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

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.