Monthly Archives: September 2016

Journalist, Artist Pass Through on Western Trek

JONESBORO, Ark. – A journalist and artist team from Alabama stopped through Jonesboro during their quest to bring public attention to problems with privatization of the national parks. Loosely traveling the same path Capt. Meriwether Louis and 2nd Lt. William Clark took in 1804, Glynn Wilson and Walter Simon of Alabama plan to travel to St. Louis next on their

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Using the Arts to Change Lives

JONESBORO, Ark. – Premiering on Broadway in 1969, the musical “1776” showcases important events in American history. But even after the success of its latest show, members of the Foundation of Arts for Northeast Arkansas still consider bringing the community together to be its greatest endeavor. FOA creative and artistic director Kristi Pulliam said “1776” draws the audience due to its humanization of

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Stop When the School Bus Stops

JONESBORO, Ark. – Every day thousands of area school children board school buses. However, many drivers do not stop when the school bus stops. Jonesboro Police Department’s public information officer Paul Holmes said the city issued 23 citations in the past 12 months to drivers caught passing stopped school buses. He said the penalties often shock drivers. According to Arkansas

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PLWC Helps Paragould Students Start Year

by Todd Kelley Community Journalist    The Paragould Light Water and Cable (PLWC) Company’s Volunteerism committee provided food and school supplies donated by employees to help area students start the 2016 school year.    PLWC’s Environmental Services manager Lisa Ellington along with committee members Michael Sims and Greg Adams delivered 108 backpacks and various food items to both Greene County Tech and Paragould

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