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2016 Photo Courtesy PTP Photo Courtesy PTP 2016 asun.edu800.976.1676 HANDS-ON Training REAL WORLD SKILLS Welcome to Now serving Jonesboro with up to 1 Gigabit Internet speeds. 1520SouthCarawayRoad JonesboroAR Welcome to GIG CITY Suddenlinkisproudtogiveallourcustomersaccessto unprecedentedInternetdownloadspeedsupto1Gig. Factisonly8ofU.S.citieshaveaccesstospeedsthis fast.ThistrulysetsJonesboroapart. CITY ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY AState.eduScan to see video. THIS IS A-STATEA-STATE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS TAMMY PATE MARKETING DIRECTOR SEKETHEIA VANCE DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EXISTING INDUSTRY SHELLE RANDALL STAFF ASSISTANT BARRY WELLS WE MAKE IT HAPPEN. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT COO CARI WHITE CCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE DONNA HOLT MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR MANDY COOK Cari White Mandy Cook Donna Holt Tammy Pate Seketheia Vance Shelle Randall Barry Wells Residents and visitors enjoy a tremendous number of recreational cultural and educational amenities. We have shopping to t every need and our downtown district is lled with lively restaurants colorful shops and thriving businesses. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy participating in a variety of local sports leagues as well as following the Arkansas State University Red Wolves. Jonesboro is the proud home of Arkansas State University. Serving 14000 students the university offers degree programs ranging from associate to doctoral programs bringing incredible talent and resources to the region. In addition we have a rst-class school system students are well prepared after graduation to advance to college or secondary educational opportunities or to enter into the workforce. Jonesboro also has a diverse economy and serves as the regional hub for manufacturing agriculture healthcare retail and service sectors. ThankyoufortakingthetimetolearnmoreaboutJonesboro through our Jonesboro City Guide. The Chamber is proud to serve this great community. If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to call or visit our website at Sincerely Mark T. Young President CEO Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Sincerely Mark T. Young PRESIDENT CEO MARK T. YOUNG With a growing population and strong economy Jonesboro is a great place to raise a family live and work. ON BEHALF OF THE JONESBORO REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOME Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Jonesboro and the surrounding region through Service Leadership and Economic Development. CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 5 5 Welcome to Jonesboro 10 Who is Jonesboro 14 Our Roots 24 Arkansas State University 32 Downtown Jonesboro 38 Jonesboro ... Living Life to the Fullest 47 Cost of Living Homes 48 Labor Force 49 Population 50 Employers Guide 54 Arkansas Delta Byways 58 City Map 60 Local Weather 61 Philanthropy 63 Jonesboro Worship Centers 65 Local Numbers Local Media 67 Farmers Market 68 Education in Jonesboro 73 Healthcare 80 Restaurants 82 Airport 83 Jonesboro Animal Control and Adoption 84 Jonesboro Parks 85 Shop Jonesboro Contents FOR INFORMATION CONTACT 1709 E. Nettleton P.O. Box 789 Jonesboro AR 72403 870.932.6691 Fax 870.933.5758 DESIGN AND PRINT BY MASTER GROUP 5115 E. Highland Drive Jonesboro AR 72401 1.888.881.9921 870.931.6200 CONTACT INFORMATION. 2016 JONESBORO REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHER. Jonesboro lies in the northeast corner of Arkansas to the Southwest 132 miles is Little Rock Arkansas to the South-Southeast 70.4 miles is Memphis Tennessee to the North-Northeast 282 miles is St. Louis Missouri Visit for information on events and activities. Visit for employment opportunities. Visit httpwww.jonesboro.org281JET for information on the Jonesboro City Public Transit System. CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 7 Payment Management Receipts Management Business Loans Agricultural Loans Insurance lets go Simmons Bank has been helping small businesses grow for more than a century. With a full suite of financial products and services tailored to your business needs Simmons Bank can help your small business reach its potential. MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF BUSINESS BANKING EXPERIENCE Business services offered Stop by any of our Jonesboro locations to learn how we can help bolster your business. 1720 South Caraway 711 Southwest Drive 501 W. Washington The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has numerous ways for you to get involved in your community. Here we highlight each of our committees their goals and activities and their monthly meeting schedule. Committee involvement is a great way to meet other business professionals and make a difference in our community -------------------------------- AGRI-BUSINESS COMMITTEE CHAD HARBISON CHAIR Meets the second Tuesday at 400 p.m. A-STATE COMMITTEE HEATHER HOLMES CHAIR Meets the third Thursday at 400 p.m. BUSINESS NETWORK COMMITTEE PHILLIP POSTON CHAIR Meets the third Thursday at noon. COMMUNITY BENEFIT ORGANIZATIONS COMMITTEE JENNY KELLER CHAIR Meets every other month on the fourth Wednesday at 400 p.m. GREEN BUSINESS COMMITTEE MARK ENOS CHAIR Meets the second Wednesday at 800 a.m. GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHRISTIE JORDAN CHAIR Meets the rst Thursday at 400 p.m. LATINO BUSINESS COMMITTEE ALEX LORENZANO CHAIR Meets the second Wednesday at noon. MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SELENA BARBER CHAIR Meets the second Wednesday at noon. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS COMMITTEE MANU NAIR CHAIR Meets the third Wednesday at 1100 a.m. TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE BEVERLY NIX CHAIR Meets the rst Monday at 400 p.m. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SHANNA FRENCH CHAIR Meets the rst Wednesday at 400 p.m. 2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce is made up of 24 community leaders the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board the President of Jonesboro Economic Development Corporation the Chairman of Jonesboro Unlimited the President of Jonesboro Jaycees the President of the Jonesboro Young Professionals Network and the President of the Existing Industries Association. 2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Tony Rampley Arkansas Glass Container - Chairman Mark Mayeld Womack Phelps Puryear Mayeld McNeill P.A. Chairman-Elect Dr. Tim Hudson Arkansas State University Treasurer Linda Wofford Engines Inc. Immediate Past Chairman Brad Edwards First Security Bank Jonesboro Unlimited Chairman Joe Williams Bancorp South Jonesboro Economic Development Corporation President BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ritter Arnold Ritter Agri Business Selena Barber Centennial Bank James Best Best Manufacturing Bobby Caldwell East Arkansas Broadcasters Brock Cline Nabholz Construction Services Dave Davidson BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc. John Freeman Evolve Bank Trust Susan Greenwood St. Bernards Medical Center Ty Keller engines Inc. Dawn Layer Families Inc. James McDaniel PopeyesLocal Culture Janet McNece Productive Stafng Manu Nair Ace One Technologies Chad Niell Tiger Correctional Services Whitney Pardew JYPN Phillip Poston Hytrol Conveyor Company Jake Rice City Water Light Daniel Robinson Simmons Bank Adam Sartin Ground Crew LLC Beth Smith A-State Alumni Association Tom Smith Honeybaked Ham Cafe Joe Verser Heritage Bank Ken Wixson Riceland Foods THE STRENGTH OF THE CHAMBER LIES IN THE QUALITY OF ITS LEADERSHIP. CHAMBER COMMITTEES GET INVOLVED CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 9 10 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Al and Aylia Poston have seen the city of Jonesboro change and develop over the past twenty plus years. Al moved here in 1961 and Aylia is a Jonesboro native. Both teachers Al and Aylia started at local schools. Al moved into management at Hytrol Conveyor and later at Iberia Bank. Together these two have held council on some of Jonesboros nest and most respected boards including past positions on the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. They have won leadership awards and participated in community events that branch across every eld. To say they have experienced it all is an understatement. When I moved to Jonesboro the population was 21418 and the town boundaries were nowhere close to what they are now. Highland Drive was a gravel road Nettleton was the main entrance to the city Matthews Street was Photo by PTP Photography Photo Credit Arkoma Playgrounds No matter how you look at Jonesboro the view is one of a growing family friendly vibrant city. AL AND AYLIA POSTON Photo Courtesy PTP CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 11 gravel from Main to Caraway and Nettleton was a whole other city. Al described. Things have changed since then however somethings remain the same. Aylia mentioned that A-State then Arkansas State College has always provided opportunities for young people and has helped Jonesboro grow substantially. Als experience at Hytrol and Iberia Bank allowed him to witness the tremendous growth in land population and industries that have hurled us into the town we are today. But he stresses that we need to have very strong and progressive leadership if were going to keep growing. We must be a town of unity for all and continue to be close knit if we are to be a community that thrives. When asked why they chose Jonesboro over anywhere else in the world to live their answer was simple Why would you want to go anywhere else Weve already experienced the beach life to us Jonesboro is paradise. Paradise might be an overstatement but its denitely home sweet home for many growing families such as Jeff and Tana Chastain recent newlyweds who youll see biking around town from time to time. Jeff works in management at EC Barton and Co. and Tana is the business manager at Purdue Pharma. Both probably would agree on A-States impact on the community as they rst met there on campus in 1993. Everyone has their own reason as to why this is home and for this fun couple - Jonesboro provides the healthy options they want for their family. Craighead Forest is an excellent venue for running walking etc. Both hospitals offer wellness centers and have provided wonderful resources for tness as well as A-State that graciously opens their gym to the students. Jeff and Tana are adding to the growth of Jonesboro. They are employing local workers to build their dream home right here in Jonesboro. Compared to Al and Aylia theyve only been here a short time but even Tana says shes already witness to some changes Theres been a growth in our running and cycling community but Id love to see more paths available and education about sharing the road. This would encourage these groups to keep growing help keep our community stay t and keep everyone safe. This young couple would love to see safe outdoor exercise areas offered education for the community on the importance of physical activity and more outdoor events that involve their neighbors and friends. If you want to meet Jeff or Tana to discuss whats going on in the tness arena you can probably nd them at one of their favorite shops such as BA Burrito and Gearhead Outtter. They are huge fans of locally owned businesses and the uniqueness that shopping local brings to their hometown. Gina Gomez and her family see Jonesboro from a different perspective however the conclusion is the same. Its true that Jonesboro is not as diverse as larger cities but in the grand scheme of things the community is very welcoming to other cultures and makes everyone feel at home. Her family has been here over 16 years and what started JEFF AND TANA CHASTAIN 12 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE as a temporary college stay for Gomez and her family quickly turned into home. Yes Jonesboro is a family-centered town. This is the reason why we have lived here for so long even though our initial plan was to remain in Jonesboro just for the time we attended A-State. We love the family environment in this community. Gomez and her family love all the outdoor and community involvement Jonesboro offers Craighead Forest Park Joe Mack Campbell Field A-State and Downtown. This community is very welcoming to anyone willing to take a step out and join in. And Gina has done just that. She is Executive Director at Hispanic Community Services Inc. and a member of our Latino Committee at the Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of other inuential committees in town. When you ask Gina how to change Jonesboro her ideas are simple Keep doing more of the same. No matter how you look at Jonesboro the view is the same. All agree that Jonesboro needs to keep striving to grow while keeping the small hometown feeling that inspires community. The GOMEZ FAMILY Certified Public Accountants Jones Company Ltd. 501 Southwest Drive Jonesboro AR 72401 phone 870.935.2871 fax 870.935.6374 WORLDWIDE RESOURCES HOMETOWN COMMITMENT Jones Company Ltd. has been helping individuals and businesses prosper for over 40 years. In addition to traditional tax and attest services we also specialize in Plus as independent members of the BDO Seidman Alliance we have access to the domestic and international resources of BDO USA LLP the U.S. member of BDO International Limited which is the fifth largest international accounting and consulting organization. Business Valuations Medical Dental Practices Cost Segregation Studies QuickBooks Training Photo Courtesy PTP d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 13 our ROOTSThe Story of Craighead County and Jonesboroough Arkansas 14 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Craighead County measures slightly over 42 miles from east to west at its widest point and 18 miles from north to south. It contains approximately 720 square miles. It sits astride Crowleys Ridge a long low- lying ridge which extends from Commerce Missouri on the north to Helena Arkansas on the south. In Craighead County the Ridge varies in width from a maximum of about 12 miles in the northern part of the county to a minimum of less than 2 miles at the southern boundary. The Ridge varies in height rising from 50 to 225 feet about the surrounding river bottom lands on both sides. In 1860 it is estimated that there were 3000 residents in the county. Jonesboro was the largest town in the county. From 1911 to 1917 many progressive events starting taking place in Jonesboro. In 1909 the State Legislature established four state schools of agriculture to be located near the geographicalcenter ofthefourcorners of the state. Jonesboro pledged 40000 and 200 acres of land for Arkansas State College. Classes began immediately in downtown buildings with 189 students. Jonesboro held its rst Trade Week in 1911 after convincing the railroads to bring visitors to Jonesboro free of charge The rst County Fair was held Home Telephone Company was sold to Southwestern Telephone and Telegraph and City Water and Light installed the rst lamp posts in the business district. Industry in the early 1900s consisted of Jonesboro Sun Coca Cola Bottling Jonesboro Tent and Awning and Riceland Foods. In June of 1922 the Chamber of Commerce issued a promotional guide about the city. Here are the highlights Craighead County is situated in northeastern Arkansas. From its most eastern point it is 20 miles west of the Mississippi River. Its northern line touches the boot heel of Missouri for nearly 5 miles. CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 15 1922 Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Report 1. Craighead County population was 12000 2. Eighteen miles of asphalt streets more per capita than any city in the United States 3. Seventy-five miles of cement sidewalks 4. Jonesboro owns its own water and light system which is recognized to be superior to any in the state 5. Four Railroad Lines with 6. Twenty-two passenger trains 7. Three BuildingLoan Associations 8. Arkansas State College 9. Five Hotels 1o. One Modern Hospital 11. Sixteen Churches 12. Six Public Schools 13. Four Banks _____________ Industrial promotion and recruitment started in earnest at this time. Members of the Chamber of Commerce were involved in planning infrastructure and promoting state highways in the area. In 1929 the State Legislature passed an act authorizing Arkansas State College to begin construction of buildings. In 1940 the Chamber initiated the Five Point Program for organizing the work of the chamber. Those ve divisions were Highway promotion Dairy and Livestock Development Industrial Expansion Trade Extension and Coordination of Civic Projects. Industry in the area grew slightly with the major industry being Frolic Footwear. 1953 was the year of the recruitment of General Electric. The cost of the project was 1892.00. An excerpt from the annual report explains how the money was spent. This dividend accrues from the Industrial Committees efforts in securing the General Electric Plant. From its inception General Electric as an industrial prospect was handled by the Chamber ofce and men appointed by the President of the Chamber to meet with representatives of General Electric. The chamber staff surveyed the community at the beginning of the year and published an industrial survey which covered all the points of interest to an industrial prospect such as General Electric. From the stand point of sites city government and all those tangible factors which make up a community which major industries are interested in. The Chamber sent and paid for expenses of the specially appointed committee to Ft. Wayne home ofce of General Electric to negotiate with their ofcials. 1954 brought a new slogan for Jonesboro through a contest sponsored by the publicity committee of the Chamber. The winner slogan was Jonesboro The City Ready for Tomorrow. In 1955 the Chamber of Commerce under the leadership of President Ed Cherry who would become Governor purchased the city transit system for 10000. TheJonesboroIndustrialDevelopmentCorporation was organized in 1956 and this was the year that consolidation of Jonesboro and Nettleton began. The Highways Committee began working toward securing Highway 63 on the Interstate System. As the 50s ended industrial growth began in earnest with the location of Arkansas Glass Container Colson Corporation Fasweet Company Passmore Printing Pepsi Cola Bottling and the expansion of Frolic Footwear. In the 1960s Welcome signs were erected at all entrances to the city the City Beautiful Committee was added the Welcome to Jonesboro Committee was added and the development of a sound nancing program for the new Chamber of Commerce building was begun. In March 1964 the new Chamber of Commerce building was opened at the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets. Also that year the library 16 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and student union were nearing completion at Arkansas State University the new Jonesboro Craighead County Library construction was well underway and both Nettleton and Jonesboro Public Schools were adding buildings. City Water and Light constructed a new building the Holiday Inn opened on Caraway Road and the Holiday Motel on Gee Street opened. January 17 1967 the Arkansas General Assembly voted to grant university status to Arkansas State College. Other notable events in the 1960s were the opening of the Indian Mall the rst four color city map expansions at Hytrol and General Electric the ASU Bypass and plans to widen Highway 63 from Trumann to Payneway. Some of our new industries were Crane Company Delta Inc. Jimco Lamp Factory and Master Printing Company. The August 1970 Chamber Newsletter reported more than 20.6 million in construction of new industry or expansion of existing industry adding an additional 1200 jobs. The highlight of this growth period occurred in July when in the space of one week two new industries announced they would build 5 million dollar plants in Jonesboro. The Highway 63 Bypass opened on July 31 1971. The chamber added Jonesboro Cotton Week and the Arkansas Services Center a 6 million construction project began in May. W. A. Krueger Company opened in June 1972. A bill introduced to the 1973 General Assembly was endorsed by the Chamber Board of Directors. The bill encouraged the people of Northeast Arkansas and the entire state to raise the necessary funds for a new football stadium on the campus of Arkansas State University by a program of incentive matching funds on a 12 basis. For every dollar that is raised by the university the state will match that with 50 cents up to 700000 if the proposed bill is passed. In March of 1974 Jonesboro announced the location of the most modern tennis ball manufacturing facility in the world. Ofcials of General Tire and Rubber Company announced the construction of a 55000 square foot plant on 22 acres in the Jonesboro Industrial Park Penn Racquet Sports. PhotobyBradHyde PhotobyBradHyde PhotobyBradHyde PhotobyBradHyde CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 17 Also in December DuPont Company announced their intentions of locating a 3 million plant in Jonesboro. Other industries locating here were FMC Agricultural Machinery Creative Multigraphics Home Ice Company and Jonesboro Tool Die. In 1975 Riceland Foods announced the construction of a 7 million rice mill complex and the Federal Building complex was announced. The 70s and 80s were a time of great growth in Jonesboro with the construction and expansion of shopping centers manufacturing facilities and medical facilities. Jobs were created by Caml APC and Post Foods to name just a few. By 1990 the population of Jonesboro was 46535. Our city and county have continued to grow at a rate of 2 to 3 percent each year. Our healthcare industry has answered the needs of this growing city by investing millions of dollars in clinics expansions of their facilities and the recruitment of every specialty physician. There are ve thriving school districts within the city limits and A-State continues to have an important economic impact on the city. Just this year the 1830s - Arkansas Native American Indian tribes were removed to Oklahoma on what has become known as The Trail of Tears Spaniard Hernando de Soto crossed the Mississippi River into what is now northeast Arkansas in June Soto Hernando. Photograph. Britannica Online for Kids. Web. 29 Dec. 2015. 1819 - Arkansas becomes a separate territory map by David Reed 1850 - US Congress grants state of Arkansas all swamp and overflow lands including the land that is now Craighead County 1859 - Craighead County established with land from Mississippi Poinsett and Greene Counties By early 1820s settlers had begun immigrating into Arkansas May 1811-January 1812 - Great Comet of 1811 is visible for approx. 260 days 1811-1812 - New Madrid Earthquake occurs on December 16 and continues to 1812 1835 - Town of Greensboro settled with erection of the countys first gristmill Early St. Francis River Bridge 1803 - Louisiana Purchase 1500s Arkansas Lands prior to New Madrid Earthquake Donald E. Sheppard 1-1-16 18 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Unknown horsemen in Nettleton August 1862 - Battle of Jonesboro US Civil War 1861 - Confederate Grays Capt. Joel Wood recruited Craighead County Co. A 7th Arkansas Cavalry Battalion 1904 - Bartons Lumber Company 1919 - Craighead County Feb. 1869 - Original Craighead County Courthouse destroyed by fire 1876 - County moves records into new wood-frame courthouse 1878 - New courthouse burns along with eight other downtown businesses 1885 -Fire destroys third wood court- house along with other downtown buildings 1886 - New brick courthouse completed and used until torn down in 1934 April 1935 - Dedication of New Craighead County Courthouse COURTHOUSE HISTORY Group Gathering at Northeast Arkansas church New York Institute of Technology announced its College of Osteopathic Medicine on the A-State campus making Jonesboro the home to only the second medical school in Arkansas. The 750000 square foot Mall at Turtle Creek opened in March of 2006 and since then national brand retailers have located in our city. Revitalization of downtown began in 2000 and is now the entertainment and dining hub of the city. And homes in Jonesboro are a comparative bargain when compared to the average price of homes in the national and state housing markets. Downtown loft living classic historic homes luxury living or a new neighborhood are all available. You just pick the shape the size the price and you are sure to nd the perfect place for your family. Three industrial parks later Jonesboro has added some of the most well-known companies in the world Nestle USA Great Dane Trailers Unilever Nice-Pak Products Frito Lay and Trinity Rail. TodaythepopulationofJonesboroisapproximately 70000 and we are the regional hub for healthcare shopping dining employment and services. A 65- mile radius from the city encompasses more than 1 million people and the labor shed which includes 11 counties is almost 400000. Progressive and positive team work make Jonesboro a city that is recognized throughout the region as staying ahead of the times and growing at a steady pace. Whether you are visiting relocating or opening a new business youll be welcomed with true southern hospitality. CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 19 1900 - St. Bernards Hospital 1921 First District Agri School Administration Building Growth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASU Riceland Mill Expansion Iconic Presleys Drive-In ExpansionExpansion Iconic Presleys Drive-In Iconic Presleys Drive-In Administration Building 1921 First District Agri School Administration Building 1921 First District Agri School1921 First District Agri School Hospital 1900 - St. Bernards Growth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASUGrowth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASUGrowth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASUGrowth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASUGrowth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASUGrowth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASU Riceland Mill 1921 First District Agri School1921 First District Agri School Administration Building Growth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASU Iconic Presleys Drive-In Growth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASUGrowth of Craighead County Jonesboro and ASU As early as the late 1700s European settlers began moving into Arkansas. As with most of the young American country the swamps and heavy forests were rst occupied by hunters and trappers who were willing to brave the unknown. The U.S. acquired the prairie lands of America between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River from France in 1803 with The Louisiana Purchase. The 828000 square miles of Louisiana territory purchased by President Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the United States. To promote settlement of the new land Congress gave land grants as payment to soldiers of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 kept most settlers from moving into what is now the area of Northeast Arkansas. According to legend the Great Comet of 1811 C1811 F1 is thought to have contributed to the New Madrid quakes. The comet was rst seen in March of 1811 and stayed visible until August of 1812 it was said to be more than half again as large as the sun and appeared to be coming towards the earth. In December of 1811 it seemed to perform frightening acrobatics and split in two. Consequently the New Madrid earthquakes began in December of 1811 and lasted until 1812. Several years later fear of further quakes began to fade and immigrants began to move in from the east. Crossing the Appalachian Mountains through the Cumberland Pass from Virginia and the Carolinas immigrant farmers had already pushed into Kentucky and Tennessee and now crossed the river into Arkansas. Finding the river bottoms swampy most continued west to the ridge area. In 1819 Arkansas became a separate territory and in 1835 the town of Greensboro was settled by Joe Wiley who built the areas rst gristmill. In 1836 Arkansas became A-State. In 1838 Poinsett County was created from parts of Greene and St. Francis counties. In 1858 from the suggestion of newly elected Senator William Jones a new county was formed from Greene Mississippi and Poinsett Counties. Originally Crowley County was suggested as the name but to assuage hurt feelings it was named for Senator Thomas Craighead who was opposed to taking land from Mississippi County with the county seat of Jonesborough later shortened to Jonesboro being named for Senator Jones. So who is Fergus Snoddy and how does he t into this story According to The Arkansas Lawyer September 1972 in June of 1858 Elizabeth Lane conveyed an 80 acre tract of land to Fergus Snoddy for a yoke of oxen. In February of 1859 he in turn donated 15 acres for the site of what is now downtown Jonesboro and the town was born. So the next time you hear of something being named in honor of Mr. Fergus Snoddy think of our history and give a quick nod of your head to say thanks to Mr. Snoddy for ... well Jonesboro. 1950 Governor Francis Cherry at home Arkansas State University developed from an agricultural school founded on April 1 1909 by Act 100 of the 37th Arkansas General Assembly. 1933 - Aggies name was changed to Arkansas State College with evolvement into 4-year academic program Arkansas State College becomes a University on January 17 1967 1925 renamed First District Agricultural and Mechanical College Aggie d 20 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE St. Bernards Medical Center ASU Convocation Center 2015 Expansion- Centennial Bank StadiumJohnny Allison Tower ASU Dean B Ellis Library NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Turtle Creek Mall The opening of Turtle Creek Mall and expansions of both St. Bernards Medical Center and the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital as well as the opening of the casinos in nearby Tupelo Mississippi have spurred growth in Jonesboro and NEA. d ASU Football Facility CourtesyGailF.Ford CourtesyGailF.Ford Courtesy Gail F. 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Let me introduceLet me introduce YOU TO MYYOU TO MY HOME TOWN 870.919.4968 ERIC BURCH CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 23 ARKANSAS STATE 24 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Focusing on its mission to educate leaders enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives Arkansas State University is the catalyst for progress in the Jonesboro area. Founded in 1909 A-State meets the challenges of continuing as a destination university for more than 13000 students through the combination of world-class research with a long tradition of student-friendly instruction. The second largest university in Arkansas Arkansas State is a doctoral-level institution with more than 150 majors including a robust online program and a diverse student body from across the nation and the world. The home of the Red Wolves a mascot unique to all of NCAA Division I A-States student community is a vital part of Jonesboro. As the second largest employer for Jonesboro A-State is an economic engine producing a 342 million economic impact to the state according to a recent study. Arkansas States community role is much more than the 4000-plus jobs supported by its students faculty and staff. Educational entrepreneurship at Arkansas State brought the rst college of osteopathic medicine in the state to Jonesboro. The public-private partnership with New York Institute of Technology to establish a second instructional site of one of the nations most respected osteopathic colleges in Jonesboro creates the second medical school in Arkansas. Occupying a modernized and fully renovated Wilson Hall in the heart of Arkansas States campus NYITCOM at A-State adds another 60 to 75 million in economic impact to the region and becomes a major driver in the health-care sector. With the four largest venues in the region including the A-State Convocation Center and an athletic department that competes at the highest level of the NCAA the Football Bowl Subdivision Arkansas State is the entertainment cultural event and tourism hub for the Northeast Arkansas region. More than a half-million people come to the A-State campus for events ranging from Red Wolves football to the Johnny Cash Music Festival. Recently expanded and renovated Centennial Bank Stadium led the Sun Belt Conference in home attendance for 2015 as the Red Wolves won a fourth league title in the past ve seasons. UNIVERSITYUNIVERSITYUNIVERSITY CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 25 Innovations for students include instruction and interaction. Arkansas States First-Year Experience course was named an Apple Distinguished Program for the use of tablet technology and all-digital classroom materials. Dubbed the iPad Initiative every freshman is required to have the device to access the FYE courses and a growing number of new academic offerings. The campus is one of the most vibrant in the region with a resident community that broke all-time records the past two fall semesters. The opening of Sorority Row in fall 2013ve new sorority housesled to a resurgence of Greek life participation. Record numbers of students chose the A-State Honors College in fall 2014 fueled in part by the Living-Learning Communities. Making campus a safe and welcoming place to live is a high priority. Arkansas State became the rst Arkansas institution designated as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists one of only 100 in the United States. A-State became a National Weather Service Ambassador another rst in Arkansas in 2015. The opening of NYITCOM at A-State for its rst medical school students in August 2016 is a transformative moment for Northeast Arkansas. Similar feelings exist for A-States plans to open a campus in the north central Mexican state of Quertaro. Labeled by the New York Times as the other Mexico Quertaro is a hub for medical and aeronautical research institutes. Campus Quertaro not only assists the growing higher education needs in its region but will become a study-abroad location for Jonesboro-based students. These innovations join A-States tradition as an institution of higher learning designed to serve the needs of its region and state. Founded as an agricultural institution Arkansas State ARKANSAS STATE 26 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UNIVERSITYUNIVERSITYUNIVERSITY remains a research leader taking agriculture to the molecular level through the Arkansas Biosciences Institute while continuing the traditions of hands-on work at the universitys farm. A-States business programs earned national and international acclaim in recent years for their undergraduate and MBA programs A-State is home to the Delta Center for Economic Development and the Robert M. Bob Wood Sales Leadership Center. One of the states centers of excellence is in media and communication home to one of the top media programs in the country the oldest NPR-member radio station west of the Mississippi KASU and a long tradition of student-run print The Herald and electronic media ASU-TV and Red Wolf Radio. A-States engineering programs achieved a unique trifecta in 2013 with the national accreditation of three individual disciplines civil mechanical and electrical engineering and doubled the number of incoming freshman majors in 2015. Arkansas State was named the No. 1 nursing school in the state and ninth in the national region by Among the health professions areas A-State recently added doctoral programs in occupational therapy joining our long-established physical therapy program. Another key health care area is the pre-professional programs ranging from medicine dentistry and veterinary along with the STEM research areas of science and mathematics. Arkansas State is also the instructional leader by producing the most educators for the state. Arkansas State is the largest online university in the state with more online graduates and students than any Arkansas university. A-State Online provides dozens of 100 percent online degree programs including bachelors masters and specialist degrees. Many of our online programs are nationally ranked like the masters degrees in public administration engineering management sport administration and business administration. The 120000-square-foot Humanities and Social Sciences Building opened in August 2015 one of the largest instructional buildings in the state. Along with the completion of the Student Activity Center and the Centennial Bank Stadium expansion more than 180 million in new facilities and renovations have transformed the look of the Jonesboro campus. As the home of the state of Arkansas rst Artist Laureate world-renowned printmaker Evan Lindquist A-State is the hub of the cultural community where students in music theatrical and artistic disciplines have the opportunity to grow as performers and serve the community at Fowler Center and the Bradbury Art Museum. CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 27 ARKANSAS STATE HOWLYESHOWLYES 28 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Arkansas State Heritage Sites bring together local history and worldwide interest in the culture of our region. The restoration of the Historic Dyess Colony Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash in 2014 is the latest of the A-State Heritage Sites joining the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza and Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village. Along with the on-campus ASU Museum the Heritage Sites educate and entertain thousands of visitors each year and serve as economic catalysts for their local small towns. With more than 80000 alumni across Arkansas and around the world Arkansas State is a part of the ASU System which has campus locations in Beebe Mountain Home and Newport along with instructional centers in Heber Springs Marked Tree Paragould Searcy and Little Rock AFB. UNIVERSITYUNIVERSITYUNIVERSITY d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 29 Classic Cleaners Its a Bear State of Mind. 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BayVentureBayVentureBayVentureBayVentureBayVentureBayVentureBayVenture thethe BOATING FISHING GOLF TENNIS TRAILS ART GALLERIES ANNUAL EVENTS 501.884.4202 YOUR NEXT FAMILY ADVENTURE IS RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. Just 2 hours from Jonesboro Faireld Bay is a hidden gem an outdoor lovers paradise nestled on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake. Swim and sh the clear water play championship golf and hike Arkansas only mountain island trail to spectacular views. Good LifeGood Life MEET PLAY LIVE thethe Ozark Mountain Lake Resort Community Celebrating CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 31 DOWNTOWN JON 32 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Have you ever visited a place where you felt right at home Thats just what youll experience when you walk through Downtown Jonesboro. Whether youre from here attending school at A-State or just passing through the scenic historic downtown and welcoming open-hearted community are sure to beckon you back.... Visit Stay Belong ESBORO CourtesyGailF.Ford CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 33 Courtesy Gail F. Ford Courtesy Gail F. Ford 34 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Theres a lot of pride in being a Downtowner. An inviting walkable downtown close to cultural spaces and the always rising Arkansas State University. Just six blocks away sits St. Bernards the regions largest healthcare employer. Local and award-winning retail boutiques coffee shops restaurants accommodations and a host of truly exclusive art exhibits exist to invite you to stay. Downtown Jonesboro certainly offers a spirited atmosphere lled with arts entertainment food and fun. It creates a sense of community that intrigues individuals to eat shop play work and live Downtown. After all thats what being a Downtowner all is about experiencing a sense of place. Its no secret that Downtown Jonesboro offers the best local dining experience in town and is the regional hub for fantastic food palettes ranging from New Orleans style cuisine to farm to table entrees to a good ole American steak. Whether youre looking to enjoy an intimate setting with an old world feel or feel like entertaining your taste buds with sushi from an award winning Japanese steakhouse Downtown Jonesboro is the place for you Stop by and feast like a king while relaxing to live music or take your meal out on the balcony and socialize Courtesy Gail F. Ford CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 35 while eating under the stars. Taste award-winning steaks cooked to perfection signature meat and three sides cuisine classic health foodie shakes fresh baked local pastries or perhaps even some fresh Mexican fare. Whatever youre hungry for our Main Street community has it and its going to be delicious. Need a shopping day or maybe an outing with your friends Check out some of our retail shops that reside on Union Main or Church. Custom childrens clothing. Classy boutiques. Rugged outdoor lifestyle goods. Remarkable artwork. Chic lens wear. A dress shop dedicated to your wedding or formal wear needs. Enjoy shopping local while youre visiting the neighborhood Theres always something going on in Downtown Jonesboro. Always. Whether it be a merchant hosting a fashion trunk show a demo by our locally owned cycle house Downtown Jonesboro hosts a wide array of signature events that are designed to gather a community of locals and visitors alike in celebration of food hello BBQ Fest holidays home game football weekends culture and even Staying Alive After Five. Being a Downtowner is all about food and fun so much fun During 2015 Downtown Jonesboro welcomed fteen new businesses ranging from professional services health and wellness and even some new places to delight your taste buds These new businesses brought more than 87 new jobs to our Main Street community. Its great when Downtown is able to welcome innovative businesses but even better when we get to see building expansions happen to our existing core. In 2015 Downtown Jonesboro saw 49704.25 in faade renovations 293200.00 in interior renovations and 3019000.00 in property purchases equaling more than 3.3 million dollars in Downtown reinvestment for the year. Sure Downtown Jonesboro has a lot invested in building acquisitions faade enhancements interior restorations to house ofces or new dining places but we also invest in Main Street through time resources and most positively a labor of love. The very people that call Jonesboro home are some of our most treasured Downtowners the ones who devote hours to creating a cultural street market like Alive After Five or helping plant over 100 different owers and trees in our Main Street ower boxes. This year Downtown Jonesboro Association volunteers invested over 733 hours of their time to assist with Downtown revitalization. Its all a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservations Four-Point Approach a seamless plan where community volunteers contribute their time and means in the areas of organization promotion design and economic restructuring. So next time youre in town for a Red Wolves football game remember to head on down Main Street to enjoy a Friday night event or stay late and try our popular Brunch Browse. Enjoy our award winning dining and shopping options. Take a stroll through our artisan market during Alive After Five on the third Thursdays of the month. Catch a belly aching laugh at a show inside the Forum. Visit stay and belong in Downtown Jonesboro. CourtesyGailF.Ford d CourtesyGailF.Ford 36 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Courtesy Gail F. Ford CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 37 Sit back and let the Jonesboro City Guide take you on a tour of Jonesboro without leaving the comfort of your home or ofce. You will learn about the culture of Jonesboro how to stay t and healthy where to shop where to be entertained and everything in between. The culture of Jonesboro is deeply rooted and growing more and more each year. The arts are exploding because of the Foundation of Arts Fowler Center Bradbury Art Museum Downtown Art Galleries and Arkansas State University Museum. Located in the heart of downtown the Foundation of Arts is the citys premier source of live community theater art education and dance. It truly is the arts for the community by the community says Executive Director Kristi Pulliam. Classes for all ages are offered throughout the year as well as six community theater productions. Many local artisans also house their work in galleries located in historic downtown Jonesboro. The Fowler Center located on the campus of A-State is Northeast Arkansas source for world class entertainment. A 970 seat concert hall drama theater experimental theatre and grand lobby make up this state-of-the-art facility. The Fowler Center also houses the Bradbury Art Museum which features changing exhibitions of contemporary art in all media and programs that promote the understanding of art and its signicance to society. Arkansas State University Museum holds signicant historic archaeo- logical and natural history collections Jonesboro The Culture of ... 38 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hailing primarily form the State of Arkansas. One of the rst museums in the Southeast to be accredited by the American Association of Museums it is the largest and most comprehensive museum in Northeast Arkansas. Craighead County Public Library does even more than just books The newest video games movies and television shows on DVD downloadable music and eBooks art and computer classes concerts on the lawn and much more all for free And of course there are books over 156000 in fact. The Childrens Library and Teen Zone host events for the children and teens to encourage reading. They also sponsor many artistic and cultural opportunities such as adult knitting after school programs and childrens story time. Dont fret about a cultural overload though. If you and the family simply need a little retail therapy Jonesboro offers over 100 shopping centers and dining options galore No matter what you are looking for we have a local business that will not disappoint. From specialty shops to big box retailers we have your favorite brands. The Chamber of Commerce has a complete list of reputable businesses for all services and products. Are you a Downtowner If so lets not forget about the heart and soul Jonesboro. Downtown Jonesboro is one of the top destinations for locally owned shops excellent cuisine and live music. Downtown is home to 14 dining experiences nine chic retailers and boutiques nine up-scale modern beauty and wellness establishments and 12 art organizations. Lovers of ... Retail Therapy Jonesboro Library ... Downtowner CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 39 multi-cultural living look no further eat play and live right here in Downtown Jonesboro. A place you must experience to believe Is keeping your body strong and healthy important to you and your family Jonesboro can help you reach those goals. Jonesboro promotes healthy living with 3000 children and the families involved in youth sports through the City Stars program which is 100 free to the public. This program provides participating kids with uniforms and facilities. Our Parks and Recreation department also has three centers that offer dance boxing rock climbing and karate. The Miracle League of Jonesboro which is the largest of its kind in the nation is something to see The Miracle League removes barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball eld and allows them to experience the joy of Americas favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children arise from the natural grass eld used in conventional youth leagues Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed rubberized turf eld that accommodates wheel chairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. The park also features a fully handicapped accessible playground concessions and a quiet room for families. Jonesboro Parks and Recreation operates 23 neighborhood parks and playgrounds with a wide array of amenities. From picnic areas to base- ball elds to playgrounds splash pads and centers the city parks are easy to nd they are cleaned and they are safe In addition the 692-acre Craighead Forest Park is full service ... City Stars ... Parks and Recreation ... Jonesboro ... Healthy Living ... 40 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE with a 60 acre shing lake bike trails walking trails handicap accessible playgrounds and skate park camping and picnic pavilions. Craighead Forest Park offers the outdoor enthusiast a brisk workout on any of the parks walking hiking or biking trails. Approxi- mately 15 miles of mountain bike trails weave through the forest 2.4 miles of trails skirt the edge of the lake and 2.9 miles of paved road circle the park. Speaking of walking trails the Forrest L. Wood Crowleys Ridge Nature Center is not only an informative family outing but also a fun one The Nature Centers hiking trails are open every day from dawn to dusk. Inside exhibits reveal the natural forces that formed the 200-mile long Crowleys Ridge and native wildlife ranging from large game animals to small insects. In addition to self-guided exhibits and trails Forrest L. Wood Crowleys Ridge Nature Center offers many activates and nature education programs. As an added bonusthe exhibits and trails are all free of charge Would your family enjoy farm-grown watermelons tomatoes handcrafted art an adorable petting zoo or a hayride Where can you nd all this you ask At the Regional Farmers Market The market is open May through October from 7 am to noon every Saturday and 2 pm to 6 pm on Tuesdays June through August. The Farmers Market hosts an average of 100 vendors all of whom are local growers and crafters featuring produce meat baked goods and craft items. Save the dates and make your way down to the corner of Red Wolf Boulevard and Aggie Road to immerse yourself into the Southern way of life ... Farmers Market Jonesboro Walking Trails ... CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 41 If collegiate sports are your passion we have that too Jonesboro is home to the A-State Red Wolves NCAA Division 1 teams. Sporting events are easy to come by in all four seasons. So choose your sport and start cheering We have explored all the awesome amenities Jonesboro has to offer outside your home but what about inside your new living space Dont worry we have that covered as well. Homes in Jonesboro are competitive bargains when compared to the average price of homes in the national and state housing market. Jonesboro offers great homes for rst-time buyers or seasoned owners and we have subdivisions with active homeowners associations downtown loft living and classic historic homes in more established neighborhoods. So no matter the house shape and size or the budget you are working with Jonesboro has your dream home waiting for you and your family. As we conclude the tour today lets think back on all the amazing places we have been. We have explored Jonesboro from the lively downtown area to its quiet and serene parks and lakes to the howling Red Wolves of A-State. Homes ... Loft Living Jonesboro. ... Collegiate Sports ... Live in Jonesboro we have it all d 42 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Empower Your Business. HOSTED SERVICES Powering your cloud connection. MANAGED VOICE Powering your phones. NETWORKING SOLUTIONS Powering your locations. 100 GIG BROADBAND Powering your broadband. More power for you. Ritters business solutions give you the power to do more than ever before. 888.336.4249 Family Medicine - Jonesboro Hilltop Clinic 870-932-8222 Jeffery Barber DO MRO Ryan Brenza DO MRO Tim Shown DO Stadium Clinic 870-931-8800 Michael E. Crawley MD Arnold E. Gilliam MD Michael E. Tedder MD Windover Clinic 870-935-5432 Douglas L. 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Johnson 870-934-3539 WOODSPRINGS 2205 W. Parker Rd. 870-910-0012 PARAGOULD 4700 W. Kingshighway 870-240-8402 4901 E. Johnson 870-934-3539 1111 Windover 870-910-6040 NEA Baptist Medical Campus 4800 E. Johnson Jonesboro AR Open Late Mon - Fri The best way to ght cancer is together. Get Better. FOWLER FAMILY CENTER FOR CANCER CARE 870.936.7000 At the NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care we believe the best way to ght cancer is together. Our team approach combines radiation therapy chemotherapy research and support all backed by a dedicated medical team with one common goal - to help you get better. That is one reason we were the rst in Arkansas to receive certication by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative for meeting the highest standards in quality cancer care. Get Better with Baptist. No matter which of the great neighborhoods you choose or what activities you choose youll be welcomed with true southern hospitality. We offer great neighborhoods too In addition to family friendly communities offering great homes for rst-time buyers we have new subdivisions with active homeowners associations downtown loft living and classic historic homes in more established neighborhoods. Luxury living is also available with or without a golf course in your backyard. City of Jonesboro Jonesboro is a community full of spirit friendly citizens and safe neighborhoods. Courtesy G. F. Ford AVERAGE HOME COST 244198 Newly Built 2400 Square Foot Home Source Council for Community and Economic Research C2ER Cost of Living Index 3rd Quarter 2015 HOME AVAILABILITY As of October 2015 NEW - 115 EXISTING - 799 Up to 100000 New 0 Existing 275 100001 to 200000 New 68 Existing 277 200001 to 250000 New 21 Existing 71 300001 and Above New 18 Existing 130 250001 to 300000 New 8 Existing 46 Data includes all homes in the Jonesboro MLS system including area in Northeast Arkansas outside of Jonesboro. Source Jonesboro Board of Realtors November 2015. BOWLING GREEN KY 93.2 FORT WORTH TX 102.3 JACKSON TN 92.1 JONESBORO AR 86.5 Jonesboro is a great place to live work and conduct business. Our cost of living is well below the national average. Signicant savings are realized in many areas including housing food and utilities. Quality Living Value Homes in Jonesboro CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 47 COUNTY CIVILIAN EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR FORCE RATE Clay 6275 5900 375 5.9 CRAIGHEAD 52250 50225 2025 3.9 Crittenden 21525 20425 1100 5.1 Cross 8050 7650 400 5.1 Greene 20175 19225 950 4.7 Jackson 6100 5700 400 6.4 Lawrence 7150 6800 350 5.1 Mississippi 18850 17400 1450 7.7 Poinsett 10550 10050 500 4.8 Randolph 6225 5850 375 5.9 Sharp 6000 5625 375 6.3 Dunklin MO 13395 12498 897 6.7 TOTAL 176545 167348 9197 5.2 Source Arkansas Labor Market Department of Workforce Services October 2015 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Missouri Economic Research Information Center October 2015 Data provided December 2015. INCOME LEVEL JONESBORO CRAIGHEAD COUNTY JONESBORO MSA ARKANSAS UNITED STATES TOTAL Population 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0 - 15000 18.1 16.8 17.7 17.0 12.8 15000 - 24999 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.9 10.3 25000 - 34999 12.8 13.3 13.8 12.6 10.3 35000 - 49999 11.8 12.6 13.4 15.1 13.5 50000 - 74999 16.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 75000 99999 10.1 10.4 10.0 9.9 12.5 100000 - 149999 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.9 12.9 150000 - 199999 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 5.1 200000 2.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 5.1 Average Household Income 59726 58138 55367 56273 74699 Median Household Income 41325 41966 39721 40297 53217 Per Capita Income 23765 22915 21913 22462 28597 Source ESRI Community Analyst December 2015 TOTAL Population 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0 - 15000 18.1 16.8 17.7 17.0 12.8 15000 - 24999 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.9 10.3 25000 - 34999 12.8 13.3 13.8 12.6 10.3 35000 - 49999 11.8 12.6 13.4 15.1 13.5 50000 - 74999 16.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 75000 99999 10.1 10.4 10.0 9.9 12.5 100000 - 149999 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.9 12.9 150000 - 199999 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 5.1 200000 2.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 5.1 59726 58138 55367 56273 74699 41325 41966 39721 40297 53217 Per Capita Income 23765 22915 21913 22462 28597 TOTAL Population 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0 - 15000 18.1 16.8 17.7 17.0 12.8 15000 - 24999 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.9 10.3 25000 - 34999 12.8 13.3 13.8 12.6 10.3 35000 - 49999 11.8 12.6 13.4 15.1 13.5 50000 - 74999 16.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 75000 99999 10.1 10.4 10.0 9.9 12.5 100000 - 149999 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.9 12.9 150000 - 199999 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 5.1 200000 2.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 5.1 59726 58138 55367 56273 74699 41325 41966 39721 40297 53217 Per Capita Income 23765 22915 21913 22462 28597 TOTAL Population 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0 - 15000 18.1 16.8 17.7 17.0 12.8 15000 - 24999 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.9 10.3 25000 - 34999 12.8 13.3 13.8 12.6 10.3 35000 - 49999 11.8 12.6 13.4 15.1 13.5 50000 - 74999 16.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 75000 99999 10.1 10.4 10.0 9.9 12.5 100000 - 149999 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.9 12.9 150000 - 199999 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 5.1 200000 2.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 5.1 59726 58138 55367 56273 74699 41325 41966 39721 40297 53217 Per Capita Income 23765 22915 21913 22462 28597 TOTAL Population 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0 - 15000 18.1 16.8 17.7 17.0 12.8 15000 - 24999 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.9 10.3 25000 - 34999 12.8 13.3 13.8 12.6 10.3 35000 - 49999 11.8 12.6 13.4 15.1 13.5 50000 - 74999 16.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 75000 99999 10.1 10.4 10.0 9.9 12.5 100000 - 149999 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.9 12.9 150000 - 199999 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 5.1 200000 2.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 5.1 59726 58138 55367 56273 74699 41325 41966 39721 40297 53217 Per Capita Income 23765 22915 21913 22462 28597 TOTAL Population 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0 - 15000 18.1 16.8 17.7 17.0 12.8 15000 - 24999 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.9 10.3 25000 - 34999 12.8 13.3 13.8 12.6 10.3 35000 - 49999 11.8 12.6 13.4 15.1 13.5 50000 - 74999 16.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 75000 99999 10.1 10.4 10.0 9.9 12.5 100000 - 149999 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.9 12.9 150000 - 199999 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 5.1 200000 2.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 5.1 59726 58138 55367 56273 74699 41325 41966 39721 40297 53217 Per Capita Income 23765 22915 21913 22462 28597 COUNTY CIVILIAN EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR FORCE RATE Clay 6275 5900 375 5.9 52250 50225 2025 3.9 Crittenden 21525 20425 1100 5.1 Cross 8050 7650 400 5.1 Greene 20175 19225 950 4.7 Jackson 6100 5700 400 6.4 Lawrence 7150 6800 350 5.1 Mississippi 18850 17400 1450 7.7 Poinsett 10550 10050 500 4.8 Randolph 6225 5850 375 5.9 Sharp 6000 5625 375 6.3 Dunklin MO 13395 12498 897 6.7 TOTAL 176545 167348 9197 5.2 COUNTY CIVILIAN EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR FORCE RATE Clay 6275 5900 375 5.9 52250 50225 2025 3.9 Crittenden 21525 20425 1100 5.1 Cross 8050 7650 400 5.1 Greene 20175 19225 950 4.7 Jackson 6100 5700 400 6.4 Lawrence 7150 6800 350 5.1 Mississippi 18850 17400 1450 7.7 Poinsett 10550 10050 500 4.8 Randolph 6225 5850 375 5.9 Sharp 6000 5625 375 6.3 Dunklin MO 13395 12498 897 6.7 TOTAL 176545 167348 9197 5.2 COUNTY CIVILIAN EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR FORCE RATE Clay 6275 5900 375 5.9 52250 50225 2025 3.9 Crittenden 21525 20425 1100 5.1 Cross 8050 7650 400 5.1 Greene 20175 19225 950 4.7 Jackson 6100 5700 400 6.4 Lawrence 7150 6800 350 5.1 Mississippi 18850 17400 1450 7.7 Poinsett 10550 10050 500 4.8 Randolph 6225 5850 375 5.9 Sharp 6000 5625 375 6.3 Dunklin MO 13395 12498 897 6.7 TOTAL 176545 167348 9197 5.2 COUNTY CIVILIAN EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR FORCE RATE Clay 6275 5900 375 5.9 Crittenden 21525 20425 1100 5.1 Cross 8050 7650 400 5.1 Greene 20175 19225 950 4.7 Jackson 6100 5700 400 6.4 Lawrence 7150 6800 350 5.1 Mississippi 18850 17400 1450 7.7 Poinsett 10550 10050 500 4.8 Randolph 6225 5850 375 5.9 Sharp 6000 5625 375 6.3 Dunklin MO 13395 12498 897 6.7 TOTAL 176545 167348 9197 5.2 Labor Force by Area Households by Income 48 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGE JONESBORO CRAIGHEAD JONESBORO STATE OF UNITED STATES COUNTY MSA ARKANSAS TOTAL 74021 106369 130789 3013667 318536439 0-4 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.5 6.2 5-9 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 10-14 6.4 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 15-19 7.7 7.3 7.1 6.5 6.6 20-24 9.5 8.4 8.0 6.9 7.2 25-34 16.3 15.4 14.7 13.3 13.6 35-44 11.9 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.6 45-54 11.0 11.8 12.1 12.9 13.5 55-64 10.2 10.9 11.5 12.8 12.8 65-74 7.2 7.9 8.4 9.4 8.6 75-84 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.7 4.3 85 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 1.9 MEDIAN AGE 32.4 34.1 35.2 38.2 37.9 YEAR JONESBORO CRAIGHEAD JONESBORO COUNTY MSA 1970 27026 52068 NA 1980 31530 63239 NA 1990 46535 68956 NA 2000 55515 82148 NA 2010 67263 96443 121026 2015 Est. 74021 106369 130789 2020 Projection 81527 117418 141615 YEAR JONESBORO CRAIGHEAD JONESBORO COUNTY MSA 1970 27026 52068 NA1970 27026 52068 NA 1980 31530 63239 NA1980 31530 63239 NA 1990 46535 68956 NA1990 46535 68956 NA 2000 55515 82148 NA2000 55515 82148 NA 2010 67263 96443 1210262010 67263 96443 121026 2015 Est. 74021 106369 1307892015 Est. 74021 106369 130789 2020 Projection 81527 117418 1416152020 Projection 81527 117418 141615 YEAR JONESBORO CRAIGHEAD JONESBORO COUNTY MSA 1970 27026 52068 NA 1980 31530 63239 NA 1990 46535 68956 NA 2000 55515 82148 NA 2010 67263 96443 121026 2015 Est. 74021 106369 130789 2020 Projection 81527 117418 141615 YEAR JONESBORO CRAIGHEAD JONESBORO COUNTY MSA 1970 27026 52068 NA 1980 31530 63239 NA 1990 46535 68956 NA 2000 55515 82148 NA 2010 67263 96443 121026 2015 Est. 74021 106369 130789 2020 Projection 81527 117418 141615 Population Trends Source U.S. Census Bureau to 2010 ESRI Community Analyst 2015 and 2020 December 2015 Population by Age Source ESRI Community Analyst December 2015 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 49 2016 MAJOR EMPLOYERS GUIDE - JONESBORO AR MSA Craighead and Poinsett Counties - 200 or More Employees Company Industry Employees Company Industry Employees Source Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce January 2016 Hello neighbor 1001013.1 State Farm Home Oce Bloomington IL Im looking forward to serving your needs for insurance and nancial services. Like a good neighbor State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. Please stop by and say HiBob Gist Insurance Agcy Inc Bob Gist Agent 2207 Race St Jonesboro AR 72401 Bus 870-934-9700 St. Bernards Healthcare Healthcare 2833 Arkansas State University University 2435 NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Hospital 1030 Wal-Mart Super Centers 4 Retail 872 Hytrol Conveyor Company Manufacturing 840 NEA Baptist Clinic Healthcare 700 Jonesboro Public Schools Education 690 Nestle Prepared Foods Company Manufacturing 625 Frito-Lay Inc. Manufacturing 525 City of Jonesboro Government 525 Unilever Manufacturing 505 Nettleton Public Schools Education 475 Mid-South Health Systems Healthcare 464 Thomas Betts Corporation Manufacturing 364 Tele Tech Holdings Customer Care Center 350 Riceland Foods Inc. Jonesboro Waldenburg Manufacturing 335 Valley View Schools Education 338 Great Dane Trailers Manufacturing 320 Craighead County Government 302 Jonesboro Human Development Center Healthcare 299 Butterball LLC Manufacturing 298 Arkansas Glass Container Corporation Manufacturing 275 Caml APC Manufacturing 272 Focus Inc. Educational Services 265 Brookland Public Schools Education 262 Ritter Communications Telecommunications 260 Post Foods LLC Manufacturing 250 Caml APC Manufacturing 246 Trumann Public Schools Education 247 Westside Public Schools Education 246 Centennial Bank Financial 222 Harrisburg Public Schools Education 203 50 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Live Here...Play Here...Meet Here... SageMeadows.indd 1 1242014 112958 AM Your Dream Kitchen on a Real Budget. 2701 E. Parker Rd. Jonesboro 870-933-7800 50 Appliance Brands 0 Financing w.a.c. Price Match Guarantee CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 51 2014 Regions Bank. Regions advice and guidance give you the nancial condence to get where you want to go in life. And our banking solutions and services can help ensure each new transition is a smooth one. Ready to move your life forward We can help. NEW JOB. NEW CITY. PLUS THE NEWFOUND FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE TO MOVE YOUR LIFE FORWARD. Jonesboro branch locations 2400 E. Highland Drive 870.974.5309 617 Southwest Drive 870.933.2150 222 E. Washington 870.974.5337 870-935-0731 FredDacusAd2016.indd 1 12102015 114654 AM Fly Startingat35 OneWay Addl taxesfeesapply Daily Flights to St. Louis from Jonesboro Municipal Airport 866-435-9847 52 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Serving Northeast Arkansas Since 1956 Termite Control Pest Control Mosquito Control Rodent Control Let Us Kill Your Bugs 5415 Hwy 1 South Jonesboro AR 72404 870-932-1478 E-mail Owners Taz and Meredith McLane Tyrone and sons Lawson and Owen Residential Service Commercial Service New Construction Termite Pre-Treats AcmePest.indd 1 12182012 32902 PM 830AM - Contemporary Service 930AM - Sunday School 1050AM - Classic Service 701 S.Main JonesboroAR 72401870 932-3456 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 53 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. Lake Chicot and Lake Village AR 2. Old Corn Crib - Bay Village Poinsett Co. 3. Old Rivercrest Gymnasium - Wilson AR 4. Mural - Helena AR 5. Lily Pads - Merrisach Lake Rec Area 6. Burger Shack - West Helena AR 7. Wilson AR 8. Mississippi River Barge 9. Train Depot - Hazen AR Our history is here... in our soil our souls and our culture.and our culture. Arkansas Delta Byways 54 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE To nd out more about the Arkansas Delta log on to for more information. From beautiful lakes to stunning sunsets the Arkansas Delta is one of the most beautiful collections of landscapes you will find in the south. Comprised of 15 counties located along the Arkansas eastern border the Arkansas Delta features some of the richest history you will find in the region as well as some of the most fertile soil ever planted. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 10. Delta Cotton - Black Oak AR 11. 1st United Methodist Church - Wynne AR 12. Phillips County Museum Page Background Judge Francis Wallace Trust - Arkansas City AR Courtesy Ark Parks and Tourism Sunower Photos 1 and 9 Courtesy Arkansas Parks and Tourism Photos 2-8 and 10-12 Courtesy G. F. Ford CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 55 1. Wild Roses - Greene County 2. Lake Enterprises - Wilmot AR 3. Tyboogies Restaurant - Tyronza AR 4. Geese - Poinsett County AR 5. T-Macs Catsh Cabin and Delta BBQ - West Helena AR 6. Johnny Cash Boyhood Home - Dyess AR 7. Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum - Piggott AR 8. Delta Rivers Nature Center - Pine Bluff AR 9. Arkansas Post State Park - Gillett AR Background Photo - Taken in Hydrick AR 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Photos 1-2 4-9 Courtesy Arkansas Parks and Tourism Background Photos 1 and 4 Courtesy G. F. Ford 9. 56 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A At historic sites and museums throughout the region you can trace Arkansas from a territory to a territorial capitol and beyond. From Native Americans to modern times you can experience the heritage that shaped the lives of the people of Arkansas and the region. Native Americans inhabited the state for thousands of years. Parkin Archaeological State Park in Parkin and Hampson Archaeological Museum State Park in Wilson detail the lives of Native Americans in eastern Arkansas. It was Parkin many scholars believe that de Soto visited in 1541 and wrote about in his chronicles. At nearby Hampson Archaeological State Park visitors can see part of the renowned collection from the Nodena village that called the area home until 1650. At Arkansas Post National Memorial near Gillett the National Park Service facility commemorates the rst permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi River valley. Arkansas Post was also the location of the only Revolutionary War skirmish in 1783 to take place in what is now Arkansas. Due to the settlements proximity to the Arkansas River Arkansas Post was an important part of Arkansass history becoming the rst capitol of Arkansas Territory in 1819. The Post also played an important part in Arkansass Civil War history. Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park near Brinkley preserves a rare headwater swamp and a granite marker denotes the initial point designated a National Historic Landmark from which land surveys of U.S. territory acquired from France via the 1803 Louisiana Purchase were measured. Designated a National Recreation Trail the parks boardwalk features panels relating the story of the purchase the survey and the swamp. Experience the Civil War as Arkansans did by a visit to Historic Helena. The Battle of Helena and its impact moved to the forefront of the historic port towns Civil War interpretation efforts during Arkansass Civil War Sesquicentennial. Visit the reproduction of Fort Curtis. Explore the life of former slaves at Freedom Park. In Piggott explore the literary genius of Ernest Hemingway at the Hemingway- Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer in 1927 and her family welcomed Hemingway into their life and their home in Piggott. Pauline and Ernest visited the home frequently and the Pfeiffers converted a barn behind the home into a studio for Hemingways use during his stays. It was here that Hemingway wrote a large portion of one of his most famous novels A Farewell to Arms and various short stories. The museum and barn give visitors an insight into how the Pfeiffer and Hemingway families lived during their time in the home. The areas agricultural heritage is as rich as its soil and youll nd plenty of evidence of the conversion from forests to elds at the Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village the states last antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza where the nations rst integrated agricultural union was established in the 1930s or the Historic Dyess Colony Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash the nations largest New Deal agricultural resettlement colony that produced an international music icon along with a new start in life for out-of-work farmers. From hunting to shing to biking to hiking the outdoors await to explore and experience. From streams to lakes to the Father of the Waters if you want water weve got it If hunting and shing is what youre looking for you dont have to look far d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 57 58 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 59 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE JULY 90.8 Daily Maximum 70.9 Daily Minimum AVERAGE TEMPERATURE JANUARY 46.2 Daily Maximum 28.7 Daily Minimum ANNUAL DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 70.04 ANNUAL DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 49.75 ANNUAL MEAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 59.90 ANNUAL AVERAGE PRECIPITATION 48.10 Inches ANNUAL AVERAGE SNOWFALL 3.8 Inches AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY MORNING 57 AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY AFTERNOON 80 ELEVATION 262 Local Weather Bridal Registry The Lower Deck fabric warehouse 870.802.4040 870.935.7171 870.931.8900 VISIT THESE AT 1320 RED WOLF BLVD. JONESBORO ARKANSAS DESIGN CENTER CUSTOM WORK AVAILABLE Source Southern Regional Climate Center 1981-2010 NCDC Monthly Normals National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration NOAA Monthly Normal 1981-2010 NCDC Asheville NC. 60 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The origin of the word is from Late Latin philanthropia from Greek love of mankind from philos loving and anthropos man. Jonesboro is well known as a community that loves mankind And our non-prot organizations who provide needed services to the region are the beneciaries of an overwhelming generosity that comes from our citizens. It is a fact that organizations thrive here because of the many philanthropic events held for the benet of their causes. We believe that a community is strongest when every segment of its population is served. Stories abound about tiny acts of kindness and large monetary donations. But whatever the action it is certain that serving others is a way of life in Jonesboro Philanthropy - altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement usually manifested by donations of money property or work to needy persons by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals and by generosity to other socially useful purposes. SERVING THOSE IN NEED Abilities Unlimited 870 932-1551 Northeast Ark. Chapter American Red Cross 870 932-3212 www.redcross.orgarkansas Arkansas Early Learning Inc. 870 931-1172 Better Life Counseling Center Inc. 870 935-4673 CASA of the 2nd Judicial District 870 935-1099 CityYouth Ministries Inc. 870 932-9398 Consolidated Youth Services Inc. 870 972-1110 Crowleys Ridge Development Council Inc. 870 802-7100 Doing Dental Services for Northeast Arkansas 870 336-5621 Family Crisis Center 870 972-9575 Focus Inc. 870 935-2750 Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas Inc. 870 932-3663 Goodwill Industries of Arkansas 870 268-0443 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro 870 203-9898 Hispanic Community Services Inc. 870 931-1884 John 3 16 Ministries 870 799-2525 Jonesboro Church Health Center 870 972-4777 Jonesboro Human Development Center 870 932-5230 The Learning Center 870 932-4245 March of Dimes Foundation 870 932-0300 Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas Inc. 870 236-8080 Mothers of Angels Inc. 870 931-8372 Northeast Arkansas Childrens Advocacy Center 870 275-7902 Out of the Dark Inc. 1-800-592-8460 The Salvation Army 870 932-3785 Smile for a Lifetime Foundation 870 897-8868 United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas Inc. 870 268-1454 United Way of Northeast Arkansas 870 935-3658 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 61 Your Pet is the of Vetcare. Surgery Diagnostic Medicine Dentistry Geriatric Preventive Health Care Therapy Laser for Pain Reduction Digital Radiography Boarding Bathing Grooming Early Drop-Off Housecall Service Science Diet Prescription Diet Emergency Service-24 Hours Kevin J. Reed D.V.M. Travis Wolken D.V.M. 870.972.5320 619 W. Parker Rd. Jonesboro Vetcare.indd 1 1212014 41704 PM Weve Got You Covered Whether Its Awnings Screens or Garage Doors 870 932-6891 925 E. Parker Rd. Jonesboro AR JonesboroOverhead.indd 1 12102015 115442 AM 62 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL St. Paul AME 600 E. Washington Ave. 870-972-5907 ANGLICAN St. Timothy Anglican Church 419 W. Highland Drive 870-932-8818 ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God Church 1404 Stone Street 870-932-3914 Wood Street Assembly of God Church 1925 Wood Street 870-935-1285 BAPTIST Bethany Missionary Baptist Church 4701 E. Johnson 870-935-5318 Cathedral Baptist Church 2706 Alexander Drive 870-935-9370 Central Baptist Church 3707 Harrisburg Road 870-935-1950 Eastside Baptist Church 2821 Forest Home Road 870-935-3958 Faith Free Will Baptist Church 1008 East Highland Dr. 870-935-3958 Family Fellowship Baptist Church 500 Pepper Drive 870-935-1486 First Baptist Church 701 S. Main Street 870-932-3456 First Baptist Church 700 Kitchen Street 870-268-2225 First Free Will Baptist Church 3407 Stadium Blvd. 870-932-8069 Friendly Hope Baptist Church 4015 Friendly Hope Road 870-932-6449 Grace Missionary Baptist Church 3930 Aggie Road 870-935-1174 Highland Drive Baptist Church 515 E. Highland Drive 870-932-2197 Magnolia Road Baptist Church 911 Magnolia Road 870-931-9434 Nettleton Baptist Church 4701 E. Nettleton Ave. 870-932-4960 North Main Baptist Church 815 N. Main Street 870-935-4541 Philadelphia Baptist Church 620 W. Philadelphia Road 870-935-5674 Prospect Baptist Church Greensboro Road 870-932-6026 St. John Missionary Baptist Church 308 N. Main Street 870-932-6915 Strawoor Baptist Church 1102 Strawoor Drive 870-932-5965 Temple Baptist Church 2405 Stadium Blvd. 870-935-7250 Union Grove Baptist Church 5217 Richardson Drive 870-935-5356 Walnut Street Baptist Church 1910 Scenic Road 870-972-0220 Westvale Baptist Church 907 Oriole Drive 870-935-7507 Windover Baptist Church 311 Windover Road 870-932-7681 BIBLE Fellowship Bible Church 1801 Woodsprings Road 870-974-9900 CATHOLIC Blessed Sacrament Church 614 S. Church Street 870-932-2529 CHRISTIAN Christian Valley Christian Church 2016 Valley View Drive 870-932-7280 First Christian Church 2600 Woodsprings Road 870-932-2408 Highland Drive Christian Church 501 W. Highland Drive 870-932-9353 Jonesboro Christian Church 1700 Loberg Lane 870-935-3845 Christian Methodist Episcopal Carter Temple CME 9664 Hwy. 49 N 870-972-0620 CHURCH OF CHRIST Nettleton Church of Christ 3521 E. Highland Drive 870-932-1407 Greensboro Road Church of Christ 2008 Old Greensboro Road 870-932-3920 Northside Church of Christ 1726 Paragould Drive 870-972-6861 Southwest Church of Christ 1601 James Street 870-974-9330 Valley View Church of Christ 4500 Southwest Drive 870-872-8554 Washington Ave. Church of Christ 2001 W. Washington Ave. 870-932-1643 Church of God The Rock of NEA 4318 E. Johnson Ave. 870-932-7618 EPISCOPAL St. Marks Episcopal Church 401 W. College Ave. 870-932-2124 GREEK ORTHODOX St. Matthew The Evangelist 3701 S. Culberhouse ISLAM Islamic Center of Jonesboro 118 N. Rogers Street 870-275-5535 JUDAISM Temple Israel 203 W. Oak Street 870-932-9333 LATTER DAY SAINTS Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints 301 E. Highland Drive 870-935-3400 LUTHERAN Our Savior Lutheran Church 2926 Wood Street 870-932-2295 Pilgrim Lutheran Church 1812 Rains Street 870-935-2001 METHODIST Cornerstone United Methodist Church 1910 Disciple Drive 870-932-2718 First United Methodist Church 801 S. Main Street 870-932-7479 St. Paul United Methodist Church 2201 S. Culberhouse 870-932-2083 NAZARENE Forest Home Church of the Nazarene 1004 Windover 870-932-9069 First Church of the Nazarene 406 Creath 870-935-5030 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Calvary Chapel 411 Calvary Cove 870-935-2287 Community Fellowship Church 1600 Stadium Blvd. 870-802-4232 Deliverance Family Worship Center 403 Scott Street 870-931-5453 Fellowship Jonesboro 1801 Woodsprings Road 870-974-9900 Fullness of Joy Church 3307 Race Street 870-930-9569 Living Word Church 5601 Southwest Drive 870-931-3248 Trinity Church 701 E. Highland Drive 870-935-7705 PENTECOSTAL First Pentecostal Church of Jonesboro 1507 E. Matthews Ave. 870-932-2316 Calvary Pentecostal Church 5312 S. Caraway Road 870-935-4556 PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 710 Southwest Drive Ste. A 870-932-4101 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Seventh Day Adventist Church 2317 W. Washington 870-935-9110 JONESBORO CHURCHES WORSHIP CENTERS d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 63 64 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UTILITIES AtT ........................................................................... 1.800.288.2020 City Water Light ............................................................. 935.5581 400 E. Monroe Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation ............................................... 932.8301 4314 Stadium Blvd Centerpoint Energy ................................................. 800.992.7552 Ritter Communications .................................................. 336.3400 2400 Ritter Drive Suddenlink ......................................................................... 933.8429 1520 South Caraway Road CITY OF JONESBORO Mayors Office .................................................................... 932.1052 Animal Control ................................................................. 935.3920 City Clerk ............................................................................. 935.0305 City Collector ..................................................................... 932-3042 Code Enforcement ........................................................... 932.0540 Fire Department ................................................... 911 Emergency Administration ............................................................ 932.2428 Inspections ......................................................................... 932.0540 Parks Recreation ........................................................... 933.4604 Police Department .............................................. 911 Emergency Non-Emergency .......................................................... 935.5553 Administration ............................................................ 935.5562 Sanitation Department .................................................. 932.7520 Street Department ........................................................... 932.0660 CRAIGHEAD COUNTY County Judges Office ..................................................... 933.4500 County Collector ............................................................... 933.4560 County Sheriff ................................................................... 933.4551 County Clerk ..................................................................... 933.4520 County Assessor ............................................................... 933.4572 County Treasurer .............................................................. 933.4540 Circuit Clerk ........................................................................ 933.4530 City Of Bay .......................................................................... 781.3386 City Of Black Oak ............................................................. 486.5675 City Of Bono ....................................................................... 932.0100 City Of Brookland ............................................................. 935.0538 City Of Caraway ................................................................. 482.3716 City Of Lake City ............................................................... 237.4431 City Of Monette ................................................................ 486.2121 Local Phone Numbers 870 AREA CODE NAME GENRE STATION KBTM ...................................News .....................................AM 1230 KASU ....................................Public Radio .................................91.9 ESPN ....................................Sports ............................................92.7 KNEA ....................................Sports ............................................95.3 The Wolf ..............................Country .........................................95.9 Sunny ..................................Christian ........................................98.5 Jill .........................................Hot AC ...........................................99.3 The Eagle ............................Rock .............................................100.5 Kiss .......................................Rock .............................................101.7 iRock ....................................Rock .............................................103.9 The Fox ...............................Country ......................................104.9 The Mix ...............................Hot AC ........................................ 106.3 Jack ......................................Everything .................................107.1 Hot .......................................Party ............................................107.5 KFIN .....................................Country ......................................107.9 Media Center RADIO TELEVISION NEWSPAPER RADIO STATION AFFILIATE CHANNEL KTEJ ..................................PBS ................................Channel 2 KAIT8 ................................NBC ...............................Channel 5 KAIT8 ................................ABC ...............................Channel 9 KVTJ ..................................Christian .....................Channel 10 KJNB .................................Fox ............................... Channel 13 Local Access .......................................................... Channel 14 Arkansas State University .................................. Channel 18 Government Access ............................................ Channel 24 The Herald.................................................. The Sun TELEVISION NEWSPAPERS CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 65 Eligibility requirements terms and conditions may apply. Please see a Rausch Coleman Sales Professional for details. Rausch Coleman Homes reserves the right to terminate program or change rules at any time. Prices plans dimensions features specifications materials and availability of homes or communities are subject to change without notice or obligation. Illustrations are artists depictions only and may differ from completed improvements. Incentives applicable with preferred lender only. Copyright 2015 Rausch Coleman Homes All Rights Reserved. 010616_Jones_CityGuideAd Lepa Jonesboro Harrisburg Paragould Trumann 14 49 Brookland Hills 100 Harper Drive 870.293.3290 Gabriel Crossing 4000 Gabriel Court 870.210.2780 63 63 75 75 63 Lepanto Jonesboro Harrisburg Paragould Trumann 14 49 Brookland Hills 100 Harper Drive 870.293.3290 Gabriel Crossing 4000 Gabriel Court 870.210.2780 63 63 75 63 OWN for LESS than RENT Call or visit one of our communities today BEST NEW HOME VALUE IN NEA For more information please contact Dixie Regenold 870.680.2784 Lisa Benton 870.680.3842 New Homes from the 140s 66 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 402 Studio402 MAIN STREET DOWNTOWN JONESBORO 870-243-6784 Large and Small Spaces for Hosting Weddings Anniversaries Birthdays ANY KIND OF CELEBRATION ALSO OFFERING DANCE TECHNIQUE CLASSES Follow us on Facebook for Details httpswww.facebook.comstudio402Jonesboro The open air Farmers Market on the corner of Red Wolf Boulevard and Aggie Road in Jonesboro is hosted by Arkansas State University as a non-prot venture. Vendors selling anything from fruits and vegetables to homemade crafts gather every Tuesday and Saturday from May through October to sell their goods. While there visitors could be serenaded by violinists or by the animals in the petting zoo. This market is truly blessed by the community spirit it is a place to cultivate friendships while enjoying the freshness of an Arkansas morning. Although some of the funding for the pavilion came from grants the majority was funded by local fund raising activities and donations by individuals and businesses alike. The ASU Farmers Market is currently in Phase One of completion. Phase Two will include adding sidewalks and restrooms and Phase Three will add an Agricultural Museum and Welcome Center to the site. Altogether these will be a huge addition to the ASU College of Agriculture and Technology. Dr. Gregory Phillips Arkansas State University1 1 httpwww.astate.edudotAsset3c9dacc8-5dcb-4f71-a281-6a73ab6dda1a.pdf FARMERS MARKET d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 67 Brookland Public Schools serve over 2000 students each year. The Faculty administration and staff of Brookland Public Schools strive to provide equal opportunities for intellectual social physical and educational growth for every student in a safe environment. BPS accepts all students as unique individuals and through a continuing process assists them in developing to their maximum potential. As Brookland continues to grow at an average of about 100 students per school year the district is set to embark on an 18 million building project to include a new preschool elementary and middle school as well as a redesigned high school and football eld house scheduled to open in the 15- 16 academic year. Contact Information Brookland Public Schools 200 West School Street Brookland AR 72417 Phone Number 870 932-2080 Brookland Public Schools JPS is the largest school district in the city and region located in the heart of Jonesboro with 6000-plus students and has received the Jonesboro Occasions Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best School District 4 years in a row. The JPS district is home to The Academies at Jonesboro High School which has an impressive list of advance placement courses and 33 hours of concurrent credit available. JHS now offers core emphases programs in Science Technology Math Business Communications Arts and Health Human Service Law. Annie Camp and Douglas MacArthur Junior High campuses use key stone courses and project-based learning to nd an Academy that best suits them. JHS is also known for their Golden Hurricane championship athletics with 15 team sports available and for excellence in ne arts with their award- winning art band choral and drama departments. Five Magnet Elementaries built around specialized themes are available for students in 1st6th grade and give parents a choice in providing curriculums geared for pupils to develop core learning Health Wellness and Environmental Studies International Studies Math and Science MicroSociety and Visual and Performing Arts. The district also counts its Pre-K program and Kindergarten Center as vital steps in developing youngsters. If you would like to learn more about Jonesboro Public Schools please visit our website www. or follow us on Twitter Instagram JPSHurricane. Contact Information Jonesboro Public Schools 2506 Southwest Circle Jonesboro AR 72401 Phone Number 870 933-5800 Jonesboro Public Schools Nettleton Public Schools Nettleton Public Schools have more than 3200 students attending its various campuses- from its high school and junior high Nettleton Middle School and Fox Meadow and University Heights elementary schools. EDUCATION IN JONESBORO 68 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Valley View Public Schools continue to maintain a rapid pace of growth academic and athletic prowess. Serving roughly 2600 students overall the district is working hard to keep up with its expanded numbers by constructing a new high school complex for grades 10-12 in time for the 2014-2015 academic year. Meanwhile the existing VVHS lands atop state academic standings with regularity. The campus offers a broad span of advanced placement courses and focuses on drama and music which now includes marching band. The district also touts the Valley View Adult Education Center for those wishing to obtain a GE and acquire new skills in coursework. Contact Information Valley View Public Schools 2131 Valley View Drive Jonesboro AR 72404 Phone Number 870 935-4602 for those wishing to obtain a GE and acquire new skills in Valley View Public Schools Westside Public Schools Westside Consolidated School District has consistently raised its expectations and future planning to give its students in grades K-12 a well-rounded educational experience. It is home to elementary middle and high school buildings. The elementary has opened new kindergarten classrooms art and music rooms and a new cafeteria. Across the districts grounds Westside High School with extracurricular activities in mind is scheduled to open a new auditorium seating 900 in March that will also house all ne arts. Air Force ROTC is also at its highest enrollment since the program began. Westside Consolidated holds advanced education accreditation and was recently selected by Generation Ready out of New York as a Best Practiced School District. The district continues to see growth in honors and distinctions while efforts never cease to reach new heights.Contact Information Westside Consolidated School District 1630 Arkansas 91 West Jonesboro AR 72404 Phone Number 870 935-7503 Contact Information Nettleton Public Schools 3300 One Place Jonesboro AR 72404 Phone Number 870 910-7800 Nettleton has earned a reputation for its technology- driven curriculum along with claiming its share of student and faculty awards and recognitions in academics athletics and extracurricular activities. New additions to the high school are soon underway including Engineering Arts Science and Technology labs and 13 new classrooms. Also in the works is a Nettleton intermediate school safe shelter which will serve an already existing school and the intermediate center on a 21-acre tract along Aggie Road slated to join the list of schools upon completion. PublicSchools CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 69 Blessed Sacrament School got its start in 1886 and encompasses more than 120 students from pre-K to 6th grade at its campus just off Highland Drive. It fosters an environment in which students grow spiritually and academically. Courses offered range from foreign language and computer science to art physical education and music. Students take part in community service projects as well. Blessed Sacrament is accredited by the states Nonpublic School Accrediting Association Inc. Contact Information Blessed Sacrament School 1105 E. Highland Drive Jonesboro AR 72401 Phone Number 870932-3684 Blessed Sacrament School Concordia Christian Academy offers students from pre-K to 8th grade the chance to learn all subject areas from a Christ- inspired approach. Children are integrated in multi-age classroom settings as a means of improving areas of need while boosting those areas of higher success. Contact Information Concordia Christian Academy 1812 Rains Street Jonesboro AR 72401 Phone Number 870 935-2273 Concordia Christian Academy EDUCATION IN JONESBORO 70 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Ridgeeld Christian School provides a Christ-centered Bible- based education at an affordable cost to students Pre-K3 to 12th grade. This non-denominational campus purpose is to create a complete Christian educational environment for students that helps them learn and grow academically spiritually physically and socially. Contact Information Ridgeeld Christian School 3824 Casey Springs Road Jonesboro AR 72404 Phone Number 870 932-7540 Montessori School of Jonesboro is home to more than 120 preschool and kindergarteners on a full-or-part-time basis. Courses are offered throughout the year by certied teachers in a setting which encourages children to explore and grow. Contact Information Montessori School of Jonesboro 300 E. Nettleton Avenue Jonesboro AR 72401 Phone Number 870 972-1890 Ridgeeld Christian School Montessori School of Jonesboro PRIVATESchools d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 71 The heart of great medicine. The heart of Northeast Arkansas. Welcome to the power of heart. A heart for Christ. A heart for the smallest. A heart for the sickest. Because where there is heart. And innovation. And great medicine. And faith. There is the power to heal. The heart of great medicine. The heart of Northeast Arkansas. Welcome to the power of heart. A heart for Christ. A heart for the smallest. A heart for the sickest. Because where there is heart. And innovation. And great medicine. And faith. There is the power to heal. I am one of over 3000 St. Bernards employees. And while we all have different jobs we are all committed to the same purpose which is to make sure that every patient and every guest feels welcomed comfortable and safe. Here when a patient asks for help people dont say thats not my job or youre not my patient. Because each one of us knows that it is our job to help youand to help one anotherbecause its just the right thing to do. Especially when youre part of the heart of great medicine. WHEN SOMEONE ASKS CAN YOU HELP ME I WILL SAY I CAN. 3YEARSRUNNING Pacelia RN St. Bernards HealthLine 1-855-207-7300 72 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Families Inc. 870-933-6886 Families Inc. Counseling Services is a private counseling agency accredited by The Joint Commission TJC with outpatient facilities throughout Northeast North Central and Central Arkansas. Since our establishment in 2000 we have taken the unique approach of providing services for children adolescents and adults in the home and school as well as the outpatient clinic. Mid-South Health Systems 870-972-4000 For almost 50 years Mid-South Health Systems has been a vital part of Eastern Arkansas communities. We are continually growing and expanding to ensure the availability of comprehensive affordable and quality-driven community-based mental health services that are accessible to the public and promote recovery integrity and ethical standards for all involved. Mid-South Health Systems is a comprehensive private non-prot community mental health center with 500 professional and support staff offering services for adults children and adolescents. Mid-South also offers specialized contact training for business industry and schools on a variety of topics. Their professional staff is available to speak for civic groups and other community organizations. Jonesboro is ... HOME TO HEALTHCARE Two Major State-Of-The-Art Acute Care Hospitals Rehab Hospitals and Mental Health Care Systems HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 870-932-0440 HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital provides care for those who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but not ready to return home. Treatment and care is designed to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Anyone who is limited functionally from an injury or illness can benet from rehabilitation. When you choose a HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital you are choosing one of the nations largest healthcare providers specializing in inpatient rehabilitation services. With thousands of employees innovating specialized care across the country HealthSouths priority is to deliver high quality patient care through a network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. Facilities in the area offer state-of-the art technology while physicians and medical staff provide professional care accentuated by quality and compassion. CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 73 NEA BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM is comprised of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care and NEA Baptist Clinic. The hospital specialty services of NEA Baptist Clinic and the cancer center are all located on the new NEA Baptist medical campus at 4800 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro. NEA Baptist Clinic also has a footprint across Northeast Arkansas with 15 additional locations in the areas of family practice urgent care physical therapy pediatrics sleep medicine and dialysis. In 1977 a group of physicians led by Dr. Ray Hall began a single practice that would become one of the states largest multi-specialty clinics. The clinic has since partnered with NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital to deliver an integrated health care model. The 216-bed hospital offers heart care through the Heart Center labor and delivery services through the hospitals Womens Center as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services emergency care and surgical services including weight loss surgery neurology and respiratory care. The hospital opened a new 24-private bed Inpatient Rehab Unit in 2015. NEA Baptist Clinics over 100 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services from womens health to orthopedic services. NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care is a state-of- the-art facility bringing every aspect of cancer care under one roof. NEA Baptist has recently been recognized in the following areas Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence - National Accreditation from the American College of Physicians Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Mission Lifeline STEMI Heart Attack Receiving Center - American Heart Association the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative accreditation in medical oncology and Quality Respiratory Care Recognition. Many of our physicians have also been recognized on local and state levels. For more information about NEA Baptist call 870-936- 1000 or visit 4800 E Johnson Ave Jonesboro AR 72401 870 936-1000 74 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ST. BERNARDS MEDICAL CENTER has served as the communitys trusted provider of comprehensive compassionate care for more than a century. Founded in 1900 to meet healthcare needs during a malaria fever epidemic St. Bernards continues to focus on community needs and develop services to meet those needs. The 438-bed acute care hospital serves as a regional referral center for patients in 23 counties in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri and has the largest medical staff in the region. As the only Level III Trauma Center in Northeast Arkansas St. Bernards treats the sickest of the sick and repeatedly has been recognized for exceptional services in heartcare cancer care womens and childrens and senior services. It developed the areas rst cancer treatment center and the rst comprehensive heartcare program and now has the largest number of cardiologists heart surgeons and electrophysiologists specialists who treat heart rhythm problems on staff. It houses the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in eastern Arkansas allowing families to stay closer to home with premature and sick babies who need specialized care. During the last year St. Bernards opened The Villa a Level II Assisted Living residential facility that includes the dedicated William I. Rainwater Memory Center for those living with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. It offers a unique program of care that engages residents in a wide variety of activities. St. Bernards partners with other strong providers in the region to deliver services in hometown settings such as the new Paragould Medical Park and numerous outreach clinics. It also operates more than two dozen primary care and specialty clinics throughout the region and operates a 50000-square-foot Health and Wellness facility with a state-of-the-art tness center with memberships open to the public a physicians clinic rehabilitation services and more. It has joined four other health-related organizations to form The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas and is developing initiatives to improve the overall health of area residents while ensuring access to quality care. In addition St. Bernards serves as the ofcial healthcare provider for A-State Athletics. 225 E Jackson Ave Jonesboro AR 72401 870 972-4100 d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 75 Rehabilitation after your illness injury or surgery. Better Outcomes. Quality Care. 1201 Fleming Avenue Jonesboro AR 72401 870 932-0440 A Higher Level of Care 2013HealthSouth Corporation636717 Start at First Financial Mortgage. MAKE YOUR MOVE. Mary Merrill Tucker Branch Manager NMLS 445253 Lorri Weaver Loan Originator NMLS 445254 1000 Windover Suite B Jonesboro AR 870 935-7808 Apply for your mortgage in just a few minutes online at Martha Pierce Loan Originator NMLS 715830 2718 E. Nettleton Ave. Jonesboro 870-932-7221 or 800-934-7221 RELIABILITY PRICING EXPERTISE Your ultimate dream vacation will become a reality with our expert travel consultants. Whether it is a family vacation extended family getaway a cruise or a fantastic group tour -- Emelda Lisa Davie Okika Beth and Chrissy will take the stress and hassle out of vacation planning We also specialize in Destination Weddings Honeymoons Disney Vacations Delta Vacations Beach Vacations and Group Tours Cruises. Call a travel consultant today to begin planning the trip of your dreams Let the Experts Handle the Details Celebrating 30 Years TRAVEL BETTER Travel With Us Vacations and Cruises Jonesboros Travel Planning Consultants 1 Travel With Us Vacations and Cruises Dr.s Bill Emelda Williams In Business 30 YEARS for you CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 77 Voted BEST PIZZA for 11 Years ITS NOT JUST A NAME... ITS A LIFESTYLE ATTENTION MEMBERS GUESTS 3120 SHELBY DRIVE NEAR BOWLING ALLEY CARRY OUT DINE IN LIVE MUSIC ON WEEKENDS PRIVATE DINING ROOM AVAILABLE 870-336-7500 Sun-Thur 11a-10p Fri-Sat 11a-11p LIVE MUSIC ONLINE ORDERING UCPIZZACO.COM 1810 E. HIGHLAND ACROSS FROM WALMART DINE IN DELIVERY PICK UP CATERING PICK-UP WINDOW MOBILE APPS 870-933-1990 Mon-Thur 11a-9p Fri-Sat 11a-10p ONLINE ORDERING restaurant listing Be sure to visit these Chamber Member restaurants. 501 Steakhouse 2628 Phillips Dr. Jonesboro AR 72401-7330 870 972-6501 Bistro on the Ridge 914 Southwest Dr. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 268-6780 Chick-l-A 1800 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401-5433 870 910-6611 Chow Catering Chow At One Eighteen 118 N Pruett St Paragould AR 72450-5505 870 573-8111 Dairy Queen of Jonesboro 4100 E. Johnson Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401-8837 870 336-0425 Demos Barbecue Smokehouse 1851 S. Church St. Jonesboro AR 72401-4941 870 935-6633 Demos Barbecue Smokehouse 4115 E. Johnson Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 203-9944 Fancy Flour Bakery 2615 E. Nettleton Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401-4516 870 336-Yumy 9869 Five Guys Burgers Fries 2100 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401-6356 870 336-3370 Gigis Cupcakes 2203 Red Wolf Blvd. 3 Jonesboro AR 72401 870 336-4660 Ginas Place 2005 E. Highland Dr. Ste. 109 Jonesboro AR 72401-6193 870 910-3900 Honeybaked Ham Cafe 2001 E. Nettleton Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401-5242 870 931-3737 Kimono Japanese Steak House 300 S. Main St. Ste. A Jonesboro AR 72401-2982 870 931-3388 Kona Ice of N.E. Arkansas 870 926-5090 Local Culture AR LLC 900 Southwest Dr. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 275-7585 LCJonesboro Lost Pizza Company 906 Southwest Dr. Ste. A-1 Jonesboro AR 72401-7051 870 520-6227 Newks Eatery 3410 E. Johnson Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 336-0663 Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1918 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401-5452 870 972-0282 On The Border 2324 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 277-4000 Papa Cellas Pizza Chef 2324 E. Matthews Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401-4414 870 931-0109 Popeyes 1323 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401-4580 870 934-1700 Qdoba of Jonesboro 2935 Parkwood Rd. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 336-2172 Skinny Js 205 S. Main St. Jonesboro AR 72401-2991 870 275-6264 Subway Stores 2225 S. Caraway Jonesboro AR 72401 870 972-8800 Subway Stores 2702 S. Culberhouse Jonesboro AR 72401 870 931-4656 Subway Stores 2302 E. Johnson Ave. 870 933-0013 Subway Stores 1911 W. Parker Rd. Jonesboro AR 72404 870 972-8889 Subway Stores 1024 Gee St. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 275-7693 Subway Stores 4500 E. Johnson Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 275-6035 The Juice Cafe 211 S. Main St. Ste. A B 203 E. Cherry Ave. Jonesboro AR 72401-3372 870 378-2546 Tropical Smoothie Cafe 2007 E. Nettleton Ave. Ste. A Jonesboro AR 72401-5286 870 935-2233 JonesboroTSC Tropical Smoothie Cafe 3410 E. Johnson Ave. Ste. E Jonesboro AR 72401 870 932.8767 JonesboroTSC Uncle Maddios 2203 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401-6389 870 336-3825 Upper Crust of Jonesboro Inc. 3120 Shelby Dr. Jonesboro AR 72404-0635 870 336-7501 The Upper Crust Pizza LLC 1810 E. Highland Dr. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 933-1990 Zaxbys 2625 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro AR 72401 870 972-8220 THE JONESBORO AIRPORT is located approximately three 3 miles east of the Central Business District CBD of Jonesboro. The Airport Reference Point ARP is located at Latitude 35 49 52.269 N and Longitude 90 3847.098 W. Jonesboro Municipal Airport classied as a commercial service airport by the FAAs National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems NPIAS has an elevation of 262 feet above mean sea level AMSL and has property consisting of approximately 1000 acres. For more information go to httpwww.airnav.comairportKJBR JONESBORO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation Were Here For You Craighead Electric Cooperative is a member owned not-for- profit electric company servicing over 28000 members in seven northeast Arkansas counties with offices in Jonesboro Paragould and Walnut Ridge. Incorporated in 1937 Craig- head Electric exists to provide high quality service at the lowest possible price. Power is purchased at wholesale cost and dis- tributed to cooperative members within CECCs service terri- tory. Profits or margins are put back in the cooperative to help run the business efficiently or returned to member-owners through capital credits. Craighead Electric Cooperative- Were Here For You. 800-794-5012 Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative 1024 Gee St. ph. 870.275.7693 fax 870.275.7694 2012 Doctors Associates Inc. SUBWAY is a registered trademark of Doctors Associates Inc. Printed in the USA. 2012 MD Pizza LLC. MAMA DELUCAS is a registered trademark of MD Pizza LLC. 82 CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE At Jonesboro Animal Control we Enforce Educate Protect and Assist both the human citizens of Jonesboro and the animal residents as well. By enforcing animal-related laws and educating the public about animal care and welfare issues we protect both the health and safety of humans and animals alike. We are here to assist with any animal-related problems you may have. The Animal Control Department investigates all reports of animal cruelty animal attacks and bite reports. At our animal shelter we care for stray abused and surrendered animals. Most of our animals get adopted to new homes. By working both here at home and with animal rescue operations across the country we nd new homes for most of the animals we take in. Come visit us soon. WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DO We have many kinds of instructional and educational programs for all ages. We will be happy to come to your school civic club church group or any other group and bring some of our friends Studies have shown that just spending some time with an animal friend can lower blood pressure reduce anxiety and relieve depression. Many of us have certied our own pets to go to nursing homes retirement homes and hospitals to help residents and patients have a better day. We partner with Northeast Arkansans for Animals NAFA to offer low-cost vaccination clinics and low-cost cat neuter clinics. We also offer free training and socialization classes for you and your pet. ADOPTION FEES Our adoption fees are low especially when you consider all you receive. When you adopt your new cat or dog they will be spayed or neutered they will have received a rabies vaccination and they will have received a worm treatment. Dogs will also receive a parvo and distemper vaccination. In addition to all that you get the great support and advice from our staff who all want the best for you and your new pet Cats are 55.00 Dogs are 85.00 Microchipping is 20.00 additional which includes lifetime registration for your pet. For more information about the animals at our shelter who are hoping to be reunited with their humans or those who are up for adoption join us on ourJonesboro Animal Control Facebook Page. RSB Nursing Assistant Training Program 1000 S. Caraway Rd. Ste. 210 Jonesboro AR 72450 On the Corner of Stalling Caraway Ph. 870-926-9496 Fax 870-573-7525 Certified Nursing Assistant training program. Lic. Monitored by ASBPCE OLTC Available to hold classes throughout Arkansas Sherry Bishop - Owner Main Classroom Location RSB is an equal opportunity school. We appreciate your business. MEMBER RSBNursing.indd 1 1212014 41607 PM Jonesboro Animal Control and Adoption Center Jonesboro Animal Control and Adoption Center Your new fur-ever friend is waiting for you at our shelter Like us on Facebook and keep up-to-date on all our activities LOCAL LEGEND Michigamea Indians inhabited the area just a few miles east of present- day Bay in the seventeenth century. Indian mounds can be found north of Bay. Originally three such mounds existed but only two remain. Local legend holds that the mounds were sacred burial grounds and give this as the reason that Bay has never been hit directly by tornadoes. They are currently on the National Register of Historic Place with restricted access. Wikipedia d CITY GUIDE 2016 JONESBORO AR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 83 parks and recreation Jonesboros three Rotary Clubs and was dedicated to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rotary International. The castle playground located at Access 3 of Craighead Forest Park is a handicapped-accessible playground. EARL BELL COMMUNITY CENTER 1212 South Church Street Restrooms Basketball Volleyball Rock Climbing Gymnasium 2 Dance Rooms Community Room Check online for rental fees E. BOONE WATSON COMMUNITY CTR. 1005 Logan Avenue Community Room Kitchen FAIRVIEW PARK 2212 Brazos Street Playground Pavilion Basketball court I.M. STOTTS PARK 832 East Hope Ave. Playground Pavilion Basketball court JOE MACK CAMPBELL PARK 3021 Dan Avenue Baseball Soccer Fields Walking Trail Playground Pavilion JONESBORO REC CENTER CITY POOL 1421 W. Nettleton Avenue JULIAN JAMES MEMORIAL PARK 1212 South Church Street Pavilions Basketball court Tennis court Playground MILES PARK 1605 North Bridge SoftballBaseball eld Soccer eld Football eld WalkingRunning track Any of the three elds can be used at any time but in order to use the lights the elds must be rented. To rent a eld please contact us at 870-933-4604. MIRACLE LEAGUE PARK 5000 South Caraway Road This a regional complex with the worlds largest rubberized ball eld for children and adults with physical disabilities. The facility also has a playground with 28 different pieces of equipment each one being handicap accessible. ADA Accessible BaseballSoftball Concession Stand Playground Restrooms NORTH MAIN PARK 102 West Allen OPTIMIST PARK 1413 W. Nettleton Playground PARKER PARK 1506 North Church Street Community Room Gymnasium Kitchen Playground POP STRICKLAND PARK 1220 Medallion Circle REV. LEWELLEN PARK 102. West Allen Ave. SOUTHSIDE SOFTBALL COMPLEX 5003 So. 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