Scam Alert from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

A message from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office: Scammers are calling citizens stating they are Sheriff Mike Loe or a representative of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, whether it be an investigator or deputy, stating that they need your social and your date of birth, then they need you to send money from Walmart when he

Homicide Tuesday in Waldo- Details

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Wednesday with information about the homicide Tuesday in Waldo: Press Release 08/07/2019 On August 6, 2019, at approximately 11:57 A.M., Waldo Police Chief Reggie Ellis was notified of a body lying in the roadway on North Locust Street. When he arrived, he found the victim in the

Lot Maintenance Ordinance Presented to City Council

The Magnolia City Council Monday night heard the first reading of an ordinance, by title only, regulating exterior areas of real estate. It deals with such things as grass and weed height, dead and infested trees, junk, litter, trash, etc. In its present form, the ordinance applies to residential and commercial real estate. Alderman Steve Nipper

Magnolia School District New Teachers

The Magnolia School District welcomed thirty-six new licensed personnel to the District at its annual new teacher orientation training on July 22. The staff of Walker Pre-Kindergarten Center welcomes new pre-kindergarten teacher, Cynthia Cater, to their campus. New licensed personnel to the East Side Elementary School will be Connie Browning,

A Few Openings for Welding Classes

The Welding Academy of South Arkansas still has a few spots open for students. Classes begin August 21st in the Harvey Couch Business Park. For information, or to enroll, contact Wendy McWilliams at the Academy as soon as possible. Call 870-234-7234 or 870-390-0353. Information on the academy is available at:

Lake Columbia in Bassmaster Top 100

Bassmaster magazine has released their annual report of the 100 Best Bass Lakes, and our own Lake Columbia is counted among the top 100. Lake Columbia is ranked 21st in the Central Region. The magazine says “You’ll find great fishing in this small lake near Magnolia, Ark. Biologists report 10% of the bass they shocked up were longer

PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Found

Mallory Waller found the Purplehull Pea Festival Treasure sponsored by Peoples Bank. It was hidden at the bottom of the Pine Hill Church sign at Columbia Road 9 and Hwy 98. Mallory wins $250. The Purplehull Pea Festival is Friday and Saturday in Emerson. For information about the festival, go to

Sparks in the Park – July 3rd in Magnolia

Magnolia’s annual 4th of July celebration will again be celebrated on Independence Day eve. Sparks in the Park is Wednesday night, July 3rd at East Side Park in Magnolia. The Tuesday Knights will perform on stage around 7:00 p.m. There will be food vendors, free hot dogs and water, and fireworks at dark. Again, it’s Wednesday night, July 3rd

Cool Off & Be Safe

Here are a couple safety tips from Magnolia Radio: 1. Peace Hall at First United Methodist Church is open for relief from the heat, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday. Use the Madison Street entrance (the Stew Pot entrance.) 2. Also, you are reminded to never run a generator inside a house or garage, or in any enclosed space. Even with the

Pedals for Compassion Saturday, June 22

Compassion’s Foundation, the local domestic violence shelter, is hosting a benefit bicycle ride on Saturday, June 22nd. There will be four different-length routes to choose from: 100k, 35 mile, 15 mile, or 5 mile fun ride. Also a corral start, starting with the 100k riders first! All proceeds go to support the domestic violence shelter in