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Arkansas State University Equine Center stable hand Shelby Hensley helps groom her best friend Morgan Harrison’s 12-year-old horse named Moon on Friday. Moon is stabled at the equine center.

Sarah Morris | The Sun

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Arkansas State University Equine Center stable hand Shelby Hensley helps groom her best friend Morgan Harrison's 12-year-old horse named Moon on Friday. Moon is stabled at the equine . . . more »

   

Bodybuilding requires lots of work, not drugs

Grant Long holds his fifth-place prize in the NPC 2013 Arkansas State Championship.

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By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — When people think of bodybuilding they normally don't think of a complicated process, but behind the scenes bodybuilding competitions are an intricate web of decisions.
On July 30 the . . . more »

   

Local officials discuss audit process

By Chris Pinkard, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After each legislative audit, county officials know to expect at least one knock on their office's operations, but many officials said this stems from an unobtainable accounting standard . . . more »

   

Nettleton to provide snacks through grant

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Nettleton's younger students can expect a tasty snack during class this school year.
The Nettleton School District has received a $130,000 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant. The . . . more »

   

Harrisburg hopes for park upgrade

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — Harrisburg residents have seen many generations of kids play at Reddman Park. In that time, few things in the park have changed, including the playground equipment.
Some hope to change . . . more »

   

Star basketball guard became star mother

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
PAYNEWAY — Betty Jean Phillips Tucker helped Marked Tree High School win four state championships as a point guard in the 1940s.
That was a long time ago, but her children believe those years playing under . . . more »

   

Three counties come together to maintain vital NEA gravel road

By Stephen Simpson, Sun Staff Writer, ssimpson@jonesborosun.com
NEWPORT — On a hot summer day three county judges drove miles down a gravel road to finalize plans to repair and improve a road they all share.
On Monday, Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell, Jackson . . . more »

   

Comic books continue to play important role in retired teacher's life

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
PARAGOULD — An avid reader and fan for most of his life, Bill Drake has been using his love of comic books and superheroes to enrich the lives of others in his community.
"I'm one of the happy . . . more »