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A-State officials begin to streamline services

Kaeden Minton gets a handful of bubbles from his bubble snake maker, made from a plastic bottle with a sock and duct tape, during the mad scientist camp at A-State Continuing Education and Community Outreach on Friday.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University has closed its Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) Center. Its services will now be offered elsewhere on campus.
"The university is . . . more »


Trinity opens hearts, hoops to public

Ryan James, 15, (from left) waits for a pass as Will Murdock, 12, guards Madeline Gammill, 16, on Tuesday while playing a pick-up game of basketball on the court outside Trinity Church.

Christi Crawford | The Sun

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Folks have complained for decades about a lack of things for kids to do in Jonesboro, and as parks have sprouted up in neighborhoods over the past few decades, at least one area of the . . . more »


Teen’s rape accusation was false

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
BLACK OAK — Police arrested a 17-year-old girl after she admitted she falsely accused a man of raping her last week and reported the alleged assault, which could have sent the man to prison for life.
The . . . more »


I’ll take care of’ tax bill, Ladyman says

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A Republican legislative candidate from Jonesboro said he doesn't know how much he owes Pulaski County for improperly taking a homestead exemption on his property taxes there, but he will pay it . . . more »


McDaniel to fill Brookland schools’ top seat

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — As a high school athlete, Keith McDaniel considered coaching/teaching his ideal career.
While education continues to be his dream career, McDaniel has taken his dream to the next level as a . . . more »


City mayoral races develop in Trumann, WR, Hoxie

By Keith Inman and George Jared, Sun Staff Writers, inman@jonesborosun.com, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Three people want to replace Sheila Walters as mayor of Trumann.
Walters, who is completing her second four-year term as the chief executive of . . . more »


BRTC may choose VP for development today

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — The Black River Technical College Board of Trustees could decide today who their next vice president for development will be.
Board members will meet at 3:30 p.m. to decide between the three . . . more »


AHTD plan would save money

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@Jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Cities and counties would likely have to hire specialized engineers if they wanted to keep certain roads in the National Highway System, said Paul Simms, a planner for the Arkansas State Highway . . . more »


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JONESBORO — Ana Hamman and a group of her friends will host a car wash to benefit the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society. The car wash will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Civilogic, 203 Southwest Drive, across from the revenue office.

"It's just something I enjoy doing," said Ana, 16. "I've always had a thing for animals." Ana and about 15 of her friends will be washing cars. . . . more »