OBU announces fall dean’s list

Jonesboro inspectors issued a permit Thursday for a 90,000-square-foot expansion of the Nestle frozen food facility. The Stellar Group of Jacksonville, Fla., is the contractor for the $31 million construction project.

Chris Goodin, a lineman at the Jonesboro Municipal Airport, gives Todd Crowson, of Benton, the all clear to taxi to a stop earlier this week at the airport. Crowson said he landed in Jonesboro to obtain his instrument rating.

JONESBORO — Cari Beth Wilder will serve as an agriculture relationship manager in Northeast Arkansas for Regions Bank, it was recently announced.

Black River Technical College nutrition and food service management students prepare vegetable packets. Students in the program achieved a 100% pass rate on the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam. Students who recently graduated were eligible to sit for the exam to become a CDM.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being on a quest certainly brings a high, though not all quests are created equal. Who is the mission really helping? The potential for momentum increases with each person helped.

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Jared and Vanessa Wall of Paragould are the parents of a son, Jett Jameson. The 8-pound, 10-ouncer arrived Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Bernards Medical Center.

JONESBORO — The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas recently announced that the organization has received a charitable gift totaling $3 million from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

JONESBORO — Throughout the months of March and April, Arkansas State University Museum will present an escape room-inspired gallery activity: Moon Adventure Game.

Colby Mekele Bouland of Jonesboro and Colton Wayne Binkley of Walnut Ridge announce their engagement and upcoming wedding to take place at 6 p.m. May 15 at Echoes of the Past Village in Thayer, Mo.

Alyssa Richey looks over displays created by Nettleton High School EAST students in the school’s lobby area to honor the accomplishments of African Americans during the school’s celebration of Black History Month.

JONESBORO — The Valley View School Board will hear an update Monday on the district’s bond refinancing from Beardsley.

JONESBORO — Weather permitting, crews will install detour signs to re-route eastbound lanes of Highland Drive (Arkansas 18) traffic at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

JONESBORO — In addition to highlighting the crime-fighting his department did in its 2020 report, Jonesboro’s top cop says he wants to push for more.

JONESBORO — While power plants crumbled under intense cold weather conditions in Texas, and utilities strained to avoid blackouts in Arkansas, solar energy farms quietly did their job, said John Sawyer, owner of Stone Creek Solar of Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — After hearing nearly two hours of testimony, it took the Craighead County Personnel Committee 30 minutes to decide to reinstate Eastern District Deputy Clerk Sue Gurley to her position.

WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge has released the names of students on the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester. The dean’s list includes those full-time students who achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Jonesboro police gather information from a driver following a two-vehicle collision shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday on Highland Drive at Rains Street.

JONESBORO — Hospitalizations as the result of the coronavirus rose by 26 statewide Thursday as a coalition of health care organizations announced plans for a mass vaccination event a week from Saturday in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — Bay Mayor Darrel Kirby says the town stopped paying the city’s jail fees to the county because he thought the fees were unfair.

JONESBORO — Local consumers continued record-setting spending in December, increasing Craighead County and Jonesboro sales tax collections by more than 6 percent.

JONESBORO — Craighead County District Court’s virtual amnesty program is off to a fast start and is expected to continue.

JONESBORO — Despite the city being impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the March tornado, crime increased in 2020.

Because of a reporter’s error, Andrew Stricklin’s name was misspelled and his place of residence was incorrect in a story in Wednesday’s edition, “Deputy clerk files grievance over firing.” Stricklin lives in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — Only 11 residents of Craighead County tested positive for the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, according to information Wednesday from the Arkansas Department of Health.

JONESBORO — As of Tuesday, Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said he had received more than 100 texts, phone calls and emails regarding Craighead County Circuit Clerk Candace Edward’s termination of Eastern District Deputy Clerk Sue Gurley.

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JONESBORO — A shooting that occurred early Monday morning was captured on surveillance video and used to identify a suspect, police say.

Don Reed, a maintenance employee at the Jonesboro Municipal Airport, paints a gate Monday at the airport. “We have painted all the ceilings, replaced all the ceiling tiles after the tornado damage,” Reed said. “There will be a 100 percent remodel, which should be completed in 30 days.

Barbara Armstrong works with members of her Senior Yoga Class on Tuesday morning, teaching deep breathing techniques and stretching exercises at the St. Bernards Health and Wellness Center.

JONESBORO — Citing the “wishes of the victim,” a circuit judge dismissed an August 2019 rape case after the prosecution dropped the charges.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro Unlimited has launched the Jonesboro Community Survey, the organization announced Tuesday. The online survey is part of Jonesboro Unlimited’s second Momentum Jonesboro initiative.

JONESBORO — With the federal government supplying larger, more reliable amounts of COVID-19 vaccines to the states, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that an estimated 115,000 additional residents are now eligible to receive the shots.

JONESBORO — A suspect is still sought in the ongoing Jonesboro Police Department probe into an early Monday morning shooting.

JONESBORO — Eastern District Deputy Clerk Sue Gurley filed a grievance with the Craighead County Judge’s Office late Tuesday afternoon, stating she was wrongfully terminated for failure to comply with a policy that does not exist.

Traffic was tied up in all four directions for a time as first responders worked to free the driver of this car Monday afternoon. Sally Smith, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department, said a report hadn’t been completed by press time. However, she said a eastbound s…

Drexel and Stanton Thomas warm their hands over a candle in the quinzhee they built following the snowstorm last week in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — Todd Turner grew frustrated with the internet service provider at his Arkadelphia law office. After failing to get his issues resolved, he did what lawyers do.

JONESBORO — While Arkansas froze last week, so did the numbers of new coronavirus cases in Northeast Arkansas.

JONESBORO — Local health care systems and pharmacies are scrambling to catch up with canceled vaccinations after two winter storms hit the region last week, dropping nearly a foot of snowfall in some areas.

Ace, a therapy horse belonging to Deigo Ranch, lies patiently in the snow, waiting on owner Michael Jackson to deliver drinking water. Due to all ponds and horse troughs being frozen, Jackson said he had to deliver water to all the therapy horses.

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