The Booneville Democrat’s website was selected as the best website by a weekly newspaper during the annual Arkansan Press Association’s Better Newspaper contest.

The site,, is updated regularly.

Other awards for the Democrat announced Saturday at the close of the annual APA convention were second place among small weeklies for both front page and sports page.

For individual pieces, editor Glenn M. Parrish received a third place in the small weekly division for his column after the death of his brother and for a story about Kenneth Rippy’s induction into the Arkansas High School Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame.