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The 2003 United States census released today shows Northwest Arkansas's population boomed between 2002 and 2003 as the Arkansas Delta continued to lose residents. Overall, the state saw a .72 percent population gain. 
Arkansas had an estimated 2,725,714 residents in 2003. Benton county was the state's fastest-growing county, at 4.8 percent growth. Lee county led the state in population decline with a -3.7 percent population loss. 
Among the state's larger cities, bryant recorded the highest population growth between 2002 and 2003 at 15.83 percent. Census estimates showed bryant had more than 12-thousand residents in 2003. Little Rock, the state's largest city, had point-22 percent growth from 2002 to 2003.

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  • JPD Officer of the Year award announced

    JPD Officer of the Year award announced

    Monday, December 18 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-12-18 19:42:58 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:08 PM EST2017-12-18 20:08:59 GMT

    Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott announced who was the top cop for his department for 2017 during their annual Christmas party.

    Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott announced who was the top cop for his department for 2017 during their annual Christmas party.

  • Street department has all hands on drainage cleanup

    Street department has all hands on drainage cleanup

    Monday, December 18 2017 1:35 PM EST2017-12-18 18:35:35 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-12-18 20:00:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    With significant rain in the forecast, the City of Jonesboro Street Department is all hands on deck when it comes to drainage.

    With significant rain in the forecast, the City of Jonesboro Street Department is all hands on deck when it comes to drainage.

  • AR gas prices decrease over 3 cents

    AR gas prices decrease over 3 cents

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:53 PM EST2017-12-18 17:53:15 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 1:01 PM EST2017-12-18 18:01:54 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Prices at the pump are down slightly over the last week.

    Prices at the pump are down slightly over the last week.

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