Monthly Archives: July 2011

Will you nominate Magnolia for an Arkansas Shine Award?

In light of the recent hard-working efforts of new Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann to clean up Magnolia and restore our fair city to its natural beauty, we hope some of our readers will take it upon themselves to nominate Magnolia … Continue reading

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Ark. Oil & Gas Commission votes to establish moratorium on disposal wells in Central Arkansas

Due to the recent bout of earthquake activity in Central Arkansas around the Guy area, the state Oil and Gas Commission, under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Davis of Magnolia, has voted to shut down one natural gas drilling disposal … Continue reading

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Beth Anne Rankin, Lane Jean among those considered possible candidates for Ross’ Congressional seat

The retirement of Arkansas’ only Democratic congressman has left both parties scrambling to find their perfect candidates for a district that had already been eyed as one of the top targets for Republicans in the 2012 election, reports the AP. … Continue reading

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El Dorado family among 8 finalists for Ark. Farm Family of the Year

Judges will determine which of eight families have what it takes to be named the 65th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, reports the AP. Arkansas Farm Bureau officials announced the district winners on Tuesday and said the state … Continue reading

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Tobacco shop owner arrested for selling synthetic marijuana

A tobacco shop owner in Searcy has been arrested for possession of a synthetic form of marijuana, reports the Associated Press. Police arrested 57-year-old Rickey Lee Rhodes of Kensett after the substance taken from Mom & Pops Tobacco Store was analyzed … Continue reading

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Ark. Parole Board finds without merit clemency for Gabriel Sharits

We’ve just received the latest pardon and clemency recommendations from the Arkansas Parole Board. The only locally-related individual cited in those recommendations is Gabriel Sharits. The board found without merit his plea for clemency. Sharits was convicted in Columbia, Nevada … Continue reading

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Rosston, Willisville, Mount Holly, Louann among 179 Ark. post offices being considered for closure

Yes, that’s right – 179 post offices in rural areas of Arkansas are currently being considered for closure by the United State Post Office as part of its cost-cutting measures. Nationwide, the USPS is considering 3,700 post offices for closure. … Continue reading

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U.S. military death toll in Afghanistan stands at 1,571

As of Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at least 1,571 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three … Continue reading

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Ark. winery becomes 1st state vineyard to export grape juice to China since 2004

An Arkansas winery will be the first state vineyard to export grape juice to China since 2004, the AP reports. The Arkansas Agriculture Department says Post Familie Vineyards of Altus has completed a sale of its 100 percent muscadine bottled grape … Continue reading

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Four killed in I-30 crash near Prescott

Arkansas State Police say four Tennessee residents were killed and an infant and three others were injured in a crash on Interstate 30, reports the AP. Officials say the 7:30 a.m. Monday crash occurred when an eastbound SUV drifted into the … Continue reading

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