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Sounding the horn


Quentin Winstine The Sun

Mike Tyner (left) helps his daughter Ellie, 5, up into a military vehicle so she can blow the horn during Crossroads 2019, a vehicle showcase hosted by the Northeast Arkansas Jeep Club and the Arkansas National Guard, on Saturday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Jonesboro. Mike said he wanted to bring his daughter and son, Levi, to the event because he served with the unit during the Iraq War and he wanted to give his children hands on experience with some of the equipment he used.

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Food bank volunteer


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Priscilla Parrish and several other volunteers help pack more than 1,000 boxes of food for senior citizens in the northeast Arkansas area during a luau themed packing party on Saturday at the Northeast Arkansas Food Bank in Jonesboro. The boxes are part of the food bank's commodity supplemental food program.

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School officials discuss drug policies

Sun Staff Writer
ahyde@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — With Arkansas ranking first in the nation for students who are most likely to take illegal substances, local districts have strict anti-drug policies in place helping combat the issue.

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Task force looks to address opioid crisis in Poinsett

Sun Staff Writer
ahyde@jonesborosun.com

TYRONZA — Substance abuse is a major issue for Poinsett County, ranking sixth in the state for drug-related arrests.

The newly-organized Poinsett County Opioid Task Force held its second meeting this month, b . . .


Team Jonesboro raises $26,900 in June

Sun Staff Writer
inman@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — Team Jonesboro, the group advocating a 1% city sales tax increase, collected $26,900 in contributions during June, a monthly financial report filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission shows. That br . . .


JPs give initial OK to first subdivision plan

By John Lee McLaughlin
Sun Staff Writer
jmclaughlin@jonesborosun.com

JONESBORO — The Craighead County road committee made quick work of granting initial approval Monday to its first subdivision application since stricter development standards became . . .