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Westside student creates manual for foreign farms

Jesse Clayton carries a child from Nicaragua on his shoulders while on a mission trip.

Special to the Sun

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Westside senior Jesse Clayton has traveled to Nicaragua five times and seen the effects of hunger and poverty on the population and will return on spring break to continue . . . more »


Kids' carnival

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Makenna Stepp, 6, jumps up to reach one of the higher buttons on a game at the CASA Carnival on Saturday at Nettleton Baptist Church. All proceeds from the event will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children of the 2nd Judicial District of . . . more »


Discussion arise to arming teachers

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students dead occurred a week and a half ago, and since almost the beginning, arguments have been raging about the potential of . . . more »


Scholarship in works to honor Phil Parker

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Holly Cockrell met Phil Parker in a Valley View High school classroom. She said he was kind, positive and wonderful to his students.
She is now among a group of teachers working to . . . more »


Judge orders firm second chance to provide records

By David Talley, Sun Staff Writer, dtalley@jonesborosun.com
BONO — After finding them in contempt of court Dec. 29, Circuit Judge Phillip Smith gave the employees and owners of Bono-based Radiate Comfort Systems a second chance.
Radiate, a manufacturer of . . . more »


Lawrence, Poinsett sales tax increase

HARRISBURG — Poinsett County saw about a 13 percent increase in sales tax revenue from December 2017 collections compared to the same month in 2016.
The county received about $77,000 in February 2018, reflecting December 2017 sales, compared to abou . . . more »


Cook announces run for JP

JONESBORO — Darrel Cook of Jonesboro announced to The Sun on Friday that he will seek election as Craighead County District 6 justice of the peace. . . . more »