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Wheels keep turning for bike collector

Fred Dowless admires one of his favorite pieces in his collection, a 1954 JC Higgins bike.

Chris Pinkard | The Sun

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
MONETTE — Fred Dowless has vintage bicycles as far as the eye can see, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon for the passionate collector.
Dowless started out as a . . . more »


Popping and locking

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Sarah Christopher, 9, reacts to Danniel Hilderbran's dance moves during MicroSociety magnet school's Father and Daughter Dance on Friday in the school's gym in . . . more »


One-fourth of students tried alcohol

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Alcohol is the most common drug used by Craighead County students with 25.4 percent of sixth-, eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders admitting to trying it.
The students were surveyed in fall 2015 . . . more »


Study proves to be tool for community

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A survey showing 17.9 percent of 3,723 Craighead students have used drugs in their lifetime provides opportunities for improvement and one often overlooked positive, said Dorothy Newsom of . . . more »


ASU faculty discuss code

By Molly Hilburn, Sun Staff Writer, molly@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Dr. Gregory Hansen, director of Citizens for a Better Jonesboro, was joined by several Arkansas State University professors Saturday morning in a moderated panel discussing the city's Property . . . more »


Sun staff awarded for work in 2015

LITTLE ROCK — The Jonesboro Sun took second place in the overall General Excellence category at the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association journalism contest for work done in 2015. The contest was judged by Associated-Press member newspapers in . . . more »


Detectives work to re-create homicide

By Molly Hilburn, Sun Staff Writer, molly@jonesborosun.com
LAKE CITY — The Craighead County Sheriff's Office worked all day Saturday trying to figure out what happened in what was once considered a quiet neighborhood in Lake City.
Chief Deputy J.R. Thomas said . . . more »


Nursing home’s board responds

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The independence of the Craighead Nursing Center is continuing to be investigated as Craighead County Treasurer Terry McNatt and other county officials sift through documents in the hope of . . . more »


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