Volunteers from two Jackson County women's faith-based substance abuse rehabilitation programs, John 3:17 and Butterfly Ranch, participated in a recent celebration of the Tuckerman Post Office, which was hosted by Jackson County Every Child Is Ours food assurance program. Pictured (from left…

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…


Kori Meharg, 18 months, daughter of Kassie and Taylor Meharg of Batesville, is ready for a tire swing at Pop’s farm. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun.com and it may be published in The Sun.

Morgan Hill (left) and Erin Holland (right) join Hope Found's Arkansas State University intern Lauren Poe at the 5K Run to Stop (human) Trafficking held over the Labor Day weekend at Crowley's Ridge Academy in Paragould. Hill and Holland organized the event and raised $1,500 for the Northeas…

Steele Chair funded at U of A

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.

JONESBORO — Two apparently unrelated incidents over a five hour period today claimed the lives of three children along two U.S. highways in Jackson and Saline counties, according to the Arkansas State Police. Both are being investigated by Special Agents of the ASP Criminal Investigation Division.

JONESBORO — The suspect seen on surveillance footage robbing a Dollar General last week has not been arrested, an official said.

Due to a reporter’s error in a report titled “Tax collector tests positive for COVID-19,” the post office box number that taxpayers may send payments was listed incorrectly in Tuesday’s edition of The Sun.

Barron Womack, 10 months, gets ready for harvest time. Barron is the son of Brandon and Courtney Womack, Lake City, and will be a third-generation farmer when he grows up. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun.com …

Southwest Church of Christ volunteers Rick and Brenda Fielder prep meals Tuesday for Arkansas State University students at WolfLIFE Campus Ministries. The organization provides free student meals and hosts Bible services on a weekly basis, campus ministry apprentice Angelica Alexander said.