Chancellor’s Leadership Class announced
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Thea Foundation has announced the 2021-22 scholarship competition will more than double the amount granted to Arkansas high school seniors from 2020-21.
Local Extension Homemakers Club members were asked to assist with a program on manners and etiquette on Aug. 10 for summer 4-H clubs. The event was held at the Extension Service Office in Jonesboro. Carolyn Thompson was the project chairperson. Pictured (from left) are EHC advisor Katrina Se…
Members of the Brookland High School class of 1971 recently met to celebrate their 50-year reunion. In attendance (from left) were Rodney Baker, Ike Smith, Teddy Foster, Harold Morgan, Phil Tyler, David Head, Janice Pyle Nelms, Jim Martin, Jackie Chandler Couch and Mike Eggers.
Black River Technical College freshmen (from left) Caleb Myers, Steven Layne and Braedan Noblin recently completed the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) class in BRTC’s Firefighter Essentials Program in Pocahontas and passed the Arkansas Fire Academy’s EMR certification exam on the first att…
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Archives (ASA) recently announced that it has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue the digitization of historic Arkansas newspapers for a third cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Black River Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program has been ranked No. 1 in the state by nursingprocess.org. Ramonda Housh, BRTC’s dean of Nursing & Allied Health, said how honored she, her faculty and staff are to have received this ranking. Pictured are BRTC nursing students pra…
JONESBORO — A 23-year-old Jonesboro woman is suspected of filing a false police report Wednesday when she alleged her 4-year-old son was taken from her by a man and woman from Marked Tree.
JONESBORO — The first day of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair’s Carnival, which began Thursday, brought some people out to the Nettleton Baptist Church’s grounds where the carnival is being held ahead of the fair, which opens Monday.
JONESBORO — The death toll from the coronavirus continued to mount in Northeast Arkansas, as data from the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday showed one death each in Craighead, Clay, Cross Greene and Lawrence counties. Those five deaths were among 20 statewide reported Thursday.
From left, Phi Beta Lambda members Mandelyn Smeltzer, Blake Luna and Olivia Wham of Arkansas State University hold signs and hand out flyers during a food drive Saturday in Jonesboro. The drive supported the A-State Food Pantry and people affected by Hurricane Ida. The group raised 737 cans …
MARION — The Sultana Steamboat explosion of 1865, in which 1,200 people died, is the “Greatest Maritime Disaster in United States History.”
JONESBORO — The Foundation of Jonesboro Public Schools handed out more than $20,000 in grants to teachers to fund programs for students in Jonesboro schools.
JONESBORO — The opening day of the Jonesboro Shooting Sports Complex saw between 75-100 people show up to practice their shooting and archery skills, program coordinator Joey Glaub said Thursday.
JONESBORO — A 23-year-old Jonesboro woman reported to police her 4-year-old son was taken from her on Wednesday by a 23-year-old man and 44-year-old woman, both of Marked Tree, in a custody incident.
JONESBORO — The Craighead County Highway Department will be closing the intersection of CR 114 and Arkansas 349 beginning at 8 a.m. Monday and it will reopen at 4 p.m. that afternoon.
WEINER — Have you ever had a novel published? Do you know anyone who wrote a novel and had it published? Eighteen gifted and talented students in grades 4-6 did just that during the 2020-2021 school year.
JONESBORO — Craighhead County recorded 80 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, while the county’s death toll rose by one to 226, according to data supplied by the Arkansas Department of Health.
JONESBORO — On the evening of Sept. 16, Jonesboro police Sgt. David Stout and his wife Haley left their hotel in Boston in search of bottled water to bring back to their room.
NEWPORT — In Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Michelle Huff sentenced Robert Hall, 36, to 27 years and six months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for felony child sexual assault in the first degree, arising from a 2018 incident and arrest.
JONESBORO — Lloyd Wofford was reduced to tears Wednesday in a public place, after a colleague told a story about him, and he was bestowed a rare honor at a meeting of the Arkansas Aeronautics Commission.
JONESBORO — The hiring of three new police officers at a cost of $41,126 for the remainder of 2021 will be offset by hundreds of thousands in overtime because of changes implemented in Craighead County District Court, Judge Tommy Fowler said.
JONESBORO — District Judge David Boling gave a total bond of $12,500 to a Jonesboro man after Boling found probable cause Wednesday to charge him with aggravated assault, third-degree battery and two counts to possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams, felony possession of drug paraphe…
JONESBORO — Kimberly Diane Goodwin, 45, of Jonesboro, passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born in Batesville to Ricky and Jeanette Kelley on July 19, 1976.
JONESBORO — A 37-year-old Jonesboro woman reported to police Tuesday morning that someone fired gunshots at her residence on Mary Jane Drive while her children were inside.
Belinda Irvin, of Jonesboro, receives her COVID-19 booster vaccine Tuesday from registered nurse Amy L. Smith at the NEA Baptist Memorial Clinic. The clinic is offering COVID and flu vaccines weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
JONESBORO — A city council committee Tuesday refused to consider resolutions on hot-button social issues that don’t directly impact Jonesboro city government. Motions by council member Bobby Long died for lack of a second.
- Fisher woman held on $253,500 bond
- Couple takes woman's son, assaults her
- Sheriff's department reports inmate death
- Argument leads to arrest, two visits
- 3 rapes reported on Friday
- Pound of meth, other drugs gets woman $150,000 bond
- JPD sergeant helps officers in Boston
- 4 arrested after traffic stop
- Carnival continues at NEA District Fair
- Judges crack down on bond payments
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