Monthly Archives: June 2011

Have you seen this sheep/goat?

Magnolia Animal Control Officer David Cushman is seeking information about the above pictured sheep . . . or is it a goat? (Readers haven’t been able to decide, and neither has our staff – some say it’s a sheep, others … Continue reading

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Fourth of July celebration set in Magnolia

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Oklahoma to motorists: Ignore a high water barricade, pay the price.

A new state law calls for motorists who ignore high water barricades and drive into flooded stretches of roads to pay if they have to be rescued, reports the Associated Press. House Bill 1232 was signed into law May 18 … Continue reading

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Ark. standoff ends when man’s craving for a cigarette gets the upper hand

The desire for a cigarette apparently led a Huntsville man to end a standoff with Benton County law officers after he dropped his cigarette lighter from the top of a cellphone tower, the AP reports. Ronald Jeff Grigg was arrested … Continue reading

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Shreveport-Bossier City ready for Gulf Coast storm with shelter for 8,500

Officials in the Shreveport-Bossier City area say they will be ready with shelter space for about 8,500 people if a threatening Gulf coast storm prompts an evacuation this hurricane season, the AP reports. The Times of Shreveport says state officials have … Continue reading

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Lafayette/Columbia County Farm Service Agency nominations begin Wednesday

Lafayette/Columbia County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director David Whisenhunt, wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nominations begin on Wed., June 15. Farmers and ranchers are urged to participate in this … Continue reading

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Stephens School District among those cited in accreditation report

The State Board of Education says 185 Arkansas schools — 20 percent of the state’s schools — violated state accreditation standards during the last school year, reports the Associated Press. Locally, only Stephens School District was cited with a violation … Continue reading

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We chased down the rumor, and this is what we learned . . . .

We received a call this morning from a gentlemen who told us he’d read in the Dallas Morning News that Southern Arkansas University had fired its softball coach. We like to get the word straight from the horse’s mouth, so … Continue reading

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Magnolia School Board releases agenda for tonight’s meeting – and did you know school board elections are coming soon?

You can find out all about the upcoming Columbia County school board elections in today’s edition of the Banner-News, but we can tell you here that there are two spots available: They are Zone 1 on the Magnolia School Board, currently … Continue reading

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State receives 57 applications for 14 available liquor licenses in Clark, Boone counties

State regulators are evaluating 57 applications for 14 available liquor licenses in Boone and Clark counties, according to an Associated Press report. Voters approved liquor sales in the two counties in November and May 30 was the deadline for businesses to … Continue reading

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