … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, you’ll get the scoop on who will be appearing in Columbia County Circuit Court next week, and you’ll find out which local non-profit was the recipient of a $20,000 grant that will enable it to add to … Continue reading

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Chamber needs nominations for annual awards

We’re proud to pass on the following note from the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. It’s time again for nominations of community residents for the Chamber’s annual awards, and chamber staff tells us that more nominations are needed. The Chamber … Continue reading

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