Monthly Archives: June 2011

I-55 in Blytheville gets expansion work . . . nothing mentioned about U.S. 82

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials say additional work is planned on Interstate 55 in Blytheville, according to an AP report. AHTD officials said in a news release on Friday that a project to reconstruct 5.2 miles of I-55 from just … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court denies Tony Alamo appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal by evangelist Tony Alamo of his conviction on charges of taking young girls across state lines for sex, the AP reports. Alamo was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 175 years in prison … Continue reading

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FBI still seeks info on Indian artifacts missing from SAU

The FBI says agents are still looking for those who took Caddo Indian artifacts from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia in 2006, reports the Associated Press. The 26 vessels worth an estimated $100,000 were discovered missing in August 2006 as … Continue reading

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Alternative financing presentation today at SAU

A presentation will be made today at 4 p.m. at Southern Arkansas University’s Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center on the Alternative Financing Program. AFP provides persons with diabilities access to extended-term, at or below market-rate loans for the … Continue reading

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First PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Hunt clue released!

Attention, treasure hunters! The hunt is on for the 2011 PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure! Clues will be released daily here and on the Banner-News Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BannerNewsMagnolia?ref=ts) in the hunt for the $250 treasure, sponsored by People’s Bank! Here’s your … Continue reading

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SAU’s Glover one of GSC’s top ten

Southern Arkansas volleyball standout Maggie Glover (Waxahachie, Texas) has been named one of the Gulf South Conference’s 2011 Top Ten Award winners, announced Friday by the league office.

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Unemployment up again in Arkansas

The unemployment rate in Arkansas increased in May, climbing from 7.7 percent in April to 7.8 percent, reports the AP. Statistics released today by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services show the state’s civilian labor force declined 3,600, a result of … Continue reading

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AG&FC seeks info about dead alligator found on Red River

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is looking for the person who killed an alligator that was found with its head and tail missing, reports the Associated Press. Commission Capt. Jackie Runion said the reptile was found last week on the … Continue reading

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Second arrest in alleged Bossier Parish adoption scam

Authorities have arrested a Haughton man accused of fleecing Louisiana, Virginia and Kentucky residents out of more than $19,000 in an adoption scam, reports the Associated Press. The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Joshua Wright is being held on $240,000 … Continue reading

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Area resident: Asphalt leak leaves damage to vehicle

The substance you see above is hot asphalt, which, as we reported yesterday, was leaked from a tanker tank on U.S. 82 from El Dorado to Magnolia. The full details of that leakage are in today’s edition of the Banner-News, … Continue reading

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