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Traveling on a small budget takes planning, compromise

By Waylon Harris, Sun Staff Writer
Traveling on a budget can be difficult at times.
But with a little planning — and some compromising — there are many places within driving distance of Northeast . . . more »

State to consider ASU occupational therapy programs

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A new field of study may soon be available to Arkansas State University students.
A-State is seeking approval of two new . . . more »

Zyndall Raney Band to perform Tuesday at Newport

NEWPORT — The Zyndall Raney Band, which plays crossover pop-country and rockabilly standards, will perform Tuesday at the Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, as part of KASU’s Bluesday Tuesday . . . more »


The Thompson family reunion will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Greensboro Community Building on Greensboro Road in Jonesboro. A potluck meal will be served at noon. For more info, call . . . more »

Loretta Lynn to headline Cash Music Festival

By Jim Bessman, Special to The Sun
JONESBORO — This year’s fourth Johnny Cash Music Festival, slated for Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center, boasts none other than the Queen . . . more »

Social calendar

Exchange Club of Jonesboro, noon, Barnhill's Buffet, 1111 S. Caraway Road.
KITS (Keep in Touch with Seniors), 7 p.m. dance, Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center.
Walk fit, 8 and 9 . . . more »

Board to discuss construction updates

JONESBORO — Updates on construction projects around the district will be discussed by Ron Cooper, Nettleton facilities director, at Thursday's school board meeting. . . . more »

Hoxie city workers plan smoke tests in wastewater lines

HOXIE — The city has been battling its dilapidated water and sewer systems the last several years and now that battle will reach some homeowners and residents. . . . more »


It's a boy for Carl and Ashley Patterson of Jonesboro. The 8-pound, 4-ouncer arrived at 7:31 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at The Women's Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, and the couple's son has . . . more »