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City still working on flood solutions


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Jonesboro officials search floodwaters for a boy who went missing May 25, 2016, near Southwest Drive. The boy was later rescued.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Following flash floods in March and again in May, the City of Jonesboro spent $1.6 million to stabilize the banks and add capacity to some drainage structures, bought additional . . .


Cold for Cash


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JONESBORO — Jonesboro police officers take the first of many plunges during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge held Saturday at the Elks Lodge. The officers were volunteered to be lifeguards for the 4-foot-deep pool and jumped with other teams. A total of . . .


Council to hear Woodruff appeal, rezoning

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro City Council is scheduled to hear the appeal of a fired department head Tuesday.
Erick Woodruff was notified Jan. 9 that he would be terminated. Woodruff remained on the . . .


Council to discuss cable service, employees

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — The city council will hold its final reading of an ordinance allowing Ritter Communications to offer cable to businesses and will also discuss the possibility of funding another office . . .


Family reflects on NATO pilot, NEA's "Grandfather of Aviation"

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Nicola Vaccari may have been born and raised in Italy, trained with NATO in Canada and spent time parking celebrities' cars in Beverly Hills, but for more than 50 years the man known as . . .


Audit finds Manila went over budget in 2015

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
MANILA — The city exceeded its 2015 budget by more than $330,000 and allowed an individual to conduct business out of city-owned property without a contract or agreement, according to a recent audit.
Mayor . . .


Poinsett move to development group approved

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — Poinsett County's recent move to the Economic Development Coalition of Northeast Arkansas from the Crossroads Coalition was formally approved by the quorum court Monday night, allowing the . . .


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, . . .