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Centenarian encourages others to live life to fullest

Austin Burnett gives Ina Martin a birthday hug while Luke Kellerwatches from behind. The boys were part of a group of three to four year olds who sang happy birthday to Martin for her 100th birthday party on Thursday morning.
Grant Stewart | The Sun

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ina Martin was born on April 19, 1918, in a world that looked vastly different to the one she saw on her 100th birthday, but Martin said she has enjoyed seeing the changes . . . more »

   

Out looking

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Natural collection Arkansas State University students Joshua Bates (left) and Davis Strobel, both wildlife ecology majors, identify plants around Craighead Forest Park on Friday to go into the ASU STAR Herbarium, a taxonomic database for thousands of plant . . . more »

   

Civil rights group seeks to intervene in case

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A national civil rights group is once again seeking to intervene in a court case where a private probation company sued two judges.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed . . . more »

   

River's 'garbage man' cleans waterways

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — He started cleaning the Mississippi River with a shovel, scooping debris and dumping it into the hull of a small boat he piloted up and down the river near his hometown of East Moline, . . . more »

   

Sheriff: Firearm restoration for felons is rare

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A man whose life seemed to be the cliché career of a criminal was sentenced to prison two years in prison in 2005 for possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was originally charged . . . more »

   

Ex-minister in battle over sex offender registration

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Prosecutors for the 2nd Judicial District filed a motion Tuesday to correct what they view as an illegal sentence after discovering a former Brookland Church of Christ minister . . . more »

   

Candidates slated to participate in forum

By David Talley, Sun Staff Writer, dtalley@jonesborosun.com . . . more »

City continues search for accurate flood data

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — For years, Jonesboro officials have been trying to solve flooding issues.
But to solve them, they need the right information.
The city's Flood Insurance Rate Map is based on 1991 info . . . more »

Community service to count as graduation credit

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In the fall, local high school students may be able to team up with their schools to provide 75 hours of community service in exchange for a graduation credit.
In 1993, Arkansas s . . . more »