Monthly Archives: March 2012

ASP, Washington County investigating officer-involved shooting that left one dead

Arkansas State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting, according to an AP report. Sheriff Tim Helder says the shooting occurred when sheriff’s detectives went to a residence near Farmington on Monday to conduct … Continue reading

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U.S. 67 bridge in Friendship set for inspection this week

A routine bridge inspection on U.S. Highway 67 in Hot Spring County will require lanes of the highway to be closed this week, reports the AP. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says alternating lane closures in the northbound … Continue reading

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Authorities investigating fire that gutted Hot Springs restaurant

The state crime lab will analyze evidence from a fire that gutted a Hot Springs restaurant last week, the AP reports. Fire officials wouldn’t say whether they’re investigating the fire at Dragon City as arson. But fire officials say there … Continue reading

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William ‘Bill’ Nolan passes away in El Dorado

Murphy Oil Corp. says the chairman of its board, William C. Nolan Jr., has died following a brief illness, the AP reports. He was 72. The oil company says Nolan died Monday at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in … Continue reading

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Okla. man pleads not guilty to animal cruelty

A Vian man accused of severely injuring a horse has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty, the AP reports. Rueben Ray Houston entered the plea Monday in Sequoyah County District Court. The Southwest Times Record reports that Houston is due in … Continue reading

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Ark. police say autistic girl, 9, shot, killed brother, 7

Police say a 9-year-old autistic girl fatally shot her 7-year-old brother at the family’s Arkansas apartment while their parents were signing paperwork at a leasing office, according to an Associated Press report. Little Rock Police Sgt. Cassandra Davis said Tuesday … Continue reading

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Camden Daffodil Festival promises lots of entertainment this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Try the annual Camden Daffodil Festival, which begins Friday in downtown Camden! There are lots of items on the entertainment schedule, which is posted below! CAMDEN DAFFODIL FESTIVAL FRIDAY, MARCH  9 Washington and … Continue reading

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2012 Miss Magnolia Pageant

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2012 Little Miss Magnolia Pageant – The Photo Album

The 2012 Little Miss Magnolia Pageant was held earlier today at Harton Theatre at Southern Arkansas University. You’ll find more photos, along with a complete list of the winners and runners-up, in the print edition of the Banner-News next week, … Continue reading

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A sneak peek at the 2012 MJCL Follies . . .

We’ve been having such fun giving “sneak peeks” of the 2012 Follies in the Banner-News that we thought we’d share a few peeks here on the Blog, too! The show is set for March 8-10 at SAU’s Harton Theatre, and … Continue reading

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