Shane Baldwin, superintendent of Thompson Construction in Osceola, recently volunteered to repair a wheelchair for a Jonesboro resident. The chair was originally built so the disabled veteran would be able to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. Baldwin, who attended Black River Technical Col…

JONESBORO — Six Arkansas State University students have been selected as Distinguished Service Award winners. One will be the 2021 R.E. Lee Wilson Award winner, the university’s highest honor, to be announced April 29.

Because of a reporter’s error, a page 1 photo caption headline in Tuesday’s edition contained inaccurate information. “Gateway Tire construction” is the correct caption.

Pat and Whitney Malone, owners of NEA Tennis, recently hosted a tennis tournament to benefit the HUB and the new supportive housing facility for the city of Jonesboro. The event raised $1,000. This was the first fundraiser to directly go to the building and renovation of a new facility as pl…

JONESBORO — A woman was given a $10,000 bond Wednesday after police concluded that she broke into a man’s home and destroyed his gaming console and clothing.

JONESBORO — Though not as large as in some northern states, the surge in new coronavirus infections in Arkansas appears to be growing.

JONESBORO — Mayor Harold Copenhaver said he is looking for ways to improve traffic safety in the wake of an alarming number of crashes in the past month.

JONESBORO — New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is now accepting applications for its Project H.E.A.R.T. (Health Education Advocacy Reflection and Training) summer program to be held July 19-23.

JONESBORO — A local man died following a Monday crash near the intersection of East Nettleton Avenue and Red Wolf Boulevard, authorities say.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Department of Theatre will continue its 2020-21 season with “Revue: A Musical Retrospective,” a collection of musical theater favorites spanning the 20th century. “Revue” is a live, socially distanced show.

PARAGOULD — A James Taylor tribute artist, Bill Griese from Nashville, will perform his acoustic “Walking Man” show at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St.

JONESBORO — Three cars have been recovered, drugs were seized and several Northeast Arkansans were arrested Monday during an ongoing police probe into vehicles stolen from a local automobile dealer.

JONESBORO — Despite his pleas and rebuttals, a Greene County man was jailed on a $100,000 bond following allegations he committed an armed robbery.

JONESBORO — Local Realtor Bob Troutt was just a child when Myra Buhrmester went to work for his parents’ business, The Jonesboro Sun.

JONESBORO — New coronavirus cases surged upward for a second consecutive week in Craighead County, a Sun comparison of figures from the Arkansas Department of Health shows.

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JONESBORO — A man was jailed on a cash-only bond following a six-hour standoff with local police.

JONESBORO — Customers suing the owners of cable provider Suddenlink want the Arkansas Supreme Court to weigh in on a federal lawsuit over the company’s business practices.

Macee Claire Fivecoat and Hunter Joe Ingram were married at 5 p.m. March 27, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge with Pastor Jake Guenrich officiating a double-ring ceremony.

Solar Energy Committee to meet Monday

JONESBORO — The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance needs volunteers for an Earth Day cleanup, from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

JONESBORO — The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas recently received a grant totaling $1,000 to be used to benefit their Backpack Program in the Forrest City School District.

JONESBORO — A commodity distribution for Craighead County is scheduled Wednesday at Parker Community Center, 1522 N. Church St. in Jonesboro and the Caraway Housing Authority, 325 Missouri St.

Craig Weisenbach, a construction foreman for Clay County electric, speaks to Black River Technical College students recently at its Career and Technical Center (CTC). Students learned about how to become a lineman as well as the hours and pay associated with the career. Students also got som…

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Clerk’s office, as mandated by federal and state law, has conducted the 2021 odd-numbered year address confirmation program under the National Voter Registration Act and Help America Vote Act.

POCAHONTAS — The office of admissions, with cooperation of financial aid staff, is offering mobile admissions and registration services to area high schools to help.

JONESBORO — Representing Northeast Arkansas homeowners and future homeowners, Jerry Jackson recently joined Arkansas Elite Realty in Jonesboro.

NEWPORT — The jury trial for the Craighead County man suspected of murdering Sydney Sutherland is scheduled to begin in late September.

Passersby often slow down to admire the azaleas when they bloom in the spring at the Brock home, 211 Carson St. in Bono. The flowering bushes were planted and are tended by Kay Brock.

HARRISBURG — A man previously suspected of a January 2020 murder in Jonesboro was apprehended Wednesday night following a Poinsett County police chase, authorities say.

JONESBORO — While the frigid weather in February created potholes and other problems for Jonesboro’s street department, upcoming warm weather is likely to create even more problems, Steve Tippitt, the department’s director, said.

JONESBORO — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the state is making significant progress in vaccinating against the coronavirus as new infections continue to tick up slightly compared to the previous two weeks.

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JONESBORO — Two Craighead County women face arson charges for allegedly torching property in recent days.

JONESBORO — Craighead County’s uptick in new coronavirus cases continued Wednesday, as the Arkansas Department of Health reported 21 confirmed or probable cases. The county had just five a week earlier.

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