Lottery Sales

Columbia County had Arkansas Scholarship Lottery ticket sales totaling $409,116.50 in February, according to a report released March 10 by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration – Office of the Arkansas Lottery. This is down from $420,835.50 in January. For February, Columbia County had winnings of $277,107 awarded.

Magnolia wins 4A State Championship!

HOT SPRINGS — Pushed until the bitter end, the Magnolia Panthers completed a perfect season with a Class 4A State Championship. The Panthers (29-0) were able to celebrate after Blytheville’s Elijah Donerson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark, holding on for a 59-56 victory.

$2.1 Water Main Project

The Magnolia City Council has voted to replace a majority of the cast iron water mains. The new mains will be PVC. Mayor Parnell Vann said the cast iron mains were installed in the 1940’s. Vann stated some mains were not allowing fire hydrants to work properly, but new hydrants will be installed and will automatically advise the city if

Magnolia has a new logo

The City of Magnolia on Monday revealed a newly-designed official city seal and logo that will be free to use for anyone in the community. The designs, which are part of a local re-branding campaign, include both a formal seal, as well as a more informal logo. Each logo features the same one-of-a-kind Magnolia blossom illustration at the heart

Funding Denied

The  City of Magnolia’s request for funding improvements at East Side Park, has been declined by the State. Mayor Parnell Vann said “The city is successful with other grants, but it seems that is not the case with Parks grants” “I will visit with the (City Council) in the near future to see if they want to move forward with the city


MRMC Welcomes Dr. Kevin Rudder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Magnolia Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of Dr. James Kevin Rudder, Orthopedic Surgeon, to its medical team. Dr. Rudder will begin seeing patients in the Magnolia Surgical Clinic on April 19, 2021. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Rudder’s skill and reputation relocate to


Limited Spectators To Be Allowed at SAU Indoor Athletic Events

(by Jacob Pumphrey, SAU Athletics) Mulerider Athletics to Allow Limited Spectator Capacity Inside W.T. Watson Center Southern Arkansas, per updated GAC policy, to allow groups of four on player/coach pass list inside W.T. Watson Center for M/W Basketball, Volleyball; multiple events on same night to be split into sessions. MAGNOLIA, Ark. –


Clarification of New Drain Plug Removal Regulation

AGFC Fisheries Division staff have received numerous questions regarding the new regulation that went into effect January 1, 2021 regarding the mandatory removal of boat drain plugs, which includes things like livewell, ballast tanks, etc. Code 37.10 reads as follows: All aquatic vessel drain plug(s), including, but not limited to, bilges,


Additional Arrests in 16-year-old’s murder

Two additional suspects were arrested late Thursday evening in the December 4th homicide of a 16-year-old male at Preston Apartments in Magnolia. Arrested were 20-year-old Marquese Porchia of Stephens and a 17 year old juvenile, also of Stephens. Both are charged with first degree murder, with first appearance scheduled for 11:00 this (Friday)


16-Year-Old Killed in Magnolia

    A 16-year-old boy from Magnolia was killed Friday night in Magnolia. Magnolia Police Chief Todd Dew released the following information at 2:45 p.m. Saturday:     “On December 4th, 2020 at approximately 10:52 p.m., Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a person reporting gun shots at Preston Apartments on Renfroe Street in