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The Columbia County Republican Committee reminds the public that filing for county and township offices will begin at noon February 22, and end at noon March 1 at the Columbia County Annex Building.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is accepting nominations for its Caring in Action Award, a special honor that debuted last year as a way to recognize Arkansans outside the Department who show extraordinary dedication to helping DHS clients and programs.

Columbia County had Arkansas Scholarship Lottery ticket sales totaling $464,414 in December 2021, according to a report released this past week by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration-Office of the Arkansas Lottery. This is up from $410,437.50 sales in November 2021.

Arkansas’ rice and cotton crops both hit record yields in 2021 as expected, while yields for corn and soybeans were roughly the same as the previous year, according to Wednesday’s report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that summarizes 2021 crop production.

Magnolia native Kaylon Walton has won the 2021 Lone Star Regional EMMY Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of “Interview/Discussion-Short Form or Long Form Content” for the KUVN Al Punto DFW News Broadcast as the graphic artist.

Long-time Republican Wade Andrews has announced his bid for the Arkansas State House of Representatives, District 98, which includes portions of Ouachita, Columbia, Nevada and Lafayette counties.

A record 226 Arkansas public school districts, or 97% of the state’s 234 contiguous school districts, have COVID-19 infection rates of 50 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement said Monday.

The majority of Columbia County is classified in "severe drought status," with a small area in "moderate drought status," according to the most recent United States Drought Monitor map released January 6.

Recent arrests made by the Magnolia Police Department. Many, but not all, these arrests have previously been listed in our daily report Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility bookings and releases.