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May jobless rate highest of year

Jul 29, 2015 3:06am

The unemployment rate in Logan County jumped to 6.8 percent in May, the latest month for which county statistics are available. It was also the highest jobless rate recorded in the county this...

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City Council approves loan to pay for projects

Jun 10, 2015 3:06am

The Paris City Council took action last week that will pave the way for improvements to the city’s water production plant and replacement of a main water line.

Aldermen unanimously voted to...

Board hires principal for Paris Middle School

Jun 10, 2015 3:06am

Last week, the Paris School Board hired Mike Nichols as the new principal of Paris Middle School. The board was acting on a recommendation from School Superintendent Wayne Fawcett.

Nichols...

Farmers Market opens Saturday

Jun 10, 2015 3:06am

The Farmers Market in Paris will open for the season Saturday with a new location and new vendors, according to Liz Preston, of Prestonrose Farms, coordinator of the event.

The new location...

Drug arrests up 173 percent

Jun 10, 2015 3:06am

Earlier this year, the Paris Area Community Kickstart group posted an online survey. Among the questions was one asking responders to name the biggest crime problem in Paris.

Of the 142...

Local officials give opinions on open carry

Jun 10, 2015 3:06am

Open carry of a firearm is legal in Arkansas.

Open carry of a firearm is not legal in Arkansas.

Strange as it may sound, both statements can be true.

The reason runs deeper than...

<p>Fire reported: Members of the Paris Volunteer Fire Department and Paris Police Department were called to Big Red Corner Store last week after a fire was reported. PVFD Fire Chief John Wells said quick action by members of the department averted a potentially disasterous situation.</p>

Fire Chief: Disaster averted at Paris business

Jun 03, 2015 3:06am

A quick response by members of the Paris Volunteer Fire Department averted a potential disaster at a convenience store in Paris last Thursday, according to PVFD Chief John Wells.

Firemen...

Jobless rate in county rises to 6.4 percent

Jun 03, 2015 3:06am

The unempoyment rate in Logan County rose slightly in March, according to statistics released last week by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

The jobless rate in the county in...

<p>Investigating another bomb threat: Paris police and Logan County Sheriff’s deputies blocked a section of North 10th Street in Paris last week while they investigated a bomb threat. It was the second bomb threat in the city in late May and may be an example of swatting, according to Paris Police Chief John O’Brien.</p>

Swatting may be behind recent bomb threats

Updated: Jun 08, 2015 8:40am

Twice in the last two weeks, law enforcement officers have responded to bomb threats in Paris.

The most recent incident took place on Thursday, May 28. A caller told a Paris Police...

Rain reigns in May: 13.8 inches fell last month; Disaster declared

Jun 03, 2015 3:06am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week added Logan County to the list of counties in the state declared a disaster area in the wake of heavy rains and flooding in May.

Logan County Judge Ray Gack...

<p>Reading a resolution: Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers (right) reads a resolution supporting the work of the Paris Area Kickstart group at an event last Saturday during which the group’s five-year strategic plan for community and economic development was made public. The group worked on the plan for eight months.</p>

5-year plan strategic presented by PACK group

Jun 03, 2015 3:05am

A five-year plan for community and economic development was presented to the public Saturday during an event held at the Eiffel Tower Park in Paris.

The plan was developed by the Paris Area...

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