Sports Update

The Magnolia Panthers played their first conference football game of the season Friday night at Panther Stadium. After a turnover and a blocked punt, the Panthers found themselves down two touchdowns in a hurry. White Hall ended up beating Magnolia 38 to 0. White Hall is 4 and 0. Magnolia is 1 and 3. The Panthers travel to Hot Springs Lakeside

NORCO SAU Engineering Scholarship Gifted

A gift of more than $1 million by a Southern Arkansas University alumna will benefit scholarships for SAU’s growing Engineering program. Edna Cook Norvell recently told SAU President Dr. Trey Berry that she chose to make the gift because of all the generous people who helped her while she was a student at Magnolia A&M (now SAU). Funds from

Magnolia City Council Meeting

The Magnolia City Council meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers. Under Old business, the Council will hear a report from the Business License Committee. They will also hear the 3rd and final reading of an Ordinance to rezone 1820 East North from C3 to C2; Oliver Godwin and Patsy Bentley will also speak on that. Aldermen will

Magnolia HS Golf Teams Going to State

The Magnolia High School Golf Teams have both qualified for the 5A State Golf Tournament. The 5A South District Golf Tournament was Wednesday in Hope, and the top three finishers in each division qualify for the State Tournament. The Lady Panthers finished second Wednesday, and the Panthers finished third in the boys’ division. The Lady

SAU Track Complex Dedication Saturday

Southern Arkansas University’s newly-renovated Track and Field Complex will be dedicated this Saturday. The track is located on the north end of campus along North Jackson and US Highway 82. The dedication ceremony begins with a track and field alumni gathering at 3 p.m., followed by a dedication program at 4:00 p.m.  During the program,

Amfuel’s Magnolia Plant Closing

Amfuel has announced plans to close its plant in Magnolia. Britt Gourley is the company’s chairman and interim president and CEO; he informed local union representatives of the planned closing in a memo. Gourley confirmed those plans to multiple news and business representatives Tuesday. Word is that the Magnolia operations will be moved to

Panthers Fall to ElDo; SAU Goes to Harding

The Magnolia Panthers hung with the El Dorado Wildcats for three quarters Friday night in Magnolia, but El Dorado came away with a 31 to 10 win. The Panthers took the early lead on a 27-yard field goal by Cruz Guzman. El Dorado tied the game a few minutes later, and it remained tied for most of the remainder of the half. But a Magnolia fumble

Thursday Night at the Fair

The Columbia County Fair and Livestock Show continues through Saturday. The Junior Livestock Sale begins at 6:30 tonight in the Livestock Arena at the fairgrounds. The Baby Miss, Toddler Miss and Tiny Miss Fair Queen contests begin at 6:30 tonight under the pavilion. The Little, Petite and Pre-Teen Miss contests are Friday at 7:00. Fun Time is

This Week’s Football

The Magnolia Junior High football teams play tonight at Arkadelphia; the eighth grade plays first at 5:30, and then the ninth grade. The Magnolia Panthers have their first home football game of the season Friday. They play El Dorado at 7:00 Friday on Don Hubbard Field at Panther Stadium. The SAU football team travels to Searcy Saturday for a