The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission are moving forward with a plan that could eventually place a convention center and a hotel in Jonesboro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's meeting and files this report.
Arkansas State University is the first university in the state and one of the first in the nation to require that incoming freshmen this fall use iPads to enhance their education learning experience. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.
The city of Jonesboro is conducting a study to determine the feasibility of extending Parker Road from Strawfloor to Washington Avenue. Officials are gathering public opinion on the extension of Parker Road by conducting a survey. Click on this link for the survey. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this story.
After a three week investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the Jackson County Circuit Clerk's office, Circuit Clerk Lisa Turner has resigned. The Jackson County Quorum Court is conducting the search for a replacement to fill out the remaining term. KASU's Johnathan Reaves gives an update on the search, as well as Jackson County's new jail.
Groundbreaking ceremonies of the Miracle League Field in Jonesboro took place yesterday morning. The field will be the largest in the United States, and will allow for children and adults with disabilities to play numerous sports on the field. Different events can be held on the field at the same time. The $2.3 million project could open to play this fall, with tournaments expected to be held in Jonesboro next spring. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the groundbreaking and filed this report.
The Arkansas Department of Health is participating in the 2013 Text4Baby State Enrollment Contest. This national competition provides pregnant women and new moms with important information they need for their health and the health of their babies.
A sports field that will accommodate those who are disabled is closer to reality. A groundbreaking of the new Miracle League field in Jonesboro takes place next Tuesday. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the new field and files this report.
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Cultural Center and Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission will sponsor a three-day commemoration of the Battle of Helena Friday through Sunday. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Community Outreach Director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Mark Christ about this weekend's activities, as well as Arkansas' role in the Civil War and the Battle of Helena.
City employees are in a new city hall, located at an old bank building at 300 South Church Street in Jonesboro. The new location is described as being a "one-stop" shop for Jonesboro citizens. In November, the city's engineering, planning, and inspection will also come to the new city hall. KASU's Johnathan Reaves visited the new building and has this report.
After 16 tornadoes pounded parts of Texas, killing six and injuring more, meteorologists are reminding the public about how fast tornadoes can spawn out of thunderstorms. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Cory Chaskelson with the National Weather Service in Memphis about tornadoes.
Arkansas State University's Debate team recently won a second consecutive national title, and has won four national titles since 2002. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with the Director of the Debate team Dr. Chris Harper and explores how being on the debate team brings out the best in students.
Goodwill Arkansas has stores located in Jonesboro and Paragould. Inside the stores are Career Services Centers, which provides free services for those who are looking for a job. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott presents a summer exhibit that honors the Pfeiffer Family. This is the 100th anniversary of the Pfeiffer family's move to northeast Arkansas from St. Louis. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
The Jonesboro Economic Transit System and the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee are meeting this afternoon to hear how Ft. Smith developed its transit system. The meeting will hear from director of Ft. Smith's transit system, Ken Savage about what Jonesboro can do to continue developing its transit system. KASU's Johnathan Reaves explores some of the challenges transit systems are facing, as well as what JETS plans to do in the future.
The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation's Medicine Assistance Program helps people in our region who may not be able to afford the medications they need. Johnathan Reaves profiles this program in today's Making a Difference feature....
The annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest takes place Saturday, April 27th in DeValls Bluff. This event celebrates the Civil War Heritage of east Arkansas. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about this free event that will attract thousands of visitors to get a first hand look at Civil War history.
The annual Walk MS Event in Jonesboro takes place this Saturday. On this edition of Making a Difference, learn about Multiple Sclerosis and how this event provides support for those who suffer from this disease. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.
The sixth annual St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo takes place April 19th through the 21st at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Executive Director of St. Bernards Medical Group Christina Ryan about this weekend's event.
A celebrity softball tournament and other ball games are taking place this weekend as part of a fundraiser to place the largest Miracle League Ballpark in America in Jonesboro. Softball Coordinator Sharon Turman tells more about Miracle League and how it will make a positive impact in the lives of those with disabilities. KASU has this interview with Turman.
This year's 19th annual Delta Symposium takes place in Jonesboro. This year's event features the Acoustic Blues Contest, the Delta Roots Music Festival and more. KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Dr. Gregory Hanson about the symposium.
The 19th Annual Delta Symposium takes place at Arkansas State University, as well as other locations in Jonesboro. A complete list of events is on the community calendar, just click on "Events" button. Dr. Gregory Hanson tells about this year's events and tells about some of the guest speakers that will appear. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
The Jonesboro Civitan Club held an Easter Egg Hunt last week for the residents at the Jonesboro Human Development Center. Learn more about the Civitan Club during this edition of Making a Difference. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
More than half of Arkansans do not have Internet in their home, due to affordability and inaccessibility. On this edition of Making a Difference, learn how Connect Arkansas is connecting more people to the Internet. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
Special Olympics Arkansas has its annual games at Arkansas State University coming up April 19th. In this edition of Making a Difference, learn about the Special Olympics, and how the organization makes a positive impact in the lives of the athletes who participate. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.