Monthly Archives: April 2011

Well, Magnolia has Texas beat . . .

According to an Associated Press report released late yesterday, Texans are complaining of near-record highs on gasoline prices. In that state, the average price of gas as of yesterday was $3.80 per gallon. Here at home, gas prices are somewhat … Continue reading

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Five tons of pot seized in 18-wheeler crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized almost 5 tons of marijuana after an 18-wheeler crashed into a utility pole near downtown McAllen, reports the Associated Press. The driver of the truck, a 28-year-old man from Mexico, fled but was soon … Continue reading

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God bless our troops . . .

We here at the Banner-News have always been vocal supporters of our troops, and when we saw the dog tags of our state’s fallen soldiers hanging from this carbine, it sent shivers down our spine. If you have a chance … Continue reading

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Weather forces changes in Muleriders’ weekend schedule

Thunderstorms forecast for this weekend have forced a change in Southern Arkansas’ home Gulf South Conference baseball series with Arkansas-Monticello at Mulerider Field.  Saturday’s doubleheader has been moved from 3 p.m. to a noon start time, with Sunday’s solo still … Continue reading

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The damage in Tuscaloosa . . .

Above, you can see the damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after the deadly string of tornadoes earlier this week. The photo was forwarded to us by former Banner-News reporter Lauren Martin, who went to college at Southern Arkansas University with the … Continue reading

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Men plead not guilty to race crime charges

Four men accused of targeting an Arkansas interracial couple in a Molotov cocktail attack pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges, the AP reports. After brief appearances in U.S. District Court in Little Rock, three of the men — Jason Barnwell, … Continue reading

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Have something to say about proposed improvements to U.S. 82? It’s time to speak up . . .

Arkansas highway officials want to hear from the public about proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 82 in the southern part of the state, reports the Associated Press. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will hold a series of Public … Continue reading

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A few final words about the Bobo Shinn series . . .

The series about the disappearance of Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn ended in yesterday’s Banner-News, and with its end, we want to tie up a few loose ends for our readers. First things first: In spite of everything you may have … Continue reading

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Ashdown mechanic killed when truck rolls on top of him

A mechanic is dead after a big rig with brake problems he was trying to repair rolled on him near Ogden, reports the Associated Press. Police say 59-year-old Gary Walker of Ashdown was summoned Wednesday to a weigh station on … Continue reading

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About Michael Morse . . .

Several readers of the Bobo Shinn series have called and e-mailed to ask about Michael Morse, private investigator Bill Dear’s primary suspect in Bobo’s disappearance. Those readers have long heard that Morse did not commit suicide, and say those rumors … Continue reading

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