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Crime rate in Paris is dropping

Sep 10, 2014 3:06am

The crime rate in Paris this year has dropped 32.7 percent, according to Paris Chief of Police John O’Brien. O’Brien also said the crime rate is August dropped 65.8 percent.

“You normally...

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Reported sightings of escapee were false alarms

Aug 06, 2014 3:05am

In the last two weeks, law enforcement agencies have dealt with two reported sightings of Timothy Buffington in the county.

Buffington escaped from the Pine Bluff Unit of the Arkansas...

Stephens Media to outsource Fort Smith area newspaper production

Jul 30, 2014 6:50am

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...

Mayor will try again on levelized billing

Jul 30, 2014 3:06am

When the Paris City Council meets on Monday, Aug. 4 for a regularly scheduled meeting, Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers will ask Aldermen to deal with some unfinished business.

Rogers said last...

Three have been charged with murder

Jul 30, 2014 3:05am

First-degree murder charges have been filed against three men in connection with the beating death of a 40-year old man in Booneville on Tuesday afternoon, July 22.

William L. Strickland, 32...

There’s been a big jump in rabies cases in Arkansas this year

Jul 30, 2014 3:05am

More than 100 cases of rabies were reported in Arkansas as of June 24, a number almost double the normal level that state health and animal science experts attributed to a greater awareness of...

City Council approves funds for building clean up

Updated: Jul 30, 2014 6:35am

The Paris City Council unanimously approved spending up to $19,000 to help get a vacant industrial building located at 732 South Elm St. ready for occupancy.

That vote was taken at a special...

District partnering with Job Corps

Jul 30, 2014 3:05am

The Paris School District and the Job Corps will soon enter into an agreement under which the school district will teach students living at the Job Corps facility at Cass, according to Paris...

Arrests made in Booneville homcide

Jul 23, 2014 12:33pm

The man whose death in Booneville Tuesday launched a homicide investigation has been identified as 40-year old Greg Kennedy, the Booneville Police Department said Wednesday in a press release....

Bi-county jail idea appears to be dead

Jul 23, 2014 5:32am

The idea of Logan and Franklin counties building a bi-county jail appears to be dead, according to Logan County Judge Gus Young and Quorum Court member Mike Schluterman.

The idea was first...

<p><strong>Leading discussion:</strong> Dr. Mark Peterson of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service leads a discussion at the Municipal Building in Paris about community development. Peterson was part of a group that visited Paris last Friday.</p>

Group was ‘impressed’ with Paris

Jul 23, 2014 5:31am

Representatives of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas came to Paris last week, took a look...

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