Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ross plans another telephone town hall

U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott will hold the third in a monthly series of telephone town halls on March 29.  Once a month for the rest of the year, Ross said he will host the district-wide calls because they … Continue reading

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Breaking the poverty cycle in Columbia County

We’ve been asked to help spread the word about the following, and thus we’ve posted a press release received about the event: “CADC offers families an opportunity to move out of poverty through the matched savings account program, Individual Development … Continue reading

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Arkansas Urban Forestry Council to hold annual conference

We share with our forester readers the following announcement from the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council: “The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council will hold its 20th annual conference, “Forests for All: Managing Modern Urban Forests,” on April 18-20 at the Clarion Resort … Continue reading

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To fluoridate or not to fluoridate?

There’s been much talk recently since the announcement of the fluoridation bill, which requires municipalities with populations over 5,000 to add fluoride to their city water systems. We visited with Rep. Lane Jean and Rep. David Fielding last week during … Continue reading

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In today’s edition . . .

Today’s Banner-News will fill you in on some of the funding requests that will go before the Magnolia A&P Commission on Monday. The two requests are from the Boys and Girls Club and the Columbia County Fair Association – find … Continue reading

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Remember that press conference we mentioned yesterday?

We advised our Blog followers yesterday that a press conference had been scheduled for today in Little Rock to announce a compact among the state’s public universities, and it seems that conference went off without a hitch. Below, find the … Continue reading

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In today’s Banner-News: Dilapidated houses, Lion Oil & More!

(Thanks to our friend and colleague Jim Lemon, photographer for the El Dorado News-Times, for sharing the above photo of Lion Oil with us!) Today’s Banner-News will fill you in on Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann’s plans to remove dilapidated properties … Continue reading

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Look for a big announcement tomorrow . . .

According to an Associated Press report, Southern Arkansas University President Dr. David Rankin will join the presidents of the state’s other public universities and university systems for an announcement “about their commitment to Arkansas residents.” A news conference is planned … Continue reading

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Stephens superintendent resigns

Stephens School District Superintendent Portia Jones has resigned from her position, we’re told by our sister publication, the Camden News. Jones submitted her resignation at a school board meeting earlier this month, and plans to finish out the school year. … Continue reading

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Today’s edition includes . . . .

In today’s Banner-News, you’ll find out what happened while Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies were shutting down a party at the P&C Club over the weekend, and you’ll learn what Magnolia Police Department found while initiating a traffic stop. You’ll … Continue reading

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