Monthly Archives: February 2012

Magnolia house fire

Magnolia Fire Department responded to a house on fire call at 802 Calhoun Rd. in Magnolia. No one was injured in the fire. The Magnolia Fire Department said the fire started in the back bathroom. Causes are unknown at this … Continue reading

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2012 Polar Plunge

More pictures and information will follow in Sunday and Monday’s print editions.

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Pike Co. abolishes tax that supported Murfreesboro hospital

Voters in Pike County have agreed to abolish a 3/8 cent sales tax that was created to support a now-closed hospital, the AP reports. The tax was enacted in 2007 to support Pike County Memorial Hospital in Murfreesboro and generates an … Continue reading

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Cows hit, killed by trucks on La. 30

Sheriff’s deputies say an 18-wheeler and two pick-up trucks hit and killed 17 cows when the herd of cattle got loose from a pasture and wandered onto La. Highway 30 in St. Gabriel, reports the AP. Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading

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Former Tyson employee sentenced for bomb threat at Nashville, Ark., chicken plant

A former Tyson Foods worker accused of making a bomb threat last year so he could spend more time with a female friend has been sentenced to time served, the AP reports. Harvey Harper will be supervised by probation officials for … Continue reading

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Want to ask SAU cowboy/reality show contestant Shaun Smith a question?

As the Banner-News announced Wednesday on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/bannernewsmagnolia, Southern Arkansas University rodeo team member and co-star of CMT’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ reality series Shaun Smith will be the featured attraction at ‘Sweet Home Southern Arkansas – Meet Shaun … Continue reading

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Huckabee stumps for Beth Anne Rankin in Hot Springs

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee is throwing his enthusiastic support to Republican congressional candidate Beth Anne Rankin, reports the AP. Huckabee addressed about 150 people Wednesday at a Rankin fundraiser in Hot Springs, saying her seven years of work in his administration … Continue reading

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Ready to run (or walk) in the Blossom Festival 5K?

The famous Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off is set for May 18-19, and it’s never too soon to get entered in one of the most popular events: the Blossom Festival 5K Race/Walk! We’ve got the just-released entry … Continue reading

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Clarksville teacher gets 5 years in prison for sex with 13-year old student

A former middle school teacher in Clarksville has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges involving sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old male student, according to an AP report. The Texarkana Gazette reports that 32-year-old Randi … Continue reading

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Haynesville, La., hit by natural gas outage; schools closed today

An interruption of natural gas service in Haynesville led to the closure of all of the city’s schools Tuesday, the AP reports. Center Point Energy says the outage was caused Monday night when a piece of equipment hit a natural gas … Continue reading

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