Author Archives: Kimberely A. Blackburn

Using the Arts to Change Lives

JONESBORO, Ark. – Premiering on Broadway in 1969, the musical “1776” showcases important events in American history. But even after the success of its latest show, members of the Foundation of Arts for Northeast Arkansas still consider bringing the community together to be its greatest endeavor. FOA creative and artistic director Kristi Pulliam said “1776” draws the audience due to its humanization of

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Stop When the School Bus Stops

JONESBORO, Ark. – Every day thousands of area school children board school buses. However, many drivers do not stop when the school bus stops. Jonesboro Police Department’s public information officer Paul Holmes said the city issued 23 citations in the past 12 months to drivers caught passing stopped school buses. He said the penalties often shock drivers. According to Arkansas

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