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  1. Farmers & Merchants Rakes In Bank of FayettevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 |

    ... in June 2008; and Lee County Bancshares Inc., parent company of the $56.7 million-asset First National Bank of Marianna, $10.1 million in June 2009. Bank of Fayetteville has followed an up-and-down path, tied to the fortunes of northwest Arkansas ...


  2. Regular schools get charterlike waiversRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | NWAonline

    ... in regular classrooms, and educator licensure. Act 1240 of 2015 -- sponsored by Rep. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, and others -- allows the traditional school districts to apply for and receive the kinds of waivers to laws and rules that have been ...


  3. Search for drugs leads to discovery of "bait dogs"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | KATV Little Rock

    Police officers executing a search warrant on a home near downtown Marianna found what they were looking for but ended up uncovering the makings of a dog fighting operation. Humane Society volunteers in nearby Helena claim it's an ongoing issue in the Delta.


  4. Two men killed in Lee County crash FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    MARIANNA, AR - Two Marianna men were killed in a Friday night crash in Lee County. It happened around 8:50 p.m. According to the Arkansas State Police crash report, Timothy W. Prentice, 25, was driving a Chevrolet truck north on State Highway 261 when he hit a Jeep head-on.


  5. Yo-yo fishing worth the extra troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | The Courier

    ... for catfish that I've had has been at Midway, a large oxbow lake off the Mississippi River in Lee County near Marianna. The river level has to be close to right - a reading of about 21 feet at the Memphis river gauge - for the fishing to be hottest. ...


  6. 96 Days Until Kickoff: #96 Peter MokwuahRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Slap the Sign

    ... days with Nose Guard Jarron Jones. For the record, tomorrow, #95 is walk-on Defensive Linemen Marquis Dickerson of Marianna, Arkansas.


  7. Marianna Introduces New Basketball, Baseball Coaches TuesdayRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Tuesday was a day of introductions, you might say, at Marianna High School. The school officially introduced some new head ball coaches.


  8. Mother Forgives Son's Killer, Now Working to Help Reduce His SentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | FOX16

    ... to [God] daily seeking your mercy and forgiveness." Holloway took her forgiveness a step further and traveled to Marianna, Arkansas where Murphy is serving time. The two met face-to-face through glass. "He cried. I cried." Their kinship formed. ...


  9. Miss Linn weds Mr. LowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... of Jerra Linn of Conway and Jim Linn of Greenbrier. She is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Mary Harden of Marianna, Ark. and the late Rex and Irene Linn of Conway. The groom is the son of the late Bernie and Bonnie Low of Sherwood, Ark. He is ...


  10. State-controlled school district in Marianna to be releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Education Week

    The Arkansas Board of Education has decided to release the state-controlled Lee County School District back to local management. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the education board agreed Thursday to release the system after a new School Board is elected in September.


  11. Schools in Lee County district to return to local supervisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | NWAonline

    After a meeting of the state Board of Education in Little Rock on Thursday, Andrew Tolbert of the Department of Education and consultant Charity Smith congratulate Lee County School District Superintendent Willie Murdock on regaining local control of the district. The state-controlled Lee County School District based in Marianna will be returned to local management after a new School Board is elected in September and trained, the state Board of Education decided Thursday.


  12. I Choose Memphis: Gabriel FotsingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Daily News

    ... in the Mississippi Delta where he taught French, Physical Science, and AP Biology at Lee Senior High School in Marianna, Ark. Now, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of The College Initiative, and plays a singular role in its ...


  13. School-rules waiver clears House panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | NWAonline

    A legislative committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would allow public school districts to apply for the same waivers as open-enrollment charter schools that operate nearby. Supporters of House Bill 1377, sponsored by Rep. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, said it will benefit school districts, specifically those in the state's Delta region, by allowing them to compete with charter schools that draw students from their schools.


  14. Arkansas Bass Forecast for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | California Game and Fish

    ... Creek Lake is situated in the wooded hogbacks and hollows of Crowley's Ridge in St. Francis National Forest near Marianna. The honeyhole is best known for producing plate-sized redears and bluegills, but the same fertility that produces bumper crops ...


  15. MLB All-Stars Corbin, Bautista, Martin Highlight Chipola Alumni WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... past players at the program's seventh annual Alumni Weekend. Former players from the program's past returned to Marianna to celebrate the accomplishments of each other and each Chipola team. Saturday's events were highlighted by the presence of ...


  16. 'Delta Blues' drug kingpin gets life sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Arkansas Times

    Demetrius Colbert, 39, of Marianna was sentenced in federal court Thursday to life in prison plus 10 yeas for a string of drug and firearms violation in the course of operating a Delta drug distribution operation. He was busted in 2011 in O peration Delta Blues, which targeted drug dealing and the participation of some public officials in the criminal enterprise.


  17. Operation Delta Blues Suspect SentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | FOX16

    Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with David T. Resch, Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , announced today that Demetrius Colbert, age 39, of Marianna, was sentenced to life imprisonment plus ten years in prison for his leadership of a drug conspiracy and for firearms violations, including assault on a federal officer. On June 6, 2014, Colbert was convicted following a one-week jury trial of the following offenses in the Superseding Indictment in Case No.


  18. 'Ain't no murder,' but coke kingpin gets lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    Demetrius Colbert, a Marianna man convicted in June of being a major distributor of cocaine in Phillips and Lee counties in 2010 and 2011, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


  19. 1 killed in single-vehicle crash in Lee CountyRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Arkansas State Police say a Moro man was killed and another man was injured in a single-vehicle crash near Marianna in Lee County. Troopers report that 25-year-old Cody Robert Beard died in the accident Friday on Highway 79 just west of Marianna in eastern Arkansas. 9 comments

  20. Lee County Man Killed in Accident FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | FOX16

    ... County. 35-year-old Cody Robert Beard died in the wreck. It happened early Friday morning on Highway 79, west of Marianna, around 5:00 a.m. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, the car driven by Beard was traveling east ...


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