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Fan collection begins for elderly

David Mosesso (left), publisher of The Jonesboro Sun, and Ruth Baker, accountant for United Way of Northeast Arkansas, unload fans Monday at the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry. The Sun and United Way will host a fan collection starting Wednesday through July 29 for senior citizens and people with medical conditions.

Sarah Morris | The Sun

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Liz Ivener knows of at least five senior citizens who sought help last week alone in staying cool during rising summer temperatures.
While she wanted to help, Ivener, the Helping . . . more »


Hoxie 21 made history for civil rights

One of the Hoxie 21 students sits with other students in this undated photo taken after the school was integrated.

Special to The Sun

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
Editor's note: This is the last article of a series about the integration of the Hoxie School District.
HOXIE — Lida Tinker received a special gift from her brother.
He was cleaning out their aunt's . . . more »


Man arrested in Sunday shooting

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A man accused of criminal attempt to commit capital murder remained in jail Monday night on $350,000 bond.
Jonesboro police arrested Nicholas Deshaun Coleman, 29, 119 Belt, on a bench . . . more »


Murder trial set for September

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The perception of threats against two people charged with a Jonesboro murder apparently kept the defendants out of a courtroom Monday.
Their attorneys appeared on their behalf.
Tonisha . . . more »


High court ruling to delay regulations

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A U.S. Supreme Court decision will delay EPA regulation of Arkansas coal power plants.
A 5-4 decision Monday by the court found the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act . . . more »


Brookland water system to exceed capacity

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — Most cities want booming growth, but they aren't always equipped with the tools necessary for large-scale population increases.
The City of Brookland has found itself in a whirlwind of growth . . . more »


2 men sought in aggravated robbery

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A Diamond Gem manager is thankful her employee wasn't harmed after being held at gunpoint during an aggravated robbery Monday morning.
"He told me, 'I thought I was literally going to die . . . more »


County equipped to handle voting changes

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Hank Raines still remembers going to the polls for the first time with his family when he turned 18.
That was decades ago, but Raines, 62, of Bono, hasn't missed an election since.
The . . . more »