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City Jail Inspected Last Week

Nov 25, 2015 1:15pm

Almost all is well with the jail at the Booneville Municipal Complex, according to an inspection of the jail conducted last week.

The inspection did identify a few issues, but none are...

<p><strong>Restoration Project</strong></p><p>An employees with Nabholz Environmental Service cleans debris and other material from a window on the second story of the Logan County Courthouse in Booneville Thursday. In July Logan County was awarded a $68,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant for window restoration at the 1928-29 courthouse from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The grant will cover all but one window of the front of the courthouse and those are expected to be removed by today (Wednesday). After an asbestos abatement and repainting of the frames, windows will be re-installed. The project must be completed by Feb. 1 in order for the county to apply for more funds in 2016.</p>

Restoration Project

Nov 25, 2015 1:15pm

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Early Registration Deadline For Marathon Is Friday

Sep 22, 2015 4:19pm

The early registration deadline for the 47th annual Arkansas Marathon and its other races is at 5 p.m. Friday.

For the second straight year there is a four card race for the event. In...

JPs Nix Third EMS Crew

Sep 22, 2015 4:18pm

Logan County Judge Ray Gack thought he knew what was going to happen when an ordinance funding a third Emergency Medical Service crew was presented to members of the Quorum Court on Monday, Sept....

Area Catholics To Take In Papal Events

Sep 22, 2015 4:18pm

When Pope Francis scheduled his first visit to America, Bobby Haynes of Booneville presented the idea of several people from Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church taking in some of the...

<p><strong>Extra recess</strong>. Students follow teacher Wendy Dean to the playground for “extra recess” while the school is searched following the discovery of a note saying there was a bomb.</p>

Bomb Message Leads To Evacuation Of School

Sep 22, 2015 4:16pm

Kids were told they were getting an extra recess, courtesy of new assistant principal Jyme Beth Diffee. School office staff met with visitors outside the front entrance.

Actually, the...

<p><strong>New police car?</strong> The Booneville Police Department has acquired a federal surplus Hummer.</p>

BPD Adds Humvee To Fleet

Sep 22, 2015 4:15pm

Booneville Police Chief Al Brown recently presented the Booneville City Council with an idea about how to purchase five new police vehicles. A Humvee was not on the list.

But some deals are...

<p><strong>Fire call</strong>. A fan is set up to rid a Heritage Drive home of smoke caused by a fire Thursday afternoon. The blaze was contained to a single room after the homeowner called 9-1-1.</p>

Fire Damages Home On Heritage Drive

Sep 22, 2015 4:14pm

Tammy Hewitt has served as a volunteer for the Booneville Human Development Center Fire Department but found herself as the one needing help with a likely electrical fire, rather than responding...

JPs Request Uniform Ordinance

Sep 22, 2015 4:13pm

Members of the Logan County Quorum Court have asked County Attorney Kevin Barham of Paris to prepare a county ordinance on uniforms worn by county employees, such as deputies and employees of the...

<p><strong>Poker run, plane style</strong>. Bost, Inc. CEO Kent Jones, and Air Traffic Controllers Alexandra Weaver and William Lankford of Fort Smith Airport Control Tower. Kent bases his RV-10 at Booneville.</p>

Airport Part Of Plane Poker Run

Sep 22, 2015 4:12pm

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Fort Smith Chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) staged an aviation “poker run” as part of their Vector for the Cure fundraising campaign...

<p><strong>If you build it …</strong> Excavation work has begun on the site where a seven soccer field complex will be constructed for the Boys &amp; Girls Club of South Logan County.</p>

City Contributes $6,000 To Soccer Field Construction

Sep 22, 2015 4:11pm

Almost three and a half years ago the City of Booneville agreed to spend $30,000 to purchase 10 acres from the Booneville Industrial Development Corporation with the land to be used as soccer...

<p>Booneville Elementary School students react to the news they are getting an extra recess session Friday afternoon. Meanwhile law enforcement officials were investigating a bomb threat at the school.</p>

BES Evacuated Over Note

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 1:34pm

A note declaring there was a bomb at Booneville Elementary School was found in the sixth grade girls restroom this morning resulting in the school being evacuated for about an hour.


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