Monthly Archives: May 2011

Leadership Magnolia to host first-ever business mixer June 16!

Leadership Magnolia will host its first-ever business mixer, 4-6 p.m, June 16, at Southern Arkansas University’s Science Center. Dr. Roger Guevara met with Banner-News reporter Chelsea Spurlock earlier today to discuss the purpose of the mixer, which is to spread … Continue reading

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Earthquake strikes near Conway this morning

A small earthquake has been reported near Conway in central Arkansas, according to an AP report. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.0 magnitude quake occurred about 8:33 a.m. Tuesday. The Geological Survey says the epicenter of the earthquake was about … Continue reading

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Bobo Shinn’s casefile added to missing persons website

For those readers who have continued to follow the case of the 1978 disappearance of Mary Jimmie ‘Bobo’ Shinn, of Magnolia, we’re providing you with a link to a NamUs profile recently created for her. The profile includes DNA and … Continue reading

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Alamo faces civil trial over alleged beating of ministry members

Evangelist Tony Alamo, who is serving a 175-year sentence in federal prison for taking young girls across state lines for sex, faces a civil trial starting Tuesday that he ordered the beating of two of his former ministry members, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Griffin spends Memorial Day in Afghanistan

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has returned to the United States after spending the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Afghanistan, the AP reports. Griffin says he and other members of the House Armed Services Committee were in Afghanistan on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Man drowns in Lake Degray on Memorial Day

The Clark County Sheriff’s office says a Hope man who went under water in a lake has died, the Associated Press reports. Officials told KLRT-TV that 20-year-old Adrian Aguilar was swimming with his family at DeGray Lake when he went … Continue reading

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Remembering the fallen . . .

We had a wonderful time at today’s Memorial Day ceremony on the courthouse lawn, and we were excited to see such a great turnout for the annual event! We’ll have photos of the ceremony in tomorrow’s Banner-News, but for our … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Office gets 3 new police units

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s new police units have arrived! The CCSO already had one new law enforcement-equipped Dodge Charger, but the three you see pictured above have just arrived, Sheriff Mike Loe tells us. Loe said he’d hoped the … Continue reading

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Columbia County residents in the news

It’s time again to name the Columbia County residents who have appeared recently in the news elsewhere, beginning with Magnolia’s own Simpson brothers, Landon and Hayden. 

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Can you identify this plane?

We were among the many people at the Blossom Festival Saturday that spotted this airplane, seen above and below, as it made a loop above the downtown area. We noticed several festival-goers exclaiming with excitement about the unique plane, and … Continue reading

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