George Jared /Talk Business and Politics

George Jared is a reporter for Talk Business & Politics.

City of Jonesboro

The race for the next Jonesboro mayor is set after the filing deadline passed on noon Wednesday (Aug. 5). Former State Rep. Harold Copenhaver, businesswoman Amanda Dunavant, businessman Thomas Elwood, and physical therapist Andy Shatley will vie to replace outgoing Mayor Harold Perrin.

Copenhaver, Dunavant, and Elwood sought the office in 2016.

Elizabeth Eckford only had one concern before her first day of school. She wanted to make sure her white dress was finished so she could wear it. The next morning she was wearing the dress as her father paced back and forth in the hallway. She took a city bus to Little Rock Central High School. It was Sept. 4, 1957.

Dicamba Task Force charged with providing the Arkansas State Plant Board with a recommendation about the use of the controversial herbicide, will recommend it not be allowed for use after April 15 for the 2018 growing season, according to a report it released Monday.