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Latest jail inspection went ‘better’

Feb 10, 2016 3:05am

The state’s Criminal Detention Facilities Review Committee inspected the Logan County Detention Facility in October and issued a report last week.

While the latest inspection continues to...

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It’s very cold, but no precipitation expected

Jan 09, 2016 5:27am

Although some counties in both Arkansas and Oklahoma are under a winter weather advisory, residents of Fort Smith and the greater Fort Smith area, including eastern Oklahoma, should think twice...

County Judge enjoyed first year in office

Jan 06, 2016 3:06am

In an interview in the last week of December, Logan County Judge Ray Gack said he enjoyed his first year in office except for one thing.

“Floods, floods, floods,” Gack said.

In May,...

Survey: Local economy performed well in 2015

Jan 06, 2016 3:06am

2015 was a good year for the local economy, according to a survey conducted by the Paris Express. And, those asked about the economy are expecting something similar in 2016.

The newspaper...

County jobless rate drops again

Jan 06, 2016 3:06am

The jobless rate in Logan County dropped again in November, the latest month for which county statistics are available from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Logan County’s...

Chamber elects officers, prepares for banquet

Jan 06, 2016 3:05am

The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected a new leadership team for 2016.

Suzanne Nickerson of Paris Realty has been elected president of the board. Tyler Barham of...

Some new laws are in effect

Jan 06, 2016 3:05am

Several pieces of legislation that were passed during the 2015 Arkansas General Assembly or earlier took effect Jan. 1.

These impact everything from the minimum wage to restaurant menus to...

<p>Flooded road: Signs warn motorists that the road ahead is flooded. County Judge Ray Gack said last week the county is beginning to clean up after heavy rains in late December forced closure of parts of 20 county roads. Logan County got almost eight inches of rain in December, double the normal amount, and most of that fell in the last two weeks. Logan County was declared a disaster by Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week.</p>

County begins cleaning up from rains, floods

Jan 05, 2016 7:29am

When asked late last week about the condition of county roads in the wake of heavy rains in late December, Logan County Judge Ray Gack gave a two-word answer.

“What roads?” Gack said. “We’ll...

Heavy rain forces road closures

Dec 30, 2015 5:26am

An estimated six inches of rain fell on Logan County Sunday causing flooding, closure of parts of 20 county roads and a water line break in Paris that affected 100 customers Sunday night and...

They’ll be watching for impaired drivers

Dec 30, 2015 5:23am

Thursday is New Year’s Eve and if you’re going to a party, don’t drink and drive because local law enforcement officials said last week that police officers and deputies will be out in force as...

Sales tax receipts surged in 2015

Dec 30, 2015 5:23am

It’s been a very good year for county sales tax collections, according to data provided by County Treasurer Mickey Oates.

In 2015, the county collected $1.191 million in sales tax receipts,...

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