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Perusing the shelves at Second Chance Thrift Store, one finds a variety of merchandise — from small appliances to paperbacks, light fixtures, shoes, toys, hats and clothing. Proceeds from the sale of these items support the non-profit CCAPS dog shelter, and donations show no sign of flagging...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
A host of local dignitaries turned out Monday afternoon to see Anthony Williams sworn in as the new chief of police at Southern Arkansas University. Williams comes to SAU with 30 years of law enforcement experience from the city of Dallas. From 1999 until just recently, he worked as a lieutenant wi...

Picture: <p>Anthony Williams, the new police chief at Southern Arkansas University (top photo, left), is sworn in Monday by Columbia County District Judge Mike Epley. In left photo, SAU President David Rankin makes remarks welcoming Williams to the campus. Also pictured is Lt. Boyd Good, who has served 22 months as interim chief. Williams pledged to work with the faculty, staff and student body and build cooperative relationships with area law enforcement agencies.&nbsp;</p>Picture:

Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. In a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Dist...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
An altercation at the Columbia County Detention Facility on July 18 resulted in injuries to one inmate and charges filed against a second inmate. According to a report from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office today, Jerry Dale Jones, 34, of Magnolia, was charged with battery second degree fo...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
The swearing-in ceremony held Monday for SAU’s new police chief, Anthony Williams boasted an impressive guest list, including Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell, Fire Chief Greg Pinner, Camden Mayor Chris Claybaker (who jokingly referred to Magnolia as a “suburb” of Camden), Arkan...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory. European foreign ministers stopped short, at least...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 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.   TUESDAY - July 22 The fac...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
103 cases so far
LITTLE ROCK — More than 100 cases of rabies were reported in Arkansas as of June 24, a number almost double the normal level that state health and animal science experts attributed to a greater awareness of rabies symptoms in infected animals. “It has been increasing,” said Tom Tr...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 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.   TUESDAY - July 22 Vacation Bible School will be held...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie "Manhattan Melodram...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014     comments
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