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Future of downtown buildings uncertain

Wayne Masterson (left), retired Jonesboro fire chief, and Craig Davenport, chief fire marshal, stand in the shade Monday across Union Street from the fire-gutted Eden Spa & Boutique. Insurance adjusters are assessing whether to try to repair or demolish the historic building, which burned Thursday night and Friday.

Keith Inman | The Sun

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesboro.com
JONESBORO — The future of two historic buildings on Union Street remains uncertain following a fire last week.
But owners of those buildings said Monday that their businesses will continue.
"The . . . more »

   

Hospital honors doctor

Connie Hong (from left), Aaron Hong, Justin Hong, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital CEO Brad Parsons and NEA Baptist Clinic CEO Darrell King talk after the dedication of a wing of the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Women's Center to the late Dr. Michael Hong. Hong was an OBGYN at the hospital for 17 years.

Will Bowden | The Sun

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The pain of losing her husband is still with Connie Hong, and as the time has passed since his death, she has only come to respect and love him more.
"He always wanted to be near his work," . . . more »

   

Man’s death under review

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
MANILA — An Arkansas State Police investigation into the officer-involved shooting death of a Manila man is expected to be turned over to the prosecutor late this week or early next week.
Timothy . . . more »

   

City purchases former school

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
BLACK ROCK — Bonnie Ragsdale is a proud Black Rock High School graduate, and she hopes to maintain her town's culture and history in the same hallways that comforted her in her youth.
City officials . . . more »

   

Contract allows freedom at Dairy Queen

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
PARAGOULD — Dairy Queen customers like Peggy Wilson think there's just something different about Dairy Queen's food at the Paragould location.
"We drive here from Marmaduke to eat. It's always . . . more »

   

Volunteer department exceeds expectations

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
BAY — Bay Fire Chief Donnie Davis always takes his own name out of the hat.
Each year the Bay Fire Department passes around a hat, and each volunteer firefighter puts a piece of paper in the hat with the . . . more »

   

Fuel prices lower than last year

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Megan Tweedy started driving at the height of the Great Recession.
The Arkansas State University senior remembers when gasoline prices hovered well above $3 per gallon. When she was in high . . . more »

   

Osceola High School gets $1.3 million grant

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
OSCEOLA — Good help is hard to find, and it's even harder to keep — especially for the Osceola School District.
Beginning in August, Osceola High School will receive $1.3 million over the next three . . . more »