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Today in History

Today is Sunday, July 24, the 206th day of 2016. There are 160 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 24, 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
On this date:
In 1783, Latin

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, July 25
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Manila City Council, 5 p.m., City Hall.
Sedgwick City Council, 6 p.m.,

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Ewart leaves JET, still advocates

Keith Inman | The Sun
Transit Coordinator Steve Ewart shares a light moment with Becky Sumrall, route coordinator for Jonesboro Economical Transportation, on his final day in that position Friday afternoon. Sumrall was one of the transit system’s original drivers.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Steve Ewart has had multiple careers in his almost 70 years, and he recognized when it was time to move on from each position.
"I wasn't mad, I wasn't frustrated, it was just time,"

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A-State puts 11 on All-Sun Belt team

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State senior linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster makes a tackle against Georgia State last season at Centennial Bank Stadium. Woodson-Luster was one of 11 ASU players to make the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football team Friday, including eight first-team selections.

JONESBORO — A league-high 11 Arkansas State football players received 12 selections to the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference team announced Friday by the conference office. Not only were the Red Wolves' 12 total selections four more than the next. . . more »

Clinton chooses Sen. Kaine as running mate — A5
Obama to Trump: U.S. not in crisis — A5
Police: Suspect dead in Munich shooting — A5
Turkey criticizes U.S. over coup plot suspect — A5
Man suspected in jewelry heist arrested — A6
Positive ID, still no cause of death for man — A6
Police: 6 arrested in drug trafficking bust — A6
Obama, Pena Nieto stress importance of ties — A8
Woman seeks unity as officers probed — A8
White supremacist Duke seeks office — A8
Obama: U.S. not part of failed coup — A8
Preacher reflects on time in Vietnam — A9
Brazil Muslims support terror suspects probe — A10
Armenian leader urges release of hostages — A10
Norway remembers attack victims — A10
State ethics panel: Governor OK to campaign — A12
Ex-police chief gets 6 months house arrest — A12

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

'Melrose Place' actress faces re-sentencing

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress convicted for a fatal drunken driving crash in 2010 faces a re-sentencing after the state appealed her initial sentence as too lenient. A state appeals court on Friday ruled the trial judge must . . .

Judge denies witness details in murder case of rap mogul

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defense lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight will not be given addresses and other information about confidential informants and key witnesses in the murder case against the former rap mogul, a judge ruled Friday after a closed-door . . .

July 2016