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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Cleanup of debris made difficult by 2nd storm

Keith Inman | The Sun
Joey Eiland of DRC Emergency Services of Mobile, Ala., loads debris from the June 5 windstorm onto a truck on Olive Street on Monday.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The contractor collecting debris from the June 5 windstorm is using big trucks.
In some cases, residents reported watching those big trucks picking up big piles but leaving smaller

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Rector nears return to varsity football

Sun file photo
Dave Hendrix has returned to his hometown as head football coach of the Rector Cougars, who are expected to field their first high school varsity team since 2009 this fall.

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer When Dave Hendrix played his senior season at Clay County Central in 1987, the act of wearing his jersey to school on game day offered a sense of pride. But in the time since Hendrix and his teammates won the. . . more »

What comic actor scored huge sales with his Bad Golf Made Easy instructional videos?

In 1999, who became only the fifth man to win all four major tournaments - Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open - completing a career Grand Slam?

Who was involved as a player or coach in three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, two with the Eagles and one with the Bears?

In what year did the NFL require all teams to display the names of players on their jerseys?

What Native American language was Super Bowl XXX the first to be broadcast in?

Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?

What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?

What golfer hit Ben Crenshaw in the head with his putter in 1986, forcing Crenshaw to head for the hospital?

Residents flee violence in Ukraine
Marshals, officer wounded in shootout
Report: Surveillance hampers journalists
U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
McDaniel wants to help defend tax break
Cool snap brings relief to Arkansas
Man charged with girlfriend's murder
Man shot at after vehicle collision
Vets' health care deal will cost $17 billion
Palin launches online subscription channel
Report: Medicare looking better
Tyson to sell overseas operations

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

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her . . .

The Situation agrees to anger management classes

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced . . .

July 2014