SAU student claims national title in Disc Golf competition Madison Chitwood, a Southern Arkansas University junior Nursing major from Van Buren, Arkansas, won the women’s individual competition at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships on March 29, 2019. by SAU Sports Information 11 hrs. ago
Erica Barnett to graduate from Air Force Academy Former Magnolia High School graduate, Erica Barnett, will soon be graduating from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. by Staff Report 11 hrs. ago
Taylor's tale turns out happy Taylor Coach Adam Camp told his players before Monday's game that the team had an opportunity to write a storybook ending at Bogle Park. by Harold McIlvain, Special to the NWA Democrat-Gazette 9 hrs. ago
People's Bank team wins Blossom Fest parade; category awards listed To complement Saturday’s championship steak cooking team Delta Waterfowl of Magnolia, numerous other local teams took home prizes in non-cooking categories as part of 2019’s Blossom Festival. by J.D. Bailey, Banner-News 1 day ago
Magnolia’s Delta Waterfowl takes Governor’s Cup The crown of World Championship Steak Cook-Off champion is staying in Magnolia. by J.D. Bailey, Banner-News
Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. by The Associated Press
Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions Alabama's Republican governor has signed the nation's strictest abortion ban into law, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, punishable by up to life in prison, and with no exceptions for rape and incest.
Rison left with no city police after chief’s firing, recent resignations The city of Rison for weeks has been without police officers after firing its police chief, the last remaining law enforcement officer whose ouster completed an exodus of every employee on the force. by Youssef Rddad, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Denman’s 7.92-pounder wins Tom Dehoney Big Bass tournament Tim Denman and his 7.92-pound bass won the 2019 Annual Tom Dehoney Memorial Big Bass Tournament. The event was held Saturday, May 18, at Lake Columbia. It coincides each year with the Blossom Festival. by Banner-News
Taylor's tale turns out happy Taylor Coach Adam Camp told his players before Monday's game that the team had an opportunity to write a storybook ending at Bogle Park. by Harold McIlvain, Special to the NWA Democrat-Gazette
SAU student claims national title in Disc Golf competition Madison Chitwood, a Southern Arkansas University junior Nursing major from Van Buren, Arkansas, won the women’s individual competition at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships on March 29, 2019. by SAU Sports Information
EDITORIAL Columbia County government is struggling with an environmental challenge that will persist in the future, not only here but across the state and country.
History Minute with Dr. Ken Bridges “I’m just a country boy from Arkansas,” one of America’s most important generals used to say about himself. In spite of his modesty, Brehon Somervell had anything but an ordinary life.
Taylor resident celebrates 105 years of age Mrs. Minnie M. Walker of Taylor, AR was blessed to celebrate her 105th birthday on May 6, 2019. by Contributed Article
POLICE/FIRE REPORTS The following persons were recently booked into the Columbia County Detention Center, according to the facility’s inmate roster.
EDDIE B. GODBOLT Deacon Eddie B. Godbolt, 87, of Magnolia, AR, passed away Thursday May 9, 2019, at Wentworth Health & Rehab in Magnolia, AR. He was born April 17, 1932, to the late Johnnie and Ella D. Godbolt in Buckner, AR.
MARY FRANCES DAVIS MARSHALL Mary Frances Davis Marshall, 70, of Columbus, Arkansas, died May 8, 2019, at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, TX. She was born January 16, 1949 to Samuel J. Davis and Maiselle Genchan.