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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...

<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

Council Okays One Request

Updated: Mar 31, 2015 12:47pm
<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

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Sales Tax Vote Set For Tuesday

Mar 04, 2015 10:28am

Booneville voters will be asked next Tuesday to extend a one percent sales and use tax collected in the city for a fifth five year term.

Early voting on the matter began March 3 and will...

Council Meeting Cancelled

Mar 04, 2015 10:27am

Last Monday’s Booneville City Council meeting was a winter weather casualty and isn’t expected to be made up Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins said last week.

Other than the customary hospital...

Appropriation Receives Act Status

Mar 04, 2015 10:27am

The $7.7 million appropriation for the Booneville Human Development Center continued its trek through the 90th General Assembly last week became Act 183 of 2015.

But, before the the...

<p><strong>Special Olympics Basketball Skills</strong></p><p>Anthony Payne, 15, a Special Olympics athlete from Booneville puts up a shot in the basketball skills competition in Magazine Friday. Payne has attended the state Special Olympics games in Searcy and is hoping to make a return trip to the Games this year.</p>

Basketball Skills

Mar 04, 2015 10:26am

Special Olympics Basketball Skills

Anthony Payne, 15, a Special Olympics athlete from Booneville puts up a shot in the basketball skills competition in Magazine Friday. Payne has attended...

<p><strong>Snow Day</strong></p><p>Five-year old Madison Kilgore of Booneville uses a sled to slide down a hill at her grandmother’s home in Magazine Tuesday afternoon.</p>

Snow Day

Mar 04, 2015 10:25am

Snow Day

Five-year old Madison Kilgore of Booneville uses a sled to slide down a hill at her grandmother’s home in Magazine Tuesday afternoon.

Snow Day

Five-year old Madison...

BHDC Bill Breezes Through Senate

Feb 24, 2015 2:35pm

Previously passed by the House, a $7.7 million appropriation bill for the Booneville Human Development Center was unanimously approved by the Arkansas Senate and has been sent to Gov. Asa...

<p><strong>Stocking shelves</strong>. Walmart Taylor Angel, Summer Williams and Amber Griffith stock the toy aisle at the new Walmart Supercenter on Main Street.</p>

Supercenter Nearing Completion

Feb 24, 2015 2:34pm

The opening date of Walmart’s new 102,000-square foot Supercenter in Booneville is quickly approaching.

Store manager Galen Dahler was reluctant to affirm an opening date last week but...

<p><strong>Snow Man</strong></p><p>For the second straight weekend a winter storm passed through South Logan County. Sunday afternoon’s snowfall left enough accumulation for some residents to build snowmen like the guy above in the 200 block of Riviera Drive. The weekend weather front coupled with an expected additional front that arrived Monday morning led officials to cancel classes for the first time this school year in both Booneville and Magazine.</p>

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Feb 24, 2015 2:34pm

Snow Man

For the second straight weekend a winter storm passed through South Logan County. Sunday afternoon’s snowfall left enough accumulation for some residents to build snowmen like the...

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First Hampton Lifetime Achievement Award To Be Presented

Feb 24, 2015 2:33pm

The Jeral L. Hampton Lifetime Achievement award will be presented for the first time Saturday night during the 71st annual Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce...

Tornado Siren Testing Identifies Problem

Feb 24, 2015 2:33pm

Wintery weather is at the forefront now but with the severe weather season drawing near, Booneville and Magazine have been testing their tornado warning systems the past couple of weeks. A third...

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