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Hutchinson Vetoes Personal Rights Protection Act

Mar 31, 2015 1:35pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first exercise of veto power, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday vetoed a bill to prohibit unauthorized commercial exploitation of individuals.

Hutchinson vetoed Senate Bill...

Council Okays One Request

Updated: Mar 31, 2015 12:47pm
<p><strong>Packing Up</strong></p><p>Eric Rogers of the Booneville Fire Department collects hoses used on a house fire at the home of former Booneville head football coach Kenneth and Cookie Rippy on Ridgeview Drive Monday morning. There was nobody at home when the fire was reported by a neighbor. The Rippys had smelled smoke Sunday evening, consulted an electrician who suggested calling the fire department to investigate. Fire department officials combed the home’s attic for hot spots and used of infrared cameras which revealed no areas hotter than 82 degrees when they left the property at about midnight. Electrical service to the home was cut off as a precaution and the Rippys left the home. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire at about 4:45 a.m.</p>

House Fire

Mar 31, 2015 12:39pm

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BDC/Chamber Planning Meeting Set

Mar 31, 2015 12:38pm

Anyone who has ever said or even thought, “they ought to …” in regards to the Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce is an obvious candidate for a planning...

<p><strong>Walking Tour</strong></p><p>Rachel Silva of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program points out architectural highlights at the Leo E. Nyberg building. Silva led a two-hour walking-through-history tour of the former Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, currently the Booneville Human Development Center, campus Saturday morning. Despite the damp, chilly conditions more than 50 people turned out for the tour which concluded with a cookout at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum, also located on the BHDC campus. The tour noted the 105th anniversary of the creation of the Sanatorium and the 5th anniversary of the creation of the museum.</p>

Walking Tour

Mar 31, 2015 12:38pm

Walking Tour

Rachel Silva of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program points out architectural highlights at the Leo E. Nyberg building. Silva led a two-hour walking-through-history tour...

April 6-10 Is Spring Cleanup Week

Mar 31, 2015 12:37pm

With a few notable exceptions, city of Booneville residents with things they would like to discard will be able to do so next week without charge.

On April 6-10 residents can stack the items...

March Sales Tax Receipts Buck Trend

Mar 31, 2015 12:37pm

March is traditionally one of the weakest months of the year for sales tax receipts. That was not the case this year.

Because the money is collected on sales and use in January and remitted...

Man Misses Jail Reporting Date, Found With “Meth”

Mar 31, 2015 12:36pm

Gregory Dan Smith, of Booneville had been serving a 90 day sentence, for a third driving while intoxicated offense, a few days at a time but he will no longer have that option according to...

<p><strong>Brush Fire</strong></p><p>Jimmy Tripp (left) and Alan Tripp were among the Booneville Fire Department firemen who responded to a grass fire behind a Ninth Street Residence last Tuesday. The fire was apparently set to burn brush but got out of control and spread into a neighbor’s yard. A passerby noticed the fire and placed the emergency call. Initially firemen were unable to get a response when knocking on the door of the home.</p>

Brush Fire

Mar 31, 2015 12:36pm

Brush Fire

Jimmy Tripp (left) and Alan Tripp were among the Booneville Fire Department firemen who responded to a grass fire behind a Ninth Street Residence last Tuesday. The fire was...

<p><strong>New superintendent</strong>. Brett Bunch was tapped by the Magazine School Board to replace retiring superintendent Sandra Beck last week.</p>

Bunch To Lead Magazine Schools

Mar 24, 2015 4:33pm

The Magazine School Board last Tuesday named Brett Bunch of Quitman as its choice to replace the retiring Sandra Beck as superintendent of schools.

Bunch, currently the principal at Quitman...

Walking Tour

Mar 24, 2015 4:32pm

The Booneville Human Development Center will host a walking-through-history tour through the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Saturday.

The 2015 tour, the fourth time the tour has been...

<p><strong>Settling in</strong>. Booneville City Clerk Gayleene West has been busy since taking office on Jan. 1. West is dealing with end of the year accounting, preparing for a new computerized system, and working with auditors.</p>

New Job Requiring Long Hours For Clerk

Mar 24, 2015 4:32pm

Almost three months into her new career as the Booneville City Clerk, Gayleene West is hoping the daylight she is seeing is the end of the tunnel.

It’s not that her predecessor, Melinda...

<p><strong>Wish coming true.</strong> James Rogers, 15, of Magazine is headed to Las Vegas with his family today to attend the Monster Jam World Finals, one of the premier monster truck events held in the nation.</p>

Magazine Child’s Wish Granted

Mar 24, 2015 4:32pm

The second portion of a wish of a Magazine boy is in the process of being fulfilled today.

A representative of the Make A Wish Foundation of the Mid-South came to Ratcliff on Sunday, March...

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