JONESBORO, Ark- Arkansas State University along with Ashely Homestore partnered together. Gifting two families brand new furniture after theirs were damaged and destroyed in the March 28th Jonesboro tornado. “So, when things are impacted with the tornado, with a natural disaster, Covid, really the year we’ve had in 2020 we wanted to jump in wherever we could. So, our store was destroyed as well, we, had to rebuild that. But, in the midst of that, we still wanted to be sure th
JONESBORO,AR- A group of local investors wants to restore the site of a long-gone grocery store in Jonesboro. The Shops at Parker LLC plans to redevelop the former Cash Savers grocery building on Southwest Drive. Part owner Luke McCartney says the pandemic and snowstorm can’t stop the growth here in Jonesboro. “We were looking at possible moving to this side of town and this building became available and we decided that this would be a great opportunity to not only take an ol
JONESBORO, Ark- If you’ve drive-by Jonesboro High School, you might notice trees are gone and a small construction site. This is because the district will soon break ground on a project, adding a new building onto the high school. “Where you’re seeing the construction now, there is a barricade. There’s a gate. A lot of the dirt that’s being moved we’re gonna put some parking area out on that big square,” says Dr. William Cheatham Jonesboro Public Schools’ assistant superinten
On Tuesday, February 23rd, you get a chance to eat some great tacos and help out a great cause! Sierra Waggoner speaks with some students from NYITCOM at Arkansas State about a fundraiser at Tacos 4 Life on this edition of This Is Home Today...
The "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series of books has been a best seller world wide, and now one of the co-authors has a new book released this week just for children and their parents. On this edition of This Is Home Today, Sierra Waggoner sits down with author Jack Canfield to learn more about his new children's book, "I Can Believe In Myself"...
JONESBORO, Ark- For several of weeks, the Salvation Army’s has been operating as a twenty-four-hour warming center. Caring for the needs of the homeless in the area. With over two dozen people taking shelter at one point, a record number for this experienced staff. “We had a high of 28 that stayed in our shelter and, last night we, dwindled down to about ten. All of this was new, having a warming center around the clock,” says Northeast Arkansas Chapter of the Salvation Army’
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark- ARDOT crews, are work around the clock to clear snow and ice from the roadways. District engineer Brad Smithee says patience plus warmer temperatures and additional work will get us back to normal driving conditions. “And then when the snow started falling on this latest event, we were- I’ll say we couldn’t be in as good as shape because the event just didn’t give us the time. We still had chlorides on the ground. Snow and water and everything it was di
JONESBORO, Ark- The city of Jonesboro is deploying the Arkansas Army National Guard to assist first responders. The National Guard will help responders with any help they may need. From attending to wrecks to helping stranded motorists stuck in the snow. “[Now] they’ve come in to help with the snowstorm. We’ve had several people getting out trying to brave the roadways. Some of them in small cars or two-wheeled drives. So, we had a large number of people getting stuck and sta
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark- With little notice, multiple energy companies across the state made a drastic decision last night, planning power outages to various areas in Arkansas. Something they say could happen during extreme weather conditions, as residents use more electricity. “It cuts our load down because it was fixing to be over capacity. And you don’t want that to happen with the generator,” says Monty Williams, Craighead Electric vice president of marketing and communicat
JONESBORO,AR- Winter weather is nice until it comes to people not having electricity. Many Texans are without power. Will Arkansans will see that happening in Arkansas too. Electric companies across Arkansas are asking members to limit the use of electricity service to avoid maxing out on the usage for all homes. “The storm that we’re experiencing is actually a multi-state issue with extremely cold temperatures for anybody that’s been outside or probably in your house even it