Live performances canceled

Mitchell and Devon Wagner of Trumann are the parents of twins. Piper Reese and Phoebe Raine arrived Monday, June 14, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces and 4 pounds, 5 ounces respectively.

BLYTHEVILLE — Arkansas Northeastern College and Community Education will offer summer classes in Blytheville and Osceola during the month of August.

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced the students named as spring 2021 Presidential Scholars or to the spring 2021 dean’s list.

Freed-Hardeman adds to president’s list

LITTLE ROCK — Twelve Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Grants have been awarded for 2021. These scholarships are given to practicing educators in Arkansas’s public schools for the purpose of furthering their own education.

JONESBORO — City planners will consider a rezoning proposal Tuesday that would convert more than 50 acres of undeveloped land off of North Church Street into a potential of 354 single family homes.


JONESBORO — Even with the Jonesboro City Council waiving bidding and approving the buying of $39,960 each for two Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs and $34,264 for a Silverado pickup for the Police Department, Chief Rick Elliott said the department will need more.

JONESBORO — An ordinance to appropriate $450,000 in CARES Act funding to assist rural fire departments and the county road department to connect to a more reliable communications system will go before the full quorum court Monday night.

JONESBORO — After having to cancel the Northeast Arkansas District Fair in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fair board planned to make this year’s event bigger than normal. Carnival events are planned for two weekends this year.

JONESBORO — A Paragould man posted a $1,000 bond Friday after District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault.

Building permits issued by the City of Jonesboro from July 16 through Friday, with the owner or contractor, location, type and estimated cost:

Local artist Darrell Jones works Thursday afternoon to add a touch of color to YesDog Grill’s windows on downtown Main Street. Jones said he has done similar artwork for other area businesses.

From left, Nanette Heard, executive director of United Way of Northeast Arkansas, and Lydia Parkey, president of the board of directors of UWNEA, recently presented Gina Gomez, executive director at El Centro Hispano in Jonesboro, with a check for $35,000. The presentation took place during …

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man was arrested for outstanding warrants at about 6:25 p.m. Wednesday after his girlfriend stabbed him in the head and tried to run over him with a vehicle, according to a Jonesboro police report.

JONESBORO — Craighead County District Court, the 2nd Judicial District Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office have teamed up to lower the backlog of cases.

LONOKE — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture entomologists are seeking an emergency exemption to allow for the use of Intrepid to help control armyworms that threaten the state’s 1.24 million acres of rice.

Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Wednesday’s edition, “FBI encourages victims of scams to report cases,” contained incorrect information. In 2020, the FBI had 152 reports of spoofing scams and 154 reports of phishing scams in Arkansas.

JONESBORO — A 46-year-old Jonesboro man told police that another man pulled a gun on him and threatened to shoot him, according to a police report.


Dianna Cannon, right, receives children’s items she needs Wednesday from Laverne Glaub, a volunteer at Blessed Sacrament’s outreach center called Motherhood Ministry at 324 W. Huntington. Cannon said she has been a client at Blessed Sacrament’s Motherhood Ministry as she has raised 14 childr…


JONESBORO — Since all inmates and most staff have been tested, the Craighead County Detention Center has had a total of 32 COVID-19 cases since the recent outbreak, Chief Deputy Justin Rolland said Wednesday.

JONESBORO — Two Valley View school teachers have sued a husband and wife, accusing them of making “false and defamatory statements” about the teachers’ involvement in the Jan. 6 “Save America Rally” at the U.S. Capitol.


JONESBORO — With dealers’ inventories low, the Jonesboro City Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to waive bidding and buy three police vehicles from an Oklahoma City dealership.

From left, Nanette Heard, executive director of United Way of Northeast Arkansas, and Lydia Parkey, president of the board of directors of UWNEA, recently presented Sherri Cothern, assistant director of the Family Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas, and Natalie Neal, shelter director, with …

Jose Sergio, with Lopez Brothers Concrete, works to smooth out the concrete loading dock pad late Tuesday afternoon at the former Cash Saver grocery store at 3106 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro. Superintendent Ken Tyree said when completed the building will be called The Shops at Parker and wi…

JONESBORO — The sight of a 2003 GMC Envoy pulling a heavy duty dump bed trailer at around 4 a.m. made officers suspicious.

JONESBORO — With the alarming rise of COVID cases, The HUB is trying to protect the vulnerable population it serves.

JONESBORO — As COVID-19 infections rose by 86.6 percent last week in Craighead County, more people sought vaccinations, an examination of data from the Arkansas Department of Health revealed.

JONESBORO — As scamming schemes are on the rise in Arkansas, Connor Hagan, public affairs officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Little Rock, said its important for people to contact the FBI and report it.


Huyen Tran prepares a food box during the Luau Packing Party on Saturday at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. According to The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas workers, they host a Luau Party every year but because of COVID-19, they did not get to do it last year.

JONESBORO — Police in Mississippi shot and killed a man accused of shooting the mother of his child in a Jonesboro Walmart parking lot, a Mississippi newspaper reported.


Block party

JONESBORO — Robert Murphy, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1991, said the VFW is taking a three-prong approach to address the needs of local veterans in crisis.

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Advertising & Promotion Commission announced Monday afternoon the hiring of its first full-time salaried position.

Eric Schmidt, a code enforcement officer in Jonesboro, tries to find a resident at a home Monday where officers found violations earlier. The city began a sweep of the West End area of Jonesboro to find and warn owners of violations.

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