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School District Settles Suit; To Pay $5,000 In Attorney Fees

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 10:52am

The Booneville School Board last week approved a settlement of a special education due process lawsuit.

Through a Freedom of Information Act request the Booneville Democrat learned the...

Area Swim Beaches Reopen

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

Ruling Expected In Jail Lawsuits

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 10:52am
<p><strong>Flag Day Display. </strong>First United Methodist Church officials erected a flag display of 20 flags at the intersection of Broadway and Fourth Streets last Tuesday, Flag Day. The church puts up the display for Flag Day, Memorial Day and July Fourth.</p>

Flag Day Display

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

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<p><strong>Pointing it out.</strong> Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks highlights an aspect of the jail, proposed to be built with funds generated from a one percent sales and use tax before county voters, during a public meeting in Booneville Thursday. The sales tax election is set for July 12.</p>

Attendance Sparse, One-Sided

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 10:55am

For all intentions, Thursday’s first of a series of public meetings to discuss a one percent sales tax to build and maintain a new jail in Logan County was preaching to the choir.

Among the...

Superintendent: School To Benefit From Oil, Gas Assessments

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

Superintendent John Parrish told the Booneville School Board last week the company reviewing oil and gas industry property in Logan County is about 80 percent finished.

Total Assessments...

School Checking Home School Residents Against Sex Offender List

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

For the first time any home in the Booneville School District where children are being home schooled is undergoing a check to verify no sex offenders live in the home.

Though the Arkansas...

City/BDC Fireworks Show Set For Sunday, July 3rd

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

You might call it 3-for-3. For the third straight year the City of Booneville and Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce Independence Day fireworks show will...

<p>Detention center floor plan.</p>

What Would New Jail Look Like?

Jun 14, 2016 1:36pm

On July 12, Logan County voters will be asked to approve a 1 percent increase in sales taxes in order to build and operate a new county jail.

County officials say the new jail is needed to...

Public Meetings, Jail Tours Announced

Jun 14, 2016 1:33pm

Beginning this week, Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks and County Judge Ray Gack are taking the campaign to pass a one percent sales tax increase to build a new county jail to the people.


<p><strong>Laser tag</strong> was a big attraction in 2016.</p>

32nd Annual Magazine Homecoming

Jun 14, 2016 1:33pm

The 32nd annual Magazine Homecoming was held last weekend.

<p><strong>Heaven on earth?</strong> Twelve-year old Heaven Sanchez leaps into the Booneville City Pool from the diving board Thursday, the day the pool opened for the 2016 season.</p>

City Pool Now Open

Jun 14, 2016 1:31pm

Not a moment too soon for some, the first splash of the 2016 Booneville City Pool season happened last Thursday morning.

The opening was delayed due to renovations at the almost four decades...

Man Accused Of Beating, Defecating On Woman

Jun 14, 2016 1:31pm

A Booneville man is being held in the Logan County Detention Center lieu of a $5,000 bond for second degree domestic battery. He is accused of severely beating and defecating on the face of his...

<p><strong>Fresh produce.</strong> Richard Morton shows off some of his squash and zucchini available at this farmer’s market stand in the Tractor Supply Company parking lot Wednesday.</p>

BDC/Chamber Farmers Markets Up And Running

Jun 14, 2016 1:29pm

Two weeks into the reboot of the Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce farmer’s markets, success depends upon your measuring stick.

“They sold out...


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