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Panel recommends pay raises for all

Brian Shannon, a Jonesboro firefighter, washes one of the department’s trucks Tuesday at Station 2 on Nettleton Avenue.

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By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Several city employees felt like they were left in the dark about proposed pay raises, but others expressed appreciation for what Jonesboro City Council members were trying to do on . . . more »


Questions remain in woman's death

A memorial honoring Loretta Ann “Laurie” Pixler sits outside the front door of the Dollar Tree at 2917 E. Nettleton.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Answers in the case of the death of a Dollar Tree assistant manger may be a few days away, but that hasn't stopped people from expressing their anger and sadness.
"She was just a sweet . . . more »


Officer quits amid probe

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A juvenile court officer resigned amid an administrative investigation into allegations his wife later told police she made up.
Steven Lee Schoonover, 47, 5429 Summer Place, was arrested . . . more »


Gifts at center of House race

By Jeff Bricker, Sun Staff Writer, jbricker@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The race for the State Representative seat in District 58 may come down to money, and who's getting what from whom.
During a candidate debate last week, the topic of campaign contributions . . . more »


Candidate looks to bring youth to quorum court

By Jeff Bricker, Sun Staff Writer,jbricker@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The race for seat from District 3 on the Craighead County Quorum Court features a long-time incumbent against a relative newcomer.
Republican Anthony Martin is looking to bring his relative . . . more »


School chief: Ex-sub wasn't district employee

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
LAKE CITY — Superintendent Jeff Priest emphasized Tuesday that a substitute teacher accused of rape was not an employee of Riverside School District.
Priest stressed that Latasha Kay Schoolfield, 31, . . . more »


Sales tax revenues for year see increase in Lawrence County

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sales tax revenue through August is up by more than $30,000 compared to year-to-date numbers through August 2015.
The county treasurer, Marilyn Crafton, said the county has . . . more »


Interim chancellor gets campus input

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO � Arkansas State University is in the process of offering bachelor of science degrees at a college in Sri Lanka, but Interim Chancellor Doug Whitlock announced Tuesday those plans wi . . . more »


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NHS students to present 'The Election'

JONESBORO — The Nettleton High School Thespians and Drama Department will present "The Election" by Don Zolidis at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center. . . . more »


Waggoner exhibit open at WBC

WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College will feature an art exhibit by award-winning Arkansas watercolorist Suzanne Waggoner in the Maddox Center gallery beginning Monday. . . . more »


Holter to present fall workshop

MOUNTAIN HOME — Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist Michael Holter of Plano, Texas, will be the guest artist/instructor of the fall workshop hosted by Ozark Regional Arts Council of Mountain Home. . . . more »