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Rutledge: Fighting against overreaching federal government

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge talks to area residents on Friday after speaking to the Northeast Arkansas Political Animals Club in Jonesboro.

Cord Rapert | Sun Staff

By Cord Rapert, Sun Staff Writer, cord@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said fighting the Environmental Protection Agency from interfering with state sovereignty has been an important part in her first 100 days in . . . more »


Floral Friday

Floral Friday

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Alexandra Utzmann, an exchange student from Austria, admires the zinnias for sale Friday at Arkansas State University's Horticulture Program Plant Sale in the College of Agriculture and Technology . . . more »


ASU faculty approve restructure proposal

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University's faculty approved a proposal Friday to move forward with a restructuring of academic colleges.
The Faculty Senate's vote moves A-State one step closer to . . . more »


Man lights self on fire during argument

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
BLYTHEVILLE — One man decided he would rather light himself on fire than move out of the home he shared with his wife.
The Blytheville Police Department received a report Wednesday morning about a . . . more »


Rabid skunk found in Walnut Ridge

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — A resident was in his Memorial Lane yard Tuesday when he noticed something strange.
A skunk was wandering around in broad daylight. Skunks are nocturnal creatures, and it can be a sign . . . more »


Man racks up charges after child put at risk

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
TRUMANN — It all started with a 911 call in reference to a child choking April 4, but after being arrested and jailed, the father managed to pick up a long list of additional felony charges.
Police took . . . more »


Apartments nixed

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A proposal to allow development of apartments off of Colony Drive remained unpopular Tuesday, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission voted 6-2 against it.
While some officials saw . . . more »


Clack named election coordinator

By Cord Rapert, Sun Staff Writer, cord@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Craighead County Judge Ed Hill announced Jennifer Clack as the new Craighead County election coordinator.
The position has been vacant since Feb. 13 when former election coordinator Sandra . . . more »


Bookout's amended campaign report

Documents show what former senator paid back contributors.
Click here to view documents . . . more »