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UA pulls $26,000 grant from Bono

Mayor Dan Shaw holds a drainage pipe in place as Shelby Tribble, an equipment operator for the City of Bono, covers it with dirt Wednesday at Bono Legacy Park.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppratt@jonesborosun.com
BONO — Mayor Dan Shaw said he is "devastated" after the University of Arkansas reneged on an already-awarded $26,000 grant.
The grant was to fund construction of a paved walking trail in . . . more »

   

Williams Baptist achieves university status

Williams Baptist President Tom Jones announces the school's transition from Williams Baptist College to Williams Baptist University on Wednesday.

Neal Embry | The Sun

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College will soon be known by a new name.
President Tom Jones announced Wednesday the school will become Williams Baptist University, after the board of trustees . . . more »

   

ASP: Man huffing during fatal crash

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A tow truck driver involved in an Aug. 22 crash that killed a Paragould preacher was arrested Tuesday after officers said he was huffing air duster at the time of the . . . more »

   

ASP: Teacher used texts, games to have sex with students

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A fired Marked Tree art teacher was arrested Wednesday after Arkansas State Police Troopers said she brought several students to her apartment in Jonesboro for sex and took some of . . . more »

   

Lake City lifts chicken ban

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppratt@jonesborosun.com
LAKE CITY — Future Farmers of America leader Graham Agee wanted his students in Lake City to be able to raise chickens within the city limits. On Tuesday, he managed to pullet off.
The city council . . . more »

   

Out-of-court deal reached between city, former mayor

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — In 60 days, the old Baker Electric building at 108 N.E. Front St. will either be partially renovated or completely razed, Mayor Charles Snapp said.
The city reached an out-of-court . . . more »

   

Westside Shooter Depositions
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ANDREW GOLDEN 4-22-2000 Deposition

ANDREW GOLDEN 12-22-2008 Deposition

MITCHELL JOHNSON 4-27-2000 Deposition

MITCHELL JOHNSON 4-02-2007 Deposition

   

Newcomers sweep school board elections

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Westside approves $20.8 million budget

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com . . . more »

   

Railroad work to slow traffic

RAVENDEN Weather permitting, crews with the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway will replace the railroad crossing in Ravenden between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting today through Friday. The work will require alternating lane closures on U.S. 63, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials. . . . more »