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Murder Cases Severed

Feb 09, 2016 4:25pm

The two men accused of murdering a 60-year old Booneville man last April will be tried separately.

With Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Brian Mueller raising no objection, 15th Judicial District...

Logan Is Disaster Area

Feb 09, 2016 4:21pm

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State To Seek To Revoke Bond For Man Charged In Four Drug Cases

Jan 12, 2016 2:51pm

A Booneville man was arraigned Friday on his fourth drug related case in three months.

Michael Joseph McGrath, 35, was appointed a public defender for the most recent case but 15th Judicial...

<p><strong>Homecoming Court</strong></p><p>Aubrie Davis will be crowned the J.D. Leftwich HIgh School 2015-2016 Homecoming Queen Friday during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony before senior high basketball games against Hartford. Davis is pictured with her court of royalty (back, from left) Seventh Grade Maid Raymie Davis, Freshman Maid Abriaanne Fox, Junior Maid Keaira Thomas, Senior Maid Hanah Gillaspy, Sophomore Maid Taylor Schulte and Eighth Grade Maid Kierra Herrod. Seated in chairs are Princess Sarah Travis, Aubrie Davis and Princess Taylor Epperson. Children participating in the ceremony are (front) Everlee Means, Trey Powell and Everlee Chappell.</p>

Homcoming Court

Jan 05, 2016 11:52am

Homecoming Court

Aubrie Davis will be crowned the J.D. Leftwich HIgh School 2015-2016 Homecoming Queen Friday during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony before senior high basketball games against Hartford...

Flood Damage Still To Be Determined

Jan 05, 2016 11:51am

When asked late last week about the condition of county roads in the wake of heavy rains in late December, Logan County Judge Ray Gack gave a two-word answer.

“What roads?” Gack said. “We’ll...

<p><strong>Saying good-bye</strong>. Sue Bentley (left) has retired from First Western Bank after more than 48 years. Above Bentley accepts a gift from bank employee Sheree Smith.</p>

Bentley Retires From Bank After 48 Years

Jan 05, 2016 11:50am

Do you remember where you were on April 26, 1967?

That was a question First Western Bank president Robert Herrera asked a group of people in the bank lobby last Wednesday afternoon.

...

Council Approves Fire Truck Purchase

Jan 05, 2016 11:49am

The Booneville City Council last week gave its blessing to a $180,000 purchase of a 2003 fire truck from Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus in Union Grove, Ala., to the Booneville Fire Department....

<p><strong>Full time.</strong> Julia Heffington began working as the Chamber of Commerce manager on a full time basis on Monday.</p>

Chamber Of Commerce Manager Goes Full Time

Jan 05, 2016 11:49am

Julia Heffington is used to going all in on whatever she is doing.

Heffington graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith last month with a degree in media communications. A far...

2016 City Budget Approved

Jan 05, 2016 11:48am

City aldermen adopted a spending plan and salary schedule for 2016 last week that Mayor Jerry Wilkins said was strikingly similar to the 2015 plan, which he said a year ago looked a lot like the...

Judge’s First Year Marked By Flooding

Jan 05, 2016 11:47am

In an interview in the last week of December, Logan County Judge Ray Gack said he enjoyed his first year in office except for one thing.

“Floods, floods, floods,” Gack said.

In May,...

County Sales Tax Hits Six Year High

Jan 05, 2016 11:47am

Last year was a very good year for county sales tax collections, according to data provided by County Treasurer Mickey Oates.

In 2015, the county collected $1.191 million in sales tax...

Several New State Laws Took Effect On Jan. 1

Jan 05, 2016 11:46am

Several pieces of legislation that were passed during the 2015 General Assembly or earlier took effect Jan. 1.

These impact everything from the minimum wage to restaurant menus to tax...

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