All five candidates for the Ward 6, position 1, vacancy on the Jonesboro City Council will participate Thursday in a public forum sponsored by the City of Jonesboro. The 2-hour event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Center.
The candidates, who will be on a May 10 special election ballot, are:
• James W. Bowman of 4410 Mockernut Lane, a riverboat captain;
• Phillip Cook of 5216 Richardson Drive, a retired co-owner of a tool and die company;