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Brookland nears finish of final construction project


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Tyler Cole (front), Tacker Colbert (middle) and Taylor Tribble help fill the ditch along W. School Street with rocks on Wednesday next to Brookland High School.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — The construction of a new school gym is ahead of schedule. Once completed, Superintendent Keith McDaniel hopes it will be the last construction site for several years.
"The . . .


Hawkins looking to turn season around


ASU sports information |

Former Arkansas State pitcher Chandler Hawkins delivers a pitch as a member of the Red Wolves during the 2015 season. Since finishing his playing days at ASU, Hawkins has played at three levels in the minor leagues. He’s currently at High-A Palm Beach, an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Chandler Hawkins' third season in professional baseball hasn't gone like he'd hoped.

The plan for Hawkins, the former Arkansas State pitcher, was to continue his ascent through the minor leagues . . .


Ora on London fire, paying for her tour


NEW YORK — For British singer Rita Ora, this week is both emotional and exciting. Ora is one of the 50 artists singing Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a charity music single to help the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower that . . .



Chappelle to host Rihanna Diamond Ball


NEW YORK — David Chappelle will host Rihanna's annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer's organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, will hold its third Diamond Ball on Sept. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York . . .