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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of

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Public Affairs

Paragould City Light Water Cable Board of Commissioners, 7 a.m., CLWC boardroom.
Jonesboro Economical Transportation System Advisory Board, 4 p.m., first floor conference room, Municipal Center.
Craighead County Superintende

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Constructing the carnival

Jacob Wiegand | The Sun

Johnson's Rides and Concessions employee Ricky Lewis, of Texarkana, Texas, works to set up a carnival ride for the 2018 Poinsett County Fair on Tuesday in Harrisburg. Nina Thomason, who also works for Johnson's Rides and Concessions, said the carnival is

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Raiders hold off Seminoles in benefit game

Jacob Wiegand | The Sun
Nettleton’s Jarquavious Cain (82) takes the ball down the field as Osceola defenders close in during Tuesday night’s benefit game at Raider Field. Cain had four receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown as the Raiders won 13-12.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — The earliest benefit game for Nettleton and Osceola football had an expected result.

After the two teams combined for 18 penalties for 166 yards, and Nettleton had three touchdowns called back on. . . more »

Faculty conference kicks of ASU year — A6
Report: Man headbutted woman holding child — A6
Disagreement leads to shooting — A6
Penn. AG: Over 1,000 kids molested by clergy — A8
Lavish court spending triggers scandal — A8
Claire latest U.S. park to be scorched — A8
3 injured in U.K. car attack — A9
Russia to help restore Syrian patrols — A9
Weekend events planned at Lake Charles — A10
Inclusion of the body scanners — B4
EPA challenged safety of mileage freeze — B4

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

Governor: Aerospace firm to create 350 jobs in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An aerospace manufacturer that produces unmanned aircraft plans to locate its operations center in Oklahoma City and create more than 350 jobs over the next five years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. Nevada-based Valkyrie . . .

Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be . . .

August 2018