Monthly Archives: April 2011

Don’t forget – you can find local news updates on our Facebook page, too!

If you haven’t “liked” the Banner-News Facebook page yet, we encourage you to visit it and do so now by clicking this link: http://www.facebook.com/BannerNewsMagnolia We regularly post items like local photos, local weather updates, links to our articles and blog posts … Continue reading

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Muleriders still fourth in NCAA South Region

There are few changes in the second edition of the NCAA Division II South Region baseball poll released Wednesday, with Southern Arkansas still holding on to the fourth spot in the poll.  Rankings are based on games played through this … Continue reading

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A few more myths you may have heard . . .

You might have heard at one point or another over the years that an area man supposedly confessed on his deathbed to having killed Bobo and putting her body in a well at Mount Holly. “Not true,” says Loe. “She … Continue reading

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Mike Ross to speak at SAU this evening

Fourth Congressional District Congressman Mike Ross will speak at Southern Arkansas University this evening at the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society’s 10th Anniversary celebration, at which he will be inducted as an honorary member. The event is set for … Continue reading

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The exhumation

In November 1979, private investigator William “Bill” C. Dear, of Dallas, Texas, exhumed the grave of a Lafayette County man after receiving information that Bobo Shinn had been buried in that grave. (The man whose grave was exhumed passed away … Continue reading

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Remember William ‘Bill’ Dear?

Many Columbia County residents may recall William “Bill” C. Dear, the high profile private investigator hired in the autumn of 1979 by the Shinn family to investigate the disappearance of Mary Jimmie “Bobo” Shinn. We spent a day with Dear … Continue reading

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Can you identify this photo found in Bobo’s car?

This photo of a group of school children was found in Bobo’s car after her disappearance. Investigators are uncertain of its origin. Can you identify it?

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The evidence . . .

Among the items found in Bobo’s car were a piece of her artwork and a postcard from a friend, as seen above. In writing the series on Bobo’s disappearance, Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe granted us access to the evidence … Continue reading

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Tornado, severe storm outbreak forecast for today

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has placed Columbia County—along with a large portion of the Ark-La-Tex—under a High Risk of severe storms today, forecasting a, “…dangerous tornado and severe thunderstorm outbreak expected late this afternoon into tonight….” Since … Continue reading

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LR, Vilonia, others report storm damage

Severe thunderstorms producing tornadoes raked parts of central Arkansas Monday evening, causing damage in a number of communities, reports the AP. Forecasters said damage was reported at Morgan and Maumelle along Interstate 40 northwest of Little Rock and also at … Continue reading

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