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Cemetery up for historic recognition


Neal Embry | The Sun

Harold White examines one of the graves at Scott Cemetery, an African-American cemetery in Walnut Ridge. White, who serves on a committee overseeing the cemetery, has several family members buried at the site, located on Arkansas 91.

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Reflecting on loved ones buried at Scott Cemetery reminds Fayth Hill Washington of a time in her life she "cherished," a time she said the African-American community was "truly . . .


Building under historic scrutiny


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

The Home Ice Co. building faces either condemnation or nomination for the National Register of Historic Places.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — As city officials seek to condemn a more than century-old building, a state panel is considering whether to make it part of the National Register of Historic Places.
The Home Ice Co. . . .


Meth-contaminated homes ignored

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The era of meth labs may have become an illegal industry of the past in Craighead County, but several properties still bear its scars, and their contaminated walls could be home to . . .


Metro area continues steady rise

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The population of the Jonesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area grew by 7.3 percent between 2010 and the middle of 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Craighead County, alone, grew by . . .


Elder receives 15 years for sexual assault

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Clarence Cooper, 71 of Jonesboro, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after police said he had sexual contact with three minors.
According to court documents, Cooper committed the . . .


Officials weigh in on repeat offenders

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonesboro police and Craighead County deputies frequently deal with repeat offenders.
The majority of those arrested by the sheriff's office are repeat offenders, and it is common to . . .


Act gives charter rights to facilities

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WEINER — It may soon be easier for a proposed Weiner agricultural charter school to obtain an educational facility in their quest to revive the city's school district.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Senate . . .


Road to convention center to carry Beasley name

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A new road leading to the new Jonesboro Convention Center will be known as Thom Beasley Avenue, according to plans approved Tuesday by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.
Gary Harpole, . . .