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<p><strong>Lifetime Achievement Award</strong>. Carolyn Bownen (left) was named the first winner of the Jeral Hampton Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is typically presented at the Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce banquet but Bowen is rehabilitating at Oak Manor Nursing Home so the award was presented there Saturday.</p>

Bowen Receives Inaugural Achievement Award

Mar 04, 2015 10:30am

The inaugural winner of the Jeral L. Hampton Lifetime Achievement Award was not present for the annual Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce banquet, though it...

Banquet Postponed

Mar 04, 2015 10:29am

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Sheriff Responds To Remarks

Dec 31, 2014 11:34am

Logan County Sheriff Steve Smith has taken issue with comments from Sheriff-elect Boyd Hicks about the amount of communication between the two during the transition period between the November...

Board Hires Search Firm

Dec 31, 2014 11:34am

The Magazine School District has hired the search firm McPherson and Jacobson to assist it with naming a new superintendent of schools.

Sandra Beck announced in October she will be stepping...

Swearing In Ceremonies Set For Courthouses

Dec 31, 2014 11:34am

While many have been-there-done-that, several of those who will be sworn into service in Logan County on Jan. 1 will be taking the oath for a new office.

During swearing in ceremonies, which...

<p><strong>Back to prison.</strong> An Arkansas Department of Corrections officer escorted escaped convicted murder Timothy “Bo” Buffington from the Booneville Police Department to a waiting vehicle for transport back to prison in Pine Bluff on Sept. 18.</p>

Escapee’s Capture 2014’s Top Story

Dec 31, 2014 11:34am

Booneville was the center of the state’s media attention for an entire day back in September.

That was because a credible sighting of convicted murderer Timothy “Bo” Buffington had been...

City Experience Violent Period

Dec 31, 2014 11:34am

From early spring through the summer months and into fall Booneville became a violent place.

From May through September there were a man beaten to death, two reported shootings, a stabbing/...

City Sales Tax Receipts Up 3.27 Percent For Year

Dec 31, 2014 11:33am

Booneville’s one percent sales tax collections dropped from November to December, but the city’s take for the year was an increase of 3.27 percent.

In 2013 the tax took in a little more than...

<p><strong>Retiring.</strong> Kay Tanner is retiring as Logan County Tax Assessor after 18 years in office.</p>

Tanner Retiring As Assessor

Dec 31, 2014 11:33am

Starting tomorrow, Kay Tanner might be hard to locate.

She may be traveling with her husband, Jim. She may be at an event involving one of the five grandchildren. Or she may be working on...

Sheriff-Elect Facing Unknowns

Dec 23, 2014 3:00pm

Magazine Police Chief Boyd Hicks is preparing, as best he can, to become Logan County Sheriff on Jan. 1. Last week, Hicks said he’s at a disadvantage, though.

“There’s no transition,” Hicks...

Aldermen Preview Budget

Dec 23, 2014 2:59pm

The Booneville City Council got an advance look at the budget they were to be presented Monday night last week.

In what was the first budget committee meeting in Mayor Jerry Wilkins’ tenure...

<p><strong>Passing the torch.</strong> Melinda Smith (left) will be retiring from her job as Booneville City Clerk next week but she has volunteered to stay around for a month to help Gayleene West (right) as she gets acclimated to the position. Smith did not seek a seventh four-year term in office and West won a three woman race to succeed her.</p>

City Clerk Nearing End Of Career

Dec 23, 2014 2:58pm

Booneville City Clerk Melinda Smith said last week she has volunteered to hang around for an extra month to provide support for incoming clerk Gayleene West.

The clerk in Booneville for the...

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