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Posted on: March 27, 2020

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M.

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Finance & Administration Committee Meeting Scheduled

The City of Jonesboro Finance and Administration Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the City Council Chambers and via video conference.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Finance & Administration Committee Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

The agenda for the Finance & Administration Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. is posted on our calendar.

Click link for Legistar to access agenda. City Clerk

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Governor Declares Disaster in Wake of Tornado

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The EF3 tornado that struck Jonesboro on Saturday afternoon covered a five-mile swath through the city and did millions of dollars in damage was declared a state disaster by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in a news conference Sunday evening at the Embassy Suites Hot...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City of Jonesboro Accepting Business/Privilege Licenses from Any Arkansas City

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City of Jonesboro accepts business/privilege license issued by any city in AR. If an out of state firm needs one, they should download a form from the City Collector web page at jonesboro.org and email to Tosha Moss at tmoss@jonesboro.org and it ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Tornado Strike Update

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Here are the latest facts related to Saturday’s tornado, which spanned at least five miles through Jonesboro from I-555 near Brown’s Lane to Bush Agriculture Resources north of Farville Curve:

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

City of Jonesboro Thanks Volunteers for Tornado Help

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The City appreciates all the volunteers who helped respond to Saturday’s crisis. Volunteers joined search and rescue missions throughout the city. Fire Chief Kevin Miller said at 11 p.m. that the City and County have enough officers to conduct o...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Police Command Post at Turtle Creek Mall

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Jonesboro Police, County Sheriffs and state police have set up a command post at Turtle Creek Mall. Emergency responders are out in full force. Stay at home please.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Jonesboro Parks Open Only for Trails

Effectively immediately, Jonesboro parks will be open for trail use only, Mayor Harold Perrin announced Friday afternoon.

Other facilities, including playgrounds, pavilions and the remainder of the city’s 20 parks, will be closed until further no...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

2020 Census Reminder: Please Respond to Help Jonesboro!

If you have not yet completed your 2020 Census response, you are now receiving these postcards in the mail. Please make sure you are counted! Information from the census goes to help Jonesboro by providing funding for much needed areas and services includ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Mayor Perrin Gives Update on Park Facility Closures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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Mayor Perrin gave an update Friday March 27 on park facility closures and how you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Watch video at https://youtu.be/J7wWaW216O0 

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Enforcement of Governor's Proclamation Restricting Gatherings

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proclamation mandating gatherings of no more than 10 will be enforced by JPD and all law enforcement agencies. But at a time like this, they shouldn’t really have to, should they?Please everyone, we plead with you...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Missing Pets & Animal Control Adoptions

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Is your pet missing? Follow Jonesboro Animal Control on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jonesboro-Animal-Control-36781210…/ to check if yours is listed, or call 870-935-3920. Visits to Animal Control are by appointment only, Monda...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor Issues Statement on COVID-19

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Statement from Mayor Harold Perrin:

“Official reports of our COVID-19 case numbers have not changed this week, I take little comfort in those statistics. While our hospitals have been testing patients, Arkansas and many other states have lacked t...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

ArDOT Work to Begin Thursday

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Upgrade work on I-555 in Jonesboro that has been held up for two weeks because of weather is scheduled to begin Thursday morning, March 26.Aaron Vowell of the Arkansas Department of Transportation said a lane closure will be set up in the southbound lane ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Prevention and Protection for Individuals with Higher Risk of Severe Illness

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Do you identify with one of the characters below? If so, you might be at a higher risk for severe illness. Click here for helpful tips from the CDC in preventing and preparing for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-group...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Be Aware of Slow-Moving Farm Machinery

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Be aware of slow-moving farm machinery. Do not drive in equipment blind spots where operators cannot see you. Keep back a safe distance — at least 50 feet, when following.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Smart911 Helps with Faster Response in Emergencies

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Plan ahead for any emergency! Give 9-1-1 the information they need to help you fast. Sign up today for Smart911 at https://smart911.com/ . Once you’ve signed up, first responders will be aware of important information you have provided ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Phone Scam

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Beware of scammers out there taking advantage of this pandemic! Listen to the video of one such call. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Scammers prey upon us every day, and especially during hard times like this.  https://youtu.be...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Respond to 2020 Census Online, By Phone, or By Mail

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What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the @uscensusbureau help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources. The 2020 Census is still underway and the most important thing you can do is respond online, b...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

New Let's Talk, Jonesboro Episode with Mayor Harold Perrin

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On this new episode of Let’s Talk, Jonesboro, Mayor Harold Perrin sits down to discuss a variety of city updates, improvements, and projects. Recorded March 10, 2020. Watch episode at this link https://youtu.be/T1Pn9wvPSNU or on our City of Jone...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Perrin: Please Take Social Distancing Seriously

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Mayor Harold Perrin praised Jonesboro residents who are actively and responsibly practicing social distancing, and encouraged everyone to find the resilience needed for the weeks to come as the novel coronavirus is growing as health and local government o...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts vs. Myths

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There are plenty of rumors going around about COVID-19. Make sure to stay informed from a trusted source such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/ and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) at ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

ARCF Accepting Applications for $1,000 Mini-Grants to Organizations Supporting COVID-19 Relief

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The ARCF is accepting applications now for $1,000 mini-grants to organizations that are supporting COVID-19 relief. It’s a quick application process and funds will be deployed ASAP. Arkansas nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals and governmen...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

St. Bernards Healthcare Offers Free Coronavirus Screenings

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If you are sick or worried you may have been exposed to COVID-19, use St. Bernards Go

https://stbernardsgo.com for a FREE Virtual Care appointment or call 870.336.5651.

Once you are on the app/website, sign up or log in, and in the payment window, use coupo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

2020 Census Forms Now Mailing - How to Recognize

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2020 Census forms are now arriving in your mailbox! Take a look at the photos below to know what the envelopes look like. This is not junk mail! Be sure to respond by mail, phone, or online. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community&a...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Why is the 2020 Census Important?

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The 2020 Census is coming and we can all make a difference in Jonesboro by making sure we are counted!  This video at https://youtu.be/vtijK2MFapw explains how the census affects everything from healthcare, voting, public safety, and roads, to na...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

2020 Census Online Responses

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For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mai...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

The 2020 Census Made Simple

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Wondering how to take part in the 2020 Census and what it is all about? Watch this video linked below to find out! See how the Census determines allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities just like Jonesboro. 

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Community Wellness Screenings

2020 Community Screening Flier, St. Bernards health and wellness; january 10, march 13, may 8, july

These are the free screenings and totally free. The screening only takes about 15 minutes and results will be mailed to your home so you may use to monitor your health or you may take them to your physician. This is one of the many ways St. Bernard&rs...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Episode 1: Nettleton Jr. High Civil Rights Museum

First episode of our brand new podcast.

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