Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fight between Ark., La. teams investigated by SAC

The Southwestern Athletic Conference is investigating a post-game altercation between members of the Southern University and University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff football teams, the AP reports. Shortly after the Golden Lions blocked an extra-point attempt to squeak by with a 22-21 victory … Continue reading

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Hope bakery to add another 50 workers

A bakery in Hope that already has 250 full-time employees says it needs another 50 workers, reports the Associated Press. Southern Bakeries announced Tuesday that it needs the additional workers and will invest several million dollars in upgrades to its facility. … Continue reading

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74 defendants charged in Operation State Line Sweep in Texarkana

Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and Val Parlave, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI announced today that a federal grand jury returned one indictment containing 190 counts and charging sixty-six individuals in the Texarkana, Arkansas area … Continue reading

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Army National Guard considers closing several small armories in Ark. to save money

The Army National Guard is considering whether to close several small armories in Arkansas to save money, according to an Associated Press report. Military officials and state, local and county leaders addressed the issue at a public meeting in Rector Monday … Continue reading

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Arkansas unveils $300M athletic facilities plan for Razorback Stadium

Arkansas has unveiled details of a $300 million athletic facilities plan, one that includes the enclosing the north end zone at Razorback Stadium, reports the AP. The plan would take 30 years and affect each of the university’s 19 athletic programs. … Continue reading

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66 people charged in South Ark. drug, weapons probe

TEXARKANA – The Associated Press reports that federal prosecutors have charged 66 people with selling crack cocaine and methamphetamines near playgrounds, schools and public housing in Texarkana, according to an indictment made public Tuesday. The indictment lists 190 counts ranging … Continue reading

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More photos of Sunday’s wildfire

  A firefighter watches for breakovers from a wildfire Sunday afternoon at Magnolia Municipal Airport. (Photo by Aaron Morris) All Rights Reserved—This photo may not be altered, distributed, copied, or printed in any way outside of those in the licensing … Continue reading

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Wildfire claims house, almost takes Magnolia City Airport

A fire that began about 8:30 a.m. today as a house fire went out of control and jumped Hwy. 79 south of Magnolia near the Walker School. Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe reports that there were no injuries in the … Continue reading

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                    Welcome to our photo album from today’s Magnolia High School Panther Powderpuff football game! We love this tradition – it’s always great fun to see the Panther football players take … Continue reading

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Proposed coal mine to bring $50M investment in western Ark., but location of mine remains unknown

A proposed coal mining operation in western Arkansas would bring an investment of $50 million from a Canadian company that plans both above-ground and underground mining, reports the AP. British Columbia-based Velocity Minerals Ltd. said it plans to invest $25 million … Continue reading

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