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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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<p><strong>Court appearance</strong>. Joseph Brown is escorted into the courtroom in Booneville Friday. Brown accepted a plea agreement in which he plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.</p>

Plea Deal Reached For Second Degree Murder

Updated: Jun 11, 2016 11:31am

On the same day one of the men charged with murder in the April 2015 shooting death of Ritchie Lynch plead no contest to a charge of second degree murder, one woman was informed a murder charge...

Employees: Jail Not Safe, For Anyone

Jun 07, 2016 11:06am

On July 12, voters in Logan County will be asked to approve a 1 percent increase in county sales taxes to build a new jail.

County officials say the new jail is needed to replace the present...

<p><strong>Covering the hole</strong>. Workers with Arkansas Glass &amp; Mirror use plywood and other boards to cover a hole created by the destruction of a window of McDonalds. The window was broken when a car was driven into it about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.</p>

Car Driven Into Closed Restaurant

Jun 07, 2016 11:04am

A Booneville man was jailed early Wednesday morning after driving a vehicle into the window of the McDonalds Restaurant that shares a building with Littlefield Express.

The man, Earl...

County Unemployment Drops To 4.1 Percent

Jun 07, 2016 11:03am

The jobless rate in Logan County took another drop in April, the latest month for which county statistics are available, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

The April...

Jail Disturbance Interrupted Holiday Weekend

Jun 07, 2016 11:03am

On Memorial Day weekend, Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks was looking forward to celebrating his 40th wedding anniversary.

It didn’t happen, because a disturbance in the Logan County Jail...

<p><strong>June Flowers. </strong>The namesake of Katherine Whitaker Landscape &amp; Design refreshed the floral arrangement in a barrel outside the Booneville Municipal Complex last week. Whitaker keeps the display current throughout the year at the request of Mayor Jerry Wilkins.</p>

June Flowers

Jun 07, 2016 11:03am

The namesake of Katherine Whitaker Landscape & Design refreshed the floral arrangement in a barrel outside the Booneville Municipal Complex last week.

32nd Annual Magazine Homecoming Set For Weekend

Jun 07, 2016 11:03am

Magazine’s 32nd annual city and alumni homecoming is planned for June 10 and 11.

The weekend gets under way with a hamburger dinner, sponsored by First Western Bank set for 5 to 7 p.m....

<p><strong>Ribbon Cutting. </strong>A ribbon cutting was held at Reid’s Hometown Barbecue recently. Since opening for business Reid’s has been open only on Friday and Saturday but starting this week will also be open on Thursdays with a grand opening this week. The restaurant also has new hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.</p>

Ribbon Cutting

Jun 07, 2016 11:01am

A ribbon cutting was held at Reid’s Hometown Barbecue recently.

<p><strong>Memorial Display. </strong>City of Magazine employee Jamie Corley hangs a flag on a street light pole just off of Highway 109. City employees spent Wednesday morning hanging the flags along highways 109 and 10 for the display that remains up through July Fourth.</p>

Memorial Display

May 31, 2016 12:46pm

City of Magazine employees spent last Wednesday morning hanging the flags along highways 109 and 10 for the display that remains up through July Fourth.

<p><strong>One down.</strong> First year superintendent Brett Bunch sits at his desk in the administration office of Magazine Schools after school dismissed for the summer last Tuesday.</p>

Bunch: Outstanding First Year

May 31, 2016 12:46pm

School officially dismissed for the summer less than an hour earlier, Magazine Schools Superintendent Brett Bunch took a few minutes to reflect last Tuesday.

“It was an outstanding first...

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