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Today in History

Today is Friday, May 6, the 127th day of 2016. There are 239 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 6, 1891, electrician Irwin "Ike" H. Hoover began installing the first electrical wiring in the White House during the

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, May 9
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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Student, teacher earn national honor


Sarah Morris | The Sun
Nettleton senior Jordan Lee (right) has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar — one of 160 high school seniors to receive the national honor. Nettleton High School business teacher Bobbie Timmermann was also recognized Wednesday as a U.S. Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher after Lee selected her as his most influential teacher.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — When congratulated for being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher, Bobbie Timmermann dismissed the honor as a prank.
It wasn't.
The honor came after Nettleton

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ASU changes rotation for Northwestern State


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Tanner Ring safely slides into third base during the fifth inning of a home victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff last month. The Red Wolves host Northwestern State for a non-conference series this weekend.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State will test a couple of different arms as it steps out of Sun Belt Conference play this weekend. ASU returns home looking for a way to cure its pitching problems in a three-game. . . more »


Business owner brawl lands one in jail — A6
Jonesboro woman dies in motorcycle accident — A6
Cops: Woman threatened ex's girlfriend — A6
Sentence review nixed for half-naked burglar — A7
Student receives Gilman scholarship — A7
Proposal: Omit felonies from job applications — A8
Bytheville's Main Street looks for aid — A8
Jail maintenance could displace prisoners — A8
Fugitive's body discovered in river — A8
State lawmakers pass $5.3 billion budget bill — A9
End to King-Lee holiday unlikely this year — A9
Foundation to present Arts in the Park — A10
Obama administration commutes 58 sentences — A12
First lady to hopefuls: Retain military focus — A12
Canada fire hits 210,000 acres — A13
IS routed, but Ramadi destroyed — A14
London voters could elect Muslim mayor — A14

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

Allen says he's made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life better

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn't traumatized him. Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview posted . . .

Glover to get award at Adirondack historic site

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Danny Glover will receive a human rights award at a historic site in the Adirondacks honoring abolitionist John Brown. The first Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards will be presented Saturday at the John Brown Farm State . . .


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