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Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the "Red Baron" who was believed to have downed 80 enemy

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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, 6 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Building.
Manila City Council, 5 p.m., City Ha

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Centenarian encourages others to live life to fullest


Grant Stewart | The Sun
Austin Burnett gives Ina Martin a birthday hug while Luke Kellerwatches from behind. The boys were part of a group of three to four year olds who sang happy birthday to Martin for her 100th birthday party on Thursday morning.

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Ina Martin was born on April 19, 1918, in a world that looked vastly different to the one she saw on her 100th birthday, but Martin said she has enjoyed seeing the changes

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Vargas gives JHS hard-fought victory


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro’s Francisco Zavala (13) and Valley View’s David Puryear battle for the ball during Thursday’s game at Central Dealerships Stadium. Jonesboro scored in the 66th minute for a 1-0 victory.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — This season's second iteration of the Jonesboro-Valley View soccer rivalry was like anything but the first meeting, but the Golden Hurricane still managed to come out on top.

Freshman Jorge Vargas. . . more »


Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's bomb slaying — A2
Comey: Trump questioned Flynn's judgment — A8
Former beating suspect could have probation revoked — A6
Wynne man sentenced for child porn distribution — A6
Blytheville settles suit with man — A6
Community service to count as graduation credit — A7
Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico — A7
Remnants of caravan move toward U.S. border — A7
Ex-minister in battle over sex offender registration — A8
City continues search for accurate flood data — A8
Trumann man celebrates 100th birthday — A8
Syrian government reclaims Demascus area town — A9
Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future — A9
Poland marks 75th anniversary of ghetto uprising — A9
Seoul: N. Korea pulls sticking point — A9
Murff accepted to Ole Miss Pharmacy Program — A10
Former FBI official McCabe faces criminal referral — A11
Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites — A12
Social media helps fuel teacher activism — A12
Trump won't say if he'll fire Mueller — A12
4 brothers left alone at home die in fire — A12
Police apologize for Starbucks arrest — B4
Techs drive week's first loss — B4
U.S. easing rules on sales of armed drones — B4
Expert: Quaaludes could've affected Cosby accuser — B6

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

Parker calls Cynthia Nixon's run 'exciting'

NEW YORK — Cynthia Nixon's quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker said Thursday her former "Sex and the City" co-star would be "right for New York." The actress spoke . . .

Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel,' triggers backlash

JERUSALEM — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment. Portman . . .


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