Monthly Archives: July 2011

Waldo residents honor murder victim at candlelight vigil

Dozens of area residents were on hand at a candlelight vigil Friday evening at the U.S. Post Office in Waldo to honor Betty Cooper, 72, of Waldo, who was slain at the post office July 22. Her accused killer now … Continue reading

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Oil rush strikes Oklahoma-Kansas border

An oil rush is occurring along the Kansas-Oklahoma border, where residents are seeing fierce bidding wars and receiving some of the highest prices in recent history for the oil lease rights for their properties, according to an AP report. Much … Continue reading

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Ark. Board of Apportionment approves new boundaries for Legislature

The Arkansas Board of Apportionment today approved new boundaries for the Legislature that decrease the number of majority black districts in the state House, reports the AP. The board, which is made up of Gov. Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin … Continue reading

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Obama announces deal to cut costs at the pump for consumers

According to an Associated Press report, President Barack Obama and the nation’s auto manufacturers announced a plan today that is supposed to save drivers money on fuel expenses and cut “heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes.” But don’t get too excited … Continue reading

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Arkansas Baptist College to host local recruitment day

Aug. 6 has been set aside as a recruitment/enrollment day for students who are interested in attending Arkansas Baptist College beginning Fall’11.  St. Stephens Baptist Church is the host for this event.  The times are 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until everyone has … Continue reading

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Financial Peace University coming to Magnolia

More than one million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with … Continue reading

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Body found in burned home in Hempstead Co.

Hempstead County authorities say the body of a man was found inside a burned home in the northern part of the county, according to an AP report. Chief Deputy Mickey Atkinson told the Texarkana Gazette the body was found Wednesday … Continue reading

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University of Ark. Community College at Hope to create satellite campus in Texarkana

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope has been given approval to buy land in Texarkana for a satellite campus, reports the Associated Press. The University of Arkansas board of trustees voted Wednesday to allow the college to buy … Continue reading

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CADC to distribute commodities in Magnolia, McNeil

Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities August 18-19 in Columbia County. Local distributions will begin at 9 a.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds at 101 Columbia 13 in Magnolia and in the McNeil Community at Hwy. 79 in … Continue reading

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SAU releases tribute, memorial details for Jay Adcox

Southern Arkansas Director of Athletics Jay Adcox passed away Tuesday at approximately 6:45 p.m. in his home after a 10-month battle with cancer.  Adcox had just completed his 13th year as athletic director at SAU.  He was 60 and born December … Continue reading

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