Several road improvement projects totaling over $3.2 million are expected to begin in the next 2 to 4 weeks in Northeast Arkansas.
In news releases Thursday from the Arkansas Department of Transportation, crews will be working in Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, and Mississippi counties. In Jonesboro, 2.5 miles of U.S. Highway 63B and State Highway 463 from Watt St. to Ingles Road will be resurfaced.
State Highway 135 will have 3.1 miles resurfaced in Greene County beginning at the Craighead County line and moving northbound.
Correction 1/26/18: Changed the name from Loven to Loren.
Members of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs stopped by the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus Tuesday for a special tour and presentation.
Assistant Secretary of Operations, Security, and Preparedness for Veteran Affairs Donald Loren stopped by A-State to tour the Beck PRIDE Center for wounded veterans. He met with some of the students utilizing the service and the director of the center, Lynda Nash.
2018 will be an important year for the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 2018 will mark the 50th Anniversary of King’s assassination in Memphis, TN.
Communities across the nation have been remembering King’s legacy in January since 1986, and Craighead County has been no exception. I sat down with one of the organizers of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade for Craighead County, Dr. Lonnie Williams. He is also the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Arkansas State University. We talked about the parade, Dr. King’s legacy, and where he was when he heard the tragic news of King's assassination. You can listen to the conversation below.
High winds and dry conditions have prompted forecasters to again discourage Mid-South residents from outdoor burning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of the KASU listening area. Areas under the warning include Northeast Arkansas including Craighead and Greene, all of West Tennessee, and Pemiscott and Dunklin Counties in Missouri.
A wind advisory is also in effect for the area. Forecasters say wind gusts could get as high as 40 mph.
At least two grass fires have been reported today by Jonesboro E911.