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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2015. There are 302 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term of office; with the end of the Civil War in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Events listed in this column are generally open to the public, although admission fees may be charged. To request changes or additions or notify The Sun of special meetings for this listing, call 935-5525 or 1-800-237-5341, fax to 935-5823 or

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Firefighters train at future job site

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro Fire Department firefighter Brittany Milligan practices cutting through sheet metal Tuesday at one of the houses along Brazos Street used for firefighter training. The sheet metal was used to simulate getting through possible metal obstacles such as a garage door.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Too much city business is being pushed through the Jonesboro City Council without giving council members and city residents enough time for debate, Alderman Chris Moore said

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NFL dreams motivate Pro Day hopefuls

Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Former Arkansas State cornerback Artez Brown runs the 40-yard dash Tuesday during the Red Wolves’ annual Pro Day workout at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — A little over seven months ago, former Arkansas State wide receiver Julian Jones was in training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. The undrafted free agent savored the opportunity and eagerly jotted lecture. . . more »

Who's second to Sam Snead in PGA Tour wins?

In what year did the NFL require all teams to display the names of players on their jerseys?

Who scored the most points in a NBA game and how many?

What pro football franchise did Tim Mara buy in 1925 for $500?

In 1985, the NFL adopted this limited method for coaches to "challenge" on field calls of play?

What two golfers led the PGA in earnings three seasons each in the 1960s?

Who is the first NASCAR driver to reach $100 million in career earnings?

What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?

Commission pulls Lake Poinsett funding — A8
Bill to allow guns at bars, Capitol — A5
Searcy police chief resigns amid investigation — A5
House panel hears anti-abortion bills — A5
Modest losses follow record Wall St. day — B4
U.S. running out of room to store crude — B4
Fed complication: Central banks cut rates — B4

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

Carrie Underwood becomes a mom

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she's showing him off in a photo. The multiplatinum country singer gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, and on Tuesday, she announced it to the world on Twitter. She . . .

Apollo Theater to honor blues singer Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday. The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 17, 1915, and died in 1959 at the age of 44. Holiday performed at least two . . .

March 2015