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JONESBORO — As a utility in North Carolina completes repairs from a weekend attack on two power substations, utilities in Arkansas are watching, and say they are prepared.

JONESBORO — Craighead County has reported two deaths linked to COVID-19 in as many days, and school absenteeism in Northeast Arkansas is among the highest in the state, reports from the Arkansas Department of Health show.

HARRISBURG — Poinsett County Building Committee members met principal architect Todd Welch to discuss the first set of floor plans for the downtown office project Thursday at the Poinsett County Courthouse Annex.

JONESBORO — An 82-year-old man said he was attacked outside of a convenience store Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of East Johnson Avenue.

JONESBORO — The victim of a Tuesday morning beating death near Monette had had a confrontation with his accused killer earlier at a local gas station, a court affidavit indicates.

JONESBORO — City council members gave final approval Tuesday to an industrial bond issue and a residential rezoning proposal.

Three-year-old Phancy Bonner shakes her jingle bell as she and her Nanna, Cindy Fry, sing along to her favorite Christmas song, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” on Wednesday during the Santa’s Storytime event in the Round Room of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Jonesboro. A…

JONESBORO — Janice Porter lost her lawsuit Tuesday, but won the election.

JONESBORO — Known across the country for her powerful message of positivity and purpose, Rachel Baribeau, “I’m Changing the Narrative” founder, returned to the Academy of Jonesboro High School to speak to the Jonesboro High School, Annie Camp Junior High and MacArthur Junior High student bodies.

HOT SPRINGS — Craighead County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization for 2022. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Rich Hillman and Vice President Mike Freeze presented the organization’s President’s Award to Craighead Farm Bureau President Drew Davis on Dec. 1 at the 88th Annual Ark…

WALNUT RIDGE — The Williams Baptist University Board of Trustees recently commended several WBU employees who have distinguished themselves in recent months.

SPRINGDALE — Arisa Health recently announced that Frank Johnson has been elected to serve as Arisa Health’s Board Chair. Frank replaces Arisa Health’s inaugural Board Chair Marvin Steele, who is retiring from the position after serving for 20 years on the board with Arisa Health affiliate Mi…

JONESBORO — Dr. Scott Gordon, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions has announced that Jana Haskins is the new director of the Beck Center for Veterans at Arkansas State University.

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College has announced that Mark Towell of Jonesboro has accepted the position of academic counselor on the Pocahontas campus.

JONESBORO — A Craighead County woman faces a felony charge of endangering the welfare of a minor after neighbors reported she left her 3-year-old home alone Tuesday night.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration will conduct three location public hearings to present and discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Walnut Ridge to Missouri State Line (Future I-57) connection in Clay, Greene…

Voters decided three races in Craighead County during Tuesday’s general election runoff, according to unofficial results released by Craighead County Election Coordinator Jennifer Clack.

JONESBORO — K12 Protection Solutions is planning on building a 40,000-square-foot training facility in Jonesboro next year to train law enforcement on active-shooter school scenarios, according to Mike Stern with K12.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide Tuesday after the body of a man was discovered on Craighead Road 501 near Arkansas 18 in Monette, according to Justin Rolland, chief deputy at the sheriff’s office.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro’s Advertising and Promotion Commission will be able to pay cash for the land for its planned indoor sports complex, chairman Jerry Morgan said Tuesday.

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JONESBORO — The 2022 ESSA School Index scores and assigned letter grades (A-F) have been announced for the 2021-22 school year. When compared to the 2018-19 school year, which was the last school year to receive letter grades before COVID, the effects of the pandemic are apparent.

JONESBORO — Tuesday marked 1,000 days since the coronavirus pandemic reached Arkansas, and in those 1,000 days, the Arkansas Department of Health has attributed 12,594 deaths to the disease known as COVID-19. The national death toll stood at 1,082,174.

Jonesboro High School teacher Diane Davis sets a good example for her students as she stops to place her vote on Tuesday afternoon at the Earl Bell Community Center in Jonesboro. Poll worker Andrew Stricklin said voters came in spurts for the runoff election, but they had stayed fairly stead…

JONESBORO — The 2022 ESSA School Index scores and assigned letter grades (A-F) have been announced for the 2021-22 school year. When compared to the 2018-19 school year, which was the last school year to receive letter grades before COVID, the effects of the pandemic are apparent.

JONESBORO — City Water and Light has been awarded a $5 million state grant to help pay for a major project at the Westside Wastewater Treatment Facility.

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JONESBORO — City officials and community leaders gathered along Creath Avenue Monday morning to mark a milestone in plans for a pedestrian and bicycle trail that will connect the Arkansas State University campus to downtown Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — A state grant of $100,000 to the Jonesboro Police Department will be used to bolster laptop computers, scanners and cameras, Police Chief Rick Elliott said Monday.

Police officer Jon Wongittlin with the Trumann Police Department shops with Xander on Saturday at the Academy Sports in Jonesboro as part of the Shop With a Cop event. More than 35 children and more than 10 police agencies participated in the event.

Early voting wrapped up on Monday with 576 casting their ballots early in the runoff races in Craighead County, according to numbers released by the Craighead County Election Commission.

JONESBORO — New coronavirus infections jumped by 39 percent in Craighead County last week and 85 percent statewide last week, a Sun review of daily reports from the Arkansas Department of Health found.

JONESBORO — A district court judge gave a Jonesboro man a $7,500 bond after finding probable cause to charge him with several drug counts.

JONESBORO — St. Bernards Healthcare will host Moments of Remembrance at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 E. Washington Ave.

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro City Council on Tuesday will make a final decision on one proposed new private club permit and hear the first reading of a new requested liquor license.

JONESBORO — The brother of Airreo Johnson, who walked out of the courtroom on Tuesday, has been charged with attempting to bribe a witness in Johnson’s first-degree battery trial.

Kerri Scrape, a first-time volunteer with the Salvation Army, merrily rings her bell and greets passersby on Friday afternoon in front of Sam’s Club on South Caraway Road in Jonesboro. Having been homeless herself at one time, Scrape said she knows how much the Salvation Army helps those in …

BONO — The town of Black Rock was devastated after four people were killed and two were injured Thursday evening in a wreck on U.S. 63 near Bono, according to the Arkansas State Police.

JONESBORO — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed the status of several counties in Arkansas due to increased coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

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