Month: January 2017

Dog attack hospitalizes woman in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A stray dog attacked a Jonesboro woman over the weekend, sending her to the hospital.

Jonesboro Police Department Animal Control were told it happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the 1500-block of Mitzi Lane.

There, a woman said she was working in her yard when a black and white stray dog ran into the yard and at first, bit her left hand. Then he jumped and bit her in the face. Continue reading “Dog attack hospitalizes woman in Jonesboro”

Inaugural Komen NEA Race for the Cure announced

JONESBORO – Breast cancer survivors, volunteers, and community leaders gathered at the Municipal Center in Jonesboro Tuesday to announce details of the inaugural Komen Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure®.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Candace Cooper, 2017 Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure chair, says the goal is to raise $200,000 this year through the various Race for the Cure® events. This year’s race theme, “More Than Pink,” is a movement dedicated to shifting our focus from awareness to action in an effort to redefine our pink ribbon in a way that unites and empowers us so that, together, we can end breast cancer. Continue reading “Inaugural Komen NEA Race for the Cure announced”

Scholarship offered for Criminology study

JONESBORO, Ark. – Illegal drugs are a problem in NEA and preparing the future to deal with the issue is the goal of a new scholarship being offered.

Residents Against Illegal Drugs (R.A.I.D) is offering a $1100 scholarship for Criminology majors from Craighead County or the surrounding area.

The endowment is for anyone currently enrolled in college or a graduate school from the mentioned area that is pursuing a major or minor in Criminology.

For more information, you can click the link here and it will take you to the Arkansas Community Foundation website with the list of available scholarships and the online application.

The window to apply is February 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017.

Information from the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office

Man with domestic warrant arrested for punching ex

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man familiar with domestic violence found himself in another Monday.

A domestic dispute led authorities to arrest a man not only on the allegation he punched his girlfriend – but on several outstanding warrants, one of which was for domestic violence and his failure to complete

At about 4 p.m. Monday, Jonesboro Police Department was dispatched to Gladiolus Drive to an apartment. Officer Garrett Thomason arrived and met with the victim, a female, 42, who had a gash the size of a dime in her chin. It was bleeding. She said she was in an argument with her ex-boyfriend, Tarelle A. Fowler, 37, of Jonesboro, when he struck her, causing her to fall into the bushes. She said he may have even had an object in his hand. Continue reading “Man with domestic warrant arrested for punching ex”

Russian String Orchestra to Perform at Fowler Center, Feb. 11

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, will present the Russian String Orchestra as its next performance in the 2016-17 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.  The sponsor of the show is Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Founded in 1991, the Russian String Orchestra, formerly known as the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, is comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players. It has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. The Russian String Orchestra’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played, a spokesman said.

Orchestra auditions attract dozens of highly qualified applicants, as it is one of the most desired places to work. Rachlevsky, molds the musicians to produce the sound he hears in his head. Continue reading “Russian String Orchestra to Perform at Fowler Center, Feb. 11”