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Residents remain cautious as Brookland booms

Riley Gutermuth, 3 (left), and Anthony Gutermuth, 2 (right), play in the sandy playground at Brookland's new Sonic. New restaurants and businesses are beginning to pop up in the growing town.

Hunter Field | The Sun

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — A hand-scribbled note hangs on the wall in Brookland Mayor Kenneth Jones' office.
Jones wrote the note during his first campaign for mayor in 2006, oddly enough at a lawn and garden . . . more »

   

Autry radiated positivity

Gayle Autry celebrates her 16th birthday in 1958. Autry, who died Aug. 4, spent her later years singing in the choir at First United Methodist Church.

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By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The doctor told Scott Ballinger he wouldn't walk again when he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.
That doctor failed to take one thing into account — Ballinger's mother.
Gayle . . . more »

   

Police: Communication key to community relations

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonathan Jones wavers when asked if he trusts the police officers tasked with ensuring his safety.
The North Little Rock native wants to trust law enforcement, but Jones — who has a huge . . . more »

   

Westside worker remembered fondly

By JEREMY HALL, Sun Staff Writer, jhall@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Connie Tolbert will miss the familiar smile and friendly wave from Dan Roach as he routinely passed her office at Westside School District administration building.
Roach succumbed early . . . more »

   

Jonesboro police investigate animal cruelty

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonathan Jones wavers when asked if he trusts the police officers tasked with ensuring his safety.
The North Little Rock native wants to trust law enforcement, but Jones — who has a huge . . . more »

   

Tax collections climb in August

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After a slight dip in July, local sales tax revenue jumped by 7.35 percent this month, according to information released by Craighead County Treasurer Terry McNatt.
Revenue from Jonesboro's . . . more »

   

Burglary suspects caught on video

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Two men face burglary charges, thanks to video evidence.
Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause Monday to charge Justin Morgan, 18, 4408 Fox Meadow Cove, and . . . more »

   

Osceola High School gets $1.3 million grant

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
OSCEOLA — Good help is hard to find, and it's even harder to keep — especially for the Osceola School District.
Beginning in August, Osceola High School will receive $1.3 million over the next three . . . more »