Monthly Archives: February 2011

In today’s edition . . .

Sorry for the delay in posting this morning, Blog followers – we’re short-handed today, with reporter Dixie Edington off until tomorrow, and sports editor Chris Gilliam off throughout the week! We’re also busy teaching the ropes to our brand new … Continue reading

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Bill for clearing Ark. roads of snow, ice approaches $10 million

Officials estimate the amount of money the state has spent on clearing snow and ice from Arkansas highways this winter is approaching $10 million, reports the Associated Press. Highway and Transportation Department spokesman Glenn Bolick says if another significant winter storm … Continue reading

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Waiter arrested for raping child at LR restaurant

We’re sure Blog readers probably read the account in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of the Little Rock waiter who allegedly raped a 7-year old girl at the restaurant where he works while her family dined. Marco Antonio de la Rosa Gutierrez, 35, … Continue reading

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Ark. National Guard soldiers deploy for Texas, Iraq

About 130 soldiers from the Arkansas National Guard have left for training in Texas that will be followed by deployment to Iraq, reports the Associated Press. The members of the 77th Theater Aviation Brigade left Camp Robinson on Sunday morning. The … Continue reading

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Wanted: Firefighters for Texarkana

Texarkana’s firefighters union says the city needs to hire at least two more firefighters to meet national staffing recommendations but city officials say there’s no money to do that, reports the Associated Press. Lt. Jeff Pritchett, the president of the … Continue reading

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Effects of census data begin

According to an article released this morning by the Associated Press, Pine Bluff will be among those Arkansas cities to face negative effects of the 2010 Census. The report states that the city stands to lose as much $750,000 annually … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a Banner-News reporter

Banner-News reporter Lauren Martin, who joined our staff in April 2010, will bid us adieu after today. We’re proud to announce, however, that Lauren will remain in the Wehco Media family as she assumes the position of general assignment reporter … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, look for an explanation of why food professionals from across the county were in Magnolia this morning, and find out who has been scheduled for a jury trial in Columbia County Circuit Court in the coming months. … Continue reading

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Camden resident sentenced on drug charges in federal court

A press release just received moments ago from the Department of Justice states that Camden resident Audrey Tatum, 33, was sentenced to 262 months with no parole and 10 years of supervised release in U.S. District Court in El Dorado … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

Today’s Banner-News is so full of local news that we almost didn’t have room for it all! In today’s edition, you’ll find out the details of a brand new cook-off in Columbia County, and you’ll find out who was sentenced … Continue reading

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