Tagged: harold perrin

Frito-Lay Seeks Up to $150M in Bonds for Jonesboro Plant Expansion

by Sarah Campbell 9/16/2016 11:45 am

Frito-Lay of Texas has asked the city of Jonesboro to issue industrial development revenue bonds not to exceed $150 million for another expansion of its facility at 2810 Quality Way.

Jonesboro A&P Chooses Keller Hyatt Convention Center Project Over ASU Proposal

by George Jared 3/2/2016 4:48 pm

The Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon to financially support the Keller Family Hyatt group in its attempt to build a convention center and hotel in northeast Arkansas’ hub city.

Jonesboro A&P to Decide on 2 Convention Center Proposals

by George Jared 3/1/2016 11:21 am

Two competing groups are petitioning Jonesboro's advertising and promotion committee for incentives to build large hotels and convention centers.

Jonesboro Mayor Names Bill Campbell to Communications Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Bill Campbell, a longtime newspaper reporter and editor, will become communications director for the city of Jonesboro on March 7, Mayor Harold Perrin announced last week. The appointment is subject to approval of a salary proposal, which was to be submitted to the City Council last week.

Dewayne Douglas Named as Jonesboro HR Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Dewayne Douglas has been announced by Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin as the next director of human resources for the city.

O'Reilly Hospitality Seeks 10-Year Jonesboro Commitment to Hotel

by Associated Press 12/4/2015 3:35 pm

The company in charge of opening a hotel and convention center at Arkansas State University plans to ask a Jonesboro commission to make a 10-year commitment to the space worth more than $2 million.

Jonesboro Residents to Vote Nov. 10 on Tax Increase Proposal

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 11:17 am

Voters in Jonesboro will be asked to approve a sales tax increase during a special election in November.

Haag Brown Plans 27-Acre Office Park, New Headquarters

by Alexis Crowe 7/7/2015 4:32 pm

Haag Brown Commercial of Jonesboro is building a new headquarters as part of a planned office park designed to encourage exercise and activity.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin: Anti-Discrimination Changes Unnecessary

by Associated Press 4/23/2015 6:54 am

The mayor of Jonesboro said a proposal from Arkansas State University students to add protections for gays and lesbians to the city's anti-discrimination policy is unnecessary.

Nettleton Bridge Project Making Progress in Jonesboro

by Mark Friedman 3/30/2015 12:00 am

A railroad overpass project at Highland Drive and Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro continues to make progress, but it still is years away from being completed.

A-State Negotiates for Embassy Suites, Conference Center on Campus

by Lance Turner 2/27/2015 2:59 pm

Arkansas State University is negotiating with O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC for a land lease agreement that would develop an Embassy Suites hotel, a conference center and Houlihan's restaurant on campus.

Jonesboro Police Chief Hires Mayor's Son

by Associated Press 12/4/2014 9:06 am

The police chief of a northeastern Arkansas city has temporarily hired the mayor's son to work in the department.

Jonesboro Building Bus Transfer Station

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The city of Jonesboro is using a $1.1 million federal grant to build an approximately 2,000-SF bus transfer station. The project will house buses for the Jonesboro Economic Transit System, a lobby for customers and administrative offices, said Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin.

Jonesboro to Use Grant for Police Body Cameras

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 8:52 am

The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers.

Let the Sunshine In (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/25/2014 12:00 am

If Jonesboro wants to be perceived as a player in economic development — and an effort by Arkansas State University to create an osteopathic medical school and hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial construction in the last few years indicate it does — then it should consider reining in its “Dukes of Hazzard”-quality police chief, Michael Yates.

Jonesboro Sun Says Police Chief Bullied Reporter

by Associated Press 8/21/2014 9:17 am

The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook.

Jonesboro Studies Future of Public Safety Tax

by Associated Press 2/18/2014 7:35 am

Leaders in Jonesboro are discussing whether the city's half-cent sales tax funding public safety should be renewed after it expires at the end of the year.

Jonesboro Looks at Moving Tenenbaum Recycling Scrapyard

by Associated Press 8/7/2013 7:23 am

Jonesboro officials are working on ways to make the city's downtown more vibrant and one of the suggestions includes getting rid of a scrapyard that's been operating there for about 100 years.

ASU Explores Starting Osteopathic Medical School in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2013 11:24 am

Arkansas State University is exploring public-private partnerships to establish an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. City leaders said such a school would be a new economic engine for the Delta, attracting medical professionals and increasing the availability of primary care.

Jonesboro Panel Eyes Deal for Convention Center

by Associated Press 6/3/2013 9:24 am

City officials in Jonesboro are considering a plan to buy a 38-acre property to build a new convention center and hotel.