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Paving the way


Dixon Land | The Sun

Workers with Atlas Asphalt pave a section of Nettleton Avenue on Monday. Traffic on the street was backed up to Red Wolf Boulevard on Monday afternoon. The paving project is one of 12 asphalt overlay projects the city has planned for this year, with an . . . more »

   

Looney Balloonys


Sarah Morris | The Sun

Piggott sixth-grader Jake Toombs discusses his Looney Balloonys business Monday at Phi Beta Lambda's Entrepreneurial Leadership Conference at Arkansas State University. More than 100 K-12 students attended the student-run business organization's conferenc . . . more »

   

Prosecutor: Judge will determine next step

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After being acquitted of a rape charge last week, Latasha Schoolfield, 32, of Caraway, has another fight on her hands after 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott . . . more »

   

Still no action on Lake City Courthouse

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The Craighead County Quorum Court met Monday night and were displeased to learn that no action had been taken by officials of the county regarding the Lake City courthouse issue.
"I . . . more »

   

Sexual assault training underway

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Todd Johnson is only aware of two sexual assaults that have occurred on the Arkansas State University campus within the past two years. He said that is two too many.
Johnson, a . . . more »

   

Property assessments still questioned

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After some reports of people finding the value of their used car increasing with new tax assessments, Craighead County Assessor Hannah Towell said she's in the process of handling the . . . more »

   

Randolph committee studying pay

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — The county will soon have a committee to study the county's compensation ordinance and bring compensation up to date for 2018.
"We need a better progression of increases, a system that . . . more »

   

Road to convention center to carry Beasley name

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A new road leading to the new Jonesboro Convention Center will be known as Thom Beasley Avenue, according to plans approved Tuesday by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.
Gary Harpole, . . . more »

   

MAPC to consider subdivision plan
JONESBORO — Only one issue faces the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Commissioners will review preliminary plans for Phase 3 of the Bridlewood subdivision, off of Richardson Drive in southeastern . . . more »

   

JONESBORO — Only one issue faces the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Commissioners will review preliminary plans for Phase 3 of the Bridlewood subdivision, off of Richardson Drive in southeastern Jonesboro. . . . more »