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Liberty groups join for fellowship


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Gary Epperson, president of the Arkansas Liberty Coalition, talks with KrissAnne Hall before her keynote speech during a State Sovereignty event on Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro.

By William B. Carroll, Sun Staff Writer, wcarroll@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Members of the Patriots of Act 746 and the Arkansas Liberty Coalition met Thursday evening to hear from a nationally known speaker and to spend time with fellow group . . .


Raiders top Searcy, secure No. 3 seed


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Nettleton’s Jay Campbell drives to the basket for a layup past Searcy’s Peyton Wright during Thursday’s game at Raider Gym. Campbell had 14 points in the Raiders’ 94-69 victory.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — With a relentless offensive effort, the Nettleton Raiders were determined to achieve their goal, and once their defense caught up, the objective was well in hand.

Behind a season-high point total and . . .


Kristofferson, Dolly producer Foster dies


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died. He was 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster . . .



Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'


CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a . . .