Monthly Archives: May 2011

Welcome to a photo tour of the Magnolia Wastewater Treatment plant!

We’ll begin our photo tour of the Magnolia Wastewater Treatment Plant in its office, where manager Russell Thomas showed us the above sewer project map for the city. He said Project 5 has been eliminated, and the main source of … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunters: Here are your clues thus far . . .

MONDAY Public space, not buried, the treasure is out! Find it too soon and other hunters will pout! Don’t trespass; your neighbor is bound to see red. It’s in plain sight, and it won’t be found over your head. TUESDAY … Continue reading

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See what you missed at tonight’s Blossom Festival Pageant!

Meet Mondava Golden, your 2011 Miss Blossom Festival! Mondava was crowned tonight at the annual Blossom Festival Pageant, where we enjoyed a front row seat to the evening’s lineup of lovely young ladies and little girls and some fantastic entertainment … Continue reading

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Progress made in sand sculpture, plus a bit of (extra) beauty around the Square!

The sand sculpture artwork has come to an end for the day with noticeable progress made, as seen above. We’re excited about a chance to watch the artist in action again tomorrow, but we’re betting the real excitement comes later … Continue reading

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Afternoon clue released in Blossom Festival Treasure Hunt!

Hey, Treasure Hunters – here are today’s clues! Happy Hunting! Public space, not buried, the treasure is out! Find it too soon and other hunters will pout! Don’t trespass; your neighbor is bound to see red. It’s in plain sight, … Continue reading

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Sand sculpture work underway on Courthouse Square! (Plus: A preview peek at the Sidewalk Art Show!)

It may not look like it, but that’s 15 TONS of sand you see piled up in front of the Columbia County Courthouse this morning. By Friday afternoon, those tons of sand will be transformed into a beautiful, eight-feet-tall hand-crafted … Continue reading

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First Blossom Festival Treasure Hunt clue released!

The first clue is: “Public space, not buried, the treasure is out! Find it too soon and other hunters will pout!” As long-time treasure hunters are aware, the hunt and its $500 prize are provided by BancorpSouth! The rules, as … Continue reading

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Rep. Tim Griffin: ‘bin Laden is dead’

Rep. Tim Griffin says he’s viewed photographs taken after the U.S. Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and is convinced that the al-Qaida leader is dead, reports the Associated Press. The Republican congressman said Friday … Continue reading

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Anyone remember Roy McBride?

If you do, you may want to visit TV Guide’s website, where you’ll find a link to an Amazon Instant Video that features the Magnolia native. “A Poet’s Poet” is an in-depth look at McBride’s poetry career, which began at … Continue reading

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Welcome to a photo tour of the Magnolia Water Treatment Facility!

Welcome to a photographic tour of the Magnolia Water Treatment Facility. We toured the facility with manager Robert Baxley yesterday afternoon in an effort to provide our readers with a better understanding of the facility’s needs. We feel the knowledge … Continue reading

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