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Today in History

Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2017. There are 192 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the "GI

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, June 26
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.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, hospital boardroom,

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Brookland nears finish of final construction project


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Tyler Cole (front), Tacker Colbert (middle) and Taylor Tribble help fill the ditch along W. School Street with rocks on Wednesday next to Brookland High School.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
BROOKLAND — The construction of a new school gym is ahead of schedule. Once completed, Superintendent Keith McDaniel hopes it will be the last construction site for several years.
"The

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Hawkins looking to turn season around


ASU sports information |
Former Arkansas State pitcher Chandler Hawkins delivers a pitch as a member of the Red Wolves during the 2015 season. Since finishing his playing days at ASU, Hawkins has played at three levels in the minor leagues. He’s currently at High-A Palm Beach, an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Chandler Hawkins' third season in professional baseball hasn't gone like he'd hoped. The plan for Hawkins, the former Arkansas State pitcher, was to continue his ascent through the minor leagues. . . more »


House Democrats target Kushner, Flynn — A2
Tyson adopting video checks — A3
Panel votes to study bathroom bill — A3
Man pleads guilty to selling heroin — A3
U.S.: China needs to turn up heat on N. Korea — A5
U.S. underscores Russian threat to '16 elections — A5
Activists: Turkey bolsters troops in Syria — A5
Police: Two neighbors have firearms stolen — A6
Vehicle stolen from two-week boyfriend — A6
Naked man swims across river, runs down road — A7
Officers: Be aware of IRS scam — A7
Bono to revisit overpay issue — A8
Mosquito fight ramping up — A8
Residents concerned about mosquito spray — A8
Brookland nears finish of construction project — A8
Names of jurors in Cosby case released — A10
Energy stocks dive; offset tech — B4
Senate GOP to halt ACA penalties, taxes — B4
House Budget GOP agree to boost military — B4

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

Ora on London fire, paying for her tour

NEW YORK — For British singer Rita Ora, this week is both emotional and exciting. Ora is one of the 50 artists singing Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a charity music single to help the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower that . . .

Chappelle to host Rihanna Diamond Ball

NEW YORK — David Chappelle will host Rihanna's annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer's organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, will hold its third Diamond Ball on Sept. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York . . .


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