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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2016. There are 157 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 27, 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, 3:30 p.m., 238 County Road 476.
Monday, Aug. 1
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Lake City.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.

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People of NEA

Jordan Adams (left) and Jenna Duerst, Jonesboro

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
"We came to Arkansas not knowing what we were getting ourselves into," Jenna Duerst said. "We ended up falling in love with it."
"She's from Florida, and I'm from Texas," Jordan Adams said. "We were like, 'Oh yeah sure,

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Raiders eager to start fall practice

Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Nettleton quarterback Deondre Henry, left, runs with the ball during a game last year at Raider Field against Batesville.

Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — Entering his fourth season in charge at Nettleton, football coach Steven Hampton is excited about the start of fall practice next week. With high school football practices beginning around Arkansas on Aug. 1, Nettleton and. . . more »

Sanders backers ignore plea to support Clinton — A11
Changing city seen in violence at club — A11
Last charges dropped over activists’ videos — A11
Germany vows tighter security, migrant controls — A12
Phuc promises to defend sovereignty — A12
Letter foretold knife attack that killed 19 — A12
Syrian soldiers tighten Aleppo siege, urge fighters to surrender — A12
Stocks close flat; investors monitor earnings — B4
Apple touts apps, services over iPhones — B4
VW emissions deal clears first hurdle — B4
Survey: Consumers’ confidence steady — B4

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

Nelson launches Outlaw Music Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson is launching a new music festival in Pennsylvania this fall, where Neil Young and Sheryl Crow will take the stage. Blackbird Presents announced the first Outlaw Music Festival on Tuesday. It will take place Sept. 18 at The . . .

Dr. Dre cited on gun charge

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and . . .

July 2016