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Ways to remember the fallen on Memorial Day

Clayton Morris, 8, flies off a waterslide Saturday during the Memorial Day Madness event at Crowley's Ridge State Park in Walcott.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Memorial Day weekend is a time usually a cheerful time filled with family and friends, but several Northeast Arkansas organizations are making sure to remember the . . . more »


Black Oak fights to survive

Mayor Eddie Dunigan stands by a long-vacant store in downtown Black Oak. He and others in the community are trying to spur revitalization by promoting the town's unique history.

Pat Pratt | The Sun

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppraatt@jonesborosun.com
BLACK OAK — Despite a unique history in the roots of Southern rock and ties to one of the bestselling authors of the century, the small community of Black Oak is slowly dying.
Residents who have . . . more »


Initiative aims to advance arts, culture

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Wilson Mayor Becton Bell said his town has benefited greatly from an increased emphasis on arts and culture in recent years.
"I think it's something that's a necessity for a town to grow," . . . more »


Schools to provide free summer meals

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — For many students, summer means freedom, fun and relaxation — but for some children, the break may mean going hungry for three months.
During the summer, some school districts . . . more »


Poinsett considering employee pay raises

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — A recent request by Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell to promote a road department employee may galvanize an effort by other elected officials to give their employees raises.
However, the . . . more »


New local probation program gearing up

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Police officials are narrowing the list of candidates for three newly created positions to supervise misdemeanor probationers, Chief Rick Elliott said.
More than 30 people applied for the . . . more »


ASU disaster facility in the works for Lawrence County

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — A proposed Arkansas State University disaster-training facility might be the biggest economic boom Walnut Ridge and Lawrence County has ever seen, Mayor Charles Snapp said Monday.
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Large power outage hits Hardy

HARDY — One Northeast Arkansas city spent most of its Saturday without power after an Entergy substation blew.
According to Entergy's website, at 8:20 a.m. more than 2,000 people in Hardy lost power.
"We are aware that your power is out and are wo . . . more »