Engineering Presents Awards during Convocation of Scholars


JONESBORO – Four students in the engineering program at Arkansas State University were recognized during a Convocation of Scholars honors ceremony as the most outstanding graduates, according to Dr. Paul Mixon, associate dean.

The Chancellor’s Scholar award recipient was Hunter Brock of Cabot, a mechanical engineering major.  The Chancellor’s Scholar is the graduating senior with the highest overall grade point average for the academic year.

The departmental awards are presented annually to the top graduating senior in each of the academic degree programs, based on scholarship, leadership and service. Continue reading “Engineering Presents Awards during Convocation of Scholars”

A-State Announces 2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners

JONESBORO – Eight outstanding students will receive a 2017 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at Arkansas State University at a recognition dinner, Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Boulevard, on the A-State campus.

The eight are Arnelle Jones of Osceola, Blaise Taylor of Jonesboro, Emilee Taylor of Jonesboro, Erin Langley of Beebe, Jared Gowen of Garner, Kelly Mendes of Jonesboro, Monica Norman of Hot Springs and Patrick Dietz of Searcy.

The DSA recognition comes during A-State’s Convocation of Scholars, an annual celebration of academic achievement that includes college and departmental awards and recognition events. One of the eight will be announced as the recipient of the university’s highest honor, the R.E. Wilson Award, at the dinner.

The Distinguished Service Award winners are recognized as the institution’s most-outstanding graduates because of their leadership, scholarship and citizenship. Faculty, staff, advisers to student organizations and other members of the campus community submit nominations for these prestigious awards.

All of the nominees have provided countless hours of service to the community, their classmates, their departments and colleges and to Arkansas State University. A committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and past Wilson Award recipients makes the final selections. Continue reading “A-State Announces 2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners”

Suspected drug dealer arrested at the library

JONESBORO, Ark. – Walking into a known drug house and emerging two minutes later is a signal to authorities of a drug purchase. As police described, this was what led to a suspected dealer’s arrest on Friday.

At about 3:45 p.m. Friday at the 900-block of Warner Avenue, Officer Christopher Jefferson with Jonesboro Police Department reportedly observed a man enter the residence of a known drug house. The man was later identified as Kedrien L. Brown, 31, of Jonesboro (listed as homeless). He exited after only a minute or two and got into the backseat of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix, the incident report says. The vehicle left the residence and headed east on Warner. The officer passed the vehicle in the opposite direction but continued observing it. Continue reading “Suspected drug dealer arrested at the library”

Burglars stage vehicle in backyard, break in through front door

JONESBORO, Ark. – Evidence left behind at a burglary in Jonesboro is painting a picture of how the crime appears to have taken place.

The report was made around 2:30 p.m. on Friday with Jonesboro Police Department. Officer Tyler Wilson was dispatched to 703 Marshall Street, at a set of apartments where one had been hit by a burglary.

The victim reported she had left town for four hours and during that time, criminals targeted her home. When she returned home at 2 p.m., she found the front door busted open – breaking the door and door frame. Once inside, the suspects stole a 65-inch LG television and walked out the back door with it. Continue reading “Burglars stage vehicle in backyard, break in through front door”

Victim reports stolen license after being notified of ticket she didn’t get

JONESBORO, Ark. – Imagine getting a letter from a court system saying you owed money for a ticket you never even received.

That’s what a Jonesboro woman said happened to her in an incident report filed with JPD on Friday.

At 3:10 p.m. on April 21, the 24-year-old female came to JPD and said she got a letter in the mail from the Clarksville Tennessee Court System stating she had an unpaid ticket from April 9. She said she didn’t get that ticket but she did lose her license in the weeks prior to that.

Now, she seems to know where the license ended up. Continue reading “Victim reports stolen license after being notified of ticket she didn’t get”