Union County Board of Commissioners

The Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro is scheduled to be closed Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, due to the total solar eclipse. The Union County Board of Commissioners voted Friday morning to close the courthouse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. The vote came at a special county board meeting which...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
The Union County Board of Commissioners had nearly wrapped up discussion about items on the agenda for last week’s regular meeting when the focus turned to a check-writing process. The commissioners met Friday morning, July 14, at the Union County Courthouse. Early discussion focused on the issuing...
While it is often assumed that vendor expenses will always go up over time, the Union County Board of Commissioners and chief information officer Rollie Hawk say they remain dedicated to keeping costs down for taxpayers.   In a pair of recently signed agreements, Union County has secured...
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
Updates on uncertain financial situations facing the county’s 911 emergency communications system and highway department were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Union...
An audit presentation was the focus of lengthy discussion at the most recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held Friday morning, May 26, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The presentation was given by Kim Meyer of Hudgens & Meyer LLC...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
Topics ranging from an August solar eclipse and storage space to barking dogs, trash on local roads and finances were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, April 28, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Solar...

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