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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, September 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 1, 1715, following a reign of 72 years, King Louis XIV of France died four days before his 77th

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Residents remain cautious as Brookland booms


Hunter Field | The Sun
Riley Gutermuth, 3 (left), and Anthony Gutermuth, 2 (right), play in the sandy playground at Brookland's new Sonic. New restaurants and businesses are beginning to pop up in the growing town.

By Hunter Field, Sun Staff Writer, hfield@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — A hand-scribbled note hangs on the wall in Brookland Mayor Kenneth Jones' office.
Jones wrote the note during his first campaign for mayor in 2006, oddly enough at a lawn and garden

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Transfers earn places on A-State depth chart


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Five newcomers, including four junior college transfers, are listed as starters on the defensive depth chart announced Monday by Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State finally released its football depth chart, which includes a pair of junior college transfers taking over starting roles in a couple of key positions. Juniors Cody Brown and Bo. . . more »


Feds release Clinton emails A3
Taliban embroiled in power struggle A3
Supremacist guilty of Jewish site killings A3
Gold hunters blocked from alleged train site A3
Judges side with district on School Choice A5
Cotton, Netanyahu meet in Israel A5
Arkansas Democrats select new director A5
Schools offer reward in playground arson A5
President, survival expert to take trip A10
Accused cop killer had mental evaluation A9
Hometown celebrates Adam Ward's life A7

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

President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls

NEW YORK (AP) — Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness — President Barack Obama. NBC and the White House said Monday the president will meet with Grylls during his visit to Alaska to discuss climate . . .

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers, first in the . . .


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