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Crumbling bank property divided by 8

A worn side of what is commonly known as the old Citizens Bank Building faces Main Street offers a less than welcoming view of Downtown Jonesboro.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — No one person or entity owns the property at 100 W. Washington Ave., commonly known as the old Citizens Bank Building. There are eight.
In fact, even the parking lot is divided among . . . more »


Cig alternative goes full steam ahead

Kenneth Suggs of West Memphis vapes in between classes Tuesday in front of the Carl R. Reng Student Union at Arkansas State University as a way to relax and reduce stress.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A cigarette alternative is picking up steam in Jonesboro as at least four "vapor" shops have opened in less than a year with local tobacco stores also selling vaping tools and . . . more »


Mistrial called in child rape case

by Harrison Grimwood, Sun Staff Writer, hgrimwood@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — A man charged with the rape of a child told his accuser to remain silent Thursday while she was on the witness stand.
Derrick Bogan, 33, Trumann, is now facing charges of witness . . . more »


Pantless man seen harrassing 2 women

JONESBORO — An 18-year-old student contacted Arkansas State University Police on Tuesday morning after she was confronted by a man who wasn't wearing pants and asked her to perform a sex act.
According to a police report, the woman told police she was walking . . . more »


ASU considering academic reorganization

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — An academic reorganization may be in order for Arkansas State University, but school officials say it's too early to tell.
Lynita Cooksey, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs . . . more »


Sharp differences appear in District 60 race

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Republican Blaine Davis will not vote to fund the state's private option health care program if he's elected to the state Legislature District 60 seat in November.
His Democratic opponent . . . 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 »