Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac update—August 30, 2:30 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaac is currently situated about 10 miles west-southwest of Baton Rouge, La., and is moving northwest at 5 mph. Maximum sustained winds are currently 50 mph. This movement is expected to continue today, taking the storm on a … Continue reading

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Rooftop rescue conducted downtown

The Columbia County Ambulance Service was assisted by the Magnolia Fire Department and Magnolia Police Department in the rescue of a worker who collapsed Thursday morning on top of Warnock’s Furniture. At approximately 9:15 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to … Continue reading

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Walmart bringing back holiday layaway

After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year’s winter holiday season, Wal-Mart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas. The new program will last a month longer than last year’s and will include more items than the … Continue reading

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Air separation plant to be built in Lewisville

Ground is to be broken next week for a facility in southwest Arkansas that will produce liquid oxygen and nitrogen for area industries, Linde North America announced Thursday. The plant will be on 26 acres in Lewisville and will employ … Continue reading

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Former SAU baseball player killed in Louisiana shooting

Two sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana were shot to death and two others were injured in an early morning shootout west of New Orleans, authorities said Thursday. The sheriff in St. John the Baptist Parish said five people are in custody. … Continue reading

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SAU student interns with NFL team

Darrell Gray, an athletic training student at Southern Arkansas University, has spent the summer serving an internship with the NFL’s Detroit Lions. Gray applied for, and then received notification this past spring that he had been accepted as an intern … Continue reading

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Steel Magnolias selling new cookbook

The Steel Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group members are shown looking over its third cookbook since the group organized in 1997. The cookbook may be purchased for $20 from local and area businesses and banks as well as from Steel … Continue reading

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SAU names new golf coach

James “Coach” Robertson has been named the new men’s and women’s golf coach at Southern Arkansas, following the passing last month of former coach Leonard Biddle. Robertson comes to SAU from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore., where he had … Continue reading

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SAU to induct eight in Sports Hall of Fame

Southern Arkansas University announces its 10th Sports Hall of Fame class which includes eight members that will be inducted Friday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the annual banquet in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and … Continue reading

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Trooper fired over Michael Dyer traffic stop

The Arkansas State Police trooper who found a gun and marijuana during a traffic stop of then-Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer has been fired. The agency on Thursday released a termination letter sent to Cpl. Royce Denney, who is … Continue reading

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