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The opioid crisis through the eyes of rehab centers

John 3:16 Ministries residents Zack Parr (from left), of Poplar Buff, Mo., Alex Berry, of Jonesboro, and Ken Kelly, of Little Rock, help with curtains of a stage backdrop during setup for John 3:16 Ministries Community Fest on Friday at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro. The event takes place today at the arena and features such attractions as music, a live auction, food and a free "Kids Korner" with games and bounce houses.
Jacob Wiegand | The Sun

JONESBORO — Alex Berry was a promising athlete in high school until he was ejected from a vehicle during a car accident.
After being in a medically induced coma for two weeks, he woke up and was given a prescription of oxycodone.
"That was the . . . more »

   

Advanced placement roles more than double for JHS

Drydan Bartels, a senior at Jonesboro High School, is taking four AP courses this year to prepare for the rigors of college.
Matthew Wells | The Sun

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Bo Alexander, Noah Marshall and Lawson Walker and Crawford Walker are just like any other high school students who eat, talk and laugh together.
The only difference is they enrolled in . . . more »

   

4 Jonesboro candidates face opposition

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Two people who waged unsuccessful campaigns for mayor of Jonesboro two years ago now seek city council seats.
Amanda Dunavant opposes incumbent John W. Street for a Ward 4 seat, while Tom . . . more »

   

Fire marshal: Woman in ICU following arson

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Fire Department is investigating an intentionally set house fire that trapped a woman inside.
Fire Marshal Jason Wills told The Sun the fire, which occurred at about . . . more »

   

Publishing of jury list causes concern

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — The practice of publishing names of potential circuit court jurors in a Pocahontas newspaper has some residents concerned about the possibility of jury tampering, but Randolph County Circuit . . . more »

   

Homeless shelter suffers damage from storm

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
BLYTHEVILLE — The Mississippi County Union Mission homeless shelter finds itself in need after a deluge of rain caused heavy property losses.
"Our homeless shelter is 6,000 square feet and . . . more »

   

Poinsett County municipal findings for Aug. 15

HARRISBURG — Poinsett County municipal filings as of Wednesday include: . . . more »

Municipal filings as of Wednesday in Craighead County include:

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Darrel Kirby, incumbent, mayor. . . . more »

Provisionals add vote to millage tally

WALNUT RIDGE — A Lawrence County School District's millage increase passed by seven votes, rather than by six, after deputy clerks counted three provisional ballots late Tuesday evening. . . . more »