JONESBORO — Someone with administrative access to Jonesboro Public Schools Twitter account liked former president Barack Obama’s Twitter comments Wednesday about Kamala Harris, giving the impression the school district was endorsing a candidate.

JONESBORO — Less than 550 voters turned out Tuesday night to approve a continuation of the Jonesboro Public Schools’ 33.10 millage rate.

JONESBORO — A growing number of communities across Northeast Arkansas have more than 10 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to new statistics released Monday by the non-profit Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

Someone dumped this mattress and box springs set overnight Tuesday at the corner of North Caraway and Greensboro Road. They were left in the right of way of a vacant lot. Two old tires were dumped around the corner about two weeks ago, and trash and other junk litter the roadway to Arkansas …

JONESBORO — With better than expected revenue through the first seven months of this year, city officials are looking at opening up the spigot on up to $3.4 million in new spending for the remainder of the year.


Myatt, 2, left, and Benton Leath, 3, help their grandmother Vera Leath water her flowers in Jonesboro. They are the children of Andrew and Kylee Leath, also of Jonesboro. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to a…

Traffic crosses the new overpass on Watt Street after construction crews closed the railroad crossing on Highland Drive Tuesday afternoon. A second overpass will be constructed over the tracks on Highland Drive.

JONESBORO — While the number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks has grown by alarming rates, state officials Tuesday saw some positive signs.

POCAHONTAS — A funeral director who also serves as a minister confessed to being a meth dealer and user following his weekend arrest, according to sheriff's deputies.

Shoppers enter J.C. Penney on Friday for the first time since a March 28 tornado devastated The Mall at Turtle Creek. The reopening puts about 70 people back to work. To celebrate, the JCPenney Communities Foundation donated $5,000 to support United Way of Northeast Arkansas for its rental a…

Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse presents a diploma Friday to a summer 2020 graduate during the evening commencement in Centennial Bank Stadium.

Gill Fowler (center) is pictured with Anas Al-Rasheed, an Arkansas State University graduate and former Kuwait Minister of Information and Nawzat Abu Alasi (left), a Jordanian journalism professor, last October in Morocco. Fowler and others were presenters at the Arab/ U.S. Assocaition of Co…

JONESBORO — With sales taxes and other revenues coming in at a better pace than expected due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Harold Perrin has proposed more than $3.4 million in new spending that had previously been put on hold.

JONESBORO — Planning commissioners Tuesday will resume discussion of commercial subdivision plans for Tommy’s Development Addition, 3700 E. Johnson Ave.

JONESBORO — County Judge Marvin Day wants to diversify the Bono Volunteer Fire Department board, so the public safety committee will discuss a resolution to appoint new members on Monday.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University will be home to the nation’s first center for no boundary thinking, an interdisciplinary facility meant to find scientific answers to real world problems.

Milan Patna, 4, shows off the home-grown vegetables he picked from his family’s garden in their Valley View backyard. Milan enjoys learning about plants and vegetables. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to and…

JONESBORO — The suspect in a February 2019 robbery of the Gee Street Family Dollar was sentenced Thursday to nearly 15 years in state prison, prosecutors announced.

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JONESBORO — At least 18 nursing homes in Northeast Arkansas have had confirmed cases of coronavirus since the pandemic reached the state in March.

JONESBORO — Kade Holliday was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in county jail after a judge found him in contempt of a court order.

JONESBORO — Craighead County had 68 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the Arkansas Department of Health reported – second only to Pulaski.

POCAHONTAS — A former friend pleaded guilty Thursday to killing former state Sen. Linda Collins, who was found dead from multiple stab wounds outside her Pocahontas-area home last year.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is requiring schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, state education officials said Wednesday, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus.


JONESBORO — The governor’s office, instead of educators, is pushing for the return of high school football, Jonesboro Public Schools Superintendent Kim Wilbanks said Wednesday.


JONESBORO — A professor at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University has received a grant to study migraine headache management and prevention.

JONESBORO — A $250,000 cash-only bond was set Wednesday for a man suspected of injuring a female family member with his truck and fleeing the scene.

Clara Robinson, 96, shows off one of the tomatoes she harvested this year from her garden in Trumann. Her freezer is full, and more than 80 bags of vegetables have been delivered to neighbors and strangers in town. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arka…

PARAGOULD — A Jonesboro man is expected to appear in Greene County District Court today following a two-county chase, during which he nearly ran over a deputy, authorities say.

JONESBORO — Former state representative Harold Copenhaver announced Monday his campaign for mayor of Jonesboro.

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Quality Gladiolus Gardens owner Brian Kelly repurposes a page from The Jonesboro Sun to wrap sunflowers he sold Tuesday at the ASU Regional Farmers Market.

It was Halloween in July at Sage Meadow as Ryker Johnson cut his grandmother Linda Light’s pumpkin grown from seeds from last year’s pumpkin. It weighed 15 pounds and was 35 inches in circumference. There were two more on the vine. The vine has many beautiful large orange flowers enjoyed by …

JONESBORO — Fifteen new deaths due to the novel coronavirus in Arkansas included one each in Craighead, Lawrence and Randolph counties Tuesday.

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JONESBORO — The Jonesboro City Council brought Mayor Harold Perrin to tears Tuesday after voting unanimously to name the city’s Miracle League Park in his honor.