Jonesboro to hold city auction - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro to hold city auction

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - If you're looking for a deal on a large piece of equipment, like a forklift or bicycle for someone for Christmas you might want to head to Strawfloor Road Saturday.

Saturday at ten o'clock, the city of Jonesboro is holding an auction with more than one hundred and twenty items up for grabs. L. M. Duncan, Chief Operation Officer for the city of Jonesboro, says there's a lot to see.

"There are a number of items we don't need anymore. We've got several trucks and cars, police cars, bicycles that have been confiscated by the police department. So, a number of different items that are going to be auctioned off out there."

Duncan says they made the decision to have the auction because there were a number of different items departments weren't using anymore.

"It's a surplus over the years that we don't use anymore so we just need to get rid of it."

Not only can items be purchased for a good price, proceeds from the event will go back into the city.

"It's good for the citizens of Jonesboro to come out. We'll take that money and invest it back into the city on projects that will be good for the community."

And Duncan says that number will help a variety of different departments and community projects. The money earned from the sale of an item will go back to the department the item or items were donated by.

This auction is open to the public, and will be held on Strawfloor Road by the Street Department.

For more information about this program, log onto their website.

©2010 KAIT All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Technology prepares people, doctors for eye surgery

    Technology prepares people, doctors for eye surgery

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:10:45 GMT
    The Eye Surgical Simulation Center is now open at UAMS. The center helps educate future doctors and others about eye surgeries. (Source: KARK-TV)The Eye Surgical Simulation Center is now open at UAMS. The center helps educate future doctors and others about eye surgeries. (Source: KARK-TV)
    The Eye Surgical Simulation Center is now open at UAMS. The center helps educate future doctors and others about eye surgeries. (Source: KARK-TV)The Eye Surgical Simulation Center is now open at UAMS. The center helps educate future doctors and others about eye surgeries. (Source: KARK-TV)

    The idea of having eye surgery can be intimidating and now people can go to the capital city to learn more about what a surgery is like. 

    The idea of having eye surgery can be intimidating and now people can go to the capital city to learn more about what a surgery is like. 

  • Teacher's class project to teach students compassion

    Teacher's class project to teach students compassion

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:05:00 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Riverside High School teacher is teaching her kids a life-long lesson.

    A Riverside High School teacher is teaching her kids a life-long lesson.

  • Town sees new business in aftermath of tornado

    Town sees new business in aftermath of tornado

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:52:32 GMT
    A coffee shop opened Monday in Mountainburg, several days after a tornado hammered the town. (Source: KNWA-TV)A coffee shop opened Monday in Mountainburg, several days after a tornado hammered the town. (Source: KNWA-TV)
    A coffee shop opened Monday in Mountainburg, several days after a tornado hammered the town. (Source: KNWA-TV)A coffee shop opened Monday in Mountainburg, several days after a tornado hammered the town. (Source: KNWA-TV)

    It may be a sleepy little town, but the mayor of a town recently hit by a tornado said Wednesday that the storms will not stop the town from working to bring business to the region. 

    It may be a sleepy little town, but the mayor of a town recently hit by a tornado said Wednesday that the storms will not stop the town from working to bring business to the region. 

Powered by Frankly