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Bouncing back to school

Madilyn Beard, 6, slides out of a bounce house filled with other children during the Pop and Play Back to School Bash hosted by Westside Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Westside Elementary. The even included shaved ice, free lollipops and popcorn, and games for children to enjoy to celebrate the beginning of the new school year.
Quentin Winstine The Sun

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Tailgate practice

Chris Rich (right) teaches his daughter Elaina how to play cornhole during the annual Fall Fan Day hosted by the Arkansas State University Athletics Department on Saturday outside Centennial Bank Stadium. The Fall Fan Day was followed by the final A-State football scrimmage before the start of the season.
Quentin Winstine The Sun

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Newly hired school chief fails to show up for work

Sun Staff Writer

HARRISBURG — The Harrisburg School District has placed newly hired Superintendent Dr. Michael McInnis on administrative leave without pay, according to the district's assistant superintendent, Doug Worley.

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thics commission cautions local tech firm

Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — The Arkansas Ethics Commission has issued public letters of caution to a Jonesboro jail services company and three others for failing to register as lobbyists and failing to report lobbying expen . . . more »


A-State withholds reports on drug, alcohol violations

By John Lee McLaughlin
Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University sealed several recent on-campus drug and alcohol violations as federally protected education records.

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Police: 2 men shot, one lucky to be alive

Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Two men were shot Saturday night and one of those men was lucky, because one of the bullets just missed his carotid artery, said Sally Smith, Jonesboro Police Department's public information offi . . . more »


Nettleton board plans to honor track coaches

JONESBORO — Nettleton School Board members will honor two district coaches who have made a huge impact. . . . more »