Exclusive: Shipman speaks about leaving sheriff's race

Aug 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Craighead County Sheriff’s candidate John Shipman has exited the race before the November election. Shipman confirmed to NEA Report on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. that he was getting out of the race to focus on his family. “I’m going to redirect my energy,” Shipman said. “I’m going to refocus on somethings

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Walnut Ridge sued over condemnation

Aug 31, 2016

By Stan Morris | NEA Report WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The City of Walnut Ridge is a defendant in a lawsuit by two sisters over a condemnation effort to their property. For months, a battle has raged over the condemnation efforts of several properties and all have been resolved or seem to be except for

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Ag Sec. Wes Ward speaks to LawCo Chamber

Aug 31, 2016

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Farmers, flooding, Cuba and other topics of interest to those in the agriculture sector were discussed Wednesday in the quarterly Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Hosted by The Studio on Main Street in downtown Walnut Ridge, the quarterly meeting featured Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Arkansas, Wes Ward,

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20th Annual 'Order of the Pack' is Friday

Aug 31, 2016

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University students will conduct their 20th annual “Order of the Pack” Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. prior to the A-State v. Toledo football game at Centennial Bank Stadium. Order of the Pack, a campus tradition, is conducted annually to welcome a new class into the Red Wolves family.  Alumni and

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Judge rules against pro-wet effort

Aug 30, 2016

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A ruling came Tuesday afternoon in the case against Randolph County Clerk Rhonda Blevins and it was not one pro-wet proponents wanted to hear. Circuit Judge Phil Smith ruled against the pro-wet group’s effort to have a local option election this November. The ruling issued by Circuit Judge Phil Smith was lengthy.

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Rash of burglaries in Jonesboro over weekend

Aug 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Stealing was on the minds of criminals over the weekend in Jonesboro, as several became victims of burglaries at their homes. This happened in addition to a number of burglaries reported over the weekend in Craighead County. A resident at an apartment complex at 205 Arlington Ct. in Jonesboro was out of

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Two big burglaries on the same road in Craighead County

Aug 30, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Crooks are breaking into homes across Craighead County, in search for goods and possibly, for prison time, if they’re caught. Craighead County Sheriff’s Department dispatched a deputy to Craighead County Road 367 about a break-in. Arriving at about 10 a.m., the law enforcement officer spoke with the victim, who said she left

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Women and men are painting their toes teal for a good cause

Aug 30, 2016

Press Release – Danial Reed, Marketing Coordinator, NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation Jonesboro, Ark.– Women – and men! – are painting their toenails teal during September. Why? To raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer in order to save lives. Teal Toes encourages people to paint their toenails teal, the color of Ovarian Cancer Awareness, during September, Ovarian Cancer

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Rape suspect from Ohio arrested in Pocahontas

Aug 30, 2016

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A man wanted for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in June was arrested Sunday in Pocahontas. Miguel Solas Garcia, 25, of Dover, Ohio, was arrested Sunday after Captain Shawn Nelson with the New Philadelphia (Ohio) Police Department received a tip, according to WTUZ.com’s report. The report said the suspect’s identity was verified

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