JONESBORO — The rollout of coronavirus vaccines has provided hope for Northeast Arkansans, but Craighead County District Court is offering amnesty electronically to slow the spread of COVID-19.

JONESBORO — The Arkansas Department of Health reports that new cases of the coronavirus declined by 25 percent last week statewide.

Arkansas Department of Transportation employee Ashley Booth and other workers spent a recent afternoon repairing potholes along Culberhouse Road.

JONESBORO — The man who fatally shot himself Monday in the 200 block of Allis Street has been identified as Patrick Alston, 59, of Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — A proposal to change the way Jonesboro City Council members are elected was sent back to a committee to make changes and clarify some issues.

JONESBORO — Haley Stotts was recently named business development and marketing officer for First Security Bank of Jonesboro. Stotts will cultivate and manage community relations as well as develop and implement external and internal marketing efforts.

JONESBORO — A federal bankruptcy court judge has agreed to delay through May the deadline to decide how to handle Kade Holliday’s debts.

JONESBORO — After a one-week post-New Year’s surge, the number of new coronavirus cases declined this past week in Northeast Arkansas, based on a comparison of daily reports from the Arkansas Department of Health.

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man is among eight Arkansas residents who claim in a lawsuit that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge misuses her office to promote her political aspirations and illegally used taxpayer money.

JONESBORO — As distribution continues, a bulk of local deputies are signed up with local pharmacies to receive the coronavirus vaccines.

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Trinity Simmons shows off her display Monday she created for the children’s area at Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library honoring civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

JONESBORO — Brian Richardson, who has managed a Jonesboro-based public relations and consulting firm focused on initiative projects, strategic advisement and political marketing, has been named Jonesboro’s new chief administrative officer.

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Red Cross Blood and Platelet Donation Center will close its doors after being a part of the community for nearly 20 years.

JONESBORO — Nettleton School Board members will consider tonight approving paid emergency leave for educators who are quarantining due to COVID-19.

JONESBORO — A teen faces significant jail time after police say he threatened a woman with a gun and shot at her.

BROOKLAND — An investigation into missing equipment from the Brookland School District has been closed because there was no crime that could be pinned on any one person, the investigator told The Sun on Friday.

JONESBORO — Almost 10 months after a tornado ravaged The Mall at Turtle Creek, Mayor Harold Copenhaver said not enough progress has been made to bring the place back to life.

JONESBORO — Thursday’s report from the Arkansas Department of Health includes two coronavirus deaths each in Craighead and Clay counties and one each in Greene and Poinsett counties among 42 statewide.

JONESBORO — If he’s lucky, Michael McFarlin of McFarlin Pharmacy in Monette will receive 40 vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine next week.

JONESBORO — As the Arkansas Department of Health distributes the coronavirus vaccine, officials say local first responders are receiving their second doses.

JONESBORO — Attorney Wade Bowen, based in Jonesboro, has been elected as a member of the corporate law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney Jordan Wimpy, a native of Poinsett County, has been elected as a member of the corporate law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

JONESBORO — Brookshield Laurent, DO, chair of clinical medicine at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, has been named to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Board of Directors.

JONESBORO — Chris Evins was recently named to the HOT 100 List by Insurance Business America. This list spotlights the top insurance professionals in the country who have not only survived but thrived during the past 12 months.


American Red Cross employee Teresa Barton assists Buster Bush, Jonesboro, in donating blood Wednesday morning at the annual “Be the Hero” Blood Drive at St. Bernards Senior Life Center in Jonesboro. Bush said he has donated blood ever since he joined the military and has received his 12-gall…


Dakota Ryan removes a 42-inch drill bit from a crane while Antonio Givan adjusts the torque after drilling holes into the pavement Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highland Drive and Caraway Road. The duo work for Construction Management and Maintenance, of Little Rock, which has bee…

JONESBORO — No arrests have been made in the active police probe into the Monday night shooting at the Wolf Creek Apartments.


American Red Cross employee Jerrica Fox checks Keith Nichols’ temperature Wednesday morning at the annual “Be the Hero” blood drive at St. Bernards Senior Life Center in Jonesboro. Nichols, of Jonesboro, said he donates blood once or twice a year and is a universal donor. The event will cont…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First District Congressmen Rick Crawford of Jonesboro voted against impeaching President Donald Trump Wednesday, citing implications for the future.

Emily Hope, Arkansas State University student activities board assistant director, and Keyon Atkins, president of student activities, pass out a free T-shirts Tuesday to freshman nursing student Brianna Harris and Lexie Rice, a sophomore studying radiology.

Bay High School senior Hazel Russell works on a recipe for her family and consumer science class.

JONESBORO — A major road project that was planned for last year may finally get underway later this year.

JONESBORO — A man was hospitalized Monday night following a shooting at the Wolf Creek Apartments, police say.

BAY — While COVID-19 is at the forefront of most preparedness plans for school districts, Bay School District is also planning for the future.

JONESBORO — With only 3 percent of the state’s population vaccinated so far, Arkansas is expanding its distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to teachers and people aged 70 and older, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

JONESBORO — With the announcement of a new grant, the City of Jonesboro has begun advertising for bids for construction of the final major element of Veterans Village on Aggie Road.

JONESBORO — Austin Copenhaver, a career coach at Jonesboro High School’s Business, Communication Arts and Law Academy, said students are facing an uncertain future.

JONESBORO — St. Bernards Medical Center will soon roll out a new program designed to allow patients hospital-level care from the comfort of their homes.

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JONESBORO — The post-holiday surge started to become evident last week, as the daily average number of new coronavirus cases rose for the first time in more than a month.

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