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Local farmers' soybeans find mixed uses

Marjorie Warner hand-pours soy wax into glass jars to create Southern Soy Scents candles at the company’s Marion-based headquarters.

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By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — While we've seen an uptick in soy products available in local stores, the soybean has long been known as the "miracle bean" for its vast uses in everything from livestock feed . . . more »


Family man’s character creates lasting legacy

Keith Campbell (from left), Buster Campbell, Dena Campbell, Joe Mack Campbell, Kerri Felts and Benny Campbell gather at Fat City Steak & Grillhouse for a meal in this undated family photo.

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By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Joe Mack Campbell drove a beat-up pickup truck, taking out anything in his path — and in a way all the dents and dings added character to a truck driven by a man who was never short on . . . more »


Valley View FFA earns gold at national fair

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A fanciful boat ride through the greenhouses and aquaculture farm of Epcot Center at Disney World gave Morris "Hoppy" Hoffman an idea.
"I saw that and thought: Hey, why not come here and do . . . more »


Christmas spirits set to ascend in Hoxie

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
HOXIE — A man sat by a lowly fire in his room when an apparition appeared in the dim light.
The ghost came with a purpose. He wanted to save the man's soul. Ebeneezer Scrooge couldn't believe his former . . . more »


Lights of the Delta begins Monday

by Harrison Grimwood, Sun Staff Writer, hgrimwood@jonesborosun.com
BLYTHEVILLE — The 20th Lights of the Delta will shine bright Monday with more than 6 million lights, Jingle Bell Park and numerous displays, creating a winter wonderland escape for visitors.
"It . . . more »


Building donation honors late judge, lawyer

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Annette Hilburn tried for three years to sell a building she owned in downtown Walnut Ridge.
The economy was sluggish, and her prospects were dim. She didn't want the building to become . . . more »


New WR mayor hopes to retrieve rail lines

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Valuable rail lines that belong to the city are missing, and incoming Mayor Charles Snapp hopes to retrieve them if possible.
Snapp told The Sun he is aware that 2.8 miles worth of rail . . . more »


Trial set for duo accused of murder

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Two suspects accused of stabbing a 78-year-old man to death in January appeared in court Monday when a judge set a date for their next court appearances.
Elizabeth McKnatt, 25, and David . . . more »


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Lindquist to present public gallery talk

JONESBORO — Evan Lindquist, Arkansas' first artist laureate, will present a public talk in the Bradbury Gallery at 5:30 p.m. The gallery talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Legacy," which features recent prints by Lindquist. The exhibition is a tribute to this emeritus professor from the A-State Department of Art. . . . more »


Special needs scholarship auditions scheduled

JONESBORO — The Treble Clef Music Club will hold auditions for special needs scholarships at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the special ministries room at Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road. All interested vocalists and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. Those applying for an instrumental scholarship should already know how to play their chosen instrument. . . . more »


Library to offer autumn story times

JONESBORO — Fall story times will begin Sept. 8 at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »