Monthly Archives: October 2016

UPDATE: Turnout for Cannabis Issues Doubtful

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media JONESBORO — Arkansas voters will see five issues on their ballot this year, including two different proposals about medical marijuana. ASU TV’s Kirsten May reports on differences in the proposals and how they might affect the state election. Issue 6 is the Medical Marijuana Amendment. Issue 7 is the Medical Cannabis

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Students’ Sweat Equity Benefits City, Habitat

by Austin Hayslip Courtesy of A-State Department of Media After a year working with Habitat for Humanity, Jonesboro High School students are getting their hands dirty. ASU TV’s Austin Hayslip reports. “I loved it, I love the whole idea of working with your classmates to work for a common goal, and that being building a house for a Jonesboro citizen,”

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Bicyclist Voices Safety Concerns

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media There are a growing number of cyclists in Jonesboro, but there are still no roads with designated bike lanes in the city and some cyclists feel there are not many safe places to ride. ASU TV’s Kirsten May looked into what is being done in Jonesboro to make it more bike-friendly. JONESBORO,

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Community, Police Join Forces

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media Across the nation, tensions continue to rise between law enforcement and community members. Officers in Jonesboro hope to avoid those situations by strengthening relationships with citizens. ASUTV News’ Kirsten May attended an event to bring them together and has more details about what people thought of it. JONESBORO, Ark. — The

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Crowd Enjoys BBQ Festival

by Myful Al Sarah Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO, Ark. – The sharp smell of barbecue, the clouds of charcoal smoke, a big crowd eating meat and cheering up with concert music  – the 8th annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival proved a success. People from all over the region traveled to Northeast Arkansas to participate in the contest and enjoy what

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Juke Joint Piano Finds New Home

by Marie Mitchell Delta Digital News Service NEWPORT, Ark. — An old photo led to a new key to the past during this year’s Depot Days’ celebration. More than 50 years ago, along an area of road now known as Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 in Jackson County, a juke joint called Porky’s Barbeque attracted performers and audiences alike. At the time,

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