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Sheriff-Elect Facing Unknowns

Dec 23, 2014 3:00pm

Magazine Police Chief Boyd Hicks is preparing, as best he can, to become Logan County Sheriff on Jan. 1. Last week, Hicks said he’s at a disadvantage, though.

“There’s no transition,” Hicks...

Aldermen Preview Budget

Dec 23, 2014 2:59pm

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<p><strong>On the job training</strong>. Booneville City Clerk-elect Gayleene R. West, who sits beside retiring clerk Melinda Smith during last week’s meeting of the Booneville City Council. West beat two challengers without a runoff in the General Election on Nov. 4.</p>

City To Seek Sales Tax Renewal

Dec 02, 2014 4:01pm

Booneville residents renewed a one percent sales tax for a fourth five-year term in May of 2010. City officials have started making plans to ask for another renewal next year.

“In order to...

<p><strong>Fenced in</strong>. Jimmy Carpenter and Michael Waterbury work to install a new fence along the eastern border of the Hank Stone Park in Magazine. The fence was necessary due to trees destroying the old fence. A fence was also erected on the southern border of the park, which is hoped to eliminate foot traffic into the park through neighbors’ yards.</p>

Fence Installed At City Park

Dec 02, 2014 4:00pm

Fulfilling a pledge made by the Magazine City Council in June, a fence has been installed around the border of the Hank Stone City Park in Magazine.

During a Friday morning meeting in June,...

<p><strong>Christmas In Color</strong></p><p>With lift help from a backhoe operated by her husband, Pat, Charlotte Powell wraps strands of colored lights around light poles in downtown Booneville last week. Mayor Jerry Wilkins approved the purchase of colored light strands to add to the 70 poles in the city that are adorned with white snowflake design light fixtures. Wilkins said last week the new lights were purchased locally.</p>

Christmas In Color

Dec 02, 2014 4:00pm

Christmas In Color

With lift help from a backhoe operated by her husband, Pat, Charlotte Powell wraps strands of colored lights around light poles in downtown Booneville last week. Mayor...

Tree Lighting, Parade Set For Weekend

Dec 02, 2014 4:00pm

A tree lighting ceremony is planned for Friday night at Booneville City Hall to light the 25 trees decorated through the annual Booneville Garden Club Christmas tree decorating contest.

The...

Man Facing Another Domestic Battery Charge

Dec 02, 2014 3:59pm

A Dyer man with five previous convictions of domestic battery had been charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident in Magazine in October according to court documents.

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Tax Receipts Up Again

Dec 02, 2014 3:58pm

A month removed from the best sales tax receipt since February, Booneville had an even better month. As a result tax collections are up over the previous month, in comparison to the same month...

Communities See Economic Potential With Prison

Dec 02, 2014 3:58pm

LITTLE ROCK — Travis Plummer of Waldron sees a proposed 1,000-bed state prison as a potential economic boon for Scott County, which has had a hard time keeping residents from going elsewhere for...

County Unemployment Drops To 5.4 Percent

Dec 02, 2014 3:58pm

The jobless rate in Logan County took a drop of nearly one percentage point in September, the latest month for which county statistics are available.

According to the state’s Department of...

Board Holds Special Meeting

Nov 26, 2014 2:34pm

Some Booneville School Board members want to slow down, at least one was openly confrontational and another was supportive of recent actions of district superintendent John K. Parrish regarding a...

<p><strong>Close Call</strong></p><p>A Driggs Fire Department fireman applies water to the charred remains of a building outside a home outside of Magazine Thursday. The Magazine Fire Department responded to two calls within minutes. Above a renter had apparently burned trash earlier in the day, thought the fire was out and left the home. Passers-by saw the fire, started battling it with a garden hose and called 911. The fire spread to a shed and into a field where it burned several hay bales. The fire also spread to the home, melting siding and charring the west side of the home. The Magazine, Magazine Rural, Driggs and Blue Mountain fire departments responded to the fire.</p>

Close Call

Nov 26, 2014 2:34pm

Close Call

A Driggs Fire Department fireman applies water to the charred remains of a building outside a home outside of Magazine Thursday. The Magazine Fire Department responded to two...

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