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Magnolia man sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking

EL DORADO — A Magnolia man was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine in Columbia County. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in El Dorado.According to court documents, in June 2019, agents and investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and 13th Judicial Drug Task Force (DTF) initiated an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Colombia County by 50-year-old Eddie Dean McBride Jr.
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Arkansas man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking meth

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 50-year-old Eddie Dean McBride Jr. of Magnolia, Ark. was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine in Columbia County, Ark. According to court documents, agents and investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Columbia […]
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Magnolia shooting suspect awaits extradition from Texas

Federal marshals arrested Eric Walker, 26, of Magnolia on Monday on charges relating to a Thursday, July 28 shooting in Magnolia. The Magnolia Police Department said in a statement that officers were dispatched to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center to see a shooting victim. The gunshot wound was not life-threatening.
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Deadline looms for municipal election candidates

The deadline is noon Wednesday for candidates seeking municipal positions in Columbia County. Filing of independent candidates for city offices is at the Columbia County Clerk’s Office in the Boundary Street Annex. All mayoral and town council positions in Emerson, McNeil, Taylor and Waldo will be on the November...
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Mike McNeill’s Diary for Monday, August 8, 2022: Welcome, Columbia County Fair

Magnoliareporter.com welcomes back as a seasonal advertiser the 2022 Columbia County Fair and Livestock Show. The fair is Monday, September 19 through Saturday, September 24. You can go for the rides, shows and exhibits but for our part, it’s the fair food. People who click on the ad will be redirected to the fair’s 2022 catalogue. It will tell you everything that you need to know about the fair and how to enter its large number of contests and special events. We appreciate the opportunity to tell everyone about the plans for the fair, which is now only a month and a half away.
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Magnolia Police list recent arrests

Recent arrests made by the Magnolia Police Department. Many, but not all, of these arrests have previously been listed in our daily report Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility bookings and releases. Friday, August 5. Jama Scott, 45, Magnolia, possession of cocaine. Sunday, August 7. Johnny Manning, 60, Magnolia, shoplifting.
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Sticky legal situation emerging for Tasty Donuts owners in Magnolia

The parent company and a subsidiary of Shipley Do-nuts are suing its Magnolia franchise holders, alleging breaches of franchise agreements. Shipley Franchise Company and Shipley Do-Nut Flour and Supply Co., both Houston-based companies, filed the suit Monday in Columbia County Circuit Court against defendants Bun Chhhun and Vin Thada Tv of El Dorado.
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Magnolia School Board approves one-time bonuses, $10,000 for teachers, $6,000 for support personnel

Magnolia School District personnel will receive one-time bonuses from the district’s COVID-19 relief funds. The Magnolia School Board voted Monday to address recruiting and retaining problems by using American Relief Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) for the bonuses. Magnolia certified staff – teachers --...
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