Magnolia Regional Medical Center’s first 19 days of the hospitalist program has gone well, Margaret West, administrator and chief executive officer, told the Board of Commissioners Monday. Dr. Fred Murphy of Magnolia is serving as weekday hospitalist, taking the position on July 1. West said...

Picture: <p>Board member Steve Jennings listens to discussion. In the background are board members Wally Wood, Wanda Roach, Randy Reed, and Steve Nipper, commission vice-chairman.</p>Picture: <p>Debbie Longino Atkinson (left), controller, and Joycelyn Watkins, nursing director, listen to discussion.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014     comments
Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe announced Monday that two arrests have been made in Louisiana in connection with the  theft of oilfield equipment from Quantum Resources Management in Columbia County. According to the sheriff's statement, on July 5 deputies were dispatched to Columbia Road 227...
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One candidate filed for municipal office Monday, according to documents filed in the Columbia County Clerk’s Office. The filing period for all municipal candidates opened Friday, July 25, and will continue through 12 noon on Friday, Aug. 15. These candidates will run in the Nov. 4 election. A...
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At Monday night’s meeting of the Magnolia City Council, aldermen adopted a resolution authorizing applying for an affordable housing grant, accepted a bid for improvements to a lift station and heard an update on plans to improve City Hall. Council voted unanimously to apply for a HOME Progra...
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The older of the two juveniles who escaped from South Arkansas Youth Services early Monday morning has been charged with terroristic threatening and fleeing, and will be going to the SAYS Detention Facility. No charges have been filed at this time against the younger boy. Jerry Walsh, SAYS executiv...
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We thought Magnolia looked pretty great in last night’s debut episode of “Eating America with Anthony Anderson,” which featured the Blossom Festival and Championship Steak Cook-Off. Did you see anybody you know in the show?   Excitement of Magnolia businesses moving —...
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office reported the follow arrests: •Wilbur Porchia, 23, of Stephens, was arrested July 28 for failure to appear-misdemeanor. The Magnolia Police Department reports no arrests or incidents today.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects uniting la...
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To submit your group event to our community events calendar, bring information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to news@bannernews.net; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130.   TUESDAY - July 29 Laundry...
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Southern Arkansas University’s Educational Talent Search Program is proud to announce Gregory Malik Williams of Waldo as the recipient of the 2014 TRIO Hall of Fame award. The TRIO Hall of Fame is a nationally recognized award. Each TRIO program selects one student annually who has excelled a...
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To submit your church event, bring your information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to news@bannernews.net; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130.   TUESDAY - July 29 Revival Service will be held at Mt...
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The CCAPS Animal of the Week this week is Jo Jo. Jo Jo is a 5 month old male Corgi mix. He is ready for adoption. To find out how to adopt him or any other dog or cat at the shelter, call 870-234-7297 or visit the shelter at 510 W. Columbia St. The dog shelter is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p....
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Leadership Magnolia will be accepting nominations for the Magnolia Leadership class of 2014-2015.  The program is designed to provide a series of educational and participatory experiences including forums, tours, dialogue and interaction between speakers and participants.  Subjects includ...
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Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. Massachusetts' Cape Cod Can...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready. You might as well batten down the hatches, too. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" (whi...
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For Southern Arkansas University
Summer Commencement ceremonies at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled for August 8, 2014, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. A total of 58 School of Graduate Studies candidates are slated to be honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony. Then at 1 p.m., 35 undergraduate candidates will be recognized fro...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student d...
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