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Perfecting skills

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Jonesboro firefighter Chris Nugent (left) practices creating vertical ventilation on a house roof as Capt. Korley Martin waits to assist him Monday morning during training on the Arkansas State . . . more »


New Cash festival coming to Dyess

Sanna Burlison shares the history of Dyess with granddaughter Maghan on Saturday at the opening of the Dyess Colony Visitors Center.

Stan Morris | The Sun

By Stan Morris, Sun Staff Writer, stan@jonesborosun.com
DYESS — For Sanna Burlison, Saturday was like taking her granddaughter in a time machine to the 1950s.
"We grew up here," she said. "We moved here in 1955 and graduated in '59."
As she pointed out the . . . more »


Plaintiff: Back the Blue 'in the red'

By Stan Morris, Sun Staff Writer, stan@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A lawsuit filed last week claims a Jonesboro police officer and candidate for Craighead County sheriff owes thousands of dollars for "Back the Blue" products sold to support local police.
Back . . . more »


Jonesboro school construction progresses

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Construction to accommodate student growth on a Jonesboro junior high campus is still on track to end by Dec. 31.
"The project is actually going pretty good right now," Monroe Pointer, . . . more »


Nov. ballot will include longer terms

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — County officials may soon see longer terms with two measures being proposed for the November ballot that would double the amount of time those elected serve.
"I think it's something that's . . . more »


Community steps up to help woman with CP

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After reaching out to her community for help, a Jonesboro woman with Cerebral Palsy is getting a much needed therapeutic bath tub just in the nick of time.
Dena Mueller, 25, found out . . . more »


Residents react to violent week

By Molly Hilburn, Sun Staff Writer, molly@jonesborosun.com
BLYTHEVILLE — Susan Wright said she's been disgusted lately with her town more than usual.
"That's really all I have to say; I'm just disgusted." Wright said about recent shootings in . . . 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 »