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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2017. There are 99 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On September 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing on television from Los

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Public Affairs

Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Building.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Lawr

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Valley View film tackles civil rights


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Cameron Turney reads the story of Emmett Till, a black boy abducted, beaten and murdered in 1955 after he was accused of whistling at a white woman, in a student film. Thirteen Valley View Junior High students won second place in the AETN Student Select Film Competition's Central High School Desegregation 60th anniversary category.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jaida Laird is quick to admit she is "quite the flirt."
Laird, 14, considers flirting a rite of passage. She said to learn a black boy her age, Emmett Till, was abducted and

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Bibbs, Johnson give JHS one-two punch


Cory Clark | The Sun
Running backs Ji’marcus Bibbs (left) and Daniel Johnson came up big for the Jonesboro Hurricane in last week’s win over Little Rock Catholic, combining for 352 total yards in the victory. Jonesboro hosts Mountain Home tonight in their conference opener.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — With Jonesboro facing a deficit and needing playmakers to step forward, running backs Ji'marcus Bibbs and Daniel Johnson answered the call for the Hurricane against Little Rock Catholic.

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Leaders decline interviews on health care bill — A2
Tennessean convicted in rape, murder of student — A2
Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine — A3
'Little Rock Nine' members mark 1957 desegregation — A3
Police: Driver ran woman off road — A6
Man calls police after bad drug trip — A6
Man hospitalized after eating bag of meth — A6
Red Wolf Conservation is lecture topic — A7
Report: Girl killed in car hit by gunfire — A7
McCain opposition may kill repeal of 'Obamacare' — A8
Scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear — A8
Pope: Church realized sex abuse 'late' — A9
Coulter won't attend Berkeley free speech event — A10
21 states hacked in election last year — A10
Irma deaths fuel mandate of generators — A10
Trump dives into runoff in Alabama — A10
Center to offer 'Cooking Matters' program — A11
National Merit semifinalists named — A11
Pakistan says 6 killed by India troops' shells — A12
Muslim Brotherhood ex-leader Akef dies — A12
U.S. troubled by Rohingya crisis — A14
Spain to send police to halt Catalan voting — A14
Energy leads stocks to small gains — B6
Kentucky hires law firms in opioid probe — B6
Panel: Cheap imports hurt U.S. solar industry — B6
All opposed? Klepper's 'Opposition' spoof sure is — B8

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

Mendes talks about escaping earthquake

By The Associated Press Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called "pretty scary." The . . .

Anthony pleads for help for Puerto Rico

NEW YORK — Marc Anthony is pleading for help for Puerto Rico, which has been devastated after being pummeled by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Authorities say the island may be without power for at least four months following Hurricane Maria, which hit the . . .


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