Monthly Archives: April 2011

Latest on rain, tornado damage in Arkansas

Rivers spilled over their banks and roads flooded Monday as Arkansas residents kept an eye on the sky, where the threat of tornadoes persisted throughout the day, reports the Associated Press. A suspected tornado tore through a wooded area of … Continue reading

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The necklace . . .

At the time of her disappearance, Bobo was wearing several pieces of jewelry, including this one-of-a-kind, custom-designed necklace. Investigators released this sketch of the necklace in the days after her disappearance. The necklace has never been found.

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Want to read the statement for yourself?

The above statement is one that is mentioned in today’s first article in the Bobo Shinn series. You’ll notice that the witness’ name and identifying information have been blacked out – we see no reason to identify the witness at … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Easter Egg Hunt was eggs-ellent!

Above, children line up for Sunday’s annual Easter egg hunt at Logoly State Park. We have dozens more photos of the children as they scrambled to gather eggs – look for them tomorrow on a special photo page in the … Continue reading

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Wallet found in Bobo’s car, along with cash, checks and bank info

When Bobo’s car was found in the parking lot of Smitty’s, her purse and wallet, seen above, were still inside. Also still in her purse were her checkbook and savings account information. In fact, says Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe, … Continue reading

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You may have heard it, but that doesn’t make it true . . .

Some of our readers may have heard the rumor through the years that after Bobo’s car was found in the parking lot of Smitty’s, investigators found a single white sock in it. That much is true – as you can … Continue reading

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Loe: Bobo is not at the ‘Hippy Hut’

The Hippy Hut, pictured above, is an infamous structure located in a rural area of Lafayette County. In recent years, the Hippy Hut has developed a reputation due to its use as a site for secret initiation rituals of local … Continue reading

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Today’s the day . . .

Today’s the day we’ve been working toward for months: the unveiling of our series examining the disappearance of Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn, and although we won’t start putting those additional extra photos on the Blog until later this afternoon, we … Continue reading

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Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn series to begin tomorrow in Banner-News

The disappearance of Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn in July 1978:┬áIt’s a case that has captivated South Arkansas for more than 32 years, and tomorrow, we will begin examining it in a way that no media outlet has ever done before. … Continue reading

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Loe: Inmates broke away from jailers

We’ve just spoken with Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe about the capture less than an hour ago of escaped inmates Christopher David Garrett and Tobias Draper Jones. Loe said the men “broke away from the jailers in the exercise yard” … Continue reading

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