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Board recommends clemency for convicted murderer

Apr 01, 2015 5:55am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Parole Board said Tuesday it has recommended executive clemency for a man who was convicted of first-degree murder in Logan County 26 years ago.

The board said it...

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<p>Preventing mud: Paris High School baseball player David Buchanan puts a bag of sand on top of a covering at home plate at the high school baseball field before the start of a Sunday practice. The Eagles had to cancel games last week because of winter weather. They should have better luck this week because we’re going to see highs nearing 70 degrees and plenty of sunshine.</p>

We’re finally getting a taste of spring

Mar 10, 2015 5:43am

Are you ready for a break from the three-week pattern of cold, winter weather?

Then you’ll see it this week and into next week, according to the National Weather Service forecast for the...

<p>Snow at Subiaco Abbey: Snow covered the grounds of Subiaco Abbey late last week. We’re expecting another round of snow and sleet sometime today (Wednesday) and continuing through the evening hours. This week’s snowfall could have a negative impact on travelling conditions throughout the county.</p>

Call it the winter that won’t quit

Updated: Mar 05, 2015 8:26am

Sunday was March 1 and normally in Logan County we’d see flowers, shrubs and trees beginning to bloom, signaling that spring is right around the corner.

But, this year is not normal because...

Rebound in sales tax revenue continues

Updated: Mar 04, 2015 6:55am

Logan County’s rebound in sales tax revenue continued in the first two months of the year, according to statistics provided by County Treasurer Mickey Oates.

In January, the county collected...

Jobless rate here holds steady at year’s end

Mar 04, 2015 3:05am

The unemployment rate in Logan County last December was 5.2 percent, up slightly from the 4.8 percent reported last October and the 4.9 percent rate reported last November, according to data...

<p>Calling all volunteers: Joyce Friddle (foreground), a volunteer at the Logan County Coal Miners Museum in Paris, looks over records as Glyndia Allen (left) and Darlene Becker (right) look on. The museum is having to deal with the loss of one worker and the cutback on hours for another worker and “desperately needs” volunteers, Friddle said.</p>

Museum ‘desperately’ needs volunteers

Mar 03, 2015 8:42am

Last November, Arkansas voters overwhelmingly approved an increase in the minimum wage. Under the new amendment to the state’s constitution, which got 65.94 percent of the vote, the state’s...

County gets up to three inches of snow and there’s more to come

Updated: Feb 25, 2015 5:25am

The longest stretch of cold, winter weather so far this season continued early this week when a front brought as much as three inches of snow to Logan County.

The snow caused Booneville and...

Paris City Council will look at policy changes

Feb 25, 2015 3:06am

Members of the Paris City Council will take up a proposed policy change on utility payments when they meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at the Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public...

<p>Check presentation: Former State Sen. Bruce Holland (front row, center) came to Paris last Friday evening to present a check for $50,000. The money will be used to fund classroom construction and renovation work at a building on South Elm Street which will house a career education center. Also on hand were (back row, from left) State Re. Jon Eubansk, R-Paris; Ronnie Adkison of Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc., AEDC Commissioner Chester Koprovic of Paris, Keith Bullock, owner ReThink Industries, Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tonya Baumgartner, John Warren of Logan County Industrial Development, (front row, from left) Lee Lane, chair of the Paris Area Economic Development Council, Paris School Superintendent Wayne Fawcett, Holland and Rogers and ATU-Ozark Chancellor Bruce Sikes.</p>

Career training center gets $66,800

Feb 24, 2015 6:26am

Former State Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, came to Paris last Friday evening and presented a check for $50,000 to Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers. State Rep. Jon Eubanks, R-Paris, has also given the...

<p>Making sure it works: Junior Schluterman, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Paris, makes sure the bingo board works. After an absence of more than two years, bingo games at the KoC Hall will resume on Wednesday, March 4.</p>

Knight of Columbus bringing back bingo

Feb 24, 2015 6:25am

After an absence of a little more than two years, weekly bingo games are coming back to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Paris.

Games will begin on Wednesday, March 4, according to Junior...

Stephens media, Paris Express being sold

Updated: Feb 20, 2015 7:22am

New Media Investment Group announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media for $102.5 million in cash, subject to working capital...

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