Clarification of New Drain Plug Removal Regulation

AGFC Fisheries Division staff have received numerous questions regarding the new regulation that went into effect January 1, 2021 regarding the mandatory removal of boat drain plugs, which includes things like livewell, ballast tanks, etc. Code 37.10 reads as follows: All aquatic vessel drain plug(s), including, but not limited to, bilges,

Additional Arrests in 16-year-old’s murder

Two additional suspects were arrested late Thursday evening in the December 4th homicide of a 16-year-old male at Preston Apartments in Magnolia. Arrested were 20-year-old Marquese Porchia of Stephens and a 17 year old juvenile, also of Stephens. Both are charged with first degree murder, with first appearance scheduled for 11:00 this (Friday)

16-Year-Old Killed in Magnolia

    A 16-year-old boy from Magnolia was killed Friday night in Magnolia. Magnolia Police Chief Todd Dew released the following information at 2:45 p.m. Saturday:     “On December 4th, 2020 at approximately 10:52 p.m., Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a person reporting gun shots at Preston Apartments on Renfroe Street in

Thanks to MASH Donors

Thanks to everyone who donated Friday in our annual MASH (Make a Smile Happen) donation drive. This year’s drive benefitted The Call and many foster children in Columbia and Lafayette counties. The community was very generous. Again, thank you! Many of the items on the children’s wish lists were filled and you made many smiles

Panthers Host Greenbrier in 2nd Round Playoffs

     The Magnolia Panthers will host the Greenbrier Panthers at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 20th in the second round of the 5A State Football Championships. The Magnolia Panthers beat Pea Ridge 56-21 last Friday, and Greenbrier was a 43-28 winner over Brookland.      Tickets will ONLY be sold online. You will NOT be able to purchase

Clean up the decoys to help prevent the spread of invasive species

There is Giant Salvinia in Lake Columbia and Lake Erling. Please clean, drain and dry to prevent the spread to other bodies of water. Oct. 14, 2020 Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications LITTLE ROCK – With fall colors beginning to show, many duck clubs and duck hunters are busy organizing, packing, repacking and reorganizing their

Updated deer zones require AGFC mobile app refresh

Oct. 14, 2020 Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications LITTLE ROCK — Earlier this year, the Commission passed a variety of new hunting regulations, including the combination of some deer zones. Many hunters heading to the woods should take a second look at an Arkansas Hunting Guidebook before heading to the woods, especially if the

AGFC to vote on fisheries regulations changes

Oct. 14, 2020 Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet at the AGFC’s Little Rock Headquarters Thursday to vote on regulations changes concerning recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture in Arkansas during their regularly scheduled

Panther Football Returns Friday 10/9

Magnolia Panther football returns this week. After a 2-week quarantine with online schooling due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Magnolia Public Schools, most of the football players returned to in-person classes Monday. Coach Mark King said  6 or 7 varsity starters who tested positive are still out, but most of the rest of the team have returned to