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Volunteers will clean up Paris Saturday

Apr 16, 2014 3:05am

The third annual Keep Paris Beautiful clean up effort will take place on Saturday.

According to Tonya Varnell, who is organizing the effort, more than 150 volunteers have signed up. If you...

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High winds contribute to wildfires; Burn ban in place

Feb 26, 2014 3:05am

Logan County remains under a ban on outdoor burning after high winds, low humidity and dry conditions contributed to several wildfires over the last two weeks.

One blaze on Saturday, Feb. 15...

<p>Repairing the line: A member of the city’s electric department repairs a line to a home on Wood Street Friday. The line was cut when high winds caused a tree to fall on it.</p>

Friday’s power outage lasted several hours

Feb 26, 2014 3:05am

Problems with two control panels at a substation on Grober Street in Paris cause an eight-hour power outage Friday, according to Roger Goodson, the city’s electrical department supervisor.


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Escapee from Logan County Jail being sought

Updated: Feb 26, 2014 10:08am

Inmate Gary Patrick Topham has escaped again from the Logan County Detention Center in Paris. He was reported missing from his cell Tuesday morning.

Logan County Chief Deputy and Jail...

Bomb squad investigates suspicious package in Paris

Feb 25, 2014 7:06am

The Fort Smith Fire Department’s bomb squad was called to Paris Monday evening to investigate a suspicious package inside a backpack found in the 1100 block of North Hickory Street.


County under burn ban

Updated: Feb 20, 2014 6:11am

Logan County Judge Gus Young issued a ban on outdoor burning in the county Thursday morning. High winds and low humidity have created a heightened danger of fire. Winds Thursday are expected to...

Man’s body found near Sugar Grove

Feb 20, 2014 5:38am

Hunters in Logan County on Monday found the body of a man, believed to be that of a Sugar Grove man reported missing in January.

Logan County Chief Deputy David Spicer said the body was...

Lawsuits filed over county jail

Feb 19, 2014 3:06am

Two former inmates at the Logan County Detention Center have filed lawsuits in federal court claiming conditions at the facility violate their Constitutional rights. The lawsuits were filed on Feb...

JPs want to move ahead on jail project

Feb 19, 2014 3:05am

Logan and Franklin counties are in the process of forming a committee to look into building a 150- to 200-bed jail that will serve both counties, according to Logan County Quorum Court member Mike...

Senator won’t change vote on private option

Feb 19, 2014 3:05am

State Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R-Branch, one of nine senators being lobbied to vote for continuing the so-called private option, said he’s not going to change his vote on the issue.


<p>Dolls for Dementia: Dolls for Dementia founder Emily Richey holds one of the dolls her charity is going to be distributing to dementia patients in the area.</p>

15-year-old starts charity to help dementia patients

Feb 19, 2014 3:05am

Emily Richey, a 15-year-old freshman at Paris High School, knows from first-hand experience what happens when someone suffers from dementia.

Richey, the daughter of Dr. Jason and Tracey...

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