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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2016. There are 129 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, 3:30 p.m., 238 County Road 476.
Monday, Aug. 29
Gosnell School Board, 7:30 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office, Strawberry campus.

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Future hotel's neighbors fight mud


Keith Inman | The Sun
Doug Parks stands near the construction site of a new hotel, which will be built directly behind his home on Montego Bay Cove, off of East Johnson Avenue. The NEA Baptist Medical Campus is in the background.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Doug Parks and his neighbors in Montego Bay Cove were already disappointed that a hotel was being built behind their homes.
Red mud from the job site poured into backyards and

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Nettleton rolls past Osceola


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Nettleton quarterback Deondre Henry tries to elude Osceola’s DeQuinton Littleton during Tuesday night’s benefit game at Raider Field. The Raiders romped to a 42-15 victory in the scrimmage.

By Denton Postlewait, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Nettleton took advantage of every gift in Tuesday night's benefit game at Raider Field. The Raiders forced seven turnovers, recovering six fumbles and intercepting one pass, to defeat Osceola. . . more »


Obama vows support for Louisiana — A12
Clinton Foundation donors got face time — A12
Trump aides fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner — A12
Sherwood sued over hot check court fines — A3
Panel to review 10 Commandments, monuments — A3
Turkey, Syrian Kurds on track for conflict — A11
Prisoner not seen since 2002 Gitmo hearing — A11
Report: Raid 'fatally wounds' Boko Haram leader — A11
New homes sales hit best level since 2007 — B4

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

Ex-host sues Fox claiming sexual harassment, retaliation

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News host has sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives, claiming they retaliated after she detailed unwanted sexual advances made by her onetime boss, Roger Ailes. Andrea Tantaros described Fox in . . .

Amy Schumer hospitalized in Hawaii while shooting movie

NEW YORK (AP) — A visit to Hawaii for most people is relaxing and fun — but not for Amy Schumer. The comedian says she was hospitalized this summer with bronchitis while shooting a film with Goldie Hawn in Hawaii. As a guest Monday night on . . .


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