News & Views Connection
This is a press release from Marvin Day: Jonesboro – Marvin Day of Jonesboro has announced that he is running for Craighead County Judge in the upcoming May 22 Republican primary. Day, a graduate of Jonesboro High School received a civil engineering degree from the University of Arkansas and is employed as a senior engineer at City Water and Light. He has previously worked in the highway and heavy construction business and was a co-founder of Asphalt Producers, LLC. “I want to foster...
Music & Arts Connection
JONESBORO – The band Cedar Hill will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. Frank Ray, who still leads the band today, formed Cedar Hill in 1967. This Missouri-based group plays traditional bluegrass heavily influenced by the music and culture of the Ozark hills. The band has received numerous awards from the Society...
Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET Congress has passed a stopgap spending bill, sending the measure to President Trump's desk to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day. The White House has indicated Trump will sign the bill in time for normal operations to resume by Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate on a 81-18 vote, but the real hurdle was the procedural vote earlier in the day requiring at least 60 votes. That's where the measure hit a snafu late Friday night...
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Jessie Misskelley Jr., released from prison in 2011 in the infamous West Memphis Three case was jailed Saturday night after he was arrested on a slew of traffic citations. Misskelley, 42, is accused of driving without a license, no vehicle insurance, and driving a vehicle with one or more headlights. He appeared in district court Monday. His bond was set at $875. Second Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington told Talk Business & Politics he doesn’t think the traffic violations will...
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