No serious damage reported locally
Picture: This structure off Highway 371 suffered the only damage reported in Columbia County after Wednesday night&rsqu...
This structure off Highway 371 suffered the only damage reported in Columbia County after Wednesday night&rsqu...
The thunderstorm that blew through Columbia County Wednesday night left trees down, debris on roads, and power outages in several areas. Larry Taylor, Office of Emergency Management/911 coordinator for Columbia County, said Thursday morning that damage occurred off Hwy. 371 where a building was fla...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
The filing period for municipal candidates in Columbia County opens Friday, for anyone wishing to run for office in the Nov. 4 election. Candidates may begin turning in petitions to the Columbia County Clerk’s Office on Friday. Deadline to file is Aug. 15 at noon. All municipal candidates fi...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
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A bumble bee pays a visit to a sunflower growing in the community garden on North Jackson Street in downtown Magnolia Wednesday afternoon.
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
Several prison sentences were handed down, some cases were dismissed, and a number of cases were continued Thursday during Columbia County Circuit Court.  Circuit Judge Hamilton Singleton of Ouachita County presided in the absence of Circuit Judge Larry Chandler, who is ill. Deputy Prosecutor...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
Officials with the Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show want to bring a band to this year’s show but will have to come up with some more money to make it happen. The Magnolia Advertising & Promotion Board only approved half of their $6,000 request during a brief meeting Wednesday aft...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
  An arrest has been made in connection with two arsons reported in the Four Communities area, according to a release issued this morning by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Ryan Evans, 25, of Stephens, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a fire that occurred at a home on Columbi...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
Earlene Hardiman, 82, of Magnolia, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  Arrangements are pending with Marks Funeral Home, Inc. of Magnolia.
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann discussed with members of the MEDC on Wednesday the possibility of putting the city in the running for a new state prison. He said the idea should be pursued because a prison inside the city or county or even a neighboring city like El Dorado or Camden — the “...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
The Magnolia Police Department reports the following arrests: •Myron D. Colvin, 25, of Magnolia, was arrested July 23 on a Louisiana parole warrant. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests: •Husband and wife Jeffery May, 27, and Susan May, 27, both of Em...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
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.   THURSDAY - July 24 Vacation Bible School will be hel...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
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Cory Sanders (left) was appointed by the Governor to the Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Commission. She was appointed July 11 and her term will expire on July 1, 2016. She will be replacing the position that was held by Lafayette County Sheriff Victor Rose. The commission is made...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
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.   THURSDAY - July 24 Famili...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
David, Patricia and Ethan Clark went to Kandmark Missionary Baptist Church in Hope, on Saturday morning for the ordination of Bro. Eddie Robinson. He is the new pastor at Stateline Baptist Church near Springhill. Sunday evening the Clarks went to El Dorado Missionary Baptist Church for their Vacati...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
The worship service at Mount Vernon Church was very special last Sunday morning. Shirley Johnson was able to come to church for the first time this year following a lengthy illness. She was accompanied by her husband, Ken and sister in law, Nancy McAteer. There was a few tears shed and lots of hugs....
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
Louis and Eveann George spent the weekend with daughter, Mary, in Benton. Jeffrey, Patty and Madelyn visited with them while they were there. The George family had granddaughter, Evie George, of Texarkana for a visit last week. Pastor Barbara Lewis sermon Sunday morning at Emerson UM Church was ab...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
This past Sunday was a good day, and praising God was awesome. Pastor Prevoe preached a powerful message entitled “Making something out of nothing” taken from II Kings 4: 1-7. There was a lady, the wife of one of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha. She cried unto Elisha, and said thy s...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit. Leaders at the FX network are trying something new: T...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday. "Before making this dec...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters. Bavarian prosecutors had hoped to extradite 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer because of his...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, July 24th, 2014     comments
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