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Plan for police raises advances

The Jonesboro City Council Finance and Administration Committee on Tuesday endorsed a police pay raise proposal. The proposal will be considered by the full Jonesboro City Council on Sept. 6.

Source: Jonesboro Police Department

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A police pay raise package gained the endorsement of a city council committee Tuesday even after Jonesboro's chief financial officer warned of its high cost.
The proposal now goes to . . . more »

   

Childcare center asks community for help

Some of the children at the Little Magical Minds Learning Center enjoy water play in this undated photo.

Submitted photo

By Jeff Bricker, Sun Staff Writer, jbricker@jonesborosun.com
MONETTE — A popular daycare that takes children from a wide geographical area is looking for help from surrounding communities.
"People need this place," said Monecia Clark, executive director of . . . more »

   

Suit alleges amendment misleading

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Arkansas Bar Association filed a lawsuit Monday claiming a proposed amendment slated for the Nov. 8 ballot regarding medical lawsuits will be misleading to voters.
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Judge rules against alcohol vote effort

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — Randolph County residents will not get to decide at the polls in November whether to make their county wet. Judge Phil Smith ruled against the pro-wet group, "Keep Revenue in Randolph County," . . . more »

   

Fair works on business as usual, manager says

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Craighead County Fair Association is once again looking to put to rest any rumors that there will not be a fair this year.
With the Northeast Arkansas District Fair scheduled to be . . . more »

   

JHS to begin 12,000-square-foot expansion

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro School District will begin a two-story, 12,000-square-foot expansion at the Academies at Jonesboro High School soon, said facilities director Monroe Pointer.
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NEAHS to close temporary shelter

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In less than an hour Tuesday, executive director Margaret Shepherd had 18 dogs, including two litters of puppies, brought to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.
"This has been the worst . . . more »

   

Grant will help repair courthouse

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
OSCEOLA — The Osceola Courthouse may see some much needed repairs in the coming months thanks to a $70,000 grant, but officials say the funds will not go very far.
The Mississippi County Quorum Court . . . more »