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Mother’s diagnosis put Britton on path to nursing

Feb 03, 2016 3:06am

The most formative night of Shelby Britton’s life occurred one nondescript day in the spring semester of her junior year in high school. As the future University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student...

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The wreaths of Christmas

Dec 23, 2015 5:22am

Family project: Second grade students at Paris Elementary recently had the opportunity to create wreaths with their families during December. Parents were encouraged to be involved in the...

Banker: Rate hike to have little impact

Dec 23, 2015 3:06am

The Federal Reserve, as expected, raised its key, short-term interest rate last week, but local consumers will feel little impact, according to Jarrod Yarnell, President and CEO of First National...

JPs approve 2016 county budget

Dec 23, 2015 3:06am

The Logan County Quorum Court approved a $10.3 million budget for 2016 when it met on Monday, Dec. 14.

The vote was 10-1, with Justice of the Peace Lindel Parsons casting the lone no vote....

<p>Giving her Christmas wishes: Kirsten Schneider, nine, daughter of Chris and Tammy Schenider of Paris, visits with Santa Claus at the Friends of CASA Tea Party, which was held earlier. Like many children in recent weeks, Kirsten was visiting with Santa about her Christmas wishes. Christmas is Friday.</p>

Santa Claus using Paris as a rest stop again

Updated: Dec 23, 2015 5:20am

(Editor’s note: The following bit of Christmas whimsy, which has been printed each December for the past 18 years, is presented for your holiday enjoyment with our thanks to Logan County Judge Ray...

Record numbers traveling

Dec 23, 2015 3:06am

The number of people traveling over the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday period is expected to top 100 million for the first time, according to a survey conducted by AAA.

Some of those...

County jobless rate drops again

Dec 23, 2015 3:06am

The unemployment rate in Logan Country dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in October, according to the latest county statistics available from the Arkansas Department of...

Anxious moments for county couple

Dec 16, 2015 5:25am

It was a rough 20 minutes that included a lot of pacing and several unanswered texts.

That’s how Josh Scott of Magazine described the period after learning of an active shooter on the campus...

Paris man honored for 2,000th flight

Updated: Dec 16, 2015 5:25am

Flight paramedic Ken Barnett, of Paris, recently celebrated his 2,000th patient flight with Air Evac Lifeteam. Barnett first came to work for Air Evac in October 1998. Prior to joining Air Evac...

No damage from wind, rain

Dec 16, 2015 3:06am

Western Arkansas, including Logan County, experienced one to six inches of rain and strong winds between Saturday evening and Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The...

Mayor expecting January action on 2016 budget

Dec 16, 2015 3:06am

Paris Aldermen approved the rezoning of two pieces of property, approved a resolution supporting revitalization of the old Smith Hospital property and decided on year-end bonuses for full- and...

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