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<p><strong>Old Glory.</strong> Magazine native Tony “Hambone” Hamby is constructing a mural of the American flag on the side of a building visible from Highway 10 at the intersection of Highway 109 South in Magazine. The flag will contain the words God Bless America.</p>

Hamby Creating Flag Mural

May 03, 2016 11:52am

If you’ve been in Logan County and the surrounding area for very long, you’ve probably seen Tony Hamby’s mural work. He is delighted his newest project is in his home town of Magazine.


<p><strong>Road Work. </strong>Workers prepare asphalt material for a roller on Grant Street Wednesday. Blackstone Construction started a project in which is one of 11 streets targeted for road work through a grant the city received from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. The streets in Booneville and four more in Magazine, where work began on May 2, were part of a $422,656.50 contract awarded to Blackstone. Money from the project is derived from a statewide half percent sales tax approved by state voters in 2012.</p>

Road Work

May 03, 2016 11:51am

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Bogus Bills Surface In City

Mar 22, 2016 11:48pm

The Booneville Police Department is investigating the transfer of counterfeit bills of different denominations that surfaced in the city last week.

According to a Booneville Water Department...

Siren Issue Addressed, Set For Second Test Today

Mar 22, 2016 11:47pm

Last week’s test of the tornado siren system identified one issue that city officials are certain has been addressed, but a second test of the system will be conducted, weather permitting, at noon...

<p><strong>Leaving Extension Service.</strong> Sandra Schlinker is retiring from the Cooperative Extension Service at the end of the month after 24 years on the job. A reception will be held for Schlinker on Friday.</p>

Schlinker Retiring From Extension Service

Mar 22, 2016 11:46pm

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service administrative specialist Sandra Schlinker will be retiring from her position at the end of the month.

Schlinker wasn’t thinking about a...

<p><strong>Fire Department Grant</strong></p><p>State Rep. Jon Eubanks (left) presents a check for $16,550 to Blue Mountain Mayor Don Dickens Friday. The check, from Arkansas Rural Services was on behalf of the Blue Mountain Fire Department. The money will be used to purchases turnout equipment for the department. Also pictured are (front, right) State Sen. Gary Stubblefield and (back) Blue Mountain Fire Chief Larry Dickens and Logan County Judge Ray Gack.</p>

Fire Department Grant

Updated: Mar 24, 2016 10:53am

The Blue Mountain Fire Department received a grant last week.

County Unemployment Drops To 5.1 Percent

Mar 22, 2016 11:35pm

Logan County’s unemployment rate continues to show improvement, according to the latest statistics available from the state’s Department of Workforce Services.

According to data released...

<p>The state-run Booneville Human Development Center is being targeted for reforms, the state Department of Human Services said Monday. (Glenn Parrish/Booneville Democrat)</p>

Reforms Planned At Booneville Human Development Center

Mar 22, 2016 5:09am

LITTLE ROCK — A team from the state Department of Human Services, working without outside clinicians, has completed a review of behavioral interventions at the state-run Booneville Human...

<p><strong>Alice In Wonderland</strong></p><p>Alice (Niki Waters) accepts the Drink Me Potion after falling into the rabbit hole so that she may shrink to enter the door. The Booneville High School Drama Department offered three public performances of Alice In Wonderland over the weekend.</p>

Alice In Wonderland

Mar 15, 2016 9:11pm

Alice In Wonderland

Alice (Niki Waters) accepts the Drink Me Potion after falling into the rabbit hole so that she may shrink to enter the door. The Booneville High School Drama Department...

Walker Coming Home

Mar 15, 2016 9:10pm

For the second time in eight years the Booneville School District has plucked one of their own from the Waldron School District.

The recommendation to hire Josh Walker, a 2002 BHS graduate,...

Siren Tests Set For Today, March 23

Mar 15, 2016 9:09pm

With the severe weather season approaching, weather permitting, the tornado siren system in Booneville will be tested at noon today, March 16, and again next Wednesday at noon, according to...

County Dodges Weather Bullet

Mar 15, 2016 9:08pm

Logan County dodged a bullet last week and dodged another one Sunday.

Several waves of rain moved through the county last week, dropping between three and four-plus inches of rain. That’s...

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