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Correction: Ballot Position Story Contained Incorrect Name

Updated: Aug 28, 2014 12:08pm

It is the policy of the Booneville Democrat to present the news fairly and accurately.

A story that ran on Aug. 27 about the ballot draw positioning incorrectly identified one of the...

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Settlement Proposed In Fort Smith Whirlpool Lawsuit

Jul 04, 2014 5:10am

FORT SMITH — A joint motion seeking settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Whirlpool was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith, while another lawsuit against the corporation...

Arkansas Winegrowers Battle Mold, Black Rot

Jul 04, 2014 5:07am

FORT SMITH — Arkansas grape vines took a hit in the spring with a late freeze, but what survived has been susceptible to mold and black rot.

With the steady rains in western Arkansas in...

California Wineries Benefit Most From New State Law

Jul 04, 2014 5:06am

FORT SMITH — The Arkansas wine shipment law the state Legislature passed last year has benefited California wineries the most.

It is the first time out-of-state wineries have been allowed to...

Beebe Signs Bills From Special Session Into Law

Jul 04, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has signed all of the legislation from this week’s special session into law, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Beebe signed matching House and Senate bills that make...

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year With Nearly $79 Million Surplus

Updated: Jul 03, 2014 10:10am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus of nearly $79 million, state finance officials said Wednesday.

Net available revenue collections for the fiscal year that...

Legislators To Revisit Issues Of Special Session Next Year

Jul 03, 2014 9:59am

LITTLE ROCK — State lawmakers wrapped up the special legislative session in the early morning hours Wednesday, giving final approval to measures addressing three issues that are expected to come...

Five Firms Seek To Sell Insurance In Arkansas Through Marketplace

Jul 03, 2014 9:57am

LITTLE ROCK — Five companies have filed to sell insurance plans through Arkansas’ federally facilitated health insurance marketplace in 2015, the state Insurance Department said Wednesday.

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<p><strong>Watching, waiting</strong>. State prison officials monitored a local residence last week while escaped murderer Timothy Buffington remained at large.</p>

State Law Enforcement Sets Up Shop Here

Jul 01, 2014 5:14pm

The Booneville Police Department served as a hub of sorts for local activity involving the search for escaped murderer Timothy Buffington.

Representatives of at least three state law...

Last Confirmed Sighting Was Day Of Escape

Jul 01, 2014 5:13pm

The last confirmed sighting of Timothy “Bo” Buffington was the day he escaped, according to Arkansas Department of Corrections spokesperson Shea Wilson.

Buffington, who escaped from ADC...

<p><strong>Mud pit?</strong> Booneville School District officials, including head football coach Scott Hyatt say they are still not worried about whether the field at Bearcat Stadium will be ready in time for football season.</p>

Field Not A Worry, Yet

Jul 01, 2014 5:12pm

Booneville School District administrators and head football coach Scott Hyatt have heard multiple one-liners about the condition of the football field at Bearcat Stadium.

“Are we going to...

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