Monthly Archives: May 2012

Robber gets creative with disguise

Police in southwest Idaho say a man chose briefs over boxers to wear on his head as he held up a coffee shop and stole a safe. Coffee shop owner Jason Wilson tells the Idaho Statesman says he believes the … Continue reading

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El Dorado explosion kills three

An explosion at an abandoned oil well near the intersection of Arkansas 355 and Mt. Holly Road west of El Dorado killed three people Monday afternoon. Union County Emergency Manager Jerry Thomas says three workers at Long Brothers Oil Company … Continue reading

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Local view of yesterday’s solar eclipse

Mike Jones kindly shared this photo of yesterday’s annular solar eclipse taken at Southern Arkansas University. The eclipse was seen from the United States all the way across the Pacific Ocean into Asia. Arkansas residents were only able to see … Continue reading

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2012 World Championship Steak Cook-Off winners

Walker Tree Farm of Star City, Ark., won $4,000 and the Governor’s Cup for winning the 2012 World Championship Steak Cook-Off Saturday night at the Magnolia Blossom Festival. The team, led by chief cook Antonio Walker, defeated 78 other teams … Continue reading

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CCS announces new head of school

Columbia Christian School announced Dr. Marla Strecker as the new head of school Friday afternoon. Strecker is a state and national expert on college readiness. Currently, Strecker is a curriculum writer for

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Hamilton, Berrish make court appearance

Two men charged in the November 2011 theft of five horses and a trailer from Southern Arkansas University appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court Thursday. George Berrish III, 17, of Ashdown, and William Webster Hamilton, 38, of Avon Park, Fla., … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt Clue Maker shares clue meanings

The 2012 Magnolia Blossom Festival Treasure was found on a light pole at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center employee parking lot on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Columbia Street. It was a magnetized grey “cover” with arrows on the front. … Continue reading

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Magnolia Blossom Festival Treasure Hunt: Clue #4

Magnolia Blossom Festival Treasure Hunt Tuesday afternoon clue: New beds near make us proud Usually quiet but sometimes loud Tuesday’s morning clue: Life is not always black & white but somewhere in the middle So look a lot and solve … Continue reading

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Magnolia Blossom Festival Treasure Hunt: Clue #3

Magnolia Blossom Festival Treasure Hunt Tuesday morning clue: Life is not always black & white but somewhere in the middle So look a lot and solve these daily riddles Monday’s afternoon clue: I’m out in the open and not really … Continue reading

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Probable cause found in horse theft case

A former Southern Arkansas University student accused of bringing stolen horses from the school into Oklahoma has been bound over for trial.

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