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<p><strong>Captured</strong>. An Arkansas Department of Correction officer escorts Tim “Bo” Buffington to a vehicle outside the Booneville Police Department Wednesday. Buffington, who was convicted of murder in Booneville in 1999 and was serving a 20-year sentence, escaped from prison June 21.</p>

Buffington Captured In Logan County

Updated: Sep 18, 2014 4:52pm

BOONEVILLE — Convicted murderer Timothy “Bo” Buffington turned himself in to police Thursday morning after almost three months on the run.

Buffington, 48, turned himself in after calling...

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<p><strong>71st Fair Is Underway.</p><p>The 71st annual South Logan County Fair and Livestock Show got started Tuesday night in Booneville with the hay show and kids show-de-o. Above Derek Christensen checks out his hay sample with Cooperative Extensive Service Agent Bob Harper.</p>

2014 South Logan County Fair

Sep 02, 2014 8:06pm

71st Fair Is Underway.

The 71st annual South Logan County Fair and Livestock Show got started Tuesday night in Booneville with the hay show and kids show-de-o. Above Derek Christensen checks...

Council Goles Into Rare Executive Session

Sep 02, 2014 2:50pm

Executive sessions at Booneville City Council meetings are few and far between. Last week alderman Larry D. Mitchell sought one that lasted about an hour.

After a lengthy discussion about...

<p><strong>Sky High</strong></p><p>Using a lift, Western Waterproofing Company employees perform brick mortar repair at the top of south column at First United Methodist Church. The church was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2011.</p>

Sky High

Sep 02, 2014 2:49pm

Sky High

Using a lift, Western Waterproofing Company employees perform brick mortar repair at the top of south column at First United Methodist Church. The church was listed on the National...

<p><strong>Necessary?</strong> Among the things questioned by alderman Larry Mitchell during last week’s city council meeting was the need for a second Booneville Street Department location, specifically the one shown above, known as Street Department North.</p>

Alderman Wants Spending Addressed

Sep 02, 2014 2:49pm

The agenda for last week’s Booneville City Council meeting was shot.

The meeting was not.

Following an approval of minutes from July, omission of a report of the hospital and adoption...

<p><strong>Still sought. </strong>John James Schneider is still wanted by police in connection with a shooting in Booneville on Aug. 16.</p>

Shooting Suspect Still Sought

Sep 02, 2014 2:48pm

The Booneville Police Department was still seeking a third man in connection with a shooting at a Shape Street residence on Aug. 16.

John Jame Schneider, 28, has thus far evaded arrest....

Drop In Sales Tax Collection Foreseeable

Sep 02, 2014 2:48pm

A decline in sales tax collections in August could have, in not should have been seen coming for a year, but the expected decline had little to do with a major economic factor.

The city...

July Crime Victim Reparations Announced

Sep 02, 2014 2:47pm

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $232,649.89 to victims of crime in July.

Awards were made in 102 new...

County Tax Revenues Down For Month, Up For Year

Sep 02, 2014 2:46pm

Sales tax revenues in August took a dip but for the year, revenues are coming in slightly ahead of 2013 levels, according to Logan County Treasurer Mickey Oates.

Sales tax revenues in August...

Correction: Ballot Position Story Contained Incorrect Name

Updated: Aug 28, 2014 12:08pm

It is the policy of the Booneville Democrat to present the news fairly and accurately.

A story that ran on Aug. 27 about the ballot draw positioning incorrectly identified one of the...

Fluoridation Contract Awarded

Aug 27, 2014 8:19am

The City of Booneville last week awarded a contract to Associated Builders of Pocola, Okla., to install fluoridation equipment into the city’s water treatment facility.

According to...

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