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Brady Darr of Jonesboro flips off the diving board Tuesday at the Jonesboro City Pool.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Brady Darr of Jonesboro flips off the diving board Tuesday at the Jonesboro City . . . more »

   

There's just no replacing Jerry Woodard

Jerry Woodard wears a 2013 college basketball Final Four T-shirt in this photo with wife Pam Woodard. Woodard, who died June 16, attended the last 10 Final Four events with a group of his close friends.

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By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — It was hard to offend Jerry Woodard.
He enjoyed being around people so much, that he often went to Walmart to visit friends and acquaintances as they passed.
"I used to call it his other . . . more »

   

Judge issues DID clarification

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — New protocols adopted for the drunken, insane or disorderly statute gives area law enforcement a better guide to handling individuals who might be suffering with mental heath issues.
Law . . . more »

   

Future voting centers will offer convenience

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Changes to the current electronic voting system may help clear up confusion over polling locations in Craighead County.
Starting in 2018, residents choosing to vote with electronic ballots . . . more »

   

Commission endorses Hilltop rezoning

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A proposal for multifamily housing on Hudson Drive in the Hilltop area has several obstacles, but the plan gained the recommendation of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission on . . . more »

   

Self-defense law active in NEA

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
A Jonesboro man killed an intruder in self-defense and a Fayetteville man charged with murder was found not guilty under that same law, but the self-defense law is not all encompassing.
Jonesboro . . . more »

   

Officials look to new money sources for road projects

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — State highway officials are tapping into new federal funding sources to make some local projects possible.
For example, money for planned intersection improvements at Southwest Drive and . . . 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 »