Chicago, Illinois-February 15, 2018- Union Partners announced plans today to build a new steel processing facility on the Osceola, Arkansas campus of Big River Steel. The operations will be located directly adjacent to Big River’s Flex Mill™ and will include both slitting and multi-blanking lines in a new build-to-suit facility expandable to 258,000 square feet. Construction will be on an accelerated schedule with a formal ground breaking in the first quarter of 2018.
Stop the bleeding kits are now at Jonesboro and Nettleton Schools. School nurses from each district participated in eight-hour training sessions to get the life-saving kits. The nurses can teach others at the district how to use the kits, which will be placed near defibrillators at every school. Dr. Spencer Guinn leads the Stop the Bleeding Foundation in Jonesboro.
In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with U.S. Republican Representative Rick Crawford about federal spending. He talks about the release of the $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan from the White House, and the recently passed two-year spending plan signed by President Trump. Listen to the entire interview by clicking on the Listen button.
Over 1,200 new jobs come to Jonesboro last year. Officials with Jonesboro Unlimited made that announcement Thursday. Jonesboro Unlimited was created after a three-point-six million dollar fundraising campaign to attract new industry and jobs to Jonesboro. 2017 was the first year and an update on the effort was presented. Chairman of Jonesboro Unlimited Chris Barber.
In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Jared Henderson. Henderson tells about his priroties for the state and what he would do in his first 100 days in office, if he wins. Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.
Two programs in Mississippi County are designed to bring more jobs to Northeast Arkansas. Governor Asa Hutchinson went Blytheville Wednesday for the announcements, which center around the county’s growing steel industry.
Helping veterans readjust to life after service. On Thursday, Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin visited a resource for veterans on the Arkansas State University campus.
The Beck PRIDE Center provides programs and services for wounded combat veterans. Rehabilitation, social re-integration, and educational preparation take place at the center. Griffin, who is a veteran himself, praised the center. He said a lot of colleges and universities across the nation are not as friendly to veterans.
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.