JONESBORO — A Jonesboro woman reported the theft of her car on Tuesday, Jonesboro police said.

St. Bernards 3 East secretary Laquisha Williams and case manager Erica Hooks said they wanted to take a brisk walk Tuesday during their lunch break.

JONESBORO — Cassandra Greer, a 16-year veteran bus driver, said when considering a career as a bus driver, a love of children is a must.

JONESBORO — A 12-year-old boy faces a felony charge and two misdemeanors Tuesday after he assaulted an off-duty Jonesboro police officer who was working security at Success Academy.

JONESBORO — City council members skipped a couple of steps Tuesday and immediately approved a plan to finance a local industrial expansion.

JONESBORO — City leaders continue to seek public comments on how to spend federal money designated to help low-income neighborhoods even after the city council approved a budget.

Mid-morning Tuesday, Seth Lomax, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and Jonesboro resident Dan Hughes carry in shutters and storm windows Hughes donated to the organization. Lomax said all the proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore goes into the Habitat for Humanity program, which…

JONESBORO — The drug court in Craighead County works to keep participants out of prison and in the process saves money for the county and state, said Circuit Court Judge Melissa Richardson, who oversees the court.

JONESBORO — Chancellor Kelly Damphousse and his wife Beth led the way as Arkansas State University launched its first A-State Day of Giving on April 27.

On April 17, 2021, the Black River Technical College Corporate and Community Education Department in Paragould hosted a kite-flying event. Participants started the day by learning about the various types of kite designs and how to fly them. They then assembled kites and went outside to fly t…

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield board of directors recently announced the election of Alec Farmer, of Jonesboro, president of Farmer Enterprises, Inc., according to James V. Kelley, chairman of the board.

MEMPHIS — Veterans residing in Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi and other counties surrounding Jonesboro, who currently receive care through Sterling Medical Corp., will receive their care through STG International Inc. (STGi) beginning July 1.

JONESBORO — Phillip Crego, who served as Jonesboro’s city attorney for 20 years, died Tuesday in a local hospital, Bill Campbell, the city’s communications director, disclosed.

HOXIE — A public hearing Monday night resulted in the Hoxie School Board voting to reinstate Dr. Lori McKenzie to her position as high school principal after having been placed on administrative leave.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University will hold its 2021 Spring Commencement on Saturday, with a few changes. Like the ceremonies last year, the event will be in Centennial Bank Stadium beginning at 10 a.m.

JONESBORO — After reporting another increase in new virus cases compared to the previous week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday a new goal of vaccinating at least half the state’s population by July 31.

JONESBORO — Several suspects appeared before District Judge Tommy Fowler on Monday for probable cause hearings.

ASMSA students earn recognition

JONESBORO — As construction continues on a shooting sports complex, some events could be held as early as this summer, Police Chief Rick Elliott said Monday.

Ritter Communications in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas hosted a produce distribution on April 21 at Parker Park Community Center. Ritter Communications volunteers, including Ashley Driver (left) and Jackaa Cypress, distributed approximately 6,850 pounds of potatoes, ca…

JONESBORO — A metal detector sits pushed against the wall in the Justice Complex on Church Street; its lack of use a concern for Craighead County District Judges.

Senior Sydney Green won the fourth annual Brenda Stuck Heringer Art Award, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Jonesboro Branch, during the annual Academies of Jonesboro High School Art Show for her piece, “No Vacancy.” This year’s event was held virtually throughout t…

JONESBORO — Like many businesses, the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave., had shifted its hours of operation in reaction to the safety precautions demanded by the pandemic.

JONESBORO — The coronavirus death toll rose by four to 5,747 Monday, including one from Craighead County.


Haley Brand, Adam Burns and their 4-year-old son Ryder Burns enjoy Saturday at Craighead Forest Park during the the Elk’s Lodge Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs event.

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Singer / songwriter Lauren Richmond entertains passersby in the Country Corner at Main Street and Huntington Avenue during Saturday’s OasisFest.

Buffalo Island Central High School hosted The Miss NEA pageant April 15-17. Winners of the various pageants and the schools they represented are pictured.

Jonesboro — Valley View School Board members will consider a bid for a new female dressing facility/field house during Monday night’s board meeting.

LITTLE ROCK — The American Red Cross is offering several blood drives this month. To schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Building permits issued by the City of Jonesboro from April 9 through Thursday, with the owner or contractor, location, type and estimated cost:


JONESBORO — Jonesboro police said Charlie Ray Partain, 18, of Jonesboro kept himself busy Thursday by breaking into vehicles.

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club will meet at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eggsellent Café, 906 S. Caraway Road.

JONESBORO — Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd and County Judge Marvin Day are hopeful an expansion of the county detention center is in the near future.

JONESBORO — Mayor Harold Copenhaver is searching for ways to get local residents involved earlier in the process of local legislating. When they do, they can help the city develop better solutions, he said.

JONESBORO — A plan for spending federal community development money and a bond issue to finance an industrial expansion are on the Jonesboro City Council agenda for Tuesday.


JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Public School District is continuing with the expansions to its facilities throughout the city.

NEA Tea Party to meet Monday


A-State Theory and Composition Professor Timothy Crist teaches Nettleton STEAM students Thursday afternoon how to play guitar.

Security officer Sandy Beasley guards the discharge exit to St. Bernards Medical Center where visitors are allowed to leave the hospital, but not allowed to re-enter. Mitchell Nail, media relations manager, said he expects the entrances to remain closed for the foreseeable future.


JONESBORO — Mayor Harold Copenhaver said Thursday he doesn’t want to propose any new tax measure without having specific plans for spending the money or a high level of community support.

Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Tuesday’s edition, “JPs OK additional court security,” contained inaccurate information.

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