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Jacksonville is a suburb 15 miles northeast of Little Rock and was named for Mr. Nicholas Jackson. He donated land to the Cairo & Fulton Railroad for a railroad right-of-way in 1870. A community formed around the railroad depot eventually forming the town of Jacksonville which was incorporated in 1941. The Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker is found in Jacksonville. It memorializes Confederate troops who prevented Union troops from moving toward Little Rock during the Civil War. Unique to Jacksonville are the Museum of Military History and the Guitar Museum.

Population: 29916
Local Newspapers: Jacksonville Patriot Leader
Local Sports Teams: Arkansas Travelers (minor league baseball)
Local Colleges: Arkansas State University

Zip Codes associated with jacksonville, arkansas: 72076 72099
Towns/Cities near jacksonville, arkansas : Gravel Ridge Cabot Sherwood McAlmont Gibson

Jacksonville News
In day rain, lesser lights don't cut it

Dear Mahatma: Are daytime running lights sufficient when it rains, or should we turn on the headlights? The driver's manual states headlights, but it was written before the advent of running lights. My personal view is that running lights are sufficient except in a heavy downpour.

Police beat

A central Arkansas resident told police that a neighbor tried to stab him with a knife Thursday night at the apartment complex where they both live. Lori Ann Jones, 48, of Jacksonville was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening in the case, records show.

4th man jailed in fatal shooting

A fourth suspect in the fatal shooting of a Jacksonville man surrendered to authorities Sunday night, according to a Pulaski County sheriff's office spokesman. Four men have been arrested in the killing of 29-year-old James Ward, who was shot last month at the Chapel Ridge Apartments just outside the North Little Rock city limits at 5900 McCain Park Place, according to the sheriff's office.

Police beat

A third arrest has been made in a deadly carjacking at a central Arkansas apartment complex, the Pulaski County sheriff's office said Friday. Jackie Andrew Jackson III, 28, was arrested on a charge of capital murder in the killing of 29-year-old James Ward, who was found fatally shot at Chapel Ridge apartments Sept.

77,000 cars slow work on freeway

Dear Mahatma: Someone should investigate the highway job in Jacksonville on U.S. 67/167. This job has taken many, many years -- way too long.

Arkansas man gets 20 years for taking, posting porn photos of girl, 6

A Jacksonville man who was a member of the U.S. Air Force when arrested in late 2015 was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for taking pornographic photographs of a 6-year-old girl and posting them online. Cameron Dee Neal, 34, pleaded guilty May 19 to a charge of production of child pornography, admitting that over a six-month period, he took numerous images of the young girl while posing her in women's underwear, and then uploaded 75 of the images to the Internet, where undercover federal agents in Boston discovered them in December 2015.

Jacksonville man shot, killed at LR complex

Shortly before 11 p.m., officers went to 2123 Labette Manor Drive, the listed address for Westbridge Apartments, after hearing gunshots in the area, Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan said.

About $1 million left unspent after GIF lawsuit; some earmarked for state business lobby

Through a Freedom of Information Act request to the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, I have an update on how much taxpayer money remains at issue in Mike Wilson's successful lawsuit over the legislative scheme to launder General Improvement Fund mone y through regional planning districts. The Arkansas Supreme Court last week agreed with Wilson that the money laundering scheme was illegal.

State Fair opens today; here's a preview of midway food

Blogger Russ Racop has received a formal rejection from Little Rock City Attorney Tom Carpenter of his complaint that Mayor Mark Stodola is in "flagrant" violation of a city ordinance by keeping $78,000 in carryover money from his last uncontested election campaign for use in the 2018 election. Mike Wilson, the Jacksonville lawyer and former state representative, for the third time last week won a victory for the Arkansas Constitution and taxpayers and set back pork barreling.

NLR Fit to Live chief to run for state House

An official in the North Little Rock mayor's office announced his bid for the state House on Tuesday, hoping to replace outgoing Rep. Eddie Armstrong. Isaac Henry, director of the Fit 2 Live program, said he plans to stay for now in his municipal job while opening his first bid for public office.

Other days

Miss Addie Howard, 15-year-old daughter of Thomas Howard, living in the southern part of the city, drank carbolic acid this afternoon about 4 o'clock, dying before physicians could make an attempt to save her life. She attended church and Sunday school this morning and seemed to be in the best of spirits.

District's release by court opposed

Attorneys for black students in a long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit said Friday that the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District's recent request to be released from federal court supervision is "at a minimum ... premature." Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, Robert Pressman of Lexington, Mass., and Austin Porter Jr. of Little Rock represent the black students known as the Joshua intervenors in the 34-year-old lawsuit.

State pet-projects grants ruled illegal

For the third time in a little over a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a lawsuit by former state Rep. Mike Wilson of Jacksonville to stop lawmakers from funneling millions of dollars in state surplus money to local pet projects. The high court's 5-2 ruling declared that a series of appropriation laws that sent $2.9 million to a regional nonprofit organization two years ago violated the state constitution's Article 5, Section 29. That section says that the purpose of legislative appropriations must be "distinctly stated."

School board seeks applicants for post being left by Miles

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of Carol Miles this week. Miles, who cited health concerns as the reason for her resignation, represented the district's Zone 2 on the seven-member board.

Marvin German

A visitation for Marvin German, 71, will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with military honors rendered at 6:00 p.m. Mr. German passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, AR on August 28, 1946, he was the son of the late Coy German and Waydean Sticklin German.

Some cabs idling in Uber, Lyft age

It's 1 p.m. on a weekday at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field. Cabdrivers lounge in mismatched chairs, arms crossed, and watch outlaws besiege Dodge City.

Makings of a 'flash drought' lining up in state, agency says

North Pulaski Fire District 15 volunteer Capt. Marcus Steele puts out a brush fire Thursday off Gribble Road in Jacksonville that started after winds blew embers from a tree stump a homeowner was burning into woods behind the home.

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