Month: May 2017

Activist appears outraged, combative in arrest video

JONESBORO, Ark. – Dash cam footage from a controversial traffic stop between two officers and an animal rights activist in Jonesboro seems to indicate both officers were truthful in their police reports while the suspect refused to cooperate, as officers reported.

Close to sunset Saturday night, Jonesboro Police Officer Alex Duncan, with Officer Michael Talley also assisting, pulled over the vehicle driven by Angie Herringer, 55, of Jonesboro. Both officers reported Heringer had a headlight out. In the video, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) by NEA Report, Duncan began with a friendly greeting. Continue reading “Activist appears outraged, combative in arrest video”

AState hosting Online QuickBooks training

JONESBORO – Small business owners have a couple of opportunities to jumpstart accounting needs by attending QuickBooks Online training sessions at Arkansas State University.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) will have four total seminars for entrepreneurs and small business owners, Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, in the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop Circle.
Event fees are $75 per class, and a certified personal accountant teaches each course.

“QuickBooks for Beginners” is a class that allows online users to start up business accounting needs. This session, June 6, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., familiarizes the user in preparing QuickBooks Online, including the set up process for lists, customers, vendors, assets and liabilities.

Following from 1-4 p.m. is “QuickBooks Day-to-Day Basics” that includes invoicing, receiving payments, bills, handling sales tax and more.

The next two seminars begin June 8 with “QuickBooks Beyond the Basics” running from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The session will provide information on preparing reports, customizing forms, working with inventory, jobs, estimates and progress invoices.
“QuickBooks Payroll” follows from 1-4 p.m. This popular online accounting program teaches how to obtain and apply necessary information that covers the payroll module in depth.

Pre-registration is required for each seminar. To register, call (870) 972-3517, or visit the training calendar to register online at

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made when requested in advance. Contact Kelli Listenbee, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant at (870) 972-3517.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no cost training. Learn more at

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June 4: NEA Baptist Recognizes Survivors


JONESBORO, Ark. – Local cancer survivors and their battles will be honored this Sunday in Jonesboro.

On Sunday, June 4 2017, NEA Baptist will honor and celebrate local cancer survivors as part of National Cancer Survivors Day, a tradition that is 30 years strong across the nation. A celebration for survivors and their families will take place from 1 pm – 3 pm at the NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care (4808 E. Johnson Ave., Jonesboro). The celebration is open to all cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Survivors and their families will enjoy a fun afternoon including a complimentary BBQ lunch, door prizes, and fellowship as they meet other families and survivors who have also dealt with cancer in their lives. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the hurdles they have overcome from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond. It also serves as a resource for families to discuss milestones through the various stages of survivorship and to share encouraging experiences with one another. Continue reading “June 4: NEA Baptist Recognizes Survivors”