"The breeze of hope that got us here today will also drive a current of change as mighty as the Mississippi. But this river can't flow unless the breeze continues. We must put action before idleness, unity before party, and citizenship before self in order to put Louisiana first."
- Governor John Bel Edwards
2015 Inaugural Address
"I hope you noticed one exceptional theme about our town: We give back. We are truly a community that knows it’s wise to invest back into our town and to take every opportunity we’re given. I believe in us; I believe in you, and I believe in Jonesboro. And I know the days ahead of us are filled with opportunity. Together, we will continue to move forward."
- Mayor James Bradford
2017 State of the City Address