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Duo brings smiles to students with inspirational artwork


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Maria Munoz (left) and Tiffny Calloway proudly show their artwork inside one of the bathroom stalls at Jonesboro's Visual and Performing Arts magnet school.

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — There's new artwork in the boys' and girls' bathroom stalls at Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School this year, and it is all because of the work of two . . .


Smoothing the sidewalk


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Jesus Flores, a worker with Jackson's Construction, smoothes concrete for a new sidewalk Thursday on Rains Street near the International Studies magnet school in . . .


Judge dismisses discrimination suit

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The former director of information systems for the City of Jonesboro failed to provide sufficient evidence that he was fired as a result of race discrimination, a federal judge ruled . . .


Trail bids fall well within budget

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Bids for the third phase of a bicycle and walking trail fell well below budget Wednesday.
Asphalt Producers Inc. of Jonesboro submitted the apparent low bid of $326,600.62.
Jason . . .


Officials react to planned 911 fee hike

By David Talley, Sun Staff Writer, dtalley@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Take a look at your phone bill.
Whether it's for your cellphone or landline, odds are, there's a tax or fee attached for 911 services. That money supports your local 911 dispatch . . .


HGTV fo feature couple who bought Jonesboro home

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — When most people buy a home, it is a private process, but for one couple who bought a house in Jonesboro earlier this year, it was public.
A public simulation, that is.
The couple's . . .