JONESBORO — Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood.

Seven students at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge have been inducted into the Zeta Alpha chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity, a coeducational, professional music fraternity founded in 1903. Inductees (from left ) are Brianna Williams of Little Rock, Kathleen …

Salvation Army seasonal employee Heather Estes rings her bell and greets shoppers Wednesday at Walmart on East Highland Drive. Proceeds from the organization’s Red Kettle campaign support the services it provides in Jonesboro throughout the year, including feeding the hungry, sheltering the …

JONESBORO — Craighead County recorded 104 new positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday, as the statewide total of confirmed and probable cases totaled 1,965.

JONESBORO — Three men are being held on cash-only bonds after they were arrested with packaged marijuana.

Library open for pick up

JONESBORO — With the first year behind them documented as a smashing success, Christmas at the Park organizers return with a display bigger and brighter than ever.

JONESBORO — The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance will host JoyFest on Dec. 5 downtown at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Union Street.

JONESBORO — Iberiabank, a division of First Horizon, is launching a community-wide challenge in Northeast Arkansas to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. The 20/20 challenge began Monday and will serve as a year-end campaign to help fill the local food pantry’s shelves in a critical…

LITTLE ROCK — The membership of Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) has announced the election of new members Julie Allen of Newport and Graycen Bigger of Pocahontas to its board of directors, with terms beginning Jan. 1 and running through Dec. 31, 2022.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Highway Department will close Craighead 780 (Minnie Jones Lane) between Craighead 757 and 787 for one week or until work is completed beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.

Craighead County Circuit Court plea and arraignment was held behind the courthouse early Tuesday morning. The line of residents scheduled was a winding one, nearly leading to the front to the building. Chief Security Officer Marcus Gragg said holding court outside was a better option than fu…

Dan Freeman, left, and William Glass Sr. of Golden Rule Lodge 114 and New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesboro deliver a turkey meal to Maebelle Bullard Tuesday at her home. It was the fourth year the lodge has provided Thanksgiving meals in the community. It was the first year …

JONESBORO — Citing the lack of social distancing outside the Justice Complex and the alarming rate of coronavirus cases in Northeast Arkansas, a district court judge says some dates have been rescheduled.

JONESBORO — Two weeks is a long time to be alone, but as more people are quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure or positive test results, it is a new reality Arkansas State University students are facing.

JONESBORO — The number of people in Arkansas hospitals because of the coronavirus pandemic reached a new milestone Tuesday – 1,002.

While singing a Christmas carol, Steve Horton, a City of Jonesboro Building Maintenance Department employee, secures a Christmas banner on Monday morning to a street light in Downtown Jonesboro. “We’re trying to bring some cheer to Downtown Jonesboro in this time of pandemic,” Horton said.

JONESBORO — The city’s top cop announced Monday that two police officers are quarantined pending coronavirus test results.

Joe Goodson, former longtime resident and business owner of Jonesboro, has grown this huge coleus at his home in northwest Arkansas. This magnificent plant grew from five small coleuses. Gwoodson waters and fertilizes the plant daily. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activiti…

JONESBORO — Greene County had more new coronavirus cases, 37, than any other county in Northeast Arkansas Monday, according to new numbers released by the Arkansas Department of Health.

JONESBORO — As COVID-19 cases increase, testing for the ACT college entrance exam is being canceled, and officials at Arkansas State University are learning to navigate through the changes.

JONESBORO — With COVID-19 cases continuing to climb in Craighead County, both local hospital systems are trying to implement more therapies to battle the virus until a vaccination becomes available.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Shatley of Jonesboro will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday. Curtis Shatley and the former Dianna Payne were married Nov. 25, 1960, at Brown's Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould. The Rev. Tommy Hinson officiated. The couple have four children, Melody (Bil…

The Arvest Foundation recently presented the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation and St. Bernards Hospital Development Foundation with grants in the amount of $5,000 each.

Building permits issued by the City of Jonesboro from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20. The owner or contractor, location, type and estimated cost:

JONESBORO — Thanksgiving is Thursday and cities and counties throughout The Sun coverage area will be closed in celebration. Many will also be closed Friday.

JONESBORO — Bags of donated blessings are flooding the classrooms of one local school district, as students are tackling a community service project to help those struggling during the holidays.

JONESBORO — The man deputies accused of beating a Brookland man to a pulp was being held on a $250,000 bond.

John and Emilee Rountree, of Jonesboro, and their dog Bama participated in the Turkey Trot at Buffalo Island High School on Nov. 15. The event was sponsored by BIC Cheer.

JONESBORO — Five local businesses would receive job-saving assistance through a special grant program administered by the city in coming days if approved by the Jonesboro City Council.

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JONESBORO — As hospitalizations rise and medical staff become strained as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the state is taking steps to place newly-graduated nurses on the front lines as soon as possible.

JONESBORO — Craighead County Quorum Court Justices of the Peace will be discussing the election coordinator position and the budget for that position in their upcoming meeting on Monday night.

Drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child

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