Login Now Close 

Brookland nears finish of final construction project


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Tyler Cole (front), Tacker Colbert (middle) and Taylor Tribble help fill the ditch along W. School Street with rocks on Wednesday next to Brookland High School.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — The construction of a new school gym is ahead of schedule. Once completed, Superintendent Keith McDaniel hopes it will be the last construction site for several years.
"The . . .


It's owl taken care of


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun



An artificial owl protects Mike Cook (left) and Dewayne Monreal, workers for Bethune Painting, from unwanted bird droppings as they get ready to repaint Jonesboro Fire Department Station 1's tower . . .


DHS: Company banned from transportation

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A Jonesboro-based company will no longer be able to provide transportation services in Arkansas after a 5-year-old boy died after being left in a van for eight hours June 12, the . . .


Victim's girlfriend aware of drug deals in residence

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The house on Monroe Avenue with dual front doors was a place for drug sales — but for Shareka Jones, this was home.
On May 25, 2015, Jones was getting the family ready to . . .


Police: Toddler found wandering parking lot

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A sweaty 2-year-old boy was found wandering around a parking lot unattended, wearing in a urine-soaked diaper.
At 2:19 p.m. Jonesboro police officer Jermey Smith said he arrived in . . .


Mosquito fight ramping up

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The mosquito population is growing in Jonesboro and surrounding areas, and the company that several Northeast Arkansas cities pay to fight the bugs is ramping up its efforts.
Jim Stark, . . .