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Today in History

Today is Friday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2017. There are 135 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke

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Public Affairs

Monday, Aug. 21
Westside School Board, 7 p.m., high school library.
Leachville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Brookland School Board, 7 p.m., superintendent's office boardroom.
Lake City City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Walnut Ridge City

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ASU to welcome students back


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Hunter Bagwell, a freshman student from Poplar Bluff, pushes a dolly up to Kays Hall while moving into her dorm Thursday at Arkansas State University.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In about 24 hours, Jonesboro will be flooded with family and friends helping students move into their Arkansas State University housing. Monday is the first day of

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Valley View triumphant in Brookland jamboree


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Brookland’s Madi Riddle rises up for a hit during Thursday’s jamboree at Bearcat Gym.

Sun Staff Writer
BROOKLAND — Despite getting some stern tests from familiar foes, the Valley View Lady Blazers showed why they're favorites to win Class 5A once again.
Defending 5A champion Valley View went through Brookland's senior-high jambo. . . more »


Israeli leader resists calls to slam Trump — A2
Tech companies banish extremists — A3
Pence finishes Latin America trip — A3
Why hate came to progressive Charlottesville — A5
EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for overcharges — A5
Cleveland Clinic to pull event from Mar-a-Lago — A5
Vehicle stolen through hole in fence — A6
Officers: Man, woman caught using fake bills — A6
U.S. Jews' criticism of Trump expands — A7
Schools say no reason to change current hours — A8
Hotel in jeopardy of closing — A9
Cole receives first Hytrol Scholarship — A10
Davis participates in AgDiscovery program — A10
Israel, museum make peace — A11
Video threat targets Mexico columnist — A11
Police: Attack intended to kill — A12
Tillerson, Mattis insist military options open — A12
U.S. soldier killed in battle with IS — A12
Stocks plummet in broad selling — B4
Sisters Lynne, Moorer finally working together — B6
Dear Abby: 'No boundaries' dating style backfires — B6

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

Nobel winner shot for promoting education to study at Oxford

LONDON (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance on . . .

Cash family: Keep Johnny's name away from 'hateful ideology'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer's name or image. In a Wednesday night Facebook post shared by Cash's daughter Rosanne and son John Carter . . .


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