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JPD to crack down on texting and driving


Photo Illustration by Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Texting while driving can cause a motorist to become unaware of hazards in front of them and lead to more accidents.

By Adria Hyde, Sun Staff Writer, ahyde@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ten years after Arkansas passed its first no texting and driving law, it is still an issue.
When Jonesboro resident Paul Davidson lost his life in an accident where the other . . .


Liberty groups join for fellowship


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Gary Epperson, president of the Arkansas Liberty Coalition, talks with KrissAnne Hall before her keynote speech during a State Sovereignty event on Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro.

By William B. Carroll, Sun Staff Writer, wcarroll@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Members of the Patriots of Act 746 and the Arkansas Liberty Coalition met Thursday evening to hear from a nationally known speaker and to spend time with fellow group . . .


JPD to crack down on texting and driving


Photo Illustration by Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Texting while driving can cause a motorist to become unaware of hazards in front of them and lead to more accidents.

By Adria Hyde, Sun Staff Writer, ahyde@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ten years after Arkansas passed its first no texting and driving law, it is still an issue.
When Jonesboro resident Paul Davidson lost his life in an accident where the other driver was . . .


City awarded $1M for vet housing

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonesboro will receive $1,058,925 from the National Housing Trust Fund Program to construct transitional housing for veterans.
The Arkansas Development Finance Authority approved the . . .


Beer flows in Randolph, more on tap

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — Beer sales remained brisk on the second day a Pocahontas convenience store sold alcohol, and at least two more establishments in the Randolph County town have applied for alcohol . . .


Free speech law challenges A-State policy

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill that bans the creation of free speech zones, forcing a potential change in policy at Arkansas State University.
The bill, offered by . . .


Police chief talks to superintendents about gang awareness at schools

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A lot of bloodshed in Jonesboro is gang related, so the police and schools officials are working together to try to stop it from taking hold in the schools.
Jonesboro Police Chief Rick . . .