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

Muleriders Picked 5th in GAC Football

The SAU football team is picked fifth in the Great American Conference Pre-season Coaches Poll. The defending champion, Henderson State, was picked first, followed closely by Harding. Ouachita Baptist and Southwestern Oklahoma State were also picked ahead of SAU. The Muleriders finished last season in a three-way tie for fourth. They led the GAC

Magnolia Police Report

Magnolia Police have released information about search warrants executed Monday at 1022 West Calhoun and 101 Taylor Road. The Arkansas State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were also involved. It’s reported that investigators seized several firearms, a large quantity of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Arrested were: 27

SAU Hires New Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

SAU head women’s basketball coach Julio Pacheco has announced the hiring of Jessica Salera as his assistant. Salera spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Sam Houston State. Prior to that, she was an assistant at her alma mater, Tennessee Temple University. She had over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career at Tennessee

Magnolia Panthers- 3 Games This Week

White Hall defeated Magnolia 7-0 in high school baseball action Friday at Panther Field. The Panthers have three games this week. Tuesday, they travel to Hope for a 4:30 start. Thursday, the Panthers will make up their game that was rained out against Camden; Thursday’s game will be played in Magnolia starting at 5:00. Friday, the Panthers

SAU Golf

SAU’s George Adams had the lowest first-round score in the history of the Great American Conference Golf Tournament. Adams shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday in Hot Springs. He is the individual leader after the first round. SAU’s Helle (Hell’-uh) Leed carded a 5-over 77 Sunday. She is 3 strokes behind the women’s leader.

SAU Baseball & Softball

The SAU baseball and softball teams won their weekend conference series with East Central University. The Lady Muleriders swept their 4-game series in Magnolia. They ended their regular season with a school record 41 wins. They’ll play East Central again in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament at noon Thursday in

Magnolia City Council To Meet

The Magnolia City Council meets at 5 o’clock today. They will hear the annual report from Magnolia Regional Medical Center. They’ll also discuss the Magnolia Code Book and business licenses, and the 2014 Audit. The City Council will get a street update from alderman Jamie Waller, and they’ll get an update on the mayor’s proposed sports

SAU Baseball & Softball Weekend Schedule

The SAU baseball and softball series this weekend have both been moved to Saturday/Sunday. The Lady Muleriders play doubleheaders against East Central University Saturday and Sunday in Magnolia. Games start at 1:00 Saturday and 12 noon Sunday. There will also be a senior ceremony prior to Saturday’s first game. The Muleriders face East Central