Monthly Archives: February 2011

Second-hand lions arrive in Colorado

Twenty-five lions, most of them rescued from Bolivian circuses, arrived in Colorado on Wednesday to start their new lives at a wildlife sanctuary, reports the Associated Press. The 14 males and 11 females landed at Denver International Airport around 4:30 … Continue reading

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Spring is on its way. . . and we have the proof!

You’ll find a photo in today’s print edition of the Banner-News that shows the newest blooms marking spring’s arrival, and we saw a large flock of Red-breasted Robins passing through only days ago, sure harbingers of spring. However, a more … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s print edition of the Banner-News, you’ll find out the latest options the City of Magnolia may have in obtaining federal funding for the local airport. According to engineering representatives from Alliance Engineering in Shreveport who visited the city … Continue reading

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County offices closed Monday

If you have pressing business at any of the Columbia County offices, you may want to get it done before the close of the business day Friday. All county offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents’ … Continue reading

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Magnolia Airport Commission to meet today

We’ve been advised by Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann’s office that the Magnolia Airport Commission will meet today at 4 p.m. at the airport. We’re excited about the opportunity to visit the airport and to listen to ideas that might enhance … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, you’ll find out why Judge Larry Chandler ordered a woman to undergo a mental evaluation in court earlier this week over a case that includes a wide range of unusual allegations. You’ll also get the details of … Continue reading

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House advances capital gains tax cut

An Arkansas House panel has recommended cutting the capital gains tax and a tax on utilities for manufacturers, reports the Associated Press. Over Gov. Mike Beebe’s warning that the state can’t afford the loss in revenue, the House Revenue and Taxation … Continue reading

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How do you like “Who Am I?”

We started this contest a few weeks ago as a trial run, and we plan to continue it through next week to see how our readers like the feature. Thus far, it’s gone even better than we expected with countless … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

In today’s Banner-News, you’ll get the scoop on last night’s Magnolia City Council meeting, at which Mayor Parnell Vann delivered his first State of the City address, and you’ll find out who’s on the Columbia County Circuit Court docket for … Continue reading

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SAU to present, ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!’

The Department of Theatre and Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University will present the musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” at Harton Theatre each night Tuesday, Feb. 22, through Thursday, Feb. 24. Tickets are $3 for SAU … Continue reading

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