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Manila native Chelsea Lairson, now a resident of Oklahoma, captured this photo of a foggy Craighead Forest Lake during a recent visit to Northeast Arkansas. “It had been so long since I had been back to this part of Arkansas that I forgot how beautiful it truly could be,” she said. “While my…

JONESBORO — Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd said Thursday that county sheriffs discussed increasing law enforcement pay with state legislators this week.

JONESBORO — A domestic dispute ended with torched clothing causing a grass fire at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of Caraway Commons, according to a Jonesboro police report.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Razorback Foundation has announced the opening of a new office in Jonesboro to better serve its members in the northeast part of the state. Anna Kay Hilburn, associate director of development, will lead the Jonesboro location.

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave., will celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Festival of Light from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Festival of Lanterns is traditionally held on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year as part of the end of the celebration.

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Chandler Weitkamp, a native of Jonesboro, assigned to the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, fixes a bracket on an improved multiple ejector rack in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on Tuesday. Carl…

While the number of new cases in the state saw an increase of 6,561 on Wednesday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health, the number of active cases declined by almost as much.

JONESBORO — The Brookland man who was shot and killed by FBI agents in Jonesboro on Jan. 12 is described by the FBI as “anti-law enforcement, had a felonious criminal history, and carried multiple firearms at all times.”

JONESBORO — Special Judge Mike Smith found probable cause Wednesday to charge a Jonesboro man with the shooting that occurred Friday in Jonesboro. Bond was set at $100,000.

Acelen Hart, a 10th-grader at Nettleton High School, said that she enjoyed playing with the puppies as she volunteered on Wednesday at the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society in Jonesboro. Hart and several NHS students participated in the school’s Raider Serve Day as part of homecoming week. T…

JONESBORO — Rachel Guerin has been named the new executive director of United Way of Northeast Arkansas, the organization announced in a press release.

JONESBORO — A Texas man was given a $25,000 bond Wednesday after a judge found probable cause to charge him with possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

LITTLE ROCK — Disaster Unemployment Assistance claims must be filed by Jan. 31 for individuals affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred in Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett and Woodruff counties Dec. 10-11.

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

JONESBORO — Police made an arrest Tuesday morning in a case where a man broke into the old jail on the Craighead County Courthouse grounds.

JONESBORO — A 64-year-old Jonesboro man reported to police that someone fired several gunshots into his residence at about 8:25 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Coleman Drive.

JONESBORO — A former Douglas MacArthur Junior High School teacher who resigned after sending inappropriate Snapchat photos to students and was later charged in a separate case on a child pornography case, pled guilty to that charge, according to court documents.

JONESBORO — After setting new records for three consecutive days, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped Tuesday, the Arkansas Department of Health reported.

JONESBORO — Construction of City Water and Light’s solar farm in the Craighead Technology Park has encountered additional delays due to complications from the coronavirus pandemic, Jake Rice III, CWL general manager, told the CWL board of directors Tuesday, .

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

JONESBORO — The man killed during a raid in Jonesboro on Jan. 12 has been identified as Michael Neuman, 31, of Brookland, according to the coroner's office.

BROOKLAND — A new 50-acre outdoor sports complex is under development for the residents of Brookland. The complex will be located on County Road 760 on the west side of the new Highway 49.

Sunny Ray Fout and her grandmother, Suzette Wewers, both of Trumann, eat brunch Saturday at the Foundation of the Arts’ Brunch with Cinderella event in downtown Jonesboro. More than 75 children attended the event.

HARRISBURG — A 28-year-old Poinsett County woman was convicted of manslaughter and abuse of a corpse in the 2018 scalding death of her 1-month-old baby Friday following a three-day trial, according to a news release from 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Keith Chrestman.

Tonya Wooten (second from left) a bakery / deli clerk with the Hays Supermarket in Paragould Plaza Shopping Center was the $10,000 winner of the recent Hays / Food Smart companywide COVID-19 vaccination incentive campaign. The company created the program to encourage employees to become full…

Selig in work-study program

JONESBORO — A woman’s sixth arrest for driving while intoxicated since 2015 on Saturday got her a $10,000 cash-only bond Monday from District Judge Tommy Fowler.

JONESBORO — After double-digit percentage growth in local sales tax collections in 2021, the first receipts for 2022 were even higher, according to information provided Monday by Craighead County Treasurer Terry McNatt and the City of Jonesboro finance department.

JONESBORO — A 25-year-old Jonesboro man was shot and injured at about 9:08 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of a gas station at 1715 E. Johnson Ave., according to a Jonesboro police report.

JONESBORO — With larger planes flying into the Jonesboro Municipal Airport, the Arkansas Aeronautics Commission has approved $400,000 in grants to help accommodate them.

Little Rock — The Department of Transformation and Shared Services has announced that the application period is now open for college-aged students to apply for the Arkansas Public Service Internship Program, MyARInternship.

Free COVID-19 vaccines available

LINCOLN, Neb. — In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2022 State Farm is expanding its Neighborhood Assist grant program to award 100 $25,000 grants to nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects. Previously 40 grants had been awarded.

Jordan named to dean’s list

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

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