Family Day Saturday at Southern Arkansas University

Saturday is Family Day at Southern Arkansas University. One of the most exciting events, the annual Great Greek Canoe Races, will be moving from the duck pond to the pond in front of the new Engineering building; this was formerly known as the Armory pond. The Residence Hall Association Bed Race is also changing location; it will be in front of

Magnolia & SAU Win Openers in Football

It was a good opening week for the Magnolia football teams. The SAU Muleriders were winners Thursday night at Southwestern Oklahoma State, and the Magnolia Panthers won 21 to 7 Friday night at Crossett. The Magnolia game was scoreless at the half, but the Panthers got on the scoreboard first in the second half. Sophomore fullback Kaden Roach

Muleriders Win Opener; Panthers at Crossett

SAU was a 21 to 17 winner in their first football game of the season Thursday night in Weatherford, Oklahoma. SAU turned the ball over 4 times in the first quarter and Southwestern Oklahoma State scored the first 17 points of the game. But the SAU defense stiffened from there, and they shut out the Bulldogs the rest of the way. The Muleriders

Football is Here!

Are you ready for some football? This is it, week 1 of the football season for the Muleriders and the Panthers. Join us for the Coaches Corner from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday on Magnolia’s Country 99.1, as we visit with Magnolia Panther coach John Panter and SAU Mulerider coach Bill Keopple. The Muleriders will load up the buses for a long road

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin on FOCUS This Week

The guest this week on FOCUS is Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin. Griffin is a former Magnolian and was back in town to speak at the Rotary Club. Part of our FOCUS program this week is a bit of a trip down memory lane with the Lieutenant Governor. But Griffin also talks about the Imagination Library, a program started by Dolly Parton in

Flooded Roads in Columbia County

There are a number of roads in Columbia County that are flooded, and some of them are closed. County Roads with water over them include: 31, 58, 60, 62 west of the College Hill Church, and 62 on both sides of the intersection with Highway 79. Columbia County Road 72 has water over it, also 100 yards of 64. 73 is under water and impassable.

Sam Whitelaw Stepping Down from City Council

Alderman Sam Whitelaw has announced that he is not seeking re-election to the Magnolia City Council. Whitelaw  said in a release, “After much consideration, I will not be a candidate for the city council seat I am now serving. I have proudly served as your alderman in Ward 4, position 1 for eight years. I would like to thank my

Magnolia Wastewater Resumes Smoke Testing

The Magnolia Wastewater crew will be smoke testing sanitary sewers in the Junior High School area starting Monday (August 8th). Other areas to be smoke tested will include: North Street between Dudney and Verda, West Union between Dudney and Pine, East McNeil between Dudney and Jackson, North Oakland, Parkway, Smith Street between Dudney and