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Repairing the welcome sign


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Nick Stotler with Woods Masonry works on the "Welcome to Downtown Jonesboro" sign post on Tuesday at the end of Main Street. The sign was damaged after a vehicle hit it during a hit-and-run accident last . . .


ASU opens Hytrol training lab


Jim Gruel, research and development lab technician for Hytrol Conveyor Company, directs packages aro

Kenneth Heard | The Sun

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University mechanical engineering senior Collin McCrary stood outside a wing of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Tuesday while a model conveyor belt system moved . . .


County seeks restoration grant

By David Talley, Sun Staff Writer, dtalley@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — When it was built, Craighead County's courthouse was considered the solution to multiple issues.
It was 1934, and the art deco-style building had been constructed with help from the . . .


Shooting suspect surrenders to police

By William B. Carroll, Sun Staff Writer, wcarroll@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A shooting suspect turned himself in Tuesday following a Monday incident in which two men suffered gunshot wounds.
Brandon Tyler Bailey, 22, of Jonesboro, was arrested on . . .


Can't replace old billboard, MAPC rules

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A new billboard can't be installed near where one once stood, the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission decided Tuesday.
Matt Cavenaugh of Cavenaugh Trust Properties appealed an . . .


ASU forms educational network

By Kenneth Heard, Sun Staff Writer, kheard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Administrators and educators from Arkansas State University and area secondary schools plan to form a network to share teaching ideas as a means to address changes in the way students . . .