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Leaders launch $3.7 million fund drive to attract jobs


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Derek Dodd of Jones & Co. Ltd. flips through a booklet with details of Momentum Jonesboro during the Jonesboro Unlimited event held Thursday evening in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union on the Arkansas State University campus.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonesboro Unlimited on Thursday launched a $3.7 million fund drive aimed at creating thousands of high-paying jobs Thursday.
The fund drive, known as Momentum Jonesboro, is soliciting . . .


Red Wolves hold on to beat Jaguars


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Arkansas State’s Brittany Fowler drives around South Alabama’s Colby Davis during Thursday night’s game at the Convocation Center. Fowler scored 10 points in ASU’s 56-53 victory.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Another minute or two, and Arkansas State might not have been so fortunate.

Arkansas State survived a monumental second-half collapse and held off South Alabama for a 56-53 victory that snapped a . . .


Belafonte to celebrate 90th birthday


NEW YORK — Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he's planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life's work — fostering racial harmony. A multi-ethnic children's choir will perform a new version of . . .



Reinhold pleads no contest in airport dispute


DALLAS — Actor Judge Reinhold has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in an airport security dispute at Dallas Love Field. The Dallas Morning News reports Reinhold entered the plea Tuesday and accepted deferred adjudication. The charge . . .