Advance Sign and Lighting employees Dylan Newell, left, and Kyle Strickland prepare to replace an old Sonic sign with a new LED version Wednesday at East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.


JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man told authorities he had just been Dumpster diving when Jonesboro police officer Cody Jackson spotted him pushing a full shopping cart at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on State Street.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Highway Department will close Craighead 345 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.


JONESBORO — Alan Pillow was promoted Thursday to executive director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Transportation Planning Commission.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver announced Thursday that the city will apply for $20 million in funding that would create critical infrastructure to accommodate Northeast Arkansas for generations to come.

JONESBORO — Jurors finished watching a video of the interrogation of Flando Montgomery on Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial. The video shows Montgomery admitting to shooting and killing a teenager.

JONESBORO — After Craighead County revealed a 30 percent increase in sales tax collections Wednesday, the City of Jonesboro learned its separate 1 percent sales tax produced a 31.8 percent jump in revenue.

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After heavy rains moved through the area Monday, a robin captures an earthworm to eat Tuesday morning on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — After a 34 percent jump in local sales tax revenue in May, Craighead County followed that up with another 30 percent windfall this week, Craighead County Treasurer Terry McNatt reported Wednesday.


JONESBORO — Jurors heard from one of the shooting victims Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of Flando Montgomery, 21, of Marion.


BAY — After living at 115 Fielder Street for nearly 20 years, Bay resident Larry Rawls said it’s nice to see Mayor Darrell Kirby and Police Chief Paul Keith begin to address abandoned structures.

JONESBORO — Nabholz recently announced Executive Vice President of Operations Andrew Adlong will step into the role of regional president for the company’s south region – a territory encompassing central and Northeast Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

PARAGOULD — Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday for the next installment of KASU-FM Bluegrass Monday series at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., in downtown Paragould.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University recently announced the names of students included on the spring 2021 chancellor’s list. The chancellor’s list includes students who earned a grade point average of 4.0.

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JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault on a family or household member and first-degree terroristic threatening, both felonies.

JONESBORO — Transportation planners meet Thursday to consider who should fill the vacant position of director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Transportation Planning Commission.


JONESBORO — Jurors heard testimony Tuesday morning from four officers who worked the scene of a deadly shooting on Jan. 2, 2019, where four people were shot, one fatally.


Lynn Dail, owner of Dail’s Tree Service, trims trees Tuesday morning at Community of Christ Church at 919 E. Highland Drive in Jonesboro. Dail said “low-limbing” trees is cutting and removing lower branches and foilage. “If we were pruning, we would be cutting the tops,” he said.


BROOKLAND — Nobody seems to know whose job it is to maintain two drainage easements at Brookland Hills subdivision, but it’s becoming a issue.

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JONESBORO — Starla Denton, owner of Pelvic Floor and Core Physical Therapy, said it’s nice to finally see some interest in an often ignored group of muscles.

JONESBORO — Craighead, Cross and Clay counties have the higher percentages of residents who are at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus while Randolph, Mississippi and Jackson counties have the lowest among Northeast Arkansas counties.

Les Miserables School Edition cast performed a run through dress rehearsal Friday night in preparation for Sunday’s show. The cast will be making two more appearances on Thursday and Saturday.


JONESBORO — New coronavirus infections rose only slightly statewide last week, but the number of patients hospitalized because of it rose by almost 30 percent, according to data supplied by the Arkansas Department of Health.


Ed and Alberta Ericson of Evening Shade dance while attending the Monster Groovez Concert last week in Newport. The event was sponsored by KASU Public Radio and Arkansas Steel Associates.


In December of 2019, the Harrisburg VFW was on the verge of closing its doors, but after a lot of hard work the group has turned things around. This year at the VFW Department of Arkansas state convention, the Harrisburg VFW was awarded the top award in the state for post of the year. This w…

LITTLE ROCK — Miss University of Arkansas Whitney Williams won the title of Miss Arkansas 2021 Saturday night at the 83rd Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, while Miss Natural State’s Outstanding Teen Shelby Cook was crowned Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2021.


JONESBORO — A new high school is on its way to Jonesboro, but not one in the traditional sense.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro police are investigating a couple of shootings that occurred Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning.

JONESBORO — The first-degree murder trial for Flando Montgomery, of Marion, is scheduled to begin today at the Craighead County Courthouse in Downtown Jonesboro.


JONESBORO — It’s going to take some time for investigators to determine the cause of Friday’s downtown fire that was visible throughout the city, Jonesboro Fire Chief Kevin Miller said Monday.

JONESBORO – Westside School Board members will consider a flooring proposal for several areas in the school at their Monday board meeting.

JONESBORO — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed. As a thank-you, those who come in through June 30 will receive a $5 gift card via email, courtesy of Amazon.

JONESBORO — Dr. Creshelle Nash will hold an educational COVID-19 vaccine webinar from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine as a preamble to a mass vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday at the Jonesboro Municipal Center, 300 S. Church St.

Jonesboro firefighters attack a fire early Friday afternoon behind Dollar General off 101 E. Johnson Street. Fire Chief Kevin Miller said the main priority was to keep the fire from spreading under the Main Street overpass bridge. Fire trucks were parked in three locations as shifting winds …


Future fourth-grader Corbin Ellzey navigates an obstacle course while attending a free public tennis workshop for children Thursday at Allen Park Community Center in Jonesboro. Ellzey is one of several children from Jonesboro and surrounding areas who attended the summer activity sponsored b…

JONESBORO — Some proposals that were previously tabled and a new rezoning proposal appear on Tuesday’s agenda of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

JONESBORO — It’s $2,500 extra each year in the pockets of special education educators at Nettleton Public School District since school board members approved a new yearly stipend during Tuesday’s meeting.

JONESBORO — The Tuesday fatal crash of a cropduster in Greene County highlights the risks of agricultural aviation.

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