Monthly Archives: September 2011

Help hunger: Join the Zombie Walk in Shreveport, La.

The 2011 Shreveport Zombie Walk will take place 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 in downtown Shreveport. The annual event, now in its fourth year, is a massive gathering of zombie horror fans that dress in elaborate zombie costumes and gather … Continue reading

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Suddenlink launches new service in Magnolia, Waldo

According to just-received press release, Suddenlink Communications has launched its new Video on Demand (VOD) service in Magnolia and Waldo. Suddenlink customers with advanced digital TV can now access VOD services by going to Channel 1. VOD offers thousands of hours of … Continue reading

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Rankin named ‘On the Radar’ candidate by National Republican Congressional Committee

The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Beth Anne Rankin as an ‘On the Radar’ candidate, the important second step in the ‘Young Guns’ program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and … Continue reading

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Maloch makes it official, announces candidacy for state senate

Bruce Maloch, lifetime Columbia County resident, officially announced his candidacy this morning for state senate in Magnolia. You’ll find out more about Maloch and his political plans in today’s edition of the Banner-News, but in the meantime, we thought you … Continue reading

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This is just a drill; Repeat, only a drill . . .

Find out more about yesterday’s successful emergency drill in Magnolia in today’s edition of the Banner-News!

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John Walsh speaks at SAU

John Walsh, the host of America’s Most Wanted, shared his story with the crowd at the 2011 Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series at Southern Arkansas University on Monday night. Walsh’s six-year-old son, Adam, was murdered in 1981. Proceeds … Continue reading

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Meet one of Magnolia’s youngest humanitarians . . .

Meet West Hagaman, son of Rex and Ashley Hagaman. West, a local third grader, was inspired by the Cameroon Chapelle Campaign to build a church for the people of Betannia Parish in Nkom, Cameroon, and began saving his money and … Continue reading

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Annual Ladies’ Luncheon & Style Show benefits LifeTouch Hospice

The annual Ladies’ Luncheon and Style Show to benefit LifeTouch Hospice brought more than a hundred local ladies to Jan and Therrall Story’s Barn this afternoon, where they enjoyed a silent auction, a presentation by LifeTouch Hospice, a fashion show … Continue reading

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Lottery director resigns after series of missteps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The embattled director of the Arkansas Lottery resigned Monday after a series of public missteps that drew criticism from the highest reaches of state government and overshadowed the college scholarships financed by the program he … Continue reading

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Mayor comments on pit bull ban issue

A note from Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann: On Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, the Animal Control Committee and I met to discuss strengthening an ordinance on vicious dogs and entering a new ordinance declaring a dog a nuisance. The ordinances were discussed … Continue reading

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