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Despain’s text messages released


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By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — "Has to be today can't live like this awful this mrng," Michelle Despain wrote in a text message to her father the morning of her husband's murder.
Her father, Carl Kelley, . . . more »


Fair time is fun time for kids of all ages

Alejandro Vaquez (left) and Camden Malone go for a ride on the Nemesis 360 at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair on Thursday night.

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By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — As Will Mangrum popped wheelies on his shiny red motorcycle, only one thing was racing through his mind: more rides!
The excited 5-year-old ran from ride to ride at the Northeast . . . more »


Fight nets ex-official 24 felony charges

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Former Bono alderman John Dodd was charged Friday in connection to 24 felony counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threatening and false imprisonment.
Craighead County Judge Curt Huckaby . . . more »


City refuses to release ex-employee’s files

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The city will not release the personnel file of a former city employee who admitted in an email to Mayor Harold Perrin he was forced to resign his post in August even though the move may be a . . . more »


County officials examine all options for shop

By Harrison Grimwood, Sun Staff Writer, hgrimwood@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — The Poinsett County Quorum Court held a special meeting Thursday to finalize plans for the county shop before opening bids.
The meeting was held to establish alternative options for . . . more »


Solar entrepreneurs hope to light Arkansas

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas may not be the first state that comes to mind when it comes to solar energy production, but if Douglas Hutchings, CEO of PICASOLAR Inc., has anything to do with it, that may soon . . . more »


Suspect in stabbing identified

By Harrison Grimwood, Sun Staff Writer, hgrimwood@jonesborosun.com
TRUMANN — The man accused of repeatedly stabbing Fred English Sr. has been identified by police.
Nicholas Cortez Addison, 26, 106 Carson St., Marked Tree, is accused of stabbing Fred English Sr. . . . more »


Entertainment announced for NEA District Fair

By KELLIE COBB, Sun Staff Writer, kb@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A former Nickelodeon star and the son of a legendary country musician will be among those performing at the 2014 Northeast Arkansas District Fair.
The fair will be Sept. 15-20 at the fairgrounds, . . . 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 »