Monthly Archives: December 2011

I-40 lane restrictions lifted for holidays, says Ark. highway dept.

Arkansas highway officials say that, for the holiday season, they will lift lane restrictions along Interstate 40 in a 10-mile stretch between Little Rock and West Memphis, reports the Associated Press. Work near the Cache River started in September and … Continue reading

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Local law enforcement search for wanted La. man in Magnolia

Local law enforcement officers spent some time Monday searching a wooded area off N. Vine St. in Magnolia for a man wanted by Springhill, La., authorities. Find out why, and whether or not the wanted man was apprehended, in today’s … Continue reading

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Caution: Low water at Lake Columbia; Only one boat ramp available for usage

Planning to do a little fishing or boating at Lake Columbia in the next couple of weeks? If so, plan on launching your boat from the east ramp at the South Shore Landing, according to John Ed Gunnels, lake supervisor. … Continue reading

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JFK’s hearse to be sold at Dallas auction

An auction house specializing in collectible classic cars plans to auction the hearse used to carry the body of President John F. Kennedy from a Dallas hospital to Air Force One, reports the AP. In a statement issued Monday, Barrett-Jackson … Continue reading

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Congressman Mike Ross introduces resolution protecting symbols, traditions of Christmas

Readers: Many of our Facebook friends have discussed Christmas, its meaning and the government’s role in the holiday in recent weeks on the Banner-News Facebook page. Today, we received the following letter from U.S. Congressman Mike Ross (D), who has … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your debit card . . .

A convenience store employee was arrested and charged with using a debit card left behind by a customer to charge more than $250 in purchases, according to an AP report.┬áMinden Police Chief Steve Cropper told the Minden Press-Herald that Crystal … Continue reading

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Hunters Feeding the Hungry program pressed by fees

An organization that provides donated wild game to food banks says the program is hurting because the state no longer covers processing fees, the Associated Press reports. A program by the nonprofit group Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry sends deer, … Continue reading

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Army: Soldier killed in Iraq died during ‘game’

Military prosecutors say a soldier from Massachusetts who died in Iraq was killed by his roommate during a game in which they tried to see how fast they could draw and aim their 9 mm pistols at the other, according … Continue reading

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Crashing at the courthouse . . .

Someone got up close and personal with the Columbia County Courthouse over the weekend. Courthouse workers arrived this morning to find a pair of tire tracks across the west side of the courthouse lawn, broken glass and fallen branches. If … Continue reading

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Local girls send Christmas letters to soldiers

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