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Donations sought for displaced restaurant workers

Jonesboro firefighter Michael Jones douses the back of Colton's Steak House with water Wednesday.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After a fire that demolished a Jonesboro restaurant Wednesday displaced 56 employees, so the corporate operators of the chain have opened a bank account in an effort to obtain . . . more »


Top ASU grad to travel the world

Recent Arkansas State University graduate Chandler McGuire addresses the crowd Saturday at ASU's winter commencement ceremony.

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By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Chandler McGuire has been as far as Nashville, Tenn., but come Jan. 3, she'll be on her on her way to Amsterdam, London and Paris.
The first person in her family to graduate from college, . . . more »


Neighbors buy land targeted by Kum & Go

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After fighting to prevent construction of a new convenience store at what they considered to be the gateway to historic Downtown Jonesboro, neighboring property owners bought it instead.
The . . . more »


Baker to take Hoxie superintendent’s job

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
HOXIE — The Hoxie School District has a new superintendent — sort of.
Retired Valley View Superintendent Radius Baker told The Sun the district's school board has offered him a $125,000 contract for the . . . more »


Game and fish agency to appeal court ruling

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will appeal a court ruling that wildlife officers violated a Jonesboro man's constitutional rights.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals reversed the felony . . . more »


Trinity hopes to survive

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Trinity Behavioral Healthcare and Maxus and Arkansas Counseling are still in operation even though they've laid off most of their employees and are no longer receiving Medicaid payments from . . . more »


ASU offices closing Friday for 16 days

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Some retailers may celebrate "Christmas in July," but the Arkansas State University System observes Washington's Birthday, Veterans Day and Martin Luther King/Robert E. Lee Day in . . . more »


Schools to use 'incident command system' during disasters

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, a new federally mandated approach to disaster management was born: the National Response Framework.
Brent Cox, assistant professor of disaster preparedness and . . . more »


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Lindquist to present public gallery talk

JONESBORO — Evan Lindquist, Arkansas' first artist laureate, will present a public talk in the Bradbury Gallery at 5:30 p.m. The gallery talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Legacy," which features recent prints by Lindquist. The exhibition is a tribute to this emeritus professor from the A-State Department of Art. . . . more »


Special needs scholarship auditions scheduled

JONESBORO — The Treble Clef Music Club will hold auditions for special needs scholarships at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the special ministries room at Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road. All interested vocalists and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. Those applying for an instrumental scholarship should already know how to play their chosen instrument. . . . more »


Library to offer autumn story times

JONESBORO — Fall story times will begin Sept. 8 at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »