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Today in History

Today is Saturday, March 7, the 66th day of 2015. There are 299 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 7, 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama,

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Sunshine helps thaw out roads

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jennifer Barnett of Lake City clears ice and snow from First Free Will Baptist Church’s parking lot Friday afternoon in Jonesboro to prepare for Sunday’s service crowd.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — With the area's major roads in decent shape following Wednesday night's sleet and snow, road crews are starting to turn their attention to secondary roads.
Walter McMillan, district

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Gamble delivers as ASU holds off pesky USA

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Jasmine Hunt, right, pulls down a rebound during Thursday's Sun Belt Conference game against South Alabama at the Convocation Center. Hunt had 20 points and 11 rebounds as ASU won 70-60.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Aundrea Gamble had been relatively quiet for most of the second half. But when Arkansas State needed her to make something happen, Gamble provided it just as she usually has the last two years. In a. . . more »

Shalala to lead foundation — A2
Obama: Ferguson report exposed biased system — A5
Judge won't toss case in suicide bomb plot — A5
Doctor rescues Ford from downed plane — A5
House OKs convention request — A6
Arias juror requests security — A7
Terror suspect admits to Obama murder plot — A7
Faith community grows out of local apartment — A8
Unitarian society seeks demo permit — A8

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

Max still living the colorful, pop-art vibe he created

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you haven't seen one of Peter Max's paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven't opened your eyes yet. Since he charged onto the pop-art stage a half-century ago, the progenitor of psychedelic art has stamped his creative . . .

CBS' Plante returns to Selma 50 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization. As one mark . . .

March 2015