Overview

Since the City's incorporation in 1855, Magnolia has been the home to many amenities that contribute to the high quality of life our residents enjoy. Nestled among tall pine trees in the south central area of Arkansas, the City of Magnolia is the county seat of Columbia County.

We continually strive to update City common areas, entrances, sidewalks, and parks to beautify Magnolia and maintain the charming and historic atmosphere that so many call home. We are proud of our community and work hard to protect the quality of life that makes the City of Magnolia so great. Many of us grew up here and have stayed to raise our own children because this is more than just a town. It is a place to belong ... your place for life.

From its prime location at the intersection of US Highways 79, 82 and 371, the Magnolia, AR region offers significant transportation infrastructure advantages for both residents and businesses. Due to the ease of travel, surrounding residents have easy access to the area's amenities, including the arts, sporting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping along with numerous other medical and healthcare facilities.

The children of the Magnolia, AR region are assured a quality education. Located in the outstanding Magnolia Public School District, we are home to several exemplary Elementary, Primary and High Schools. Quality private schools are also located in Magnolia. Our residents can further their quality educational path at Southern Arkansas University located in the heart of Magnolia. Offering over 30 different degree options and numerous technical certifications, the University is sure to provide the training that is desired.

Education

Magnolia School District

Magnolia High School (10-12)
1400 High School Drive

870-234-2610
Magnolia Junior High (7-9)
540 East North
870-234-2206
Central Elementary (4-6)
456 East North Street
870-234-4911
East Side Elementary (1-3)
1310 Hollensworth Street
870-234-5611
Kindergarten Center (K)
1501 Pittman
870-234-3511
Magnolia Public Schools
1400 High School Drive
P.O. Box 649

Magnolia, AR 71754-0649
http://magnoliaschools.net

Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District

Bradley High School
521 School Street
(870) 894-3316
Bradley Elementary School
521 School Street
Bradley, AR 71826
(870) 894-3477
Taylor High School
506 East Pine
(870) 694-2251
Taylor Elementary School
506 East Pine
Taylor, AR 71861
(870) 694-5811
Emerson High School
212 Grayson
(870) 547-2542
Emerson Elementary School
508 W. Main
Emerson, AR 71740
(870) 547-2218

Private Education

Columbia Christian School (K-12)
250 Columbia 61
http://ccscrusaders.com
870-234-2831

Higher Education

Southern Arkansas University Tech
Welding Academy
Harvey Couch Business Park
http://sautech.edu
Southern Arkansas University
100 E. University
Magnolia, Arkansas 71753-5000
http://web.saumag.edu

Healthcare

Ambulance

Columbia County Ambulance Service

218 South Pine
870-234-7371
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Dentist

Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center

301 East Stadium Drive
870-901-7645
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Willis Beene, DDS & Daniel Beene, DDS

615 North Jackson
870-234-1110
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James Rotton, DDS

222 North Pine
870-234-6911
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David Cole, DDS

104 West Garland
(870) 234-4425
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David Alford, DDS

102 West McNeil
(870) 234-1621
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Hospice

Encompass Hospice

1316 E. Main
870-901-0502
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Life Touch Hospice

1707 Eastridge Drive
1-866-378-3888
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Medical Equipment

Magnolia Respiratory Care

600 East North
870-234-0404
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Ophthalmology

Magnolia Surgery Center

25 Columbia Road 47
870-234-5665
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Hester Eye Care

1700 Pittman Street
870-234-3937
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Optomotrist

Texarkana Eye Associates

1107 E. Main
870-826-8880
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Edward McDonnell

220 North Pine Street
870-234-4444
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Pharmacist

Walgreens

1644 E. Main
870-234-3493
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Wilson Bearden Pharmacy

134 North Washington
870-234-1062
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Miller's Pharmacy

111 South Court Square
870-234-2011
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Prince Pharmacy

211 East Stadium
870-234-7292
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All Care Pharmacy

107 East North
870-234-8120
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Physician

Family Practice Clinic - Dr. John Alexander

P.O. Box 129
870-234-2144
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Medark, LLC

1010 N. Dudney, Suite A
870-234-3802
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UAMS South

1617 N. Washington
870-562-2588
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The Family Practice Clinic

104 Hospital Road
870-234-2144
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Southern Medical Group

211 East Stadium
870-234-5995
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Churches

Faith is part of the fiber of Magnolia, AR. In our community, there are churches of most major demoninations, making a place for everyone in Magnolia and Columbia County. Select a link below or call for more information about a particular church.

Kilgore Lodge Community Church

Intersection of Hwy 344 and Columbia Road 33
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-949-5275

Greers Chapel

P.O. Box 9290 SAU
Magnolia, AR 71754
870-234-6645

First Apostolic Church

P.O. Box 1840
Magnolia, AR 71754-1840
870-234-2325

Macedonia Baptist Church

760 Hwy. 160
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-696-3781

New Life Church

P.O. Box 2051
Magnolia, AR 71753

Greater Harvest Church

51 Timberlane Dr.
Magnolia, AR 71753

Spirit of Christ Baptist Church

1814 S. Jackson
Magnolia, AR 71753

Rugged Cross Cowboy Church

64 Columbia 464
Magnolia, AR 71753

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

821 E. McKissack
Waldo, AR 71770

Spirit Led Fellowship Church

409 Smith
Magnolia, AR 71753

Mt. Vernon Community Church

560 Columbia 54
Waldo, AR 71770

Brister Baptist Church

Rt. 2 Box 105
Emerson, AR 71740

Second Baptist Church

General Delivery
McNeil, AR 71752
870-695-3427

Faith Baptist

510 Hwy 82 E
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-5999

Everlasting Joy Seven Day Avent Church

413 N. Olive
Waldo, AR 71770
870-693-5168

Southview Church of Christ

234 Fairview
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-7100

Antioch Baptist Church

10 Columbia 204
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-696-3875

Antioch West Baptist Church

1859 Columbia 27 South
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-4208

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

821 E. McKissack
Waldo, AR 71770
870-693-5730

Antioch East Baptist Church

370 Columbia 25
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-4223

St. Marks Baptist Church

777 Columbia 11
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-3844

Miner Victory Baptist

411 Columbia 466
McNeil, AR 71752
870-695-3965

First Baptist Church

451 Gum St
McNeil, AR 71752
870-695-3391

Davis Chapel Baptist

2931 AR 98
Waldo, AR 71770
870-693-5445

Bethany Baptist

480 Broadway
McNeil, AR 71752
870-695-3632

New Bethel AME

202 S. Hughey
Waldo, AR 71770
870-693-5110

Memorial Baptist

909 N. Olive
Waldo, AR 71770
870-693-5680

College View Baptist Church

P.O. Box 743
2121 N. Washington
Magnolia, AR 71754-0743
870-234-2658

First Presbyterian Church

1417 N. Jackson
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-2601

First United Pentecostal Church

P.O. Box 1152
Hwy 79
Magnolia, AR 71754-1152
870-234-4840

First United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 296
320 W. Main
Magnolia, AR 71754-0296
870-234-4530

Magnolia Christian Center

P.O. Box 827
92 Hwy 79 N
Magnolia, AR 71754-0827
870-234-3225

Bethel Church

P.O. Box 1857
131 Bethel Road
Magnolia, AR 71754-1857
870-234-8446

St. James Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 846
Highland Drive
Magnolia, AR 71754-0846
870-234-6944

Jackson Street Church of Christ

P.O. Box 307
313 S. Jackson
Magnolia, AR 71754-0307
870-234-3053

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

P.O. Box 365
2114 N. Jackson
Magnolia, AR 71754-0365
870-234-2710

St. Marks Baptist Church

777 Columbia 11
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-3844

Immanuel Baptist Church

P.O. Box 578
1823 E. North
Magnolia, AR 71754-0578
870-234-4042

First Baptist Church

P.O. Box 456
318 E. Main
Magnolia, AR 71754-0456
870-234-3595

Calvary Baptist Church

P.O. Box 929
80 Hwy. 79 N
Magnolia, AR 71754-0929
870-234-4405

Bethlehem Baptist Church

48 Columbia 490
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-7443

Life Church

P.O. Box 745
2020 N. Washington
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-3490

Kings Hill AME Church

840 Columbia 7
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-0506

Faith Lutheran Church

1700 N. Jackson
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-2040

Central Baptist Church

P.O. Box 788
207 W. Union
Magnolia, AR 71754-0788
870-234-2430

Asbury United Methodist

1300 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-5594

Civic Organizations

Area Agency on Aging

Linda Hines
870-234-7410

13th South CASA

Robin Krneta
870-862-2272

American Cancer Society

Brenda Knight
870-703-4243

**Veterans of Foreign Wars

Ray Saunders
870-904-6609

Southern Arkansas Women's Network (SAWN)

Dana Thornton
234-1991

Rotary Club

Todd Smith
904-2879

Quota Club

Carla Manning
234-8611

**PEO Chapter CW

Donna Green
299-0745

PEO Club AN

Nancy Jordan
234-6981

Office of Emergency Management

Larry Taylor
235-3730

**National Guard

Tyler Johnson
234-6952

Magnolia Specialized Services

Sara Carrington
234-6118

Magnolia Hospital Auxiliary

Lucy Ray
235-3339

Magnolia Arts

Janet Rider-Babbitt
235-4043

Lion's Club

Chad Poindexter
234-1234

Junior Charity League

Jennifer Green

Girl Scouts

Leesa Stephens
234-7662

Experience Works

Brenda Chancellor
870-862-5551

Delta Kappa Gamma

Sue Cook

Columbia County Retired Teachers Association

Pat Ward
234-7645

Columbia County Medical Society

Dr. John Alexander
234-2144

CCAPS

Mark Bryan D.V.M.
234-0100

Circle of Friends

Jaime Chambliss
949-0793

Boy Scouts of America

Hugh Bragg
918-0659

Boy's & Girl's Club Board

Joe Adcox
234-3713

Boy's & Girl's Club

David Smith
234-3300

**American Legion Auxiliary

Nancy Followell
234-6874

**American Legion Commander

Elmer Followell
234-6874

**American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP)

Maria Reynolds-Diaz
866-554-5379

Arkansas Dept. of Health Hospice

Melinda Harrell
235-3798

Alpha Phi Alpha

Claudell Woods
235-5158

Abilities Unlimited

Sandy Marlar
234-2558

Parks & Recreation

The Magnolia, AR region boasts some of the most beautiful and versatile park areas in the state of Arkansas. Lake Columbia is a 3,000-acre impoundment stretching for six miles along Beech Creek about six miles northwest of Magnolia. It offers area visitors plenty of room for fishing and boating. There are also several smaller parks in the Magnolia region that provide safe, fun areas for area residents to enjoy the beautiful weather that can be found in our region throughout the year.

Park and Recreational offerings that are found in Magnolia are listed below:

  • Lake Columbia
  • Logoly State Park
  • Magnolia RV Park
  • Magnolia Shooting Range
  • East Side Swimming Pool
  • East Side Park
  • West Side Park
  • South Side Park
  • Stadium Street Softball Park

Tourism

The Magnolia, AR region offers numerous events throughout the year that encourage tourism and offer fun activites for area residents. The following is a list of the most popular activities offered in the area:

Community Profile

Located in the southwest area of the state, Columbia County's landscape is rolling hills with good land for farming and forests for timbering and cotton as a cash crop. Cattle and poultry are raised throughout the county along with pine tree harvesting. Industry provides most jobs in the county. Lake Columbia, the newest reservoir, is separated into zones, some for fishing, some for pleasure boating, and some with multiple facilities available for recreation.  For more detailed information, select a link below.

Sales Tax:

State: 6.5 cents/dollar
County: 1.5 cents/dollar
City: 2.375 cents/dollar

Current Milelage Rate:

City - 38.0
County - 37.6

Magnolia is a great place to raise a family. We are one of the finest communities for volunteer services that you will find. This is evident by the many volunteers that make the Magnolia Blossom Festival a huge success every 3rd weekend in May.

Our City employees and I will be glad to assist you in any way. I'm sure you will agree that Magnolia is a great place to call home.

One of the best things about the Internet is that it is interactive. I urge you to take advantage of our Web site to communicate with the town, or send some feedback to the website project team. Our government works best when we know what you think.

I invite you to visit Magnolia's Web site often. We will always be looking for innovative ways of bringing people and government closer together through the Internet.

Parnell Vann, Mayor
Email the Mayor

Columbia County Website

Electricity

Entergy

P.O. Box 310
302 East North Street
Customer Service 1-800-368-3749 or Report Power Outages 1-800-968-8243
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Internet

Suddenlink Communication

1911 North Jackson
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Natural Gas

Centerpoint Energy Arkla

1100 East North
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Solid Waste Disposal

Waste Management Corporation of Arkansas

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Telephone

Russell Cellular

818 East Main
Attn: Rachel Morgan
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Water / Waste Water

Magnolia Municipal Water System

P. O. Box 429
310 Legion Drive
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