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Today in History

Today is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
On this date:
In 1159,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Former FBI agent leaves legacy of love

Special to The Sun
George Stewart (center) poses for a snapshot with two other FBI agents near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in this undated photo.

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — If ever there were two people who were meant to be together, George and Frieda Stewart were surely the ones.
Theirs was the type of love story popularized in film, and if

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Knighten provides spark in first start

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (center), finished with 368 yards of total offense in Saturday’s 37-10 season opening victory over Montana State at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Fredi Knighten was sought by Arkansas State for his unique ability to create and extend plays. In the first start of his career, Knighten demonstrated what he's all about. Knighten showed off his. . . more »

What Jets quarterback, asked if he preferred grass or Astroturf, replied: "I don't know, I never smoked Astroturf"?

What is the most points scored in an NBA game and by what team?

What colours make up the Olympic rings?

What Division 1-A football team's fans cheer for the Yellow Jackets?

Which race is normally the start of the NASCAR season?

What breakthrough was made by Lili de Alvarez on center court at Wimbledon in 1931?

Who averaged the most points in a NBA game through a season and how many?

Who hit his 700th home run on September 17, 2004?

Rebels fire on border guard ship
Iraqi troops break siege of Shiite town
Israel: Gaza must rebuild, disarm
Report says juveniles institutionalized too long
Medical center opens neuroscience institute
El Dorado investing in revitalization plan
Police: 2 televisions stolen during break-in
Trial by Jury Dinner Party set at state park
Ferguson shooting could shift county exec race
Sheriff has passion for pen-making
Executives helping seniors with college
Ferguson flashpoint sparks national outrage
Intel chiefs flag militant threat
Earthquake aftershock shakes up Napa Valley
Rebels release 5 Lebanese troops
Atlantic City casino closes after 27 years

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York. Police in Southampton say the 54-year-old English was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a county road on Long . . .

Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. "We are keeping our fingers crossed," her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement, . . .

September 2014