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Today in History

Today is Shrove (preceding Ash Wednesday) Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied

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Public Affairs Calendar

Jonesboro School Board, 6 p.m., Central Office, 2506 Southwest Square.
Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m., Municipal Center, 300 S. Church St.
Egypt City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Trumann City Council, 6 p.m., Distri

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Compost


Sarah Morris | The Sun
Fourth-graders Luna Hardy (left) and Iam Burns of Jonesboro Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School discuss compost during a field trip to the locally owned Truck Patch Market where they learned about the store’s composting efforts as well as natural and organic food products. The third- and fourth-grade students were provided snacks with leftovers put aside to go into the company’s compost.

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Fourth-graders Luna Hardy (left) and Iam Burns of Jonesboro Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School discuss compost during a field trip to the locally owned Truck Patch Market where they learned about the store's

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Defense top priority for A-State’s Gill


John Bunch photo
Defense is top priority for Arkansas State senior guard Brittney Gill, who provides the initial pressure that creates turnovers and leads to scoring opportunities for the Red Wolves.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Some basketball players have a shooter's mentality while others have a scorer's mentality. Arkansas State's Brittney Gill has a defender's mentality. While most basketball players would prefer to. . . more »


Water crisis prompts lawsuits — A3
Candidates sprint to primary finish — A3
Uncertainty clouds Saudi offer of troops — A3
Obama asks for funding to combat Zika — A3
Ad blitz slams justice hopeful — A5
Man sentenced to prison for terroristic act — A5
Porn actress drops Duggar lawsuit — A8

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

Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated. Duggar's lawyer calls the accusations in Ashley Stamm-Northup's lawsuit "entirely . . .

Gwyneth Paltrow testifies that man's letters were upsetting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he sent her upsetting letters discussing his intention to marry her, her death, pornography and unsolicited gifts. Dante Soiu is accused of . . .


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