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Brutal, hot weather hits Paris area

Jul 20, 2016 3:05am

The hottest stretch of weather in three years has hit the Paris area this week. Temperatures this week are expected to range between 98 and 100 degrees with heat index readings reaching 105 or...

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Final public meeting drew largest crowd

Jul 06, 2016 3:05am

The final of four public meetings to discuss a one percent sales tax hike to build and maintain a new jail in Logan County drew the largest crowd, and lasted the longest.

The meeting, held...

Jobless rate here up slightly

Jul 06, 2016 3:05am

The jobless rate in Logan County rose slightly in May, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, but remains at very low levels.

The county’s May unemployment rate was 4.6...

Sales tax receipts rose in 2nd quarter

Jul 06, 2016 3:05am

Logan County sales tax receipts continue to rise, according to data provided by Logan County Treasurer Mickey Oates.

Receipts in the second quarter, which ended Thursday, June 30, were $304,...

County voters will decide fate of county’s jail

Jul 06, 2016 3:05am

Voters in Logan County will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 12 to determine the fate of a proposed 1 percent hike in county sales taxes with proceeds being used to build and operate a new county...

Polling places for special election listed

Jul 06, 2016 3:05am

Here are the polling places in north Logan County for the Tuesday July 12 special election.

Cane Creek: Dublin Freewill Baptist Church, 34 Snow Road, Scranton.


Sheriff: Escapee possibly sighted near Branch

Jul 03, 2016 5:09am

Logan County Sheriff Boyd D. Hicks reported a possible sighting about 6 p.m. Saturday in Branch of 45-year-old escapee Shaun Higham, who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center at 3:57 a.m...

Escapee may have aquired clothes, shoes after break-in

Jul 02, 2016 4:27am

Logan County Sheriff Boyd D. Hicks said Friday about 6 p.m. that the Logan County Sheriff’s Office had a break Thursday evening regarding 45-year-old escapee Shaun Higham, who escaped from the...

Inmate caught; One remains at large

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 6:48am

Zachary Coffer, one of two inmates who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Paris Tuesday was recaptured around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks.


Fireworks shows and special event to mark the Fourth

Jun 29, 2016 5:19am

Monday, July 4 is Independence Day and there are some special events scheduled through the Fourth of July weekend in Logan County.

Additionally, you can expected plenty of traffic in the...

<p>Making his point: Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks speaks during a public meeting held last week at the Logan County Courthouse in Paris. The public meetings are being held in advance of the July 12 special election on a sales tax increase to build a new county jail.</p>

Officials state case for new jail at public meetings

Jun 29, 2016 5:17am

The second and third in a series of public meetings about passing a sales tax to build and operate a new county jail took place in Scranton and Paris last week. The fourth and final public meeting...

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