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Students rally against drug abuse

Jonesboro International Studies Magnet School students march down Main Street on Tuesday at the fourth annual “Leave Your Mark” rally. Sponsored by Out of the Dark, the rally encouraged students to stay drug free.

Sunshine Crump | The Sun

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — As the MacArthur Junior High drumline warmed up Tuesday along Main Street, Valley View senior John Bridger said he was joining the rally against substance abuse to raise awareness . . . more »


Group protests Westside School Board

Wayne Tate (left) and Maxine Thomas discuss allegations of racially motivated bullying at Westside High School. Thomas and others protested during Monday’s school board meeting. On his way to the meeting, Tate stopped to talk with the group.

Sunshine Crump | The Sun

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Hoping to address the Westside School Board and patrons about her family's experience dealing with racially motivated bullying at school, Cameal Robinson was reduced to tears in the parking . . . more »


Nursing home owner is Tosh donor

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The owner of a Fort Smith nursing home chain and his company contributed a total of $4,000 in September to the campaign of a Jonesboro man running for the state House of Representatives, a . . . more »


Beebe calls for renewal of private option plan

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Gov. Mike Beebe warned voters and office seekers the state will face dire consequences if the new private option health care program isn't renewed by the Legislature next year.
Beebe spoke . . . more »


Mayor seeking second opinion

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Mayor Harold Perrin said he wants an independent engineer to take a look at drainage conditions in a neighborhood near Aggie Road that have caused one house to flood twice over the past five . . . more »


Report describes events that led up to Poinsett shooting

by Harrison Grimwood, Sun Staff Writer, hgrimwood@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — A Halloween party turned into a horror story when three suspects in an attempted murder case opened fire on three unsuspecting partygoers Sunday morning at a residence just north of . . . more »


Cotton damage from storm affecting harvest

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
MONETTE — As cotton farmers are still in shock at the freak late-season hail storm that hammered the cotton crop in Craighead and Mississippi counties a week ago, it is likely that effects will . . . more »


Employee accused of taking $11,800 in items from store

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A Rent One employee has been accused of stealing $11,800 worth of items including TVs, gaming systems and furniture.
Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause . . . more »


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Lindquist to present public gallery talk

JONESBORO — Evan Lindquist, Arkansas' first artist laureate, will present a public talk in the Bradbury Gallery at 5:30 p.m. The gallery talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Legacy," which features recent prints by Lindquist. The exhibition is a tribute to this emeritus professor from the A-State Department of Art. . . . more »


Special needs scholarship auditions scheduled

JONESBORO — The Treble Clef Music Club will hold auditions for special needs scholarships at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the special ministries room at Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road. All interested vocalists and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. Those applying for an instrumental scholarship should already know how to play their chosen instrument. . . . more »


Library to offer autumn story times

JONESBORO — Fall story times will begin Sept. 8 at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »