Monthly Archives: June 2011

Weather forecast calls for a nice – if hot! – weekend to be outdoors

This weekend’s forecast predicts a nice weekend for those outdoor activities, beginning with Saturday, which is expected to have highs in the upper 80s. (Don’t get too excited, though, as it could get as high as 101 degrees!) Lows will … Continue reading

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County gears up for Fourth of July celebrations

Once again, Columbia County is the place to be on the Fourth of July! We hope you’ll add one or more of the local events to your list of plans for Independence Day, and be sure to invite your out-of-town … Continue reading

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Wreck on N. Vine sends one to hospital

A Honda Accord was waiting to left turn onto W. University St. off of N. Vine St. when a Chevrolet Silverado topped the hill near Dixie Mart #26 and struck the car from behind, according to the Magnolia Police Officer … Continue reading

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Ready for some fishing?

Got fishing fever and need to know what’s biting on the local lakes and rivers? We’re happy to share the latest fishing report from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission! Fishing reports courtesy Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Lake Columbia … Continue reading

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A gift of love . . .

A nurse who recently died from cancer has left $100,000 to be shared by nursing education programs at two Little Rock hospitals, reports the Associated Press. Officials at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital announced … Continue reading

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PurpleHull Pea Festival Kids Fishing Derby set for Saturday

The PurpleHull Pea Festival Kids Fishing Derby is Saturday (June 18).  The derby take place at Mullins’ Pond on Highway 79 on the north side of Emerson.  Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and fishing begins at 8:00 a.m.  … Continue reading

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Reminder: Deadline to file to run in the upcoming school board elections is July 22

June 22 is the first day to begin circulating petitions for potential school board candidates, according to the Columbia County Clerk’s Office. School board elections will be Sept. 20 throughout the state. In Columbia County, two positions will be open. They … Continue reading

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ABC upholds permit for alcohol sales at restaurant

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has upheld a beer and wine permit in northern Arkansas’ Boone County, reports the Associated Press. The board members voted 4-0 on Wednesday to allow DeVito’s Restaurant to continue serving beer and wine, despite protests from … Continue reading

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Miss Magnolia Teen speaks at HealthWorks

Above, Miss Magnolia Teen Emily Ann Hall is pictured with Healthy Living participants June 7 at HealthWorks. South Arkansas Center on Aging, a program of the Arkansas Aging Initiative and UAMS, in partnership with HealthWorks, recently hosted Healthy Living with … Continue reading

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Multiple power outages reported in Columbia County

According to Entergy, multiple power outages have been reported in and around Magnolia, particularly in the northwest area of town. Areas affected include N. Jackson, Columbia, and Dudney Road going west to N. Height, south to a small section of … Continue reading

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