Category Archives: News

Dog Park Awaits Donations

By Katie Woodall Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO – Almost a year after plans for a dog park were unveiled, lack of funding still keeps the city from starting the groundwork. Organizers presented plans for a dog park for Jonesboro at a late March 2016 meeting, after a group of citizens approached Mayor Harold Perrin and Parks and Recreation Director

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Delta Residents Join March for Women, Equality

by Caitlin Janczys Delta Digital News Service LITTLE ROCK – People filled the intersection at Pulaski and Capitol streets, waiting behind a long purple marker. Police blockaded the surrounding streets, preparing for participants to walk. Thousands of citizens joined at the Capitol Saturday, Jan. 21, as part of the Women’s March. Formally known as the Million Woman March, the Women’s March originated

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Voters Give Officials More Time

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media Arkansas voters passed an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that will lengthen term limits for elected county officials from two years to four years. As Kirsten May explains, people in those positions think this will help them be more effective. JONESBORO — Now even though the new term limits won’t go

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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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The Price of Cotton Drops

Originally posted on Arkansas State Photojournalism:
With cotton production at a 38 year low, Logan Dewitt and his father Allen (not pictured) experience technical difficulties with their picking machine in the cotton field on Nov. 5, 2015. The cotton picking machine fails to wrap the cotton, causing it to fall out unpackaged. This creates an unwanted delay for the farmers,…

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