The growing population of those with mental health issues in Northeast Arkansas is a big concern for advocates. Jen Vincent, who is a mental health awareness advocate in Jonesboro, desires to see improvements in policies and treatment locally.

“I would like to see there...

January 20, 2019

Jonesboro’s stormwater management team is moving ahead with new plans to reduce flooding across all areas of the city. They include clearing land to create what officials call low-impact developments.

“When you cut the trees off and stuff, and build a structure, you’re...

January 3, 2019

An alternative roadway is in the works for motorists traveling to and from Jonesboro. The Arkansas Department of Transportation is creating a route using commerce drive to connect Highway 49 to Interstate I-555.

“It would make that trip a lot more convenient,” says Alan...

December 29, 2018

More community leaders are joining forces to help spread Christmas cheer to those in need in Jonesboro.

AR Care and Refuge Church in Jonesboro partnered to provide dozens of families with Christmas meals at the Refuge Hope Center in Jonesboro.

Visitors received bags stac...

December 28, 2018

At 315 Allis Street in Jonesboro, volunteers dedicate their Tuesday afternoons to providing after-school assistance to neighborhood children. They offer homework help, but also touch on skills that stretch beyond the classroom.

“We’re actually teaching kids how to write...

November 28, 2018

Walmart is making a push to employ more veterans, and their spouses. It gives Melissa McMahon, who is a sales associate, a place to serve in the workforce after her service in the armed forces.

 “I was in service for 20 years. I did two deployments within those twenty y...

September 11, 2018

A little less than a dozen volunteers started their trash pickup at Northside Park in Jonesboro, before moving to cedar heights and nearby neighborhoods. The group invested over an hour into picking up all the trash they could find.

Jonesboro volunteer program specialis...

August 28, 2018

Used car sales are up across the state. Premier auto general sales manager John Erickson believes the primary reason…is price.

“If you look at it…the average price of a new vehicle today is around fifty thousand dollars,” says Premier Auto general manager, John Erickson...

Residents in Jonesboro's Meadowbrook neighborhood are discussing ways to improve safety in the area. 15-year-old Quinton Tate collided with a pick-up truck while riding his bike at the intersection of Meadowbrook Road and West Washington Avenue Tuesday. Tate was airlif...

City councilman Joe Hafner is presenting a sidewalk ordinance this year, that if passed will require that all new commercial and residential constructions in Jonesboro include a sidewalk. Hafner's hope is that it will improve mobility for pedestrians traveling to and a...

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