Recently, former congressman and current Blue Cross official Vic Snyder asked for drivers to slow down. Speeds, he reported, were up over the last two years and not just in his neighborhood.

It was late Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, 1941, and being the oldest kid at home, 9 years old, I was feeding and milking our few animals. My dad being a preacher was off on an assignment.

In his op-ed titled “Inflation is not a problem” (Sun, Nov. 30), Dr. Gary Latanich makes the best possible argument for the Biden Administration’s economic policies and attempts to minimize the impact of inflation on our daily lives.

With the drowning deaths of 27 migrants crossing the Channel from France to England, illegal migration from the Third World is front and center anew in European politics.

I couldn’t help but note the irony of Friday’s press release from the Craighead County Historical Society and the Craighead County Jonesboro Library seeking monetary donations to help preserve editions of The Jonesboro Sun from 1939 into the 2000s.

Twitter's stock-in-trade is misery. Mind you, that's not the company's exclusive line; the service does have its heartwarming moments. But the main attraction is its firehose feed of awfulness: Terrible news. Viral outrages. Mobs calling for the sacking of some distant stranger. Performative…

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments for and against a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks. The arguments – pro and con – are familiar, but there is a greater argument to be made for upholding the law and, should a majority of justices decide to do so, over…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State had 10 players combine for 11 selections to the All-Sun Belt Conference football team, announced Thursday by the league office.

The CIA discovered something scary in October: Russia was moving troops toward the Ukrainian border – and, unlike in previous border thrusts, was making secret plans about how to use them.

Readers of this column often find important lessons on courage, integrity, and generosity among the stories of the famous lives presented. History offers important lessons after the fact. Most significantly, it shows why it is vital to take action at that moment instead of waiting for a bett…

I would like to address a letter from Conner Hibbard on Nov. 30. We may have high sales taxes, but that’s because no one here in Arkansas want to pay property or income taxes.

According to Gallup on the issue of crime, President Joe Biden is 18 points underwater. While 57 percent of Americans disapprove of how he is handling crime, only 39 percent approve.

It’s hard to ignore. America’s two political parties are not what they used to be.

The topic of the sales tax in both Jonesboro and the entirety of Arkansas needs to be addressed more often. According to Kiplinger, we are in the top 10 states with the highest sales tax. To be on this list while there are states that don’t even have a sales tax of any kind shows that we nee…

Inflation is the latest objection to be raised when it comes to passing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, also known as the reconciliation bill.

A front page story in The Jonesboro Sun on Nov. 16 told of a car crash that resulted in the death of a woman, and a male being transported to The Med in Memphis.

In a time of excessive partisanship, actions taken this year by state legislators on a timely issue provide further evidence citizens can find more policy solutions in Little Rock than in Washington, D.C.

When I moved back to Jonesboro in 1970, it was to fulfill an ambition that had been born during my time as a student at Arkansas State College. In the journalism program here my teacher and mentor had been the legendary L.W. “Tex” Plunkett, who had been its founder and had made it into Arkan…

It did not take long for the state’s Republican elected officials to line up behind Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her campaign for governor once her only primary opponent, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, dropped out of the race.

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor.

Amazing to read that over 4 million Americans quit their jobs in September – part of a mass labor pullout being called the Great Resignation. The social and economic chaos unleashed by COVID-19 has apparently jumbled pre-pandemic assumptions.

Remember those “shovel-ready jobs” promised by the Obama-Biden administration in 2011? When many failed to appear after passage of this spending boondoggle, President Obama joked, “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.”

When you put off dealing with your problems, they tend to just get bigger.

Arkansas Department of Transportation officials spent years asking lawmakers for more money for the state’s highways and bridges, often without success.

Claiming territory like a conquering army, a vast desert is on the march. It swallows small towns, suburbs and the wide expanses of farmland in between. Art Cullen is determined to beat back the tumbleweeds.

After nearly three weeks since moving to our new location at 1300 Stone St., I drove to work Friday morning and ended up in the employee parking lot at 518 Carson St.

Re: Diane Parnell's recent rant in The Sun's Thursday edition under the heading "Can't fix stupid".

People are waking to the possibility of Medicare For All, a transformative health care reform that would provide quality care to all people, regardless of wealth, age or employment.

As Bob Hester's letter detailed, when the legislative and executive branches of government fail to act in the best interests of those they serve, who's left of trust?

Cue the non-outrage by the banning-books crew after St. Mark’s Episcopal Church received a menacing threat. You would think that the Safe Library Books for Kids – Arkansas group would be concerned about the children who go there for daycare and school.

I'm sick of hearing phrases like "no one is above the law" from the very people who think they are above the law, such as politicians who should be spending life in prison for lies and corruption and in courtrooms where criminals now have more rights than parents or law-abiding citizens and …

There is an old saying that, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” That saying is true as evil is obviously alive and well in Craighead County.

Which is harder, a rock or a hard place? Situated squarely between the two of them, UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson decided to take his chances with the hard place.


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