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Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2016. There are 22 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 9, 1916, actor, author, producer and director Kirk Douglas, known for such movies as "The Bad and the Beautiful," ''Lust for

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Dec 12
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex; Public Service, Transportation and Finance committees meeting.
Brookland City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Buffalo Island Central

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State recognizes students for garden

Dixon Land | The Sun
Anna Leslie, a fifth-grader at Health/Wellness & Environmental Studies magnet school, cuts herbs from the nature garden at her school. Leslie was in Little Rock on Wednesday as Gov. Asa Hutchinson named the garden Best Nutritional Garden in the state of Arkansas.

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Anna Leslie, a student at Health/Wellness & Environmental Studies magnet school, said she was nervous when she stepped up to shake Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's hand on Wednesday in

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New leagues create matchups, scheduling issues

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro’s Destiny Salary takes a shot during Tuesday’s 41-36 conference win over Greene County Tech at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym. Jonesboro and Tech are in the same blended conference this year.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — As the high school basketball season kicks into high gear, teams around the area are adjusting to new conferences. The Arkansas Activities Association has created combined classification districts this. . . more »

Reid bids farewell to Senate — A2
Trump takes on somber duty — A5
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended — A5
Iraqi leader: Strike killed civilians — A5
Official: 50,000 IS militants killed — A5
Residence halls honor faculty — A6
Police: Man leads officers on chase — A6
Woman calls about missing illegal gun — A7
Innovation can be costly, city learns — A8
Work program benefits disabled community — A8
State recognizes students for garden — A8
Library wants control over bills — A8
Brinkley mayor won't pursue police chief probe — A9
Library to offer holiday programs — A10
Warehouse missing from inspection records — A11
Glenn, 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at 95 — A12
2nd Ga. officer shot dies, suspect found dead — A12
Program to target students for work — A12

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

Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child. Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on hand Thursday at a New York hospital when girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to . . .

Lady Gaga discusses PTSD struggle

The Associated Press Lady Gaga is opening up further on her struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder in an open letter. The 30-year-old singer revealed her diagnosis earlier this week on the "Today" show. In an open letter posted on her . . .

December 2016