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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, noon, 238 Craighead 476.
Monday, Jan. 29
Gosnell School Board, 7 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office, Strawberry campus.

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ASU Climate Council moves forward

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State University students work on computers in the Dean B. Ellis Library on Tuesday.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — It's been a year since Arkansas State University's campus climate council was created to make the campus a safer and more welcoming place for all students.
Maurice Gipson,

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ASU AD satisfied with vetting process of athlete

Sun file photo
Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Arkansas State's athletic administration believes it has done its due diligence on the school's newest football player.

That process was long, in-depth and detail-specific, as it would be with. . . more »

City seeks to limit number of driveways — A3
Downtown improvement district may end — A3
NFL rejects veterans group's print ad — A5
Teacher yelled at in road rage incident — A7
Man accused of drug possession — A8
Burglar told officers he lived in home — A8
Sheriff: Man operated pot smoking room — A8
Get up and Give offers way to take part in Lent — A10
Cosby hits the town; legal experts see strategy — B6
Dear Abby: Online guide helps parents see depression — B6

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

In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro's full-hearted ode to outcasts "The Shape of Water," embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig . . .

Bill Cosby is hitting the town; legal experts see a strategy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is suddenly out and about in his hometown of Philadelphia in what legal experts say appears to be an effort by the comedian to rebuild his good-guy image ahead of his retrial on sexual assault charges in the . . .

January 2018