Paint the Town Blue Planned for WBC Homecoming

Oct 31, 2016

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Williams Baptist College will celebrate its 75th Anniversary Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 5, and the community is planning a Paint the Town Blue day in honor of the occasion.  The City of Walnut Ridge and Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up on the effort, encouraging businesses to show their

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Woman busted for doing crack at Scottish Inn

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspect made a bad situation worse by trying to flush dope and then admitting to the misdeed, a Jonesboro police report says. It happened after 6 p.m. Friday, during a probation search of Melody Ann Johnson, 47, of Jonesboro. Authorities headed to room 142 of the Scottish Inn and opened the

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Fund to replace slain child's headstone reaches goal

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – An effort to raise funds to replace the vandalized headstone of a Westside Middle School shooting victim has reached its goal. The headstone marking the grave of Stephanie Johnson at Keller’s Chapel Cemetery was discovered knocked over and broken Oct. 20. Stephanie Johnson was 12 years old when she and four others were

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"John Wayne" arrested with crack

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man who shares a name with “The Duke” was arrested for a habit you would be unlikely to find his famous counterpart partaking in. John Wayne Barber, 47, of Jonesboro, found himself on the wrong side of the law Friday during a spot check on him, being paroled. It happened at the

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Suspected drug dealer puts up a fight before arrest

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – It took a fight to bring down what police believe was a suspected drug dealer following a traffic stop Saturday. It began just before 5 p.m. Saturday at the 500-block of Marshall Street, when Officer Michael Talley began a traffic stop of a silver Ford Escape with a driver not wearing a

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Man reports he was kidnapped by men with an AR-15

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man who said he just got out of prison reported a harrowing ordeal to police Saturday night. Shortly after 9 p.m., police were dispatched to the 402 Garden Manor Road, apartment D. The man said two suspects tried to kidnap him earlier that evening, at about 6 p.m., while he was

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Report: Three suspects burst into home at gunpoint

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Another report of a group of men bursting into a home at gunpoint has been made in Jonesboro. At 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Jonesboro Police Department was dispatched to the 1900-block of West Oak Street, meeting with a resident who was home alone when the scare happened. The man told police someone

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Governor to Speak at LawCo Chamber Banquet

Oct 31, 2016

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Gov. Asa Hutchinson will headline the annual Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, Nov 10.  The luncheon banquet is set for noon at The Studio in downtown Walnut Ridge. “We are honored and very excited to have Gov. Hutchinson at this year’s banquet.  The Lawrence County Chamber is celebrating a great

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Suspected drug user arrested for stolen vehicle

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspicious woman in the driveway of a Craighead County resident was arrested after the vehicle she was in was learned to be stolen, the report said. At about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Craighead County Sheriff’s Department dispatched Deputy Jeania Burns to Craighead County Road 745. When she arrived, the report states,

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First week early voting from across NEA

Oct 31, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. – Communities have seen mild increases in early voting numbers, although Craighead County seems to be seeing an unusually large turnout. Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday said the turnout for the first week was larger than that of any election he has seen in the past. Holliday said 15.78 percent of Craighead County’s 60,453

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