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<p><strong>Captured</strong>. An Arkansas Department of Correction officer escorts Tim “Bo” Buffington to a vehicle outside the Booneville Police Department Wednesday. Buffington, who was convicted of murder in Booneville in 1999 and was serving a 20-year sentence, escaped from prison June 21.</p>

Buffington Captured In Logan County

Updated: Sep 18, 2014 4:52pm

BOONEVILLE — Convicted murderer Timothy “Bo” Buffington turned himself in to police Thursday morning after almost three months on the run.

Buffington, 48, turned himself in after calling...

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<p><strong>City limits</strong>. U.S. Marine Justin Kuhel traveled through Booneville Friday during his walk across America from North Carolina to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif. Kuhel is raising money for two agencies who provide care to wounded veterans.</p>

Marine Treks Through South Logan On Walk Across America

Jul 22, 2014 5:07pm

In the midst of a 2,700-plus mile walk, former U.S. Marine Justin Kuhel walked through Booneville Friday afternoon.

Kuhel (rhymes with fuel) left Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and, covering...

Municipal Filing Period Opens Friday

Jul 22, 2014 5:06pm

Will he, or won’t he?

Whether or not Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins will seek a fourth four-year term in office has been cause for considerable speculation over the past few months.


<p><strong>Meet and greet</strong>. Mike Wyrick (right) of Booneville, speaks with Democratic Congressional candidate James Lee Witt outside Booneville City Hall Friday. Also pictured are (back) Johnny Williams and Ron West.</p>

Witt Holds Meet And Greet Here

Jul 22, 2014 5:05pm

Democratic candidate James Lee Witt told a modest crowd at Booneville City Hall Friday afternoon he believes there are too many obstructionists and not enough people willing to do the right thing...

<p><strong>Big Check</strong>. State Sen. Gary Stubblefield presented $100,000 to BHDC officials recently. Pictured are (from left) Richard Bokker, President of BHDC Parent Association; Sally Hardin, DDS Board of Directors; Dr. Charlie Green, DDS Director; Claire Green; Jeff Gonyea, BHDC Superintendent; David Fritsche, BIDC Chairman; Stubblefield; Logan County Judge Gus Young; Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins.</p>

BHDC Dock Project Has Started

Jul 22, 2014 5:04pm

On the heels of a groundbreaking for their first building project in 50 years, Booneville Human Development Center officials now have two projects ongoing.

On Monday the installation of a...

Unemployment Rate Climbs In County

Jul 22, 2014 5:03pm

The unemployment rate in Logan County rose slightly to 6.1 percent in May, according to data reported last week by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. The May figure was four-tenths of...

<p><strong>Meet And Greet</strong></p><p>Democratic Fourth Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt held a meet and greet at Booneville City Hall Friday afternoon. About 30 people turned out to see Witt.</p>

Meet And Greet

Jul 18, 2014 6:21pm

Meet And Greet

Democratic Fourth Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt held a meet and greet at Booneville City Hall Friday afternoon. About 30 people turned out to see Witt.

<p><strong>Cleanup in progress</strong>. Metal from the storm-damaged building at the intersection of First and Broadway in Booneville is removed Thursday afternoon. The building will be razed.</p>

Cleanup Starts

Jul 17, 2014 1:32pm

The cleanup of the storm-damaged historic building at the intersection of First and Broadway is underway.

<p><strong>Groundbreaking</strong>. Manning the shovels for the first groundbreaking in BHDC in 50 years are (from left) Jeff Gonyea; Dr. Charlie Green, Director DDS; Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins; Dale Woodall, DDS Building Management; Mickey Hicks, Director Plant Management BHDC; Richard Bokker President BHDC Parent Association; Sally Hardin, DDS Board of Directors; Logan County Judge Gus Young.</p>

First Groundbreaking In 50 Years At BHDC

Jul 16, 2014 12:03am

How long has it been since there was a new structure at the Booneville Human Development Center? Actually, there has never been one.

The last construction project, save for a new roof or new...

Paper Wins Four Firsts, 10 Total Awards

Jul 16, 2014 12:03am

Including four first place awards, the Booneville Democrat won 10 awards in the 2014 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest.

Democrat editor Glenn M. Parrish won first place awards in the sports...

Boards To Contain New Faces

Jul 15, 2014 11:59pm

One filing period ended last Tuesday. Another is set to start a week from Friday.

Booneville School Board president Carol Lloyd joked last week everyone should have the experience of serving...

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