JONESBORO — The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, a Heritage Site of Arkansas State University, was recently selected as the winner of the 2016 Best of the South award. The honor is bestowed each year on behalf of the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” committee for the Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH).
10/21/2016 5:45 PM
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s rugby team will travel to the state capital to play the Little Rock Stormers Men’s Club, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Little Rock Rugby Complex, 14301 Dineen Drive.
10/21/2016 5:15 PM
Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present Still on the Hill, the Ozark folk duo, as its next performance in the 2016-17 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
10/21/2016 4:00 PM
The Howl-O-Ween Friendzy is the second annual fundraising event for the Friends of Music. It will be a fun musical show appropriate for all ages with the theme of “The Addams Family.” There also will be contests with prizes, games and spooky fun. All money raised will go toward music scholarships.
10/21/2016 3:00 PM
A fund has been established to raise funds to replace the vandalized headstone of a Westside Middle School shooting victim. The headstone marking the grave of Stephanie Johnson at Keller’s Chapel Cemetery was discovered knocked over and broken Thursday. Stephanie Johnson was 12 years old when she and four others were slain in 1998 by two classmates. Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott worked with representatives of Bear State to establish the fund for the headstone replacement. Anyone who wishes to make a contribution to the fund may do so in person at any Bear State Bank branch or mail a check to Stephanie Johnson Memorial Fund, Bear State Bank, P. O. Box 3020, Jonesboro, AR 72403.
10/21/2016 10:27 AM
UPDATE: 9:24 AM: BRTC Pocahontas campus is all clear. The lockdown has been lifted. Pocahontas is all clear! Lock down is lifted. — Black River Tech (@BlackRiverTC) October 20, 2016
10/20/2016 8:29 AM
JONESBORO — Finalists from the first round of Arkansas State University’s ninth annual Fall Business Plan Competition, hosted by the College of Business, were announced Wednesday afternoon live via Facebook. The contenders include eight teams for the oral presentation round and 10 for the live pitch competition.
10/19/2016 6:15 PM
Arkansas State is now a "Purple Heart University" as proclaimed by Chancellor Doug Whitlock Friday during a Homecoming open house hosted by the Department of Military Science.
10/19/2016 3:30 PM
Dr. Maureen Dolan takes the time to engage with her students to ensure they are gaining long-term understanding of course content. For her efforts, Dolan was selected by the Learning Outcomes Advisory Committee and Office of Assessment for the A-State professor of the month recognition.
10/19/2016 2:30 PM
Registration continues for one of the region’s longest-running bicycle events, the eighth annual Tour duh Sunken Lands, which starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, from downtown Tyronza. The Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum is the starting line for the 50-mile “cultural cycling tour.”
10/18/2016 12:00 PM
You can look at your November ballot before you go to the polls. Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday says the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office has established a website that allows you to view your ballot, as well as change any voter registration information. Holliday says this site is not new to the state, but it is new to Craighead County. "This site has been around for a while, but not all counties participate in this," said Holliday. "I want to make sure that we can get that information to voters as quickly as possible. It also allows voters to change any information on the ballot, such as last names, addresses and other information." Holliday also says this is better than publishing a sample ballot that might now be applicable to everyone: "Most of Jonesboro will be voting on a similar ballot, but there may be a different ballot if you live in Bay or Lake City. This will allow you to see your ballot quickly." Kade Holliday. You can view your ballot viewing it here.
10/18/2016 11:39 AM
In this story, you can hear each candidate for Jonesboro Mayor talk about the property maintenance code and how they plan to deal with dilapidated buildings in the future. Click on the Listen button to hear the story.
10/18/2016 6:40 AM
10/18/2016 12:00 AM
JONESBORO — The band Breaking Grass will perform a concert of bluegrass music Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person.
10/17/2016 6:00 PM
Chancellor Doug Whitlock visited the ROTC Homecoming Reception to let the cadets and alumni know he was proclaiming Arkansas State a Purple Heart University.
10/17/2016 3:06 PM
JONESBORO — Dr. Patricia Robertson, associate professor of business law in the College of Business at Arkansas State University, has been selected as “Woman of the Year” by the Jonesboro Business and Professional Women (BPW) organization. The BPW chapter is hosting a reception for National Business Women's Week, Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop Circle. She will be formally recognized with a plaque and certificate presentation.
10/17/2016 2:00 PM
A-State alumna Lynda Heath Bryant White's remarks at the A-State Alumni Association's annual Homecoming Brunch and Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony.
10/17/2016 11:43 AM
10/17/2016 9:18 AM
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
10/17/2016 8:52 AM
In this story, you can hear each candidate for Jonesboro Mayor talk about concerns that annexations, transportation projects, and development projects are taking place without thought of future impacts. Click on the Listen button to hear the story.
10/17/2016 6:40 AM
Concluding a campus process that began some weeks ago, the newly formed college that includes academic departments in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media and communication now has a name, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees. The name will be "College of Liberal Arts and Communication."
10/15/2016 5:30 PM
Nominators for 2016 Distinguished Alumna Lynda Bryant White talk about her achievements as a part of the A-State Alumni Association's annual Homecoming Brunch and Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony.
10/15/2016 4:57 PM
Arkansas is hosting a variety of fun activities for all types of people- from musicals and wine festivals to corn mazes and haunts! Travel Writer Kim Williams highlights some family-friendly events happening around Northeast Arkansas. If you or your kids love farm animals, hay mazes, and more fun activities, Williams has the perfect event for you. Williams also has information on haunted houses, zombie shoot-ups, and a nighttime zip-line for the thrill-seekers. We'll also go to an annual harvest festival with food, antique cars and farm equipment, live entertainment, and more. Featured stops in this episode include Corning, Augusta, Piggott, Jonesboro, and Wiederkehr Village.
10/15/2016 1:00 PM