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A-State SBTDC, Delta Cuisine Team Up for Seminar

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Farmers’ Market will join forces with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) to hold a seminar, “Utilizing a Commercial-Based Kitchen,” Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market, 3350 Aggie Road. It is free and open to the public.

05/04/2016 2:45 PM

Dyess Colony Visitors Center to Celebrate Grand Opening Anniversary May 21

JONESBORO — Visitors will have an opportunity to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Dyess Colony Visitors Center at the site of the former theatre and pop shop, Saturday, May 21, in Colony Circle, 110 Center Drive. Transformation of the theatre and pop shop into the Visitors Center is phase two of the master plan for the Dyess Colony restoration.

05/03/2016 5:45 PM

Hunt, Mello Endow College of Business Scholarship

JONESBORO — Dr. Shane Hunt, dean of the Arkansas State University College of Business, and Dr. John Mello, professor of supply chain management at A-State, have funded the Hunt-Mello Textbook Scholarship for business students at the university.

05/03/2016 5:30 PM

Supporters of Property Maintenance Code urge against repeal

Early voting is underway on the city of Jonesboro’s alderman’s race in Ward 6, position 1.  Also, the repeal of a controversial property maintenance code is up for voters to decide. 

05/03/2016 1:55 PM

Eldridge talks jobs, the economy, trade and healthcare with KASU News

KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with U.S. Senate Candidate Conner Eldridge.  Eldridge is challenging current U.S. Senator John Boozman.  In this interview, we learn about Conner and his views on the economy, healthcare, jobs and trade.  Click on the Listen button to hear the complete interview. 

05/03/2016 9:15 AM

Jonesboro Begins Early Voting on 2 Different Measures

Jonesboro residents begin early voting today (Tuesday) on 2 different measures.  Voters will get to decide on who will fill the vacant alderman seat for Ward 6, Position 1 left by Tim McCall. McCall resigned from his seat in early January after moving out of his ward.  The 5 candidates running for the position are Phillip Cook, Dr. Richard Wang, Captain James Boweman, Joseph Woodbury, and Bobby Long. 

05/03/2016 8:32 AM

Inside A-State - 05/03/2016

05/03/2016 12:00 AM

Patel Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Raj N. Patel of Bryant, a senior Honors student in interdisciplinary studies at Arkansas State University, is one of more than 250 American undergraduate students from 140 colleges and universities selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to study or intern abroad.

05/02/2016 3:30 PM

Weekend Storms Bring Minor River Flooding Conditions

After a line of weekend storms moving through the area, 3 rivers in the KASU listening area have been placed under a flood warning until Wednesday.The Associated Press reports forecasters said residents of Independence, Jackson, and Lawrence counties could be affected by the flooding of the Black River at Black Rock.  Sunday morning, the river was reported to be a little over 15 feet at minor flood stage; just about 1 foot above its 14 feet flood stage.

05/02/2016 11:44 AM

Alderman Candidates Propose Solutions to Jonesboro's Biggest Issues

  While the Property Maintenance Code and the Jonesboro Police salary issue received a little attention at Thursday night’s Alderman Debate, one theme took center stage more than any issue.The 5 candidates (Phil Cook, Dr. Richard Wang, Captain James Boweman, Joseph Woodbury, and Bobby Long) running for the Jonesboro City Council Ward 6, Position 1 seat felt there should be more transparency between the city government and its citizens.

05/02/2016 9:46 AM

New statewide radio news network Managing Editor announced

KUAR, along with its content partners in a regional journalism collaboration (RJC), is pleased to announce that Bobby Ampezzan will lead the newly created Natural State News as the project’s managing editor.

05/02/2016 9:08 AM

A-State Selects Dr. Carl Cates as Dean of New College

Arkansas State University is appointing Dr. Carl Cates of Valdosta State University to be the first dean of a newly structured college that combines programs in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media and communication.Cates currently is associate dean of the College of the Arts at the Georgia institution where he has served on faculty and in academic leadership roles for the past 23 years.

04/29/2016 9:24 AM

Registration Open for Eighth Annual 'Tour duh Sunken Lands' Ride

After one of its best attended events, the award-winning Tour duh Sunken Lands bicycle tour returns for its eighth edition on Nov. 5, 2016.

04/28/2016 3:00 PM

GW Communications bringing 28 jobs to Paragould

A Texas-based communications company is opening in Paragould.  The Arkansas Economic Development Commission made the announcement today. GW Communications will operate an office at 1707 Linwood Drive and will employ 28 people.  The new jobs will include computer operator positions and CAD Drafting.  According to the news release, GW Communications provides broadband services to telecommunications, cable, and other industries.

04/28/2016 11:16 AM

St. Bernards Welcomes Pediatrician Dr. Justin Yancey to Staff

 St. Bernards has announced the addition of pediatrician Doctor Justin Yancey to the medical staff. According to St. Bernard’s press release, Yancey will be working with the hospital to develop the pediatric hospitalist program. The West Helena native will also work with students of the New York Institute of Technology D.O. medical school at his Alma Mater of Arkansas State University, which is set to open in the fall. 

04/28/2016 11:14 AM

Jonesboro Ward 6 Aldermen candidates to debate

All five candidates for the Ward 6, position 1, vacancy on the Jonesboro City Council will participate Thursday in a public forum sponsored by the City of Jonesboro. The 2-hour event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Center.The candidates, who will be on a May 10 special election ballot, are:• James W. Bowman of 4410 Mockernut Lane, a riverboat captain;• Phillip Cook of 5216 Richardson Drive, a retired co-owner of a tool and die company;

04/28/2016 10:22 AM