Monthly Archives: March 2011

2011 Blossom Festival T-shirts are here!

The Blossom Festival T-shirts are here! Prices are $12 for sizes small – extra large; $14 for XXL; and $16 for XXXL. Order yours now, and pick them up April 21 at Jennifer’s! Tell us what you think of the … Continue reading

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The official announcement won’t come ’til tomorrow, but . . .

Our Banner-News Blog followers are often privy to information that hasn’t yet been published in our print edition (and vice versa), and today is no different. We won’t make the official announcement until tomorrow in the Banner-News, but we’re providing … Continue reading

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In today’s Banner-News . . .

In today’s Banner-News, you’ll learn more about how the recent boom in oil and gas leases in Columbia County are affecting our economy, and you’ll get the details of the industry’s history in our area. The article is the first … Continue reading

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Magnolia Arts granted $15K by A&P Commission

We’ve just left the Magnolia Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting, and we’re pleased to announce that the commissioners approved $15,000 for the Magnolia Arts Council’s renovations and improvements to its new home on the Courthouse Square. You’ll get the full … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

Wow, are we slammed with local news today! We had intended to post earlier today to the Blog, but we were sidetracked with a number of local meetings, including the A&P Commission and the RDA Board – But we’re back … Continue reading

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Ark. House panel one vote shy on health overhaul bill

A House committee has voted down a bill that would have created a state insurance exchange as part of the federal healthcare overhaul, the Associated Press reports. The 20-member House Insurance and Commerce Committee on Friday voted 10-7 in favor of … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the SAU Muleriders as they take on DSU on their new field this weekend!

The Southern Arkansas Muleriders and Delta State Statesmen will square off in a three-game Gulf South Conference baseball series Saturday and Sunday. The two will meet in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday and play a single game at … Continue reading

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In today’s Banner-News . . .

In today’s Banner-News, you’ll enjoy the tale of a woman with local ties who is currently serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that was sent to aid in relief efforts in Japan. The ship was featured … Continue reading

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Ark. House backs changes to unemployment benefits

The Arkansas House has voted to freeze the state’s unemployment benefits to help repay the more than $346 million it owes the federal government, reports the AP. By a 67-20 vote, the House on Wednesday passed the bill to remove the … Continue reading

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Hot Springs woman claims $1M in Saturday’s Powerball drawing

The Hot Springs woman who won $1 million in Saturday’s Powerball drawing says she and her husband were on the verge of homelessness, reports the AP. Thirty-two-year-old Mary JoAnn Gray Dartt told The Sentinel-Record that she is unemployed and that she … Continue reading

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