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ASU to welcome students back


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Hunter Bagwell, a freshman student from Poplar Bluff, pushes a dolly up to Kays Hall while moving into her dorm Thursday at Arkansas State University.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In about 24 hours, Jonesboro will be flooded with family and friends helping students move into their Arkansas State University housing. Monday is the first day of . . .


Jonesboro to experience partial eclipse


Courtesy of www.nasa.com

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on Monday with totality starting at 10:16 a.m. PDT in Lincoln City, Ore., and ending at 2:48 p.m. EDT in Charleston, S.C. According to NASA, the total solar eclipse will be viewable in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United States.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — For nearly three hours on Monday, Craighead County residents will be able to watch the moon obscure up to 95.4 percent of the sun.
While Arkansans will only witness a partial solar . . .


Nursing center faces wrongful death suit

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — A nursing center with a history of noncompliance with state regulations is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Lawrence Hall Nursing Center was named as a defendant in a suit filed . . .


County hit with overtime lawsuit

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A former deputy district court clerk has sued Craighead County, claiming he wasn't compensated for overtime.
Stan Mitchell, who worked for the county from January 2013 to March 2016, said . . .


City revises proposal for shooting complex

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — City officials have made some revisions to a plan for a proposed shooting sports complex after state Game & Fish officials expressed concerns about the impact to a forested wetland in the . . .


Initial proposal for charter school rejected

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WEINER — The state's charter authorization panel rejected on Wednesday the initial proposal to create an agriculture charter school in Weiner, putting organizers' plans on hold, at least for now.
"We . . .