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Trump sworn in as 45th president

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Friday.

Associated Press

By JULIE PACE, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era . . . more »

   

Bay gas station robbed, clerk shot; 3 arrested

Bay Valero gas station owner Namita Kumar stands behind the counter where a clerk was shot during a robbery on Friday morning. Kumar said the clerk is in stable condition after surgery Friday.

Dixon Land | The Sun

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Three suspects are now in custody at the Craighead County Detention Center after police say they robbed a Valero gas station and shot the clerk in Bay on Friday morning.
The incident occurred at . . . more »

   

Mayors clash over consolidation issue

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — As talks of consolidation between Walnut Ridge and Hoxie begin again, the mayors of both towns couldn't be farther apart on their views on the issue.
"I am absolutely, 100 percent . . . more »

   

Students describe inauguration trip

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Eight Nettleton students woke up in Manassas, Va., on Friday morning at 3:45 a.m.
By 4:30 a.m. they were on a bus following the smooth flow of traffic into Washington, D.C. At 5:30 a.m. their . . . more »

   

Paragould bypass bids are opened

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Paragould's western bypass will cost more than $12.7 million, based on bids opened Wednesday by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
Dumey Contracting Inc., of . . . more »

   

ASU professor studies medicinal plants

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Fabricio Medina-Bolivar's family frequently turned to medicinal plants to cure or relieve symptoms when a family member became ill, only visiting the doctor if that didn't . . . more »

   

Hotel tax collections climb 8 percent in '16

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Collections of Jonesboro's 3 percent Hotel Occupancy Tax rose by 8.16 percent in 2016.
Collections totaled $691,267, an increase of $52,170 from 2015, Michael Burroughs, the city's accountant, . . . more »

   

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, . . . more »