Tagged: jonesboro sun

John Troutt, Longtime Jonesboro Publisher and Editor, Dies at 88

by Kyle Massey 6/15/2018 3:58 pm

John Troutt Jr., the longtime Jonesboro Sun publisher and editor who went to work at his family’s paper as a 10-year-old newsboy and turned the small-town afternoon daily into a Pulitzer Prize contender, died Thursday night in Jonesboro. He was 88.

The Changing of The Batesville Daily Guard

by Kyle Massey 6/11/2018 12:00 am

In the wake of the death this year of Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher of the Batesville Guard, Roy Ockert was unsurprised to hear that Paxton Media Group acquired the paper June 1.

Paxton Buys Batesville Guard, State's Last Non-Chain Family-Owned Daily

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 10:52 am

The last non-chain family-owned daily newspaper in Arkansas, The Batesville Daily Guard, is no longer independent, bought last week by the Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”

A-State Chief’s Move to Little Rock the Right Decision (Feedback)

by Bryce Goad 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A Jonesboro reader asks if with no Little Rock presence, would the Arkansas State University System still have a powerful presence in central Arkansas, and would it have experienced the student enrollment growth from that area?

Longtime Arkansas Newspaper Editor Larry Fugate Dies

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 6:54 am

Longtime Arkansas newspaper editor Larry Fugate has died.

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.

Arkansas Business: The Best & Worst News of 2012

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2012. And in case you’ve forgotten the details, the Arkansas Business staff is here to remind you.

Razorback Forward Marshawn Powell 'On Target' For Full Contact In July

by Chris Bahn 5/8/2012 2:07 pm

Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell should be cleared for full contact in July. Coach Mike Anderson said during a Razorback Club appearance in Manila that Powell’s rehab is going well and the junior forward is on target for full recovery. Powell suffered a season-ending knee injury in November, just two games into the 2011-12 season.

Arkansas State Charging Admission To Spring Football Game

by Chris Bahn 4/4/2012 10:18 am

Arkansas State is doing its best to capitalize on any extra interest generated from a 10-victory season and the hiring of Gus Malzahn. That includes paying admission to watch the spring game on April 14.

ASU President Has 'No Concerns' Financial Commitment To Gus Malzahn Is Strong

by Chris Bahn 2/23/2012 2:26 pm

Dr. Chuck Welch understands why outsiders are skeptical. Welch, the Arkansas State System President, recognizes the financial commitment made to football Coach Gus Malzahn is substantially more than what the school has paid in the past. He knows the vision for the program with Malzahn at the helm is beyond anything ASU has outlined before. But Welch told ArkansasSports360.com on Thursday there “are no concerns whatsoever on our part to meet our obligations” to Malzahn.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Win Seventh, Trigger Extension In Freeze Contract

by Chris Bahn 11/8/2011 3:30 pm

Arkansas State did more than improve its bowl standing and make a little history with last week’s victory against Florida Atlantic. Thanks to a seventh victory the Red Wolves triggered a one-year extension clause in Coach Hugh Freeze’s contract. A provision in his deal calls for an automatic rollover in the case of seven wins or a bowl appearance.

Jonesboro Sun: Anderson Meets With Razorback Signees Mickelson, Madden

by Chris Bahn 3/25/2011 9:39 am

Arkansas has its basketball coach. Now it’s up to Mike Anderson to make sure the school keeps its Top 5 recruiting class intact. Anderson was on the road recruiting — or re-recruiting — for Arkansas less than 24 hours after being hired, according to a report in the Jonesboro Sun.

Petrino Defends Mallett, Talks Spring Football With Mississippi County Razorback Club

by Chris Bahn 3/1/2011 10:24 am

Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino has been around college and pro football long enough to understand how much scrutiny players face leading up to the NFL Draft. That doesn’t mean he likes to see what former quarterback Ryan Mallett is currently enduring.

What Do MSU Allegations Really Change? Isn't Newton Still SEC's Best?

by Chris Bahn 11/5/2010 9:31 am

News that the NCAA is investigating the recruitment of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton might be shocking, but what does it change? Isn't Newton still the SEC's best player?

ASU Officials Clarify Remarks Attributed to Basketball Transfer Concerning Investigation

by Jim Harris 7/22/2010 1:00 pm

In case you may have seen quotes attributed to Arkansas State athletic director Dean Lee concerning what he discussed with a basketball transfer, ASU's information office sent out a press release earlier today attempt to clarify those remarks.

Derek Johnson

by Tre Baker 7/16/2010 9:52 am

Defensive tackle comes back home from Texas to northeast Arkansas and gives the Red Wolves an immediate boost.

Living in Arkansas' Resource Guide: Important Phone Numbers, Contacts

by Living in Arkansas staff 8/1/2008 12:00 am

This guide will help you find information on everything from volunteer opportunities and continuing education classes to state agencies and recreation, making your move to Arkansas a smooth ride.