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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2016. There are 20 days left in the year.=
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state.
On this date:
In 1792, France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention to face

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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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ASU eyes new football operations building


Courtesy of Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University has requested proposals for construction management services to build a new football operations building and north end zone outdoor club seating. Athletic director Terry Mohajir said this rendering is one possibility of what the north end zone could eventualy look like, although it is not the final version.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The north side of Arkansas State University's Centennial Bank Stadium could be getting a face-lift.
The university is in the process of requesting proposals for construction

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Red Wolves brace for No. 22 Bulls


Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State women's basketball coach Brian Boyer calls time during Tuesday's 83-80 victory over Tulsa, the Red Wolves' first victory of the season and the 300th of Boyer's career. ASU hosts 22nd-ranked South Florida this afternoon.

By Kevin Turbeville Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State coach Brian Boyer wouldn't be surprised if this afternoon's opponent plays deep into March. South Florida is No. 22 in the Associated Press women's basketball poll going into today's game. . . more »


Advocates: Execution an 'avoidable disaster' — A2
Schwarzenegger OK with Trump's tie to show — A2
Roof's confession, journal detail racist beliefs — A2
Record fall graduates receive their diplomas — A6
'People's judge' dies in Minnesota — A7
Gambia's president-elect: No new election — A7
1,400 students finally finish — A8
County employees' pay increase raises questions — A10
SEC seeking bowl redemption — B4
Fall dilemma: Should I stay or should I go? — B7
Those trophy bucks are still out there — B7
2 Texas teams on top of their divisions hit road — B8
Adding troops to Syria, U.S. deepens involvement — B9
Yemen bombing rises to 45 deaths — B9
Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's Palmyra — B9
Bomb attack strikes police near stadium — B9
Trump challenges intel on Russian influence — B10
Services set for 1 of 2 officers killed in south Ga. — B10

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

Bristol Palin expecting her third child

The Associated Press Bristol Palin is expecting her third child. The daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her pregnancy Friday on Entertainment Tonight. She and husband Dakota Meyer said they are excited and "blessed" to welcome a baby . . .

Today show's Guthrie gives birth to boy

NEW YORK — "Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie has given birth to her second child, a boy. Guthrie's co-host Matt Lauer made the announcement on the air Friday morning. Lauer says Charles Max Feldman was born at 8:59 a.m. Thursday and weighed in at a . . .


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