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<p><strong>Pointing it out.</strong> Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks highlights an aspect of the jail, proposed to be built with funds generated from a one percent sales and use tax before county voters, during a public meeting in Booneville Thursday. The sales tax election is set for July 12.</p>

Attendance Sparse, One-Sided

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 10:55am

For all intentions, Thursday’s first of a series of public meetings to discuss a one percent sales tax to build and maintain a new jail in Logan County was preaching to the choir.

Among the...

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Blood Donors Get Free Zoo Tickets Today

May 17, 2016 4:28pm

Two free tickets to the Tulsa Zoo await each blood donor at the Booneville’s blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute. Anyone who is 16 older and healthy is urged to save local lives by donating...

Stephens Inc. Fined $900,000; Cotton Seeks Crackdown On Broker Misconduct

Updated: May 12, 2016 4:33pm

LITTLE ROCK —The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Wednesday it has fined financial services firm Stephens Inc. of Little Rock $900,000 for inadequate supervision of company-wide...

<p><strong>Baccalaureate</strong></p><p>Jared Woodhull bows during the invocation that started the baccalaureate service for the Booneville High School Class of 2016 Sunday afternoon. Commencement services for the class will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday. The ceremony is scheduled for Bearcat Stadium.</p>


May 10, 2016 1:02pm

The baccalaureate service was held for BHS seniors Sunday afternoon.

Bank Robbery Suspect Acquitted Due To Mental Disease Or Defect

May 10, 2016 1:00pm

The man accused of aggravated robbery in the robbery of the East Branch of First Western Bank in January of 2015 has been acquitted of the charge due to a mental disease or defect.

A state...

<p><strong>Senior Walk</strong></p><p>Seniors at J.D. Leftwich High School paraded by Magazine Elementary School students last Tuesday in a “senior walk” designed to encourage the youngsters. Above Daniel Burr stops to slap hands with an elementary student.</p>

Senior Walk

May 10, 2016 1:00pm

J.D. Leftwich High School seniors had a senior walk Tuesday.

BHDC’s CARF Accreditation Celebrated

May 10, 2016 12:58pm

The announcement drew applause.

Presenting the individual human development center overview for each of the state’s five centers during a Developmental Disabilities Board of Directors...

<p><strong>Bubble lap</strong>. Emmett Dobbs (left) is entertained by Bailee Moses and Shelby Posey during the bubble lap at the 17th South Logan County Relay for Life Friday night. See inside for more photos from the event.</p>

Relay Sets Fundraising Record

May 10, 2016 12:58pm

Whether or not moving the South Logan County Relay for Life to the downtown area was successful in drawing a bigger crowd to the event or not might be debatable.

What is not debatable,...

<p><strong>Hand held high</strong>. Chris Skimmerhorn of Rockline raises a hand toward heaven during the 13th Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Booneville Thursday.</p>

13th Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Held Thursday

May 10, 2016 12:58pm

One of the awards presented during the 13th annual Booneville Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday went to Thad Shirey as Person of the Year.

Shirey, Mayor Jerry Wilkins noted, has been...

Court Hears arguments In Challenge To Judicial Retirement Law

May 10, 2016 12:57pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state law requiring judges to forfeit their retirement benefits if they continue to serve after the term in which they turn 70 is unconstitutional, an attorney for a group of...

Great Treasure Hunt Returns $45,000 To County Residents

May 10, 2016 12:57pm

According to State Auditor Andrea Lea, her office returned $45,023.39 to Logan County residents in 2015 as part of the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Lea also reported that approximately $958,684...

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