Month: June 2017

Jonesboro ordinance: No fireworks inside city limits

JONESBORO, Ark. – The City of Jonesboro wishes everyone a Happy Independence weekend and Fourth of July, but wants to offer a reminder of the dangers inherent of the deadliest holiday of the year.

The National Safety Council anticipates that more than 41,000 Americans will be injured and about 400 will die in car crashes, swimming incidents and fireworks accidents over the holiday. Continue reading “Jonesboro ordinance: No fireworks inside city limits”

CRDC begins accepting applications for energy assistance

JONESBORO, Ark. – Beginning July 10, The Crowley’s Ridge Development Council will be accepting applications for the Arkansas Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The 2017 Summer LIHEAP program applications for REGULAR and CRISIS assistance will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at all CRDC locations, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. The crisis assistance portion of the program will accept applications from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday only. Continue reading “CRDC begins accepting applications for energy assistance”

Attorney for Westside comments on former teacher who romanced teen

JONESBORO, Ark. – An attorney for the Westside Consolidated School District has responded to the news story regarding David Yates, 44, of Jonesboro.

Yates, who was an 8th grade math teacher at Westside, was also pastor of Valley View Missionary Baptist Church. Despite being in both of these authoritative roles over children, the 44-year-old romanticized a 14-year-old who was so mentally distraught during this time, she talked to him about killing herself. Continue reading “Attorney for Westside comments on former teacher who romanced teen”