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Jonesboro Mayor Copenhaver Presents State of the City

City of Jonesboro

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Copenhaver presented the State of the City Tuesday night to the Jonesboro City Council. Some of the highlights he touched on included:

Opening of Jonesboro Shooting Sports Complex

Opening of the Veterans Village

Hires made in Jonesboro Police and Fire Departments

Jonesboro Police has 171 officers, third in the state

New 11-hour shifts for Police

Decreasing crime rates

New sanitation trucks last year, new routes coming soon

Federal grant means new JETS buses coming, upgrades to bus stops

Upgrades to E-911 and a ribbon cutting coming in about two weeks

Transportation projects to be complete this year include:
Work on I-555
Highland Drive and Southwest Drive intersection
Railroad overpass at Highland and Nettleton in Jonesboro

Numerous parks improvements coming to Jonesboro parks, including creation of new trails

Discussions this year on the new Jonesboro Sports Complex

Number of sidewalks tripled last year and number of overlays doubled

Balanced budget passed

Work on finding more partnerships for public/private partnerships

You can listen to the entire State of the City by clicking on the Listen button.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.