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City sprucing up Forum


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Mike Philpot (right) with Woods Masonry applies mortar to a brick before placing it on a row above the entrance to the Forum Theater on Thursday in Downtown Jonesboro. Philpot and Jason Lawrence added new bricks above the entryway in preparation for a new awning that will be added soon.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Doing most of the work in-house, the City of Jonesboro is embarking on some improvements to The Forum Theater, 115 W. Monroe Ave.
The city allocated $250,000 this year to begin . . .


Smooth all around


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Andrew Delgadello smoothes fresh concrete around the pole of a shade structure Thursday at the Rotary Club of Jonesboro Centennial Plaza in downtown . . .


Bridge delays cause traffic backup

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
POCAHONTAS — Most days it takes Curtis Liscomb an hour to creep across the U.S. 67 Black River bridge in Pocahontas.
Every day, especially during morning and afternoon drive-time traffic, vehicles . . .


Judge sets Newport slaying of officer trial

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
NEWPORT — The capital murder case of a man accused of fatally shooting a Newport police officer is set for trial after a series of delays.
Derrick Heard, who was 16 when he was charged with the . . .


Man with lengthy criminal history has new charges

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A man with a 20-year criminal history littered with convictions of drug charges faces 10 new charges that include possession with the purpose to deliver — a class-A . . .


With advent of new flood maps, Bay anticipates growth, development

By Adria Hyde, SunStaffWriter, ahyde@jonesborosun.com
BAY — Mayor Darrel Kirby says Bay has been overlooked for development for years due to the flood zone status of the town.
That's starting to change.
"Four or five years ago Bay was fully in the flood . . .