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<p>Dr. Curtis Varnell, right, shares an educational moment involving a baby alligator with his son, Zach, during a recent educational visit to the wetlands in the Gulf Coast. Varnell has been named the Environmental Teacher of the Year by the Arkansas Environmental Education Association. Photo courtesy of Dr. Curtis Varnell</p>

Varnell makes the outdoors a classroom

Jul 27, 2016 3:06am

Technology in the classroom is a wonderful thing, but for Dr. Curtis Varnell, being outdoors always is equally educational and even more rewarding.

For the last nine years, the 62-year-old...

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Safety issues cause pleas for new jail

Jun 08, 2016 6:13am

On July 12, voters in Logan County will be asked to approve a 1 percent increase in county sales taxes to build a new jail.

County officials say the new jail is needed to replace the present...

Unemployment rate drops again

Jun 08, 2016 6:12am

The jobless rate in Logan County took another drop in April, the latest month for which county statistics are available, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

The April...

Chamber preparing for butterfly festival

Jun 08, 2016 6:10am

The Mount Magazine International Butterfly Festival is marking an important anniversary later this month. This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the festival.

Paris Area Chamber of...

Mayor wants museum funding restored

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 7:18am

Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers said last week that he’s going to ask members of the City Council to restore funding for the Logan County Museum in Paris when the body meets on Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m....

Cost of failure high, officials say

Jun 01, 2016 3:05am

On July 12, voters in Logan County will be asked to approve a 1 percent increase in county sales taxes to build a new jail.

County officials say the new jail is needed to replace the present...

Cloyes Gear changing its name

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 5:20am

Cloyes Gear, which has manufacturing plants in Paris and Subiaco employing around 800 people, is changing its name, according to the company’s President Trevor Myers.

Also, the company has...

County jail inmates listed

Jun 01, 2016 3:05am

Here is the Logan County Jail inmate roster as of Wednesday, May 25.

Baird, Jeramie, W/M, 35, Sentenced to the Regional Corrections Facility

Bradford, Susan, W/F, 35, Sentenced to the...

Pool will open on Tuesday, May 31

May 27, 2016 3:05am

The city swmming pool in Paris is scheduled to open for the summer on Tuesday, May 31. The pool is located in Veterans Park.

Operating hours for the public will be Monday through Saturday...

Shoal Bay swim area closed until further notice

May 26, 2016 3:05am

The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Site Office has closed Shoal Bay swim beach on Lake Dardanelle until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptable E. coli...

Jail tax presents difficult choice

May 25, 2016 5:58am

On July 12, voters in Logan County face a critical decision — whether to tax themselves to build a new county jail.

County officials say the new jail is needed to replace the present Logan...

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