Mike McNeill

MIke McNeill is publisher and owner of magnoliareporter.com.

Charles Warren fell and broke a hip recently, and he is hospitalized while he begins his recovery. If you don’t know the name, he’s certainly familiar to you as the man who can be seen walking along Main Street at almost any hour and in any weather. We were happy to see that the ladies from the Columbia County Independent Living Center visited him at the hospital, delivering gifts and a “get-well-soon” card. CLICK HERE to see the CCILC page on Facebook.

The buildings at North Jackson Plaza are receiving new roofs. The work is improving the appearance of the buildings.

Michael Accordino, president and part-owner of Amfuel, made a positive impression Thursday on the Rotary Club of Magnolia during a speech we have reported at length. We just deleted several sentences of our comments about past Amfuel ownership and management that followed the previous sentence. You know, the old ownership is gone. That’s the past. Accordino and his partners and moving forward with Amfuel and that’s what is important. We’re looking forward to the future Amfuel. Accordino only lightly touched upon possible renovation and expansion plans, but the statement was almost enough to make us stand up and cheer. Amfuel’s owners actually talking about making a major capital investment in it. Who would have thought? CLICK HERE to see the story.

We can’t give you a direct link for legal reasons, but we can tell you that Seth Robson of Stars & Stripes reported Thursday in a story headlined “Highly mobile rocket systems to stay in Australia after Talisman Sabre ends.” It details the Marine Corps’ plans to keep Camden-built High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) with Marines in Darwin after a current round of exercises concludes. There’s a good video of HIMARS in action during the exercise.

We recommend Stars & Stripes, by the way. If you’re interested in reporting about the military and defense-related issues, Stars & Stripes should at least be a part of your Twitter feed.

Unfortunately, there’s no news on the whereabouts or fate of Jory John Worthen. He is suspected of killing a young woman and her child in Camden last month. We published today a set of photographs relating to Worthen released by Camden Police. CLICK HERE to see the story.

Mike McNeill is publisher and editor of magnoliareporter.com. Email him at news@magnoliareporter.com or call him at 870-904-3865.

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