A drug deal arranged on Snapchat turned to a robbery on August 11, which led to the murder of Southern Arkansas University student Joshua Keshun Smith, 21, and the injury of Lucas Sharp, according to a law enforcement affidavit released on Tuesday.
Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is actively preparing for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination once it’s approved and available for distribution.
COVID-19 infection information for seven South Arkansas counties and three North Louisiana parishes from respective state health departments. The following figures for COVID-19 virus cases are current through 6 p.m. Monday.
Waldo’s City Council approved Kenneth Haupt’s resignation as mayor at Thursday night’s meeting by a 4-1 vote.
The intersection of Dudney and East North streets is blocked due to work on a broken natural gas line.
The grimmest assessment yet from Arkansas leaders about the impact of the COVID-19 virus predicts 1,000 more deaths by Christmas.
With the Magnolia Fire Department expected to take over countywide rescue services next year, MFD Chief Greg Pinner on Monday issued a special presentation to the Columbia County Quorum Court concerning an equipment solution for the foreseeable future.
Three public hearings are set as the City of Magnolia contemplates adoption of a new “Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code and Subdivision Code.”
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread in Columbia County and across Arkansas on Saturday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
The death penalty is still on the table for Odies Wilson, 21, one of the four men charged with shooting Southern Arkansas University student Joshua Keshun Smith, 21, on August 11 -- the first day of classes for the fall semester.
Columbia County voters on Tuesday supported only one of the three Arkansas constitutional issues that were part of the ballot.
Fears about the COVID-19 pandemic, election results and the approaching holiday season have created a trifecta of stress among South Arkansas residents.
Only 204 people voted early in Columbia County on Saturday – by far the lowest single-day total since the early voting period began on October 19.
The Columbia County Election Commission will begin the canvass of absentee ballots at 9 a.m. Thursday at the County Annex building.
On Monday, Magnolia Police Chief Todd Dew, Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann, and Magnolia Inspector David Nelson issued building and construction updates for Magnolia. Their presentations included the following details:
There has been much talk about voting by absentee ballot ahead of the Tuesday, November 3 general election since some people fear voting in person amid COVID-19 concerns.
Emerson, Arkansas has never had a sales tax, but Mayor Linda Mullins said she needs Emerson citizens to vote yes for the one cent sales tax on the ballot.
Columbia County had lottery ticket sales totaling $421,914.00 in September, according to a report released this past week by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Office of the Arkansas Lottery.
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced.
Clients who get food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now have the option to order groceries and pay online through participating retailers, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services.