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Meeting set on shooting range plans

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with the City of Jonesboro on a shooting sports complex.

Logo courtesy of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Local residents will have a chance today to learn more about a proposed partnership between the City of Jonesboro and the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.
They're working on plans to . . . more »


Retired Sun typesetter was 'solid'

Delbert and Patricia Felkins are shown in this undated photo. Delbert Felkins, a longtime employee of The Jonesboro Sun, passed away Oct. 12.

Submitted photo

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In the age before computers took over production of a daily newspaper, Delbert Felkins was one of many people who worked behind the scenes to produce The Jonesboro Sun.
For many years, Felkins . . . more »


Candidates differ on rec facilities

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
Editor's note: This is the last of a three-part series on the candidates for mayor as they discussed issues facing the city.
JONESBORO — The candidates for mayor of Jonesboro are divided over whether the . . . more »


MAPC mulls revised apartment plan

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider amending a 2011 rezoning ordinance to allow development in a 300-foot buffer zone.
The property is at 1200 Commerce Drive. . . . more »


Administrator gives teacher support

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Russell Stokes isn't your average administrator. Instead of test scores and financing, his job is strictly supportive in nature: equip new teachers for what they need to succeed.
Stokes' . . . more »


As crime trends up, police look for community support

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Police Department has seen an increase in property crime and violent crime and officials are the hoping residents will help address the problem.
"There's an old adage, 'If . . . more »


Rumor creates stir at meeting

By Jeff Bricker, Sun Staff Writer, jbricker@jonesborosun.com
PARAGOULD — Passing along an unfounded rumor led to a packed room for Wednesday's regular meeting of the St. Francis Water District board.
Media outlets, including The Sun, had been notified by Jeff . . . more »


Many college students not voting

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Nov. 8 is Sarah Eberwein's first chance to vote in a presidential election, but she is less than thrilled about her options. She's not alone on the Arkansas State University campus.
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NHS students to present 'The Election'

JONESBORO — The Nettleton High School Thespians and Drama Department will present "The Election" by Don Zolidis at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center. . . . more »


Waggoner exhibit open at WBC

WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College will feature an art exhibit by award-winning Arkansas watercolorist Suzanne Waggoner in the Maddox Center gallery beginning Monday. . . . more »


Holter to present fall workshop

MOUNTAIN HOME — Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist Michael Holter of Plano, Texas, will be the guest artist/instructor of the fall workshop hosted by Ozark Regional Arts Council of Mountain Home. . . . more »