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Annie Day and Mickey Latour stroll down Main Street on Saturday in downtown Jonesboro during the Oasis Arts and Eats Festival. Their pets, Lil’ Bit and Pixie Rose, were the beneficiaries of the walk.

JONESBORO — District Judge Tommy Fowler gave a Jonesboro man a $35,000 bond after finding probable cause to charge him with first-degree terroristic threatening and assault on a family or household member.

Donna Bauer (from left) of Lost Creek Flowers of Jonesboro, assists Scott Corbin, Amelia Corbin, 18 months, and Holleigh McMasters on Saturday at the Judd Hill Farmers Market on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — They may not be in the line of fire, but 911 dispatchers face intense, life-threatening situations over the phone, Ronnie Sturch, Jonesboro’s 911 director, said Monday.

JONESBORO — The Public Broadcasting Service is teaming up with the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave., for a literacy-based taco party from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Madison Street lawn.

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man was arrested Friday night after police said he used the 2004 GMC Sierra he was driving to ram a 2018 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 30-year-old Bono woman at the 3300 block of Caraway Commons, according to a Jonesboro police report.

LITTLE ROCK — The Health Careers Workforce Mobile Unit, a new traveling medical education facility, is hitting the road to educate students across the state on the various career opportunities in health care.

Quadarius Jackson (left) of Jonesboro and Emma Weeks of Blytheville were presented the 2022 Founders Awards at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge during WBU’s graduation luncheon May 6. Founders Award winners are selected by a vote of the faculty and administration. Jackson received…

The student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro recently competed at the R5 Green Technologies Conference in Houston, their first regional competition. The students were required to design and fabricate a tethered underwa…

Two Arkansas State University accounting majors Hayden Dulgar (center) of Ravenden and Taylor Willis (right) of Manila, pictured with Dr. Steven Muzatko, associate professor and H.B. Foster Bowdon Endowed Chair of Accounting in A-State’s Neil Griffin College of Business, finished in first pl…

JONESBORO — The Poinsett County Library board will quit paying rent at the Lepanto branch after this month, according to Vanessa Adams, director of the Craighead County Jonesboro Library (CCJPL).

JONESBORO — District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Monday to charge a Jonesboro man with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

JONESBORO — New coronavirus cases in Arkansas last week increased by 13 percent compared to the previous week, while active cases rose by 31 percent, a Sun review of reports from the Arkansas Department of Health found.

JONESBORO — The Foundation of Arts will perform “Swan Lake,” a ballet composed by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875.

JONESBORO — KLEK’s Juneteenth in Jonesboro will return in 2022 bigger and better than previous years after a pandemic-caused a two-year hiatus. This year’s theme is “Overcoming Obstacles through Courage and Joy.”

Genealogical Society to meet

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bailey of Jonesboro will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. Larry Bailey and the former Sheila Forshee were married May 19, 1972, at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro where Larry later served as missions pastor for 24 years, and senior adult pastor for thre…

JONESBORO — Special Judge Alex Biggers found probable cause Friday to charge a Jonesboro woman with aggravated assault.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro police investigated the report of gunshots being fired from a vehicle at about 3:54 p.m. Thursday in the 3600 block of School Street, according to a police report.

St. Bernards’ Senior Prom Queen Mildred Houston and Senior Prom King Paul Veteto dance to “Earth Angel” on Friday morning at the St. Bernards Auditorium in Jonesboro. The event, which was hosted by St. Bernards Total Life Healthcare with Cornelius Lovelace serving as DJ, was for seniors 55 a…

JONESBORO — A judge found probable cause Friday to charge a Jonesboro man with first-degree battery in the April 30 shooting of a Jonesboro man.

JONESBORO — City council members on Tuesday will consider proposed changes to the employee pay plan that will affect 22 workers.

PIGGOTT — Matt Gallagher, from Tulsa, Okla., has been selected as the 2022 Writer-in-Residence for the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.

Building permits issued in Jonesboro from May 6 through Thursday, with the owner or contractor, location, type and estimated cost:

JONESBORO — Kimberly Dale, the attorney for the Craighead County Election Commission, said Friday the commission followed state law after the discovery that U.S. Senate candidate Jake Bequette’s name had been misspelled on the ballot.

JONESBORO — Democrat Shamal C. Carter has been forced to withdraw from the justice of the peace District Six race after realizing that the redistricting at the end of 2021 changed his current district.

CORNING — Growing Corning Together will again be hosting its spring festival celebrating a Corning landmark, Hop Alley, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 21. According to the announcement, Hop Alley is an important part of the history of Corning and dates back to when it was a busy shortcut from Sec…

JONESBORO — Alice Ferrell Harris, 95, of Jonesboro passed from this life Monday, May 9, 2022, at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

JONESBORO – Alix E. Matthews, a Ph.D. student in molecular biosciences at Arkansas State University, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter AJ of Jonesboro.

Deanne Puryear (left), the daughter of Jeff and Shannon Puryear, and a senior at Valley View High School, is the Jonesboro Chapter AJ of PEO nominee for the Star Scholarship. Puryear was chosen as one of the winners and will receive $2,500. More than 800 entrants applied and she was selected…

JONESBORO — A representative of the Jake Bequette for U.S. Senate campaign watched and recorded Thursday as Craighead County Election Coordinator Jennifer Clack tested voting machines to verify that a spelling error was corrected.

JONESBORO — Voters within the Jonesboro city limits will decide a ballot issue as part of the May 24 primary elections.

JONESBORO — City Water and Light’s two electric vehicle charging stations are up and running in downtown Jonesboro, according to Slade Mitchell, CWL’s spokesman said Thursday.

JONESBORO — Three people were arrested Wednesday night following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Holly Street, according to a Jonesboro police report.

JONESBORO — Early voting for the preferential primary election began on Monday, as Justice of the Peace candidates in Craighead County are among those watching to see who will advance to the November General Election.

JONESBORO — Excitement filled the auditorium as a local teacher received the surprise of a lifetime during an assembly on Wednesday of The Academies at the Jonesboro High School Center for the Performing Arts in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — City officials continue to make changes in Jonesboro’s employee pay plan in order to fill vacancies and improve services.

JONESBORO — A preliminary autopsy by the state Crime Lab in Little Rock found no obvious indication of cause of death for a Jonesboro woman who was found dead in February in Brookland, according to Justin Rolland, chief deputy at the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office.

JONESBORO — A district judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a Paragould School District paraprofessional with one count of computer child pornography.

JONESBORO — City planners on Tuesday approved a request for portable classrooms for the Valley View School District and recommended approval of a residential rezoning proposal.

JONESBORO — A car struck a house at about 8:11 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of Breezewood Drive, according to a Jonesboro police report.


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