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Stephens Media to outsource Fort Smith area newspaper production

Jul 30, 2014 8:52am

Stephens Media LLC announced today they would be expanding their printing operations by moving all printing and mailroom operations from their Fort Smith and Van Buren production facilities to...

<p><strong>Dump Truck Fire</strong></p><p>Alan Tripp of the Booneville Fire Department sprays water into the burning engine of a dump truck Friday about noon. Booneville Police Chief Al Brown noticed the smoke, investigated and called for fire officials after finding the truck ablaze and nobody around at the old saw mill property. The truck, which had the bed extended, had died and would not start, Brown said, and the driver left the area with another person to get tools but before he returned the fire began.</p>

Fire Call

Jul 29, 2014 5:08pm

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<p><strong>Chief Retiring</strong></p><p>Magazine Fire Chief Don Dickens (right) is retiring after more than 30 years. Ruben Johnson of the Magazine Rural Fire Association is shown presenting Dickens with a plaque recognizing his service to both the Magazine Fire Department and Magazine Rural Fire Department. During his service the departments grew from one truck and seven firemen to six trucks and 23 firemen. Dickens was also active in promoting educational activities with school children about fire prevention and survival.</p>

Fire Department Retirement

Jun 25, 2014 9:03am

Chief Retiring

Magazine Fire Chief Don Dickens (right) is retiring after more than 30 years. Ruben Johnson of the Magazine Rural Fire Association is shown presenting Dickens with a plaque...

<p>Buffington</p>

Man Convicted Of Murder In Logan County Escapes Custody

Jun 23, 2014 9:31am

A Booneville man convicted in 1999 of first-degree murder in Logan County escaped Saturday from the Arkansas Department of Correction in Pine Bluff.

In 1998, Timothy “Bo” Buffington, then 31...

Unhappy With Ruling On Gay Marriage, Some Want Ability To Recall Judges

Jun 23, 2014 7:21am

LITTLE ROCK — After a state legislative panel adopted a resolution Friday blasting a judge for striking down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, the resolution’s sponsor said more backlash against...

Fact Checkers Say Anti-Ross Ad Distorts Voting Record

Jun 23, 2014 7:19am

LITTLE ROCK — A television ad accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross of voting “against taxpayers” more than 80 times as a congressman distorts his voting record, an independent...

Legislators Adopt Resolution Opposing Judge’s Ruling On Gay Marriage

Jun 21, 2014 5:10am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday voted to urge the Arkansas Supreme Court to overturn a circuit judge’s ruling striking down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.

The non-...

Interstate 49 Dedication Set Wednesday In Alma

Jun 21, 2014 5:05am

FORT SMITH — It was announced Thursday that a dedication ceremony for Interstate 49, “the future for the next generation,” will be held next week in Alma.

The ceremony will celebrate the U.S...

Washington Digest/House Declines To Put Its Foot Down On Iraq

Jun 21, 2014 5:00am

WASHINGTON – The House debating a major defense spending bill last week declined to put its foot down against returning to combat in Iraq.

Lawmakers killed an amendment by Rep. Barbara Lee,...

Arkansas Unemployment Rate At 6.4 Percent For May

Jun 21, 2014 4:58am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 percent in May, according to labor statistics released Friday.

“The rate has decreased for eight...

<p>Rhodes</p>

Local Man Arrested In Connection With Hit And Run Death

Updated: Jun 20, 2014 5:29pm

A 36-year old Booneville man was charged Friday with leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injuries and negligent homicide in connection with a Tuesday night hit-and-run...

Boozman To Host Facebook Q&A Monday

Jun 20, 2014 1:20pm

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will host a Facebook Q&A on Monday, June 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. CT to answer questions from Arkansans.

“Social media is a great tool to use to stay...

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