Jonesboro Hires New Chief - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR--Ron Smiley Reports

Jonesboro Hires New Chief

July 7, 2005--Posted at 7:00 pm CDT

 

Jonesboro, AR--After four months without a chief, Aaron Keller has been namedJonesboro’s top fireman.  Keller grew up in Region 8 and has worked for more than twenty-five years with the Jonesboro Fire Department.  Jonesboro mayor Doug Formon says, “We got the best man for the job.”

The job Formon is talking about could see its share of stress over the next year.  Keller could have to battle with the Jonesboro City Council over the hiring of much needed help.  In positions like fire marshal the city of Jonesboro is drastically undermanned when compared to cities close to its size.

Keller will also need the new help to keep pace with the quickly growing city of Jonesboro.  This weeks unveiling of a massive hotel and convention center along with the new mall will further test the already strained force.

“Our fire load seems to be increasing everyday.” Keller says.

The good news for Keller is he was the obvious choice of firefighters across the area.  Many were pulling for him and say there isn’t anyone else they would have chosen for the job.  “I am very pleased.” Station two fireman Jerry McCormick said.  “They really couldn’t have made a better choice.

Keller shared today’s announcement with his wife and two kids.

 

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

  • Live in Montgomery: The Day before the Big Game

    Live in Montgomery: The Day before the Big Game

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-12-16 04:41:07 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-16 04:49:15 GMT
    The A-State football team visited the Rosa Parks Museum this week as part of bowl festivities for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (Source: KAIT)The A-State football team visited the Rosa Parks Museum this week as part of bowl festivities for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (Source: KAIT)

    It was a busy Friday as the A-State Red Wolves finished the final preparations for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery. 

    It was a busy Friday as the A-State Red Wolves finished the final preparations for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery. 

  • Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

    Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:18 PM EST2017-12-16 04:18:27 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-16 04:38:31 GMT
    A developer said Friday that the Greensborough Village project is moving ahead. (Source: KAIT)A developer said Friday that the Greensborough Village project is moving ahead. (Source: KAIT)

    A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

    A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

  • breaking

    One dead, one in custody, investigator says in Lawrence County shooting

    One dead, one in custody, investigator says in Lawrence County shooting

    Friday, December 15 2017 9:17 PM EST2017-12-16 02:17:05 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-12-16 04:17:18 GMT
    Lawrence County deputies were at the scene of a shooting Friday night on Highway 91. (Source: KAIT)Lawrence County deputies were at the scene of a shooting Friday night on Highway 91. (Source: KAIT)

    According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, authorities there are investigating a shooting in which a woman was killed. 

    According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, authorities there are investigating a shooting in which a woman was killed. 

Powered by Frankly