Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Southern Arkansas University’s Performing Arts Series will present musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in concert, Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Oliver Recital Hall in Camp Hall. Featured performers include flutist Carolyn Brown, violinist Geoffrey Robson, pianists Carl Anthony and Louis Menendez, and the Rockefeller

Chamber Award Nominations Deadline Friday

The nomination deadline for Chamber awards is this Friday, February 10th. The awards will be presented at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet Thursday, March 9th in Peace Hall of First United Methodist Church. Awards include: Employee of the Year, Young Person of the Year, Public Servant Award, Business Person of the Year, Business/Industry

MHS Choral Honors

On February 3rd, Magnolia High School choral students joined over 800 other Arkansas students to audition for the Arkansas All-State Honor Choirs.  The audition was held at the First Baptist Church in Dover.  Six MHS students earned placement and will participate in the Arkansas All-State Music Conference.  MHS students making the

SAU & MHS Sports

The SAU basketball teams will be in Russellville Thursday night to face Arkansas Tech. The women tip off at 5:30 and the men follow at about 7:30. You can hear the games live on Magnolia’s Country 99.1, online at, and on the Magnolia Radio app. The broadcast begins at 5:20. The SAU track teams compete Thursday on the first

Magnolia Police Report

Magnolia Police report several recent arrests: 30-year-old Stephon Reed of Magnolia was arrested January 31st for aggravated assault. Reed allegedly chased a victim with a weapon during an altercation. 49-year-old Joseph Scarber of Magnolia was arrested Saturday for a felony second offense of Domestic Battering 3rd Degree. Scarber is alleged to

MHS and SAU Sports

Magnolia and Arkansas High squared off in high school basketball action Tuesday night at Panther Arena. In the girls’ game, the Lady Panthers took the early lead and never looked back. Magnolia led 18 to 5 after one quarter, 30 to 7 at the half, and 47 to 16 after three quarters. The mercy rule was in effect for the entire fourth quarter, and

2017 M*A*S*H Program

Applications are now available for the 2017 M*A*S*H Program at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. Every summer since 1988, hundreds of high school students in Arkansas have donned surgical scrubs or lab coats at UAMS Regional Centers and community hospitals across the state in order to learn more about health careers. M*A*S*H stands for the

Magnolia Sports

SAU senior outfielder Trevor Rucker has been named the first Great American Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the 2017 season. Rucker hit .462 (6-for-13) with four RBIs over SAU’s four-games. Of his six hits, four went for extra bases with two doubles, a triple, and a homerun. Rucker was also 4-for-4 in stolen bases and he scored

Columbia County Election Returns

Here are the Columbia County results from Tuesday’s General Election: In the race for Magnolia Alderman Ward 2- Position 1, James “JJ Street” Jefferson Jr. defeated the incumbent, Margie Russ, 346 to 312. There were four Waldo City Council races. In Ward 1- Position 2, Marcina Beasley got 218 votes to Leslie Albright’s 141. Darryl

Mulerider Club Dinner November 7th

The SAU Mulerider Club will have its second dinner event of the school year at 6 p.m. Monday, November 7th in Grand Hall of the Reynolds Center. This event will feature a meet-and-greet session and a sit-down supper catered by Aramark. (The meal will consist of grilled chicken with cream sauce, garlic roasted potatoes, southern style green