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Past articles by Melanie:

Meeting held to discuss impact of medical marijuana law

Around 200 people attended the meeting at the Paragould Community Center. → Read More

Craighead County now an ACT work ready community

Now more than 3000 students and job seekers in the county have earned those certificates. → Read More

First male teacher at Alma Spikes hopes to inspire students

Alma Spikes Elementary in Pocahontas now has their first male elementary school teacher on staff. → Read More

City Youth Ministries adding new programs

City Youth Ministries is providing the children they serve even more learning and extra-curricular opportunities this year. → Read More

Group celebrates anniversary of Hoxie school integration

A group gathered the celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Hoxie school integration on Saturday. → Read More

Police department hosts 'Shields for Shoes' event

Jonesboro police officers and members of the citizens police academy helped kids get ready to go back to school. → Read More

Downtown Playhouse renovations completed

The Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas is entertaining a packed house now that building renovations are complete. → Read More

New sports facility opens in Pocahontas

A new sports facility is bringing visitors and more sales tax revenue to Pocahontas. → Read More

Store offers free school supplies in exchange for history facts

A Pocahontas business is offering free school supplies to kids who state a few historical facts about America. → Read More

School district requests millage increase to build new elementar

The Pocahontas School District is requesting a millage increase ahead of the 2018 school year. → Read More

Mayor urges residents to check water bills

The Corning mayor's office is urging residents to double check their water bills this month. → Read More

Lifeguards save swimmer at Jonesboro Pool Center

Three lifeguards are being called heroes after they saved a swimmer on Saturday. → Read More

CityYouth Ministries adds summer literacy program

CityYouth Ministries is a non-profit that's continuing to provide new opportunities for children in Jonesboro. → Read More

Hoxie: The First Stand museum in the works

A group gathered on the Arkansas State University campus on Wednesday in hopes of preserving part of civil rights history. → Read More

Jonesboro community participates in nationwide march

More than 100 community members and students gathered at Jonesboro High School for the Jonesboro March for Our Lives on Saturday. → Read More

Walnut Ridge store to close on Saturday

A beloved Walnut Ridge business will close its doors on Saturday. → Read More

Group educates about mass extinction

The Northeast Arkansas Master Naturalists sponsored a program to educate the public about mass extinctions on Sunday. → Read More

ADEM surveys damage in Clay County

Clay County Judge Mike Patterson said the county is working to repair the damage done after severe weather hit recently. → Read More

County hosts citizens arrest fundraiser

The new Lawrence County Jail is set to open soon. However, prisoners will not be the first ones to spend the night in jail. → Read More

Members of law enforcement sacrifice day off to protect school

Many Piggott Police officers and Clay County Sheriff's Deputies are spending some of their time off at school. → Read More