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February 20, 2018
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Student safety is top priority at Magnolia School District

As school safety concerns rise after last week’s Parkland, Fla., high school shooting, Magnolia is one of many districts on high alert. A local school even had its own scare among students and parents recently after an alleged threatening note was revealed to exist at Magnolia Junior High School.

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Hog farm ordered to remove manure

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — The owners of a hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed in northern Arkansas are being ordered to clean up manure and develop a plan to manage the waste, but not to sell their hogs.

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Arkansas special session on pharmacies

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he'll call a special legislative session to address reimbursement rates for pharmacies and to amend the state's open container law if there is consensus among lawmakers on the proposals.

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COMING EVENTS

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.

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CHURCH BRIEFS

To submit your group event to our church briefs 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.

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Area school districts appealing education department's denial

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education has denied four districts exemption from participating in Public School Choice Act student transfers across district lines in the 2018-19 school year. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Hope, Lafayette County, Junction City and Camden Fairview districts are now appealing the denials to the state Board of Education. The appeals will be heard on March 8.

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Lawmaker: Deal reached on concealed gun training

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislator said Thursday he won't push for his measure easing a requirement for concealed handgun instructors during this year's session after the governor said he supported delaying the mandate's deadline so the issue can be addressed by lawmakers later.

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