Citing conflicts with state law, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin informed City Council members today that he is not signing an ordinance passed Tuesday that would require council members to participate in the selection of professional services contracts.

The decision mark...

City launches small business grant program

The City of Jonesboro is launching its first Micro-Enterprise Business Accelerator grant program.

This funding, available through the City’s Community Development Block Grant, will provide $2,500 to $10,000 for up to eight micro...

Jonesboro, all Craighead to move up trick or treat

Because of the forecast for potentially dangerous weather on Wednesday, Jonesboro and the rest of Craighead County will observe trick-or-treat activities on Tuesday, Oct. 30, a day ahead of the traditional Halloween.

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The City of Jonesboro presented four Community Development Block grants to nonprofits with a track record of success in the community on Tuesday.

The funding totals $77,142 and provides $25,209 to Mid-South Health Systems, $20,000 to El Centro Hispano, $19,952 to Habita...

The City of Jonesboro is stressing enforcement of its sign ordinances as part of beautification efforts along the city’s commercial corridors.

City ordinance limits the size and type of signs allowable in various zoning districts. Those that are allowable are required t...

The City is seeking participants for the initial Mayor’s Jonesboro Neighborhood Leadership class, an eight-part program created to foster civic engagement and create new leaders in our growing city.

“We want to expand and grow our leadership base in Jonesboro,” Mayor Ha...

Jonesboro has its first pump track, thanks to a 50/50 grant with Arkansas Outdoor Recreation, and the track is now open at Craighead Forest Park to mountain bikers, skateboarders and rollerbladers looking for an exciting new way to enjoy their hobby.

The course comprise...

Brad Pietz has been appointed assistant director of parks and recreation for the City of Jonesboro, Mayor Harold Perrin announced Thursday. Pietz succeeds Danny Kapales, who was promoted to director of the department.

Pietz has been assistant director of First National...

Jonesboro is ranked the fifth-best city for working parents in America, according to a newly released report by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that provides personal finance advice.

SmartAsset’s rankings, which rated Jonesboro seventh a year ago, highlighted...

Jonesboro nonprofit radio station KLEK-FM received a donation of almost $26,000 Wednesday from First National Bank that will allow the station to erect a 100-foot tower and widen its listening audience.

Mayor Harold Perrin helped connect the bank with KLEK, knowing the...

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