Local Church Offers to Purchase District Fairgrounds

Mar 16, 2016

Nettleton Baptist Church is offering to purchase the new fairgrounds location on Highway 49 North in Jonesboro. 

Little Rock Attorney Rick Ramsey is the bankruptcy agent in charge of liquidating the property owned by the Craighead County Fair Association.  Ramsey told the Jonesboro Sun the offer from the church has not been accepted yet. 

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  After meeting with local businesses Friday, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin is against adopting Dayton Avenue as part of a deal in the Old Fairground Bankruptcy case. 

The Jonesboro Sun reports Perrin asked the Jonesboro City Council to delay the decision to adopt the roadway.  He said he needed time to meet with neighboring businesses and receive financial assistance to bring the road up to city standards.

KASU's Highway 49 series continues with a look at the new Craighead County Fairgrounds.  Johnathan Reaves speaks with President of the Fair Board Eddie Burris and files this report.