Monthly Archives: January 2011

Arguments scheduled for Arkansas adoption law

The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in an appeal over a state law that prohibits unmarried couples who live together from fostering or adopting children, reports the Associated Press. The high court scheduled arguments for March 17 in … Continue reading

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Immigration tuition bill tabled by Arkansas panel

A committee of the state House of Representatives has tabled a bill that would require Arkansas college students to be U.S. citizens or legal residents in order to be eligible for in-state tuition rates, reports the Associated Press. Several members … Continue reading

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Bentonville student crushed to death by soccer goal

Bentonville police have identified a student who died when a soccer goal fell on him as 9-year-old Jonathan Nelson, reports the AP.¬†Police say the fourth-grader was playing with other Elm Tree Elementary students when the goal fell over about 2:30 … Continue reading

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Magnolia Arts to present murder mystery dinner

Janet Rider-Babbitt, director of Magnolia Arts, announced earlier this week that Magnolia Arts will present “The Last Date,” written by Babbitt herself, as a murder mystery dinner fundraiser. The dinner is set for 7 p.m., Feb. 10-11, at the Donald … Continue reading

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GOP bill on abortion funding passes Ark. panel

A state Senate committee has passed a bill to prohibit public money from paying for abortions in the cases of rape or incest for women who are eligible for public programs like Medicaid, reports the Associated Press. The Senate Public … Continue reading

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Another view of the Bonanza Creek site

Look closely at the above photo . . . if you squint and put your face REALLY close to the screen, you’ll be able to read, ‘Bonanza Creek,’ at the top of the sign. We sent our reporter Lauren Martin … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, look for the details on a new gang arrest, made by the Magnolia Police Department, which is continuing its fight against gang-related crime and violence in our city. You might also recall the article earlier this week … Continue reading

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If every dog gets its day, then every inmate should get his say . . .

It’s nothing unusual for us to receive letters from inmates – both county and state – and typically, those letters contain ramblings about innocence, claims of misguided justice and the like. For obvious reasons, we don’t print those letters. But … Continue reading

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Want more info about the MEDC’s year?

One of the things we love most about having a Blog for our readers is that we can provide them with access to all that great supplementary information that we, as the media, receive at the public meetings we attend. … Continue reading

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Arkansas man kidnaps baby at gunpoint; Amber Alert issued

Little Rock police say a man wanted for murder has kidnapped his infant son at gunpoint, reports the AP.¬†Authorities issued a Morgan Nick/Amber alert Tuesday morning for 8-month-old Raymond Moore Jr. Police say Raymond Moore Sr. took the baby from … Continue reading

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