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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On September 21, 1897, responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, the New York Sun ran its famous editorial by Francis

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Public Affairs

Craighead County Superintendents Association, 11:30 a.m., Success Achievement Academy.
Greene County Tech School Board, 7 p.m., administration office.
Manila School Board, 7:30 p.m., administration office.
Cherokee Village City Council, 6:30 p.m., C

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UA pulls $26,000 grant from Bono

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Mayor Dan Shaw holds a drainage pipe in place as Shelby Tribble, an equipment operator for the City of Bono, covers it with dirt Wednesday at Bono Legacy Park.

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppratt@jonesborosun.com
BONO — Mayor Dan Shaw said he is "devastated" after the University of Arkansas reneged on an already-awarded $26,000 grant.
The grant was to fund construction of a paved walking trail in

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Henry, Raiders eager to battle Batesville

Cory Clark | The Sun
Nettleton senior quarterback Deondre Henry has passed for 713 yards and 10 touchdowns so far this year. Henry and the Raiders will try to break a 16-year losing streak against Batesville at home on Friday in their 5A-East conference opener.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Nettleton senior quarterback Deondre Henry knows all about the streak. For 16 straight seasons, Batesville has beaten the Raiders on the football field.

Henry and the rest of the Raiders are eager to put. . . more »

Pence applauds peacekeeping plan — A2
Captain: Man killed by police was deaf — A2
Maria destroys homes, causes floods in Puerto Rico — A5
Mueller team questions deputy AG — A5
Obama: Effort to repeal ACA 'aggravating' — A5
Worry of backlash helps revive GOP health care drive — A5
Former caregiver pleads guilty to stealing — A6
Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, beating — A6
Jonesboro man accused of stalking ex — A6
JET reports record month — A7
City opens bids for demolition of Home Ice — A8
Deal reached between city, former mayor — A8
Nettleton School Board OKs $34.8 million budget — A8
Williams Baptist achieves university status — A8
Distinction Scholarships awarded at BRTC — A10
Bay Harvest Festival set for this weekend — A10
Study: Flood plain maps long out-of-date — A11
Prospects for air control privatization slim — A11
Quake rescuers race to free girl, survivors — A12
Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems — A12
Hot seats get warmer for SEC some coaches — B4
UPS will hire about 95,000 for holidays — B6
Fed to begin modestly reducing bond holdings — B6
Facebook tightens ad policies after fiasco — B6
Ross, influential New Yorker writer, dies at 99 — B8
'I have decided,' Trump says of Iran deal — B14
Johnson rattles May in Brexit debate — B14

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

Woman in Hart scandal denies extortion

LOS ANGELES — On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart's Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was "involved" with the box office star a month ago but is not an . . .

Crowell cancels tour due to health issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter and producer Rodney Crowell is canceling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to unspecified health issues. In a statement on his website posted Wednesday, Crowell said a team of doctors . . .

September 2017