Council approves MRMC nonprofit status change Significant changes were made Thursday morning to Magnolia Regional Medical Center’s after the Magnolia City Council voted unanimously to convert the hospital from a government entity to 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. by J.D. Bailey, Banner-News
Columbia County landowner heads to Washington for advocacy Two Arkansas forestland owners recently traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual American Forest Foundation (AFF) Fly-in and advocate on behalf of the “Keeping it in the Family” (KIITF) Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention (SLFR) Program. by UAPB Communications
Columbia County real estate transactions Real estate transactions recorded in the Columbia County Circuit Clerk’s Office for the week ending June 14, 2019: 13 hrs. ago
Oil and gas reports The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued one drilling permit, three well completions and 10 well recompletions. By county, they were: 13 hrs. ago
On The Record Records for the week of June 7-14 include the issuance of marriage license applications in the Columbia County Clerk’s Office and divorce cases filed in the Columbia County Circuit Clerk’s Office. 13 hrs. ago
Pocohontas woman faces capital murder, abuse of corpse charges in ex-Senator's homicide A Pocahontas woman was arrested Friday in connection with the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins whose body was found 10 days prior outside her home at 4023 W. Arkansas 90 in Pocahontas, according to Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler. by John Moritz & Clara Turnage, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Camden, Ouachita County governments to go 100% solar Continuing a string of solar project announcements, Scenic Hill Solar of North Little Rock has partnered with the county and its seat to provide enough sun energy to power 100% of municipal and county operations. by Associated Press
Alligator hunting permits available through June 30 Alligator hunting permits are now available until June 30. Arkansas alligator season is Sept. 20-23 and Sept. 27-30 in Alligator Zones 1, 2, and 3. Columbia, Nevada, Oucahita and Union Counties are included in Zone 2, while Lafayette and Miller Counties are included in Zone 1. by Banner-News
Lockheed Martin to invest $142M in Camden expansion, 326 jobs added Lockheed Martin is expanding its operations in Camden as part of a $142 million investment that will create more than 300 jobs, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Lockheed officials said on Monday. by Banner-News
4-star QB, head Hog's son, commits Arkansas Highly touted quarterback Chandler Morris, son of Arkansas coach Chad Morris, has publicly committed to the Razorbacks. by Richard Davenport
Five-week youth golf clinic at MCC to be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays Southern Arkansas University golf coach Ben Sanders will be conducting a five-week youth golf clinic this summer at the Magnolia Country Club. by Staff Report
EDITORIAL There was no little bit of sugar to help the message go down recently when the head of the Magnolia Regional Medical Center addressed the Magnolia City Council about the hospital’s economic health.
EDITORIAL Columbia County is one of the more fortunate counties in South Arkansas when it comes to population losses and gains.
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Mt. Vernon A large crowd attended First Baptist Church in Waldo last Sunday night to hear Bro Randy Click. by Sharon Hanson