Columbia County Budget Ready for a Vote

The Columbia County Quorum Court Finance Committee met Monday; they voted to recommend to the full Quorum Court a 10 percent increase in slot adjustment salaries for Columbia County deputies and the jail administrator. This will involve 17 employees. The Finance Committee will also recommend moving the assessor’s office to a county-owned

Columbia County Quorum Court Working On 2016 Budget

As the Columbia County Quorum Court’s finance committee works on the 2016 budget, there are several major funding issues to consider. At the two previous meetings, Sheriff Mike Loe has made impassioned pleas for raises for Columbia County’s deputies. He said his office has been short three positions this year. Loe cited recent attacks on law

Battle of the Timberlands

The SAU football team wraps up the season at home Saturday against the University of Arkansas-Monticello. It will be the fourth annual Battle of the Timberlands. The winner of the game gets to keep the trophy for the next year. So far, the Muleriders have claimed the trophy each year. Game time is 2:00 Saturday at Wilkins Stadium at SAU. The

SAU Basketball Begins

The SAU basketball teams are ready to get their seasons started. The Muleriders open at a Classic in Lancaster, Texas; they have games there at 5 p.m. today and Saturday. The Lady Muleriders open their basketball season at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. Our first basketball broadcasts on Magnolia’s Country 99.1