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Woods surprised by questions about nonprofit organization

Local kids eat their snacks as Rennell Woods, director of Whole Youth Services Inc., speaks to them Wednesday at Parker Park Community Center in Jonesboro.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Rennell Woods, director of Whole Youth Services Inc., said he was surprised to learn members of a Jonesboro City Council committee had questions about his proposed service . . . more »

   

Gloria Grisham, Jonesboro


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

"I was born and raised in Jonesboro and graduated from ASU," Gloria Grisham said. "I taught in Missouri for several years. Our whole state paid the teachers so we had a very good salary. We had lots of activities and encouraged the parents to participate. They . . . more »

   

Drug testing program now permanent

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — What started as drug testing pilot program in the state has now become permanent.
By law, those applying for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will be subject, on initial . . . more »

   

Murder suspect turns himself in

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — A Harrisburg man accused of murder turned himself in after failing to appear in court last week.
Joshua Mason Farmer turned himself in at the Poinsett County Detention Center at about 2 . . . more »

   

Mosquito season to be heavy, but normal

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonesboro residents may see mosquitoes earlier this year, but Arkansas State University entomology professor Tanja McKay said they won't see more than usual.
This should be a "normal, . . . more »

   

CWL welcomes Trump coal order

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — President Donald Trump's decision to roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming is "good for our customers," Jake Rice, general manager of City Water and . . . more »

   

Bill providing highway funding passes

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A bill providing funds to the state highway and transportation department passed the House after some debate Monday after a similar bill failed to gain reconsideration.
Rep. Johnny Rye, . . . more »