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Making Magnolia Blossom Event Saturday

Making Magnolia Blossom is seeking volunteers to help with a Big Splash event Saturday. The primary focus will be the new facility of the Columbia County Senior Meals Service to prepare it to open Monday. The building is the former Meadowbrook Lodge Nursing Home at 600 Leila Street. Volunteers will be disposing of trash and debris, weed-eating,

Columbia County Quorum Court Meets

The Columbia County Quorum Court met Monday. As part of the Building Report, there was a discussion about the Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility.  A.L. Franks Engineering has submitted a proposal for performing a structural and floor slab evaluation; the cost would be just under $20,000. Ackley Engineering has already conducted and

Rex Jones to be new CEO at MRMC

The Magnolia Regional Medical Center Board of Commissioners has announced the appointment of Rex Jones as Chief Executive Officer. He will take over in December. Mr. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, including more than 16 years in CEO positions in rural hospital settings. Jones will succeed Margaret West as

Much of Lake Columbia Park to Close After 10 p.m.

The Columbia County Rural Development Authority voted Monday to close the picnic area and swimming area at Lake Columbia after 10 p.m. That area of the park will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. as soon as signs can be posted. This will not affect the Lake Columbia camping area. RDA board members heard from Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies

Magnolia Police Report

The Magnolia Police Department reports the arrest September 20th of 30 year old Roshunda Lewis of Magnolia. She was charged with residential burglary, criminal mischief first degree, and criminal trespass. Lewis is reported to have entered a home in which she had been previously told not to return to. It is also also alleged that, while inside

Nationwide EAS Test Scheduled Wednesday

The second-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be Wednesday, September 28th at 1:20 p.m. (Magnolia time.) It will only be a test. The nationwide test will be conducted by FEMA. If all goes as planned, the test message will be transmitted on all radio and TV stations and cable systems. Again, the test is scheduled for 1:20

6 MHS Cheerleaders Going to Disney World

Six Magnolia High School cheerleaders will perform at Walt Disney World in December. Kassidy Gales, Christian Mistretta, Emma Wooldridge, Abby Pieratt, Kieran Davis, and Kaylee Jones are some of more than 800 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will perform in the Varsity Spirit Spectacular from December 1st to 4th.

Two Muleriders Receive GAC Player of the Week Honors

SAU’s Stacy Lawrence is the Great American Conference Defensive Player of the Week, and Tanner Hudson is the GAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Lawrence intercepted an Arkansas Tech pass in the end zone with just over two minutes remaining in Saturday’s football game. That allowed SAU to run out the clock in a 28 to 21 win. Lawrence had