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Anti-Property Maintenance Code Group Attemps to Stop Special Election Petition

Anti-Property Maintenance Code Group Attemps to Stop Special Election Petition

Disputes over the passing of the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code continue as one group works to gather signatures, despite the actions of another. A spokesperson for the Committee to Repeal Property Code 105-2 told the Jonesboro Sun they believe anonymously signed letters from a code supporting group mailed to businesses has helped their cause.

02/12/2016 9:09 AM

NRA Endorses Sen. Boozman for March 1st Primary

NRA Endorses Sen. Boozman for March 1st Primary

 The National Rifle Association has announced they are endorsing Sen. John Boozman for re-election in the upcoming March 1st Arkansas primary. The Boozman Campaign announced Thursday the NRA chose to endorse the republican senator.An official statement from the NRA said Boozman was awarded an “A” rating from the group for his “consistent and proven voting record in support of the Second Amendment.”  

02/12/2016 7:01 AM

Tickets Are On Sale for Penn Mutual CRC 7s Rugby Tournament

Tickets Are On Sale for Penn Mutual CRC 7s Rugby Tournament

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s rugby team will open the 2016 spring season this month and tickets are already on sale for the 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship tournament.

02/11/2016 3:45 PM

SBTDC to Hold Round Table Small Business Small Talks

SBTDC to Hold Round Table Small Business Small Talks

JONESBORO – “Start-up Small Talks,” an opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage with experts who have a wide breadth of expertise in areas such as finance, business structures and small business insurance, will be hosted by the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Thursday, Feb. 25, from 1-3 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop.

02/11/2016 1:30 PM

Boozman discusses ISIS, North Korea, the federal budget and more on KASU

Boozman discusses ISIS, North Korea, the federal budget and more on KASU

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) says the President doesn't need Congressional authority to fight ISIS. Also, in his monthly talk with KASU, he discussed sanctions against North Korea, the new federal budget proposal, new environmental regulations that are on hold, and more. Click on the link to hear the entire interview.

02/11/2016 9:17 AM

JETS Reports Steady Ridership, but Low Revenues

JETS Reports Steady Ridership, but Low Revenues

The Jonesboro Economic Transit System is seeing a steady number of bus riders, but is losing revenue. JETS Director Steve Ewart explained to committee members that last month’s revenue numbers were almost $1,500 less than one year ago. Last January, JETS brought in over $4,000.  Last month, JETS brought in $2,700.  Ewart blamed the revenue loss on the system’s fare collecting system.  He says regular glitches and malfunctions have made it hard to collect money for rides. 

02/11/2016 6:58 AM

Global demographic shifts, inflation, interest rates all concerns for farmers

Global demographic shifts, inflation, interest rates all concerns for farmers

Arkansas farmers should look at several factors in determining how they will face challenges this year.  Agricultural economist Dr. Jason Henderson from Purdue University’s Extension Service spoke during Arkansas State University’s Agri Business Conference.  He says three main factors should be thought about immediately:

02/10/2016 3:17 PM

Air Force

Air Force 'Shades of Blue' Jazz Ensemble in Concert Series

The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Shades of Blue jazz ensemble will present a free concert in Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center on Friday, Feb. 19. The ensemble's performance, presented in partnership with A-State's Lecture-Concert Series, is a family-friendly, all-ages event.

02/10/2016 3:00 PM

Iktus Combo to Perform in Lecture-Concert Series

Iktus Combo to Perform in Lecture-Concert Series

Iktus Combo, a New York City-based contemporary music ensemble, will present the next concert in the Lecture-Concert Series at Arkansas State University Thursday, Feb. 18. Admission is free to the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

02/10/2016 2:30 PM

MLK Commission to Present Nonviolence Youth Summit Featuring Keynote Speaker Ethel Tompkins

MLK Commission to Present Nonviolence Youth Summit Featuring Keynote Speaker Ethel Tompkins

JONESBORO — The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the Arkansas Department of Human Services will host “Nonviolence Youth Summit XVI: Remember Hoxie” Monday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arkansas State University, Carl R. Reng Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road. The event is part of the celebration of Black History Month. The confirmed keynote speaker will be Ethel Tompkins, the first African-American to graduate from Hoxie Public Schools.

02/10/2016 1:00 PM

Jonesboro City Officies Closed for Presidents Day; Sanitation Schedule Changes

Jonesboro City Officies Closed for Presidents Day; Sanitation Schedule Changes

Jonesboro City Officies will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 15.  According to the City of Jonesboro website, the trash pick up schedule for the week will change as follows:

02/10/2016 9:34 AM

Career Closet Prepares Students with Professional Attire

Career Closet Prepares Students with Professional Attire

Arkansas State University’s College of Business is holding a Career Closet for students.  This program gets students ready for job interviews by helping them dress the part, as well as making sure they are ready for job interviews.  H. Steve Leslie is instructor of business communications at Arkansas State University and tells why this is important:

02/10/2016 9:17 AM

Jonesboro City Council Committee Pushes $1,000,000 in Pay Raises

Jonesboro City Council Committee Pushes $1,000,000 in Pay Raises

  The Jonesboro City Council Finance Committee is considering an ordinance which could add more than $1 million to the city employee pay plan.

02/10/2016 8:58 AM

Inside A-State Newsletter of Faculty and Staff Achievements

Inside A-State - 02/10/2016

02/10/2016 12:00 AM

Susan Hutchinson recognizes the work of CASA

Susan Hutchinson recognizes the work of CASA

Arkansas’ First Lady Susan Hutchinson came to Jonesboro to attend a ribbon cutting and to recognize volunteers of CASA of the 2nd Judicial District.  CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates and volunteers go through extensive training to be the voice for abused and neglected children in court.  Hutchinson tells KASU news the program is important because children need an individual voice when they are brought before a judge:

02/09/2016 3:36 PM

Master of Engineering Management Degree Going Online

Master of Engineering Management Degree Going Online

Opportunities in advanced engineering education are expanding at Arkansas State University, largely due to a new online degree in engineering management. The master's degree in engineering management was developed and planned for working professionals and other individuals with an engineering background who wanted to take the next career step and by preparing to become a manager or team project leader, according to Dr. Paul Mixon, dean of engineering at A-State.

02/09/2016 3:15 PM

Craighead Co. Quorum Court Committee Addresses Millions in Unpaid Fines & Penalties

Craighead Co. Quorum Court Committee Addresses Millions in Unpaid Fines & Penalties

Craighead County’s District Court has millions of dollars of unpaid fines and penalties on the books. In order to get more people to pay, the Quorum Court’s Finance Committee is recommending the District court look at a 90-day period where those who owe money can pay less than what they owe, or receive a tax credit. Committee Member Ken Stacks says he thinks the 90-day window would be fair, and it would give those who owe an incentive to pay. 

02/09/2016 8:43 AM

Delta Center Awarded $500,000 Grant from Federal EDA

Delta Center Awarded $500,000 Grant from Federal EDA

Arkansas State University received a federal grant to create the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System (EARIS). Under the i6 Challenge program, A-State's Delta Center for Economic Development submitted a successful application for $500,000 to help establish the EARIS. A-State will utilize i6 funds and matching to leverage local, state, and federal partnerships and for EARIS's creation and launch. Combined with $$886,967 in in-kind matching, A-State's i6 project has $1.39 million in total support.

02/08/2016 4:45 PM

Noranda Goes Bankrupt; Closes 3rd Pot Line

Noranda Goes Bankrupt; Closes 3rd Pot Line

Noranda Aluminum announces today they are filling for chapter 11 bankruptcy and will shut down their third remaining pot line in New Madrid, Mo. KAIT-TV reports company officials said they will continue work on the 3rd primary pot line until March 2016, then operations will be reduced.  Noranda said work could restart if business conditions improve. 

02/08/2016 11:45 AM

HPMEC Honors Student Art Exhibition Winners

HPMEC Honors Student Art Exhibition Winners

PIGGOTT – Anna Oppenheim, a freshman at Bay High School, is the winner of the 14th Annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition. Her work, See No Evil, was announced along with other winners and participants Saturday, Jan. 30, at a reception at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott.

02/05/2016 2:00 PM