Because of an editor’s error, a photo caption in Tuesday’s edition, “In the rafters,” contained incorrect information. Ramsons Inc. is the builder of the new FNBC Bank building on Race Street and Fair Park Boulevard. The Sun regrets the error.

JONESBORO — Late Tuesday afternoon, Jonesboro Public Schools announced MacArthur Junior High School will be closed until Monday due to the number of students quarantined for state COVID-19 guidelines.

Jameaka Howard, left, a registered nurse with the Arkansas Department of Health, explains the rapid virus testing procedure during a drive-thru flu and COVID-19 testing clinic on Tuesday at the Craighead County Health Unit on Washington Avenue in Jonesboro. Senior nursing students from Arkan…

Eric Mendez prepares to hang a piece of steel framing Monday at the new FNB bank building on Race Street and Fair Park Boulevard. The building is being constructed by Ransom Inc. of Jonesboro, and the framing is nearing completion, building superintendent Steve Johnson said. Electrical wirin…

JONESBORO — A Lawrence County man was arrested as he attempted to cash fake paychecks at a local bank.

JONESBORO — The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will consider today whether to accept payments or require developers to construct sidewalks at two locations.

Allied Health faculty members at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas were recently honored by a group of their colleagues who participated “10,000 Steps in Their Shoes” by pledging to run, walk or ruck 10,000 steps a day for a month in honor of the average 10,000 steps that health ca…

JONESBORO — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Linda Jean Campbell, Parents as Teachers program coordinator, fears kindergarten students may not be prepared to enter school next fall.

JONESBORO — The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 616 Monday in Arkansas, including 41 in Craighead County. Only Pulaski County had more new cases Monday, with 56.

POCAHONTAS — Bridgette Kasinger of Pocahontas recently joined the Black River Technical College faculty as an allied health nursing Instructor.

Andrew and Courtney Peters are the parents of a girl, Charlie Joanna. The 8-pound, 11-ouncer arrived at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Grandparents at Homer and Debbie Peters and the late Wayne and Tammy Bolin. Great-grandparents are Wind…

JONESBORO — Three school districts in Criaghead County had five or more active cases of coronavirus among students and faculty, according to a report released Thursday night by the Arkansas Department of Health.


Deborah Turner, left, a U.S. 2020 Census worker, helps Bobby Joe Foster check on the status of his Census filing on Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter on Highland Drive. Turner, a resident of Pocahontas, has worked with 2020 Census since December, helping to make sure all Arkansans are coun…

JONESBORO — To ensure felony detainees receive legal representation, local law enforcement has adjusted its clerical procedures so defense attorneys have the information they need for trial.


Parker Meredith Catt, 20 months, enjoys watching her dad Clayton Catt and grandfather Bruce Catt harvest corn on Catt Farms in Knob. When she grows up, Parker will be a fourth-generation farmer. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cw…

LITTLE ROCK — A Tennessee man previously accused of trafficking a Trumann girl was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for porn he produced with the teen.

JONESBORO — A 17-year-old lawsuit against the city over landfill pollution has been dormant since 2017. But on Friday, Craighead County Circuit Judge Keith Crestman scheduled a trial for Dec. 7-8.

Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott was on hand Thursday to receive 10 target stands donated by RJC Armory and FABCO Machine and Engineering. The Paragould-based corporation designed and fabricated the frames that will be utilized in the various shooting areas at the complex. From left are J…

NEWPORT — Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined a group of dignitaries and local residents on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to officially open Tech Depot, an information technology apprenticeship academy in Newport.

Charlie Garcia, center, works with two other carpenters Wednesday to frame a new home at the entrance to Sage Meadows. The houses are being built by David Onstead Builder.

John Wilson Callahan, 3, holds the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance during Tammy Stallings’ class at the Jonesboro Pre-K. John is the son Chase and Morgan Callahan of Jonesboro. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesboros…

JONESBORO — Arkansas added 883 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday, including 34 in Craighead County, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced.

JONESBORO — Prosecutors added a forgery charge to former Craighead County clerk Kade Holliday’s criminal case.

JACKSON COUNTY — The state police probe into a rural crash that killed two siblings Tuesday morning is ongoing, an official said Thursday.

JONESBORO — Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Arkansas motorists a total of $3.2 billion statewide annually, according to a recent report by TRIP, a Washington, D.C., based national transportation research nonprofit.

Blood drives scheduled

Hope Found of Northeast Arkansas will host Date Night with a Purpose on Oct. 22. The event will feature a choice of gourmet meals for two provided by 501 Steakhouse and Southern Confections delivered to the participant’s home.

Jonesboro’s Maddie Johnson (21) and Abby Johnson (18) leap at the net to block a Marion attack during Tuesday night’s high school volleyball match at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym. More coverage on A10.


Claire Adams, 4, enjoys fishing at the pond at Sage Meadows. She is the granddaughter of Eddie and Mary Adam’s of Jonesboro. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun and it may be published in The Sun.

JONESBORO — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Jonesboro residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 3.

JONESBORO — A Cash couple was arrested as part of an ongoing sheriff’s office probe, alleging they stole nearly $120,000 from the volunteer fire department.

JONESBORO — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arkansas rose by 606 Wednesday, while “probable” cases rose by 266, the Arkansas Department of Health reported.

TRUMANN — The City of Truman is among five cities in Arkansas that will received Urban & Community Forestry Grants for community projects that will develop, improve and promote urban and community trees and forests.

JONESBORO — Some students at Arkansas State University protested Wednesday that the university is not doing enough to protect students from the coronavirus pandemic and should provide more options for online learning.