LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas students averaged a higher composite score on a college entrance exam compared to last year, but still fell short of the national average. The ACT is a college entrance test scored from 1 to 36 that tests four subjects: English, reading, math and science. Arkansas...
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 The City of Magnolia performed a controlled-burn of a truck trailer at the street department Wednesday morning. Mayor Parnell Vann said the old trailer was burned “for its wood” and the frame will be taken to Tin Man for recycling. Proceeds from the recycling will go back into the...
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FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson’s leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has s...
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Magnolia Fire Department responded to two unrelated incidents within minutes of each other Wednesday morning. The first occurred shortly after 10 a.m. in the Auto Zone parking lot on East Main Street, where a car had caught fire. The fire was extinguished quickly and there were no injuries. While on...
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Top photo: Magnolia defensively coordinator Ernest Pressley talks with some of the Panthers during practice Tuesday afternoon. Magnolia will hold its annual Red-White scrimmages Friday night at Panther Stadium. The 8th grade Cubs will play at 6 p.m., followed by the 9th graders and Panthe...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the ris...
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A search was underway this morning for a juvenile that left the South Arkansas Youth Services facility on Columbia 11 East around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Jerry Walsh, SAYS executive director, told the Banner-News this morning that the youth is 14 to 15 years old and was housed at SAYS due to family pro...
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The regular meeting of the Columbia County Quorum Court, originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2, due to the Labor Day holiday. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the second floor courtroom of the Columbia County Courthouse.   Columbia County scho...
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Special to Banner-News Best-selling author James Bradley will be the presenter for the 10th annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series on September 23 at Southern Arkansas University. Tickets for the event are now on sale. To purchase tickets by phone, call the SAU Office of Develo...
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G.O.D.N, Southern Youth Foundation and the L.I.F.E group organizations came together to do a back to school bash at Southside Park on Aug. 16. This was their first event and plans are in the works for next year. Over 200 kids were helped. There were school supplies given away; clothes and shoes dona...

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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.   WED. - August 20 Revival services will be held at An...
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United States Air National Guard Airman Ashford J. Brunson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical...
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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.   WED. - August 20 B for&rd...
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