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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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Raiders tune up with benefit game


Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Nettleton running back Detavion Turner breaks a tackle during last season’s game against Batesville at Raider Field. The Raiders host Osceola tonight for a benefit game.

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — The Nettleton Raiders are ready for a test run. Nettleton hosts Osceola for a benefit football game tonight at Raider Field. The scrimmage, which starts at 6 p.m., should give both teams an idea of. . . 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
Zika outbreak benefits some travel spots — B4
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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