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<p><strong>Signing in</strong>. Jennifer Haynes (left) and Debra Hawkins go through the process to cast ballots in the special election on a countywide sales tax to build and maintain a new jail in Logan County.</p>

Jail Taxes Pass Easily

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 10:18am

Logan County Judge Ray Gack and County Sheriff Boyd Hicks both expressed gratitude last week after voters in the county overwhelmingly approved a 1 percent increase in sales taxes to finance...

<p><strong>Drive In Window. </strong>A Booneville woman told Booneville Police Department Chief Al Brown she believed she had her vehicle in reverse when she accidentally hopped the curb and drove into the window of J Mart 3, located at the intersection of Main and Broadway, Tuesday afternoon. Melissa Quick told a police officer she had just purchased the vehicle the preceding day and wasn’t used to it yet. Quick was not cited initially for the accident.</p>

Drive In Window

Jul 20, 2016 10:14am

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Walk Through History Tour Of Sanatorium Set

Jul 05, 2016 3:50pm

LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s will conduct a “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic District in Booneville Saturday...

Sales Tax Collections Up 10 Percent In First Half Of Year

Jul 05, 2016 3:45pm

Halfway through the calendar, Booneville’s one percent sales tax is 10 percent ahead of its 2015 pace.

The city was remitted $50,119.64 by State Treasurer Dennis Milligan’s office last month...

<p><strong>Filling in the cracks</strong>. Oscar Recinos and Eric Smith of Custom Pavement Maintenance and Safety fill in cracks in the runway at the Booneville Airport Thursday. The runway was first rejuvenated. Stripes will be added this week.</p>

Airport Runway Rehabilitated

Jul 05, 2016 3:45pm

The Booneville Airport runway was rejuvenated last week.

A crew from Custom Pavement rehabilitated the runway, sealed cracks with a sealant and will complete the project this week with...

Unemployment Rises, Still Low

Jul 05, 2016 3:40pm

The jobless rate in Logan County rose slightly in May, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, but remains at very low levels.

The county’s May unemployment rate was 4.6...

<p><strong>Courthouse grant.</strong> Logan County has received a County Courthouse Restoration Grant for the Booneville Courthouse. Pictured are (from left) Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, Annette Gack, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst, County Judge Ray Gack.</p>

AHPP Awards Three Grants For Logan County Historic Preservation Projects

Jul 05, 2016 3:35am

LITTLE ROCK—Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,842,862 in grants for projects...

UPDATE: Escape, Capture Details Released

Jun 29, 2016 11:23am

Zackary Coffer, one of two inmates who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Paris Tuesday was recaptured around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks.


<p><strong>Opposing the tax</strong>. This sign at Sharpe and Edwards is one of the signs placed last week with a message opposing a one percent sales and use tax to build and maintain a new jail in Logan County.</p>

Tax Opponent Signs Highlight 10.5 Percent Rate

Jun 28, 2016 4:58pm

Attendees at public meetings to discuss a proposed one percent sales and use tax to build and maintain a new jail in Logan County have been overwhelmingly in support of the tax, but that doesn’t...

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Second Man Expected To Plea In Murder Case

Jun 28, 2016 4:55pm

A plea agreement is expected to be finalized today between the state and a second man charged in the April 2015 murder of Ritchie Lynch of Booneville.

Fifteenth Judicial District Prosecuting...

<p><strong>Under the big top</strong>. Pam Scott, wife of Boys &amp; Girls Club of South Logan County Executive Director Rick Scott helps stock the shelves for the opening of the Club’s fireworks tent at the National Guard Armory last week.</p>

Fireworks Show Set For Sunday

Jun 28, 2016 4:53pm

A pair of fireworks stands opened last week east of the city bringing with them what are largely illegal detonations of fireworks within the city.

According to a city ordinance, fireworks...

Jail Meetings Continue To Draw Small Crowds

Jun 28, 2016 4:53pm

The second and third in a series of public meetings about passing a sales tax to build and operate a new county jail took place in Scranton and Paris last week. The fourth and final public meeting...

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